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The Bestseller Experiment

Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year. Each week, they are guided by and interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents, social media specialists, and many more big names who play a part in the bestseller process. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.
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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 29, 2017

Susan Kaye Quinn is not only a genuine rocket scientist, but she’s also a bestselling indie author in fiction and non-fiction. She runs the incredible For Love Or Money Facebook group, a resource for indie authors to get help with all those questions you might otherwise be afraid to ask. This is Part One of a special two-parter.

In this episode you will discover…

  • Why you should be clear what your goals are
  • Why you should formulate a five year plan to achieve those goals
  • How you can make your advertising budget a revenue generator and not a cost#
  • And the importance of newsletters such as Bookbub

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

May 22, 2017

Mark Edwards is the bestselling author of over two million psychological thrillers such as The Magpies. Mark is an author who has been self-published, traditionally-published, and is now one of Amazon’s 'Thomas & Mercer' imprint’s bestselling authors with five number one bestsellers. His extraordinary story will be an inspiration to any writer who’s ever faced rejection, bad publishing, bad agents, and financial ruin!

In this episode you will discover:

- Why tenacity may be one of the best traits of any writer
- Why you don’t necessarily have to write a series to be a bestselling author
- Why the only marketing that matters is the marketing you can measure
- How changing your book’s description copy can double your sales!

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

May 15, 2017

John Yorke is one of the world's leading lights in the art of storytelling. As former head of Channel Four Drama, Controller of BBC Drama Production and head of Company Pictures, he has worked on shows like Shameless, Life On Mars, and the UK’s most popular soap opera EastEnders. He is also the author of Into The Woods, one of our favourite books on the craft of storytelling.

In this episode you will discover…

  • The most effective ways to use structure in your story
  • How to create compelling characters
  • Quick fixes for conveying exposition
  • The importance of a good cliffhanger
May 8, 2017

The two Marks discuss the progress of their novel so far, and Mr. Stay recalls a piece of advice he received from Julie Cohen after he finished recording his interview with her…

In this episode you will discover:

- The best strategy for when you get stuck with your writing

- Why stepping out of your comfort zone will improve your story

- If you should ever give up on a project

- Why bad reviews hurt and why you shouldn’t worry about them

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

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