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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: March, 2019
Mar 31, 2019

A special episode from the 2019 London Book Fair. We spoke to Nicola May about her novel The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay,  which was number one on the UK Kindle store for over two months, we had a catch up with Orion’s Emad Akhtar between meetings with agents and TV and film scouts. Mr. Stay found his agent Ed Wilson on the rights floor, and finally we spoke to Natalie Fergie, whose book The Sewing Machine has sold over 120k copies.

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Mar 25, 2019

Chris Humphreys started as an actor but his writing career took off when he took one of his key roles and created an acclaimed series of novels. Chris’s writing spans history, fantasy and mythology and is enhanced by great research, and he tells how he’s planning to go hybrid with his publishing.

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Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Mar 17, 2019

We asked our Patreon supporters for their questions on the crafty craft of writing and with our live audience we discuss comedy, genre, tropes, unique expression, and how to make your supporting characters stand out. We have a great competition, and we reveal some good news about our paperback!

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Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Mar 10, 2019

In the second of our One Page Punch-Up specials we asked our Patreon Chart Topper supporters to send us one page from their work-in-progress and we gave them to agent and editor Jon Wood to critique. Jon is an agent at Rogers, Coleridge and White and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. He was a commissioning editor at Hodder before moving to Orion where he ran the Orion Fiction imprint. He has worked with Harlan Coben, Kate Mosse, Anthony Horowitz, Andy McNab, Michelle Paver, Denise Mina, RJ Ellory, Joanne Harris and many more! He moved to RCW in 2018 and is building a list of commercial fiction and non-fiction projects.

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Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Mar 9, 2019

Author Craig Anderson recently sold over ten thousand copies of his books on Amazon and much of this was down to his painstaking work with Amazon and Facebook ads. In the first of three special Deep Dive episodes, Craig takes us through his top tips for navigating the murky waters of Amazon advertising.

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Mar 3, 2019

Anna Stephens’ fantasy novel Godblind was one of the most-anticipated debuts of 2017, but it had a very long road to publication. Anna talks honestly about coping with thirteen years of rejection and why she never gave up.

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Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Mar 3, 2019

We run through the essential elements of a successful book launch, including top tips on venues, public speaking, food and drink, social media, ticketing, publicity, sales and how to keep people talking about your book.

 

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