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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: December, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

We take stock of the year so far and read out some of the messages we’ve had from our amazing listeners. And we look forward to 2020 and the BXP2020 Challenge. And yes, it’s that time of year when Mr. Stay wheels out his terrible Santa impression for the sponsor message… and we announce the winner of the Garth Nix giveaway!

To support the show go to bestsellerexperiment.com/support

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

Dec 16, 2019

As we approach the end of the year, we contemplate hibernating after NanoWriMo before gearing up for the BXP2020 challenge in the New Year. We answer our listener FAQs about the 2020 Challenge and Mr. D reveals the experiments that he’s been running on our listeners.

To support the show go to bestsellerexperiment.com/support

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

Dec 9, 2019

We are delighted to welcome back Orion Publisher Emad Akhtar to critique our latest round of One Page Punch-Ups. These are pages sent in by our Chart Topper Patreons. We read them and critique them and all learn a little something that we can use in our writing.

To support the show go to bestsellerexperiment.com/support

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

Dec 4, 2019

Another one of our listeners is an award winner! Kirsty Eyre won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print “Unpublished” award for her novel Cow Girl this year. We speak to Kirsty, Harper Fiction editor Martha Ashby and comedy legend Helen Lederer about the award and how you can get involved along with great tips on writing comedy and for entering the competition.

Dec 2, 2019

We welcome Kate back to the podcast to celebrate the release of her new book for writers Pitch Power- discover what makes your book irresistible & how to sell it. Most authors hate writing pitches and queries but Kate LOVES IT. The book outlines seven steps to perfect your book’s pitch. Kate also takes some of our listeners’ blurbs and offer tips on how to improve them.

To support the show go to bestsellerexperiment.com/support

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

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