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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: January, 2020
Jan 27, 2020

In this week's episode from the BXP Archives... As we begin our epic quest to write and chart a book in one year, we need to discover what kind of person buys bestselling books. We turn to Hachette Book Group consumer insight expert Vics Tranter, who shares her experience and wisdom with us and we discover just who will be reading our book… and it’s a bit of a shock, to be frank.

Jan 24, 2020

In this special episode, we speak to writer and producer David Whiteley about his Star Wars documentary The Galaxy Britain Built. David takes us through the journey of building a documentary idea into a feature-length documentary and an accompanying book.

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Jan 20, 2020

Number one bestselling author Caroline Mitchell recently Tweeted that she had sold a million copies of her books since first getting published in 2013. Writing on her commute, Caroline started out by setting herself daily goals and moved from never having written before, to self-publishing, to awards and deals with Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer. It’s an inspiring story and it all started… with an exorcism.

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

Jan 15, 2020

When Robyn Sarty set up her own publisher, Belwood Publishing, she approached Sage Gordon-Davis about writing a series of sweet romance novels. In the first of a series we’ll be following Robyn and Sage through the year as they develop the books and prepare them for publication. They tell us how the idea came about, the nitty gritty of contracts, agreements, budgets and royalties. This is essential listening for any writer thinking of self-publishing.

Jan 13, 2020

It’s 2020 and the BXP2020 challenge is off to an amazing start with over 118.5 million words pledged already! We've been overwhelmed by messages from listeners telling us it’s transformed the way they write. In this special live show, we share listener tips for making the most of the challenge and how you can get involved. The podcast also get crashed by author and Youtuber Claire Burgess who is taking on the challenge!

Jan 8, 2020

Author A.Y. Chao tells us how she funded her debut novel Soul Affinity on Kickstarter in just 4 days! If you’ve never tried Kickstarter before, but always wanted to give it a try, this is a great episode to see just how it works and what strategies you could use to make your novel a reality.

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

Jan 6, 2020

Scott Pack will inspire you with his tips on writing, editing, submission and publishing.

Scott Pack celebrates 20 years in publishing in 2020, having worked as head of buying for Waterstones, and as a publisher at HarperCollins, Unbound, Eye and Lightning Books and more. His new book Tips from a Publisher is crammed with advice for writers at all levels and is essential reading. Scott will inspire you with his tips on writing, editing, submission and publishing.

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