The Bestseller Experiment

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 Mar 25, 2022

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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.

Episode Date
EP505: Heather Morris — “Shut up and Listen!”
May 13, 2024
EP504: Mark Desvaux - “The Hallmark Habits of Highly Successful Authors (Part 2)”
May 06, 2024
EP503: Mark Desvaux - “How to Create a Writing Habit for Life”
Apr 29, 2024
EP502: Mark Desvaux - “The Hallmark Habits of Highly Successful Authors (Part 1)”
Apr 22, 2024
EP501: Brandon Sanderson
Apr 15, 2024
EP500: Mark Desvaux - “The Six Life-Changing Reasons You Write”
Apr 08, 2024
EP499: Michael Connelly | 60 Million Thriller Books
Apr 01, 2024
EP498: Karen Storey - “How to Become a Short Story Superstar”
Mar 25, 2024
EP497: Ben Aaronovitch and the Great Bollocking…
Mar 18, 2024
EP495: Jacqueline O'Mahony - “Sheer Determination Beats Everything”
Mar 11, 2024
EP495: Joe Abercrombie - “The Best Writing Advice Ever”
Mar 04, 2024
EP494: Rachel Lynch - “Speed Drafts, PTSD & The Rich”
Feb 26, 2024
EP493: Bryan Cranston on... Writing, Breaking Bad and Donald Trump
Feb 19, 2024
EP492: Lucinda Halpern - “Get Signed! How to Pitch to an Agent”
Feb 12, 2024
EP491: Lucinda Halpern - “Get Signed! Why You Need an Agent”
Feb 05, 2024
EP490: Shari Lapena - “The Debut That Sold Four Million”
Jan 29, 2024
EP489: Joe Hill ...On Never Giving Up, Beatles & Carving His Own Path from Dad, Stephen King
Jan 22, 2024
EP488: Amy Newmark - “More Chicken Soup for the Soul (Part 2)”
Jan 15, 2024
EP487: Amy Newmark - “Chicken Soup for the Soul (Part 1)”
Jan 08, 2024
EP486: Mark Desvaux — “Your Best Writing Year Yet”
Jan 01, 2024
EP485: Christmas Special 2023
Dec 25, 2023
EP484: Mike Gayle — “Always be Entertaining."
Dec 18, 2023
EP483: LM Chilton — “Be a Bit Cheeky."
Dec 11, 2023
EP482: Tracy Wolff & Nina Croft — “The Little Things."
Dec 04, 2023
EP481: Jake Lamar — “Make it Sing."
Nov 27, 2023
EP480: Graham Hurley — “Soft Linkage."
Nov 20, 2023
EP479: Fiona Valpy — “Say Yes to Everything."
Nov 13, 2023
EP478: Mira V Shah — “Healing Through Writing."
Nov 06, 2023
EP477: Michael R Miller — “A Sprinkle of My Experience"
Oct 30, 2023
EP476: IVY NGEOW — “EMOTION MORE THAN ANYTHING."
Oct 23, 2023
EP475: Heather Morris — “Shut up and Listen!"
Oct 16, 2023
EP474: Deep Dive — Mountain Ash Press with Andi Cumbo-Floyd & Caroline Topperman
Oct 12, 2023
EP473: Julie Owen Moylan — “Tiny, Weird Obsessions."
Oct 09, 2023
EP472: Gareth L Powell — “Be Kind, Be Encouraging."
Oct 02, 2023
EP471: Jesse Sutanto — “Pure Writing."
Sep 25, 2023
EP470: Suzie Edge — “Vital Organs, Poo & Wee!"
Sep 18, 2023
EP469: Harriet Muncaster — “I Wanted to Create My Own World."
Sep 11, 2023
EP468: Sarah Moorhead — “Grit in the Oyster"
Sep 04, 2023
EP467: Linwood Barclay — “The Lie Maker"
Aug 28, 2023
EP466: Teresa Driscoll — “Be Genre Aware"
Aug 21, 2023
EP465: Damian Dibben — “It Needs a Bit of Bite."
Aug 14, 2023
EP464: AJ Pearce — “Passion, patience & persistence."
Aug 07, 2023
EP463: Jeremy Szal — “I Want to Break the Reader."
Jul 31, 2023
EP462: Antony Johnston — “Right Place, Right Time."
Jul 24, 2023
EP461: Freya Berry — “Be Ambitious."
Jul 17, 2023
EP460: Heide Goody & Iain Grant — “We Smush Our Methods Together."
Jul 10, 2023
EP459: Deep Dive — Making a Thousand Dollars a Month with Paul Austin Ardoin
Jul 05, 2023
EP458: Katherine Faulkner — “It’s Not About Your Ego"
Jul 03, 2023
EP457: Katie Fforde — “Keep The Page Turning."
Jun 26, 2023
EP456: JD Kirk — “Libraries Change Lives"
Jun 19, 2023
EP455: Deep Dive — How to Write a Novel with Tim Lott
Jun 15, 2023
EP454: Andrea Dunlop — “Keeping Going is a Win."
Jun 12, 2023
EP453: Deep Dive — SEO for Authors
Jun 09, 2023
EP542: James Naughtie — “A Sense of Place is Essential."
Jun 05, 2023
EP451: Scarlett Brade — “Take Those First Steps"
May 29, 2023
EP450: Deep Dive — Knowing your Readers
May 26, 2023
EP449: Sue Watson — “You’re Looking for the Answers"
May 22, 2023
EP448: Jonathan Whitelaw — “Turn The Idea on its Head."
May 15, 2023
EP447: Jessie Keane — “Don’t Be Afraid."
May 08, 2023
EP446: Katy Brent — “Doing Something Meaningful"
May 01, 2023
EP445: Amita Parikh — “Don’t Be a Victim."
Apr 24, 2023
EP444: Deep Dive — Experiments with ChatGPT with Jeevani Charika
Apr 21, 2023
EP443: JS Monroe — “Weird Alchemy"
Apr 17, 2023
EP442: Deep Dive — Bookouture with Jenny Geras
Apr 14, 2023
EP440: Delilah S Dawson — “It Was Always in my Head."
Apr 10, 2023
EP440: Academy All Stars - Kate Baker - "Being Ultraflexible!"
Apr 07, 2023
EP439: David McCloskey — “A Lonely Team Sport."
Apr 03, 2023
EP438: Deep Dive — Police Procedures with Stuart Gibbon
Mar 31, 2023
EP437: Jayne Davis — “Sometimes it Just Feels Right."
Mar 27, 2023
EP436: Dave Dawson — “Grammar Free in the UK"
Mar 20, 2023
EP435: Rosie Andrews — “Carve out time for yourself"
Mar 13, 2023
EP434: Mark Edwards — “It Changed My Life."
Mar 06, 2023
EP433: Matt Brown — “The Worst Thing They’d Ever Read"
Feb 27, 2023
EP432: Zack & Michael Urlocker — “There Can Only Be One Boss."
Feb 20, 2023
EP431: Richard Armitage — “Know, Don’t Show."
Feb 13, 2023
EP430: Simon Scarrow — “Trust the Reader"
Feb 06, 2023
EP429: Deep Dive — Second Sky with Jack Renninson
Feb 01, 2023
EP428: Peter May — “I Felt a Weight Lift."
Jan 30, 2023
EP427: Deep Dive — Unwelcome with Jon Wright and Mark Stay
Jan 27, 2023
EP426: Lou Abercrombie — "I Write Whilst I Swim."
Jan 23, 2023
EP425: MATT CAIN — "Write with Heart and Humour.”
Jan 16, 2023
EP424: Cole Haddon — “I Stripped the Censor in my Head"
Jan 09, 2023
EP423: Christian Cameron — “You’re Always Worldbuilding."
Jan 02, 2023
EP422: Christmas 2022 Special and Setting 2023 Goals!
Dec 26, 2022
EP421: Margaret Weis — “It’s All About Characters."
Dec 19, 2022
EP420: Elizabeth Noble — “Make the Reader Care."
Dec 12, 2022
EP419: SJ Bennett — “A Relentlessly Positive Attitude"
Dec 05, 2022
EP418: Deep Dive — Blurbs with Louise Willder
Nov 30, 2022
EP417: Harriet Tyce — “Trying to Outdo Myself."
Nov 28, 2022
EP416: Alan Gorevan — “Write Something and Release It"
Nov 21, 2022
EP415: Tracey Lien — “You’re Digging for Clay"
Nov 14, 2022
EP414: A.G. Riddle — “What is Right, Right Now?"
Nov 07, 2022
EP413: Deep Dive — Forensics with Dr Devin Finaughty and Chandra Finaughty
Nov 04, 2022
EP412: Ed McDonald — “Do Everything Now"
Oct 31, 2022
EP411: Deep Dive — Writing and Directing Independent Film with Danny Stack and Tim Clague
Oct 28, 2022
EP410: Jenny Ashcroft — “Self-Perpetuating Support."
Oct 24, 2022
EP409: Sixth Birthday Special — How to Make a Podcast
Oct 17, 2022
EP408: Deep Dive — ADHD and Writers with Kim Raine
Oct 12, 2022
EP407: CL Taylor — “Trust Your Gut"
Oct 10, 2022
EP406: Scott Turow — “Plot is a Species of Character."
Oct 03, 2022
EP405: Deep Dive — TikTok with Suzie Edge
Sep 29, 2022
EP404: Aggie Blum Thompson — “I Had No Plan B"
Sep 26, 2022
EP403: Luan Goldie — “There’s Always Time"
Sep 18, 2022
EP402: Lesley Thomson — “Stay Inside Your Story"
Sep 12, 2022
EP401: Live Show Highlights — Is Being an Author a Job For Life?
Sep 05, 2022
EP400: Our Listeners’ Challenges and Triumphs
Aug 29, 2022
EP399: Elissa Soave — “My Story is Worth Telling"
Aug 22, 2022
EP398: Christopher Abbott — Writing as a Superfan
Aug 15, 2022
EP397: Mark Ellis — Never Give Up
Aug 08, 2022
EP396: Lisa Regan — Let Them Tell You No
Aug 01, 2022
EP395: Scott Kershaw — Playing the Game
Jul 25, 2022
EP394: Mike Shackle — Tune in and Go With The Flow
Jul 18, 2022
EP393: Sarai Walker — Subversive, but Fun
Jul 11, 2022
EP392: David Lee Stone — No One Tells You When You’re Done
Jul 04, 2022
EP391: Lizzy Barber — I Carry My Work With Me
Jun 27, 2022
EP390: Patricia Gibney — Start Writing Immediately
Jun 20, 2022
EP389: Joanne Harris — Squeeze Your Characters
Jun 13, 2022
EP388: Ian Skewis — Memories and Fiction
Jun 06, 2022
EP387: Angela Marsons — Every Book is a Brand New Journey
May 30, 2022
EP386: Deep Dive — Editing a Draft with Ian W Sainsbury
May 27, 2022
EP385: Louise Hare — Find the Discipline
May 23, 2022
EP384: Andrew Chapman — How To Write a Bestseller in a Day
May 20, 2022
EP383: Simon McCleave — Start with the Twist
May 16, 2022
EP382: Eva Leigh — Romancing the Scoundrels
May 09, 2022
EP381: Rachael Blok — Follow Your Character
May 02, 2022
EP380: Deep Dive — How to Start a Publisher with Hobeck Books
Apr 29, 2022
EP379: Deon Meyer — It’s a Chemical Reaction.
Apr 25, 2022
EP378: Tim Sullivan — Character is more Important than the Crime
Apr 18, 2022
EP377: FMA Dixon — Finding Your Voice
Apr 11, 2022
EP376: Martin Latham — A Bookseller’s Tale
Apr 04, 2022
EP375: Deep Dive — Creating Thrutopia with Manda Scott
Apr 03, 2022
EP374: Nina De Gramont — Searching for Agatha Christie
Mar 28, 2022
EP373: Erica James — What happens next?
Mar 21, 2022
EP372: Veronica Henry — It’s not supposed to be easy
Mar 14, 2022
EP371: Cathy Bramley — Launch in a Phone Box
Mar 07, 2022
EP370: Lizzie Pook — A Long Old Slog to Publication
Feb 28, 2022
EP369: Deep Dive — Making an Independent Horror Movie with Bethany Clift and Peter Handford
Feb 21, 2022
EP368: Bethany Clift — Feeling Fine at the End of the World
Feb 21, 2022
EP367: Jeevani Charika — The “Aah” Factor
Feb 14, 2022
EP366: Beth Miller — The Spine of the Story
Feb 07, 2022
EP365: Samantha King — Enjoy the View
Jan 31, 2022
EP364: Shona Kinsella — We All Help Each Other If We Can
Jan 24, 2022
EP363: Lori Ann Stephens — Ignore the Fear
Jan 17, 2022
EP362: Simon Beckett — All Change
Jan 10, 2022
EP361: Daniel Rigby — Just Start Doing It
Jan 03, 2022
EP360: A Christmas Special with the Two Marks
Dec 27, 2021
EP359: Mia Kuzniar — Make Something Happen
Dec 20, 2021
EP358: Deep Dive — Surviving NanoWriMo with GB Ralph
Dec 17, 2021
EP357: Ian W Sainsbury — Limitations Make You Creative
Dec 13, 2021
EP356: Lisa Hall — A Dagger in my Heart
Dec 06, 2021
EP355: JK Ellem — Think of the Long Game
Nov 29, 2021
EP354: Deep Dive — Beta Readers with StoryOrigin’s Evan Gow
Nov 25, 2021
EP354: Deep Dive — Beta Readers with StoryOrigin’s Evan Gow
Nov 25, 2021
EP353: Michael Connelly — A Pretty Strange Trip
Nov 22, 2021
EP352: Sasha Greene — Trust and the Writer
Nov 15, 2021
EP351: Christine Pride & Jo Piazza — Communication is the Key
Nov 08, 2021
EP350: Deep Dive — Writer Burnout with Paul Bulos
Nov 04, 2021
EP349 The Bestseller Experiment - Katie Khan
Nov 01, 2021
Deep Dive — Writing Horror with Adam Nevill
Oct 30, 2021
Academy All Stars – Mark Hood
Oct 27, 2021
EP347: Alan Gillespie & Emma Grae — Vernacular Voices
Oct 25, 2021
EP346: Fifth Anniversary Live Show!
Oct 18, 2021
EP345: Felix Francis — Writing as a Family Business
Oct 11, 2021
EP344: Elise Valmorbida — How to be a Happy Writer
Oct 04, 2021
EP343: Deep Dive — Non-Fiction and Memoir with Jenn T Grace
Oct 01, 2021
EP342: Awais Khan — Do Your Bit, Let The Universe Do The Rest
Sep 27, 2021
EP341: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Patrick Walsh
Sep 22, 2021
EP340: Abi Silver — Why We Write
Sep 20, 2021
EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book
Sep 17, 2021
EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book
Sep 14, 2021
EP338: Sarah Denzil — If I Surprise Myself, I Surprise the Reader
Sep 13, 2021
EP337: Joe Abercrombie — The Magic Happens When You Work It
Sep 06, 2021
EP336: Steve Cavanagh — Engage the Reader Straight Away
Aug 30, 2021
EP335: Deep Dive — Copy Editing with Lisa Rogers
Aug 27, 2021
EP334: Piers Torday — What Matters is the Book
Aug 23, 2021
EP333: Deep Dive — Diversity & Inclusion with Dr Jen O'Ryan
Aug 20, 2021
EP332: Kia Abdullah — Don’t Shy Away
Aug 16, 2021
EP331: Mick Finlay — Psychology, Murder & The Writer
Aug 09, 2021
EP330: Matthew Ralph — Celebrating Diversity
Aug 02, 2021
EP329: Nicola May — You Have To Be Persistent
Jul 26, 2021
EP328: RJ MCBRIEN — Let The Subconscious Take Control
Jul 19, 2021
EP327: Adam Simcox — A Leisurely Stroll, Barefoot Over Broken Glass
Jul 12, 2021
EP326: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Sara Cox
Jul 07, 2021
EP325: Sue Teddern — A Story Is A Story, However You Tell it
Jul 05, 2021
EP324: Deep Dive — Writing Horror with Adam Nevill Teaser
Jun 30, 2021
EP323: Nicole Kennedy — Perfection Takes Time
Jun 28, 2021
EP322: Joe Thomas — Balancing Exposition and Realism
Jun 21, 2021
EP321: Damien Lewis — History Isn't Static
Jun 14, 2021
EP320: Nadine Matheson — A Little Bit of Dismemberment
Jun 07, 2021
EP319: Sarah Moorhead and Stuart Turton — Teacher, Student & Metempsychosis
May 31, 2021
EP318 The Bestseller Experiment - Caedis Knight Teaser
May 27, 2021
EP317: Dean Wesley Smith — Plug in to your Creative Voice and Play
May 24, 2021
EP316: Josie Lloyd — Make ‘em laugh, Make ‘em cry
May 17, 2021
EP315: Andrew Hunter Murray — Terror Leads to Productivity
May 10, 2021
EP314: Eric Maikranz — Infinite Reward
May 03, 2021
EP313: Ellie Barker — Dreams Come True… Eventually
Apr 26, 2021
EP38: From The Heart | Erica James
Apr 19, 2021
EP312: Adele Geras - Be Whoever You Want
Apr 12, 2021
EP35: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards
Apr 05, 2021
Ep 311: Catriona Ward — Nerve Shredder
Mar 29, 2021
Ep 310: Deep Dive — Blog Tour Q&A with Anne Cater
Mar 26, 2021
Ep 309: Sarah Pinborough — Behind Her Eyes Spoiler Special
Mar 22, 2021
Ep 308: Mitch Benn — Helvetica Breakdown
Mar 15, 2021
EP034: Into The Woods With John Yorke
Mar 08, 2021
Ep 307: Deep Dive — Networking in Publishing with Justine Solomons
Mar 08, 2021
Ep 306: Linwood Barclay “Chapter Breaks Are Commercial Breaks”
Mar 01, 2021
EP033: Legal Eagles | Keith Mathieson and Paul Joseph
Feb 22, 2021
Ep 305: Deep Dive — Maria Dismondy - The Business of Inspiring Children
Feb 19, 2021
Ep 304: DV Bishop “History Is Really Badly Structured”
Feb 15, 2021
EP031: Fear of Failure | Julie Cohen
Feb 08, 2021
Ep 303: Mark Stay and The Crow Folk
Feb 01, 2021
EP302 The Bestseller Experiment - John Jarrold Teaser
Jan 27, 2021
Ep 301: Caimh McDonnell — Stranger Fiction
Jan 25, 2021
Ep 300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway
Jan 18, 2021
Academy All Stars - JW Atkinson
Jan 16, 2021
Ep 299: Michele Campbell — Making Writing A Priority
Jan 11, 2021
EP029: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights
Jan 04, 2021
Ep 298: Mark Victor Hansen — Pick A Target, Set Goals!
Dec 28, 2020
Ep 297: Deep Dive — Book Marketing Q&A with Leslie O'Connor
Dec 28, 2020
EP027: From Script, To Screen, To Book | Jo Ho
Dec 21, 2020
Ep 296: You Are Not Alone
Dec 14, 2020
EP026: Author & Editor In A Hot Mess | Lucy Vine & Katie Seaman
Dec 07, 2020
Ep 295: Fearless Worldbuilding. A Deep Dive with Allen Stroud
Dec 03, 2020
Ep 294: B.J. Fogg — Tiny Habits
Nov 30, 2020
EP025: The M Word | Shannon Mayer
Nov 23, 2020
Ep 293: Getting Published is Just the Beginning. A Deep Dive with Rhoda Baxter
Nov 20, 2020
EP292: Rowan Coleman — Writing is Well Hard
Nov 16, 2020
EP024: Liz Fenwick & The Crows Of Doubt
Nov 09, 2020
EP291: Sally Gardner - Writing in Colour
Nov 02, 2020
EP022: Ben Aaronovitch and the Great Bollocking…
Oct 26, 2020
Ep 290: Deep Dive — Crate Digging with David Pennington
Oct 23, 2020
Ep 289: Four More Years! Live Show
Oct 19, 2020
EP019: Joe Hill
Oct 12, 2020
Ep 288: — YouTube for Authors with Jeremy Mason
Oct 07, 2020
Ep 287: Charles Stross — Don't wait... Write!
Oct 05, 2020
EP018: Behind Sarah Pinborough’s Eyes!
Sep 28, 2020
Ep 286: Carole Matthews — Write with your Heart
Sep 21, 2020
EP017: Million-Selling Indie Secrets | Shannon Mayer Returns
Sep 14, 2020
Ep 285: Philip C Quaintrell
Sep 07, 2020
EP016: How Do I Get An Agent? | Federica Leonardis & Sonya Lalli
Aug 31, 2020
Ep 284: Deep Dive - Indie Publishing with Caffeine Nights
Aug 29, 2020
Ep 283: Caro Ramsay — Everything Happens for a Reason
Aug 24, 2020
EP015: Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler | Peter Rabbit vs Werewolves
Aug 17, 2020
Ep 282: Rachel Winters — Would Like to Meet a Bestseller
Aug 10, 2020
Ep 281: Deep Dive - Bookbub Promo Tips with Paul Ardoin
Aug 05, 2020
EP013: Michelle Paver | Research To The Extreme
Aug 03, 2020
Ep 280: The Two Marks | Six Accountability Tips for Writers
Jul 27, 2020
EP012: Maria Semple | How To Find Your Voice As A Writer
Jul 20, 2020
Ep 279: Sadie Jones — Writing is a Marathon
Jul 13, 2020
EP011: Writing a Bestseller | The Story So Far
Jul 06, 2020
Ep 278: James Swallow — Fuelled by Rage
Jun 28, 2020
EP010: Robin Stevens | NaNoWriMo Success Story
Jun 21, 2020
EP277: Perseverance Pays Off — Live Show Highlights
Jun 15, 2020
EP009: Joe Abercrombie | Dancing Naked in the Rain
Jun 08, 2020
EP275: Newsletters with Caimh McDonnell
Jun 03, 2020
EP274: Adele Parks — Choose to be Positive
Jun 01, 2020
EP008: NaNoWriMo & The Muddy Middle | Grant Faulkner
May 25, 2020
EP273: Liz Moore — Bestsellers Worth Waiting For
May 18, 2020
EP007: Michael Connelly | 60 Million Thriller Books
May 11, 2020
EP272: Deep Dive - An Editorial Q&A with Rachel Winterbottom
May 08, 2020
EP271: Ayisha Malik — Just Get Through It
May 04, 2020
EP006: Bryan Cranston | On Breaking Bad, Characters, Writing & Life
Apr 27, 2020
EP270: Mel Sherratt — Pressing That Button Changed My Life
Apr 20, 2020
EP269: Deep Dive - Blog tours with Heather Fitt
Apr 17, 2020
EP005: NaNoWriMo | How to Write 50,000 Words in Month | Grant Faulkner
Apr 13, 2020
EP268: Emergency Good News Special
Apr 06, 2020
EP267: Deep Dive - Indie Children’s Publishing with Karen Inglis
Apr 04, 2020
EP266: One Page Punch-Ups with Emad Akhtar
Mar 30, 2020
EP004: Archive Rerun Joanne Harris | Chocolat & Sheds
Mar 23, 2020
EP265: BA Paris — Dilemmas and Digging Deep
Mar 16, 2020
EP264: RNA Awards 2020
Mar 09, 2020
EP263: Steff Green - Heavy Metal Bestseller
Mar 02, 2020
EP262: James Swallow Listener Q&A - A Deep Dive
Feb 27, 2020
EP003: Archive Rerun Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer
Feb 24, 2020
EP261: Live Show with Bec Evans
Feb 17, 2020
EP260: Barbara Poelle - The Hook, The Book & The Cook
Feb 13, 2020
EP002: Archive Rerun Bestselling Editors | Sam Eades & Juliet Ewers - Orion Books
Feb 10, 2020
EP259: Science Fiction - A Deep Dive with Hannu Rajaniemi
Feb 07, 2020
EP258: LJ Ross - Rebel with Four Million Sold
Feb 03, 2020
EP001: Archive Rerun - Who Buys Bestsellers? | Vics Tranter - Hachette
Jan 27, 2020
EP257: Making a Star Wars Documentary with David Whiteley
Jan 24, 2020
EP256: Caroline Mitchell and the Law of Attraction
Jan 20, 2020
EP255: The Itty Bitty Indie Experiment - A Deep Dive
Jan 15, 2020
EP254: The BXP2020 Challenge Has Lift-Off
Jan 13, 2020
EP253: Kickstarter Tips with A.Y. Chao
Jan 08, 2020
Ep 252: Scott Pack - Tips from a Publisher
Jan 06, 2020
EP251: The 2019 Christmas Special
Dec 23, 2019
EP250: Live Show BXP 2020 Challenge FAQs
Dec 16, 2019
EP249: One Page Punch-Ups with Emad Akhtar
Dec 09, 2019
EP248: Comedy Women in Print with Helen Lederer, Kirsty Eyre & Martha Ashby
Dec 04, 2019
EP247: Pitch Power with Kate Harrison
Dec 02, 2019
EP246: A ProWritingAid Masterclass with Chris Banks
Nov 28, 2019
EP245: Swearing Is Good For You with Dr Emma Byrne
Nov 25, 2019
EP244: Join the BXP2020 Challenge
Nov 18, 2019
EP243: Networking for Writers - With Dana Kaye
Nov 13, 2019
EP242: ProWritingAid with Chris Banks
Nov 11, 2019
Ep241: A Blurbs Masterclass with Kate Harrison
Nov 06, 2019
EP240: Garth Nix - The Next Book Can Change Everything
Nov 04, 2019
Ep239: From the Faber Academy to Publication with Awais Khan
Oct 31, 2019
EP238: Ian W Sainsbury - Kindle Storyteller Award Winner
Oct 28, 2019
Ep237: How Book Deals Work with Phoebe Morgan
Oct 24, 2019
Ep236: RJ Barker Returns
Oct 21, 2019
Ep235: A Deep Dive with Contracts Director Paul Bulos
Oct 16, 2019
Ep234: LIVE SHOW Highlights - Writers and Mental Health pt2
Oct 14, 2019
Ep233: Contract Negotiations with Literary Agent Ed Wilson
Oct 09, 2019
Ep232: Keith A Pearson - Do The Opposite & Sell 100k
Oct 07, 2019
Ep231: One Page Punch-Ups with Juliet Ewers
Sep 30, 2019
Ep230: The Business of Being An Author with Rhoda Baxter - Teaser
Sep 30, 2019
Ep229: David Koepp - Everything You Write Moves You Forward
Sep 23, 2019
Ep228: Hera Books - Everyone is A-List
Sep 23, 2019
EP227: Phoebe Locke - Using Therapy To Create Characters
Sep 15, 2019
EP226: An Audiobooks Masterclass with Kim Bretton
Sep 09, 2019
EP225: Kim Bretton - Working with ACX Audiobooks Producers
Sep 09, 2019
EP224: Edward Cox - Amazing Worlds Built From Notebooks
Sep 02, 2019
EP224: Edward Cox - Amazing Worlds Built From Notebooks
Sep 02, 2019
EP223: StoryOrigin promotions with Evan Gow
Aug 29, 2019
Ep 221: Youtube Flash Fiction with Kit Cox
Aug 26, 2019
EP222: Sarah Hilary - Crime and Emotional Truth
Aug 26, 2019
EP220: Writers & Mental Health - Live Show Highlights
Aug 19, 2019
Ep 219: Getting an Agent with Juliet Mushens
Aug 14, 2019
EP218: Gray Williams - Getting Published With An Amazing Agent
Aug 12, 2019
Ep 217: Literary Festivals with Victoria Falconer
Aug 08, 2019
REPLAY EP019: Joe Hill
Aug 04, 2019
EP215: Tutoring and Mentoring with Alison May
Aug 01, 2019
REPLAY EP003: Million-Selling Indie Author Megastar | Shannon Mayer
Jul 29, 2019
Ep213: Children’s Marketing with Georgina Atwell
Jul 29, 2019
EP212: Catherine Kirwan - Darkest Debut
Jul 22, 2019
EP210: - Mike Shackle - Never Give Up, Never Surrender
Jul 19, 2019
EP211: An Indie Author Journey With Mike Morris
Jul 15, 2019
EP209: Writing Alt. History with JDK Wyneken
Jul 14, 2019
EP208: Glastonbury Or Bust - Did We Make It?
Jul 08, 2019
EP207: PR and Social Media Deep Dive with Kim Nash
Jul 05, 2019
EP206: Caimh McDonnell - Too Funny, Too Irish
Jul 01, 2019
EP205: Live from Harbour Books
Jun 26, 2019
EP204: Bestseller-Experiment_One Page Punch-Ups SF&F special
Jun 24, 2019
EP203: Bestseller Experiment Sasha Greene
Jun 20, 2019
EP202: Tim Clare - Giant Mutant Batman
Jun 17, 2019
EP201: Fifty Billion Dollar Movie Advice with John Robert Marlow
Jun 14, 2019
EP 200: The Two Marks Celebrate Two Hundred Episodes
Jun 10, 2019
EP199: A Happy Hustle with Bec Evans Teaser
Jun 07, 2019
EP198: Lorna Cook - A Bestseller Dream Come True
Jun 03, 2019
EP197: Creative Writing Courses with David Bishop
Jun 02, 2019
EP196: Kiley Dunbar - Another Listener Who Got A Deal!
May 26, 2019
EP195: How To get Your Book Into An Indie Bookshop
May 25, 2019
EP194: Tade Thompson - Master Storyteller And Worldbuilder
May 19, 2019
EP193: Audiobooks Masterclass with Tina Dietz
May 18, 2019
EP192: One Page Punch-Ups With Juliet Ewers
May 13, 2019
EP191: Writing Romantic Comedy with Rhoda Baxter and Jane Lovering
May 12, 2019
EP190: Simon Beckett - One Moment That Changed Everything
May 06, 2019
EP189: A Masterclass on Writing Comics with David Bishop
May 05, 2019
EP188: Taylor Jenkins-Reid - Breaking The Rules = Bestseller
Apr 29, 2019
EP187: Author Website Q&A with Simon Appleby
Apr 28, 2019
EP186: Claire Handscombe - Myers-Briggs, Enneagrams and The West Wing
Apr 22, 2019
EP185: Self Publishing Paperbacks with Craig Anderson
Apr 22, 2019
EP184: David Gaughran - How Amazon Works
Apr 15, 2019
EP183: Deep Dive - A Facebook Ads Masterclass with Craig Anderson
Apr 11, 2019
EP182: Angela Marsons - 3 million sold in 3 years
Apr 08, 2019
EP181: Dictation Software - A Deep Dive
Apr 02, 2019
EP180: The London Book Fair 2019
Mar 31, 2019
EP179: Chris Humphreys - From The Stage To Page
Mar 25, 2019
EP178: The Crafty Craft of Writing Live Show
Mar 17, 2019
EP177: One Page Punch-Ups with Jon Wood
Mar 10, 2019
EP176: Deep Dive - An Amazon Ads Masterclass with Craig Anderson
Mar 09, 2019
EP175: Anna Stephens - From 36 rejections to a 6-figure deal
Mar 03, 2019
EP174: Deep Dive - Dos and Don’ts of a Book Launch
Mar 03, 2019
EP173: Gavin G Smith - Rock N Roll Book Promotion
Feb 24, 2019
EP172: A Deep Dive Q&A with Dave Chesson The Kindlepreneur
Feb 24, 2019
EP171: James Oswald - From Self-Published To Six Figure Deals
Feb 18, 2019
EP170: Deep Dive - Start Your Own Publisher with Michael R Miller
Feb 16, 2019
EP169: Breaking The Rules - Live Show Highlights
Feb 11, 2019
EP168: A Digital First & Metadata Deep Dive
Feb 08, 2019
EP167: One Page Punch-Ups with Emad Akhtar
Feb 04, 2019
EP166: The Edit Process step-by-step, a Deep Dive with Melissa Caruso
Feb 02, 2019
EP165: Peter-May - Story In His Blood
Jan 26, 2019
EP164: A Deep Dive: Girl Friday Part3 AND David Barnett Bonus
Jan 26, 2019
EP163: Working With Editors - David M Barnett
Jan 21, 2019
EP161: A Marketing Masterclass with Sam Missingham
Jan 14, 2019
EP162: A Deep Dive: Our Marketing Masterclass with Sam Missingham continues...
Jan 14, 2019
EP160: Deep Dive: Girl Friday - Building Your Brand
Jan 09, 2019
EP159: January LIVE SHOW highlights - Strategies for selling your books
Jan 06, 2019
EP158: Jump Into 2019 With The Crash Test Dummies
Dec 29, 2018
EP157: A Christmas Special with Ian Rankin
Dec 24, 2018
EP156: Julian Barr - A Small Press, Epic Stories and a Bestseller
Dec 15, 2018
EP155: Catherine Ryan Howard - Get Your Arse In The Chair
Dec 09, 2018
EP154: Mark Billingham - From a shoutline to five million books sold
Dec 02, 2018
EP153: From a Pitch to a Deal, with Alison Belsham
Nov 26, 2018
EP152: Editing Masterclass with Emad Akhtar and Caroline Hulse
Nov 18, 2018
EP151: Matthew Reilly - How To Sell 8 Million Books Out of the Back of Your Car
Nov 08, 2018
EP150: Joanna Nadin - The Queen of Bloody Everything
Nov 01, 2018
EP149: Halloween Special with Ramsey Campbell
Oct 29, 2018
EP148: RJ Barker and Explosions of Joy
Oct 29, 2018
EP147: Defying the Odds with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Oct 22, 2018
EP147: Defying the Odds with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Oct 22, 2018
EP146: Deep Dive: Essential Guide to Bloggers and Blog Tours
Oct 21, 2018
EP145: Mr. Stay’s Hot Tub Alpine Retreat with Marcus Sedgwick and Dawn Kurtagich
Oct 14, 2018
EP144: Deep Dive with Clare Christian
Oct 14, 2018
EP143: Rowan Coleman’s Impossible Summer
Oct 07, 2018
EP142: YALC special with Dhonielle Clayton
Oct 03, 2018
EP141: The Two Marks - Mark Desvaux Returns
Sep 26, 2018
EP140: The Conventions & Comic Cons Survival Guide
Sep 24, 2018
EP139: Lisa Cutts - Cop, writer, bestseller
Sep 16, 2018
EP138: Miranda Dickinson - The Longest Apprenticeship
Sep 07, 2018
EP137: Newsletters Deep Dive with Julia Pidduck
Sep 07, 2018
EP136: John McGhie - Writing Living History
Sep 02, 2018
EP135: The Romantic Novelists’ Association conference with Rhoda Baxter, Nicola Cornick and Sheila Crighton
Aug 27, 2018
EP134: The Hero's Journey Pt3
Aug 26, 2018
EP133: Pernille Hughes - A Star In Sweatpants Is Born
Aug 19, 2018
EP132: The Hero's Journey Pt2
Aug 19, 2018
EP131: Sam Missingham - A massive boot up the arse for publishing
Aug 12, 2018
EP130: The Hero's Journey Pt1
Aug 11, 2018
EP129: Romcoms
Aug 07, 2018
EP128: Youtube LIVE show with Ed Wilson (Mr. Stay’s agent spills the beans on money and more)
Aug 05, 2018
Ep127: Cally Taylor aka CL Taylor aka six time Sunday Times Bestseller
Jul 29, 2018
EP126: Veronica Henry - A Recipe For A Bestseller
Jul 23, 2018
EP125: Steve Cavanagh - Author on the verge of a massive breakthrough
Jul 16, 2018
EP124: Beta Readers
Jul 13, 2018
EP123: Warren Adler - The Master of Dysfunction
Jul 08, 2018
EP121: State of the (publishing nation) with Sam Missingham
Jul 03, 2018
EP122: The kids are all right! Live Show with Amber Caravéo
Jul 02, 2018
EP120: The Quanderhorn Xperimentations with Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Jun 22, 2018
EP119: Crowdfunding tips with Jimmy Leach
Jun 16, 2018
EP118: Rights
Jun 16, 2018
EP117: Gareth L Powell - How to sing a space opera
Jun 10, 2018
EP116: Adaptation
Jun 10, 2018
EP114: Criticism
Jun 04, 2018
EP115: Julie Wassmer - The Pearl of Whitstable
Jun 03, 2018
EP113: Sharon Bolton and the Mysteries of Mystery Fiction
May 25, 2018
EP112: Deborah Haywood - Pin Cushion
May 20, 2018
EP111: Live Show with Ben Willis
May 14, 2018
EP110: Introducing Your Characters
May 14, 2018
EP109: Win Kelly Charles - The Curiosity Killed The Cat Kid
May 05, 2018
EP108: Short Stories
May 05, 2018
EP107: Isabel Ashdown's Secrets and Lies
Apr 30, 2018
EP106: Cliches and Tropes
Apr 29, 2018
EP105: Ed McDonald, Dear Debut Authors
Apr 23, 2018
EP104: Production Part 2 with Paul Hussey
Apr 21, 2018
EP103: Michael J Ward - Choose Your Own Adventure
Apr 15, 2018
EP102: Production Part 1 with Andy Bowden
Apr 09, 2018
EP101: Live Show with Emad Akhtar
Apr 09, 2018
EP100: Elements of a Chapter
Apr 07, 2018
EP99: Cavan Scott
Apr 01, 2018
EP98: Audiobooks
Mar 26, 2018
EP97: Roz Morris
Mar 25, 2018
EP96: Options Part 3
Mar 18, 2018
EP95: Richard Morgan
Mar 15, 2018
EP94: Options Part 2
Mar 11, 2018
EP93: Alex T. Smith
Mar 08, 2018
EP92: The Gingerbread Shortlist
Mar 08, 2018
EP91: Options Part 1
Mar 03, 2018
EP90: Ask The Two Marks
Mar 03, 2018
EP89: Five Principles on 2nd Drafts Part 2
Feb 26, 2018
EP88: Unbound and The End of Magic
Feb 26, 2018
EP87: Five Principles on 2nd Drafts Part 1
Feb 19, 2018
EP86: Catriona Innes
Feb 18, 2018
EP85: Preview - Deep Dive - Five Principles to Rocket Your Word Count
Feb 12, 2018
EP84: Cass Green
Feb 12, 2018
EP83: Preview - Deep Dive - Creating Compelling Characters
Feb 04, 2018
EP82: Jen Williams - "Even Aliens Have Issues."
Feb 04, 2018
EP81: Live Show Q&A with the two Marks
Jan 27, 2018
EP80: Preview - Deep Dive - Beat Writers Block
Jan 21, 2018
EP79: Liz Pichon
Jan 20, 2018
EP78: Deep Dive of Ep 077 with Brandon Sanderson
Jan 15, 2018
EP077: The Epic Brandon Sanderson
Jan 12, 2018
EP076: This Week on The Bestseller Experiment Deep Dive of episode 075
Jan 04, 2018
EP75: Location, location, location and murder with Lara Dearman
Jan 04, 2018
EP74: This Week on The Bestseller Experiment Deep Dive of episode 073
Jan 01, 2018
This Week on The Bestseller Experiment Deep Dive 073
Dec 29, 2017
EP73: New Year's Countdown to Your Favourite Episodes
Dec 29, 2017
EP72: Christmas Special
Dec 22, 2017
EP71: MR Carey
Dec 15, 2017
EP70: Listeners’ Question Time
Dec 11, 2017
EP69: Tad Williams - Legendary Worldbuilder
Dec 03, 2017
EP68: Victoria Aveyard - The Red Queen of YA
Nov 26, 2017
EP67: Publicity Secrets Revealed
Nov 19, 2017
EP66: Bestseller Launch Day (part 4)
Nov 10, 2017
EP65: Bestseller Launch Day (part 3)
Nov 01, 2017
EP64: Bestseller Launch Day (part 2)
Oct 27, 2017
EP63: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 1)
Oct 23, 2017
EP63: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 1)
Oct 23, 2017
EP62: PUBLICATION DAY! Back to Reality is Out Now!
Oct 16, 2017
EP61: One Day to Go! Back to Reality Book Reading
Oct 15, 2017
EP60: Two Days to Go! Favourite Pod Moments
Oct 13, 2017
EP59: Three Days to Go! Social Media
Oct 13, 2017
EP58: Four Days to Go! Reviews and Launch Teams
Oct 11, 2017
EP57: Five days to go! Beta readers and reviews
Oct 10, 2017
EP56: Six days to go! Getting quotes for your book
Oct 10, 2017
EP55: One week to go! Blurbs and Back to Reality
Oct 08, 2017
EP54: The Mighty Joanna Penn
Oct 01, 2017
EP53: GollanczFest, Gin and a Special Guest
Sep 22, 2017
EP52: Four Weeks To Go!
Sep 17, 2017
EP51: The Impossible Choices Of Samantha King
Sep 08, 2017
EP50: Gingerbread
Aug 31, 2017
EP49: Bookbub Mythbusting
Aug 27, 2017
EP48: A Kick In The Ed
Aug 20, 2017
EP47: Titles, Covers & Deadlines
Aug 14, 2017
EP46: Research and Reconnoitring
Aug 05, 2017
EP45: Katherine May - Creative Writing Cocktails
Jul 28, 2017
EP43: Martina Cole - Dangerous Lady
Jul 15, 2017
EP44: Jennifer Niven
Jul 13, 2017
EP42: The End
Jul 06, 2017
EP41: Deon Meyer Fever
Jul 03, 2017
EP40: Laura Barnett’s Greatest Hits
Jun 26, 2017
EP39: Million-Selling Children Books | Karen Ball
Jun 17, 2017
EP38: From The Heart | Erica James
Jun 09, 2017
EP37: Go For Launch | Susan Kaye Quinn
Jun 02, 2017
EP36: For Love Or Money | Susan Kaye Quinn
May 29, 2017
EP35: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards
May 22, 2017
EP34: Into The Woods With John Yorke
May 15, 2017
EP33: A Deep Dive With The Two Marks
May 08, 2017
EP32: Legal Eagles | Keith Mathieson & Paul Joseph
Apr 30, 2017
EP31: Fear of Failure | Julie Cohen
Apr 22, 2017
EP30: The Future Of Publishing | David Shelley
Apr 17, 2017
EP29: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights
Apr 08, 2017
EP28: What Exactly Is A Bestseller? Number Crunching with Nielsen
Apr 02, 2017
EP27 | From Script, To Screen, To Book | Jo Ho
Mar 27, 2017
EP26: Author & Editor In A Hot Mess | Lucy Vine & Katie Seaman
Mar 20, 2017
EP25: The M Word | Shannon Mayer
Mar 13, 2017
EP24: Liz Fenwick & The Crows Of Doubt
Mar 06, 2017
EP23: The Plot Thickens
Feb 26, 2017
EP22: Ben Aaronovitch and the Great Bollocking…
Feb 18, 2017
EP21: Obscurity to Million-Selling Indie Success | Mark Dawson
Feb 12, 2017
EP20: Amazon | Kindle Direct Publishing with Darren Hardy
Feb 06, 2017
EP19: Joe HIll
Jan 30, 2017
EP18: Behind Sarah Pinborough’s Eyes!
Jan 23, 2017
EP17: Million-Selling Indie Secrets | Shannon Mayer Returns
Jan 16, 2017
EP16: How Do I Get An Agent? | Federica Leonardis & Sonya Lalli
Jan 08, 2017
EP15: Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler
Dec 24, 2016
EP14: John Connolly | No Formulas & Finishing Books
Dec 23, 2016
EP13: Michelle Paver | Research To The Extreme
Dec 19, 2016
EP12: Maria Semple | How To Find Your Voice As A Writer
Dec 12, 2016
EP11: Writing a Bestseller | The Story So Far
Dec 05, 2016
EP10: Robin Stevens | NaNoWriMo Success Story
Nov 28, 2016
EP09: Joe Abercrombie | Dancing Naked in the Rain
Nov 21, 2016
EP08: NaNoWriMo & The Muddy Middle | Grant Faulkner
Nov 14, 2016
EP07: Michael Connelly | 60 Million Thriller Books
Nov 07, 2016
EP06: Bryan Cranston | On Breaking Bad, Characters, Writing & Life
Oct 31, 2016
EP05: NaNoWriMo Special | How to Write 50,000 Words in Month | Grant Faulkner
Oct 26, 2016
EP04: Bestseller Joanne Harris | Chocolat & Sheds
Oct 23, 2016
EP03: Million-Selling Indie Author Megastar | Shannon Mayer
Oct 16, 2016
EP02: Bestselling Editors | Sam Eades & Juliet Ewers - Orion Books
Oct 16, 2016
EP01: Who Buys Bestsellers? | Vics Tranter - Hachette Books
Oct 14, 2016
EP00: The Bestseller Experiment Preview
Oct 13, 2016