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EP103: Michael J Ward – Choose Your Own Adventure
Michael J Ward is a writer and gamer who has taken choose-your-own-adventure books to the next level. With compelling characters[...]
EP102 Teaser: Production Part 1 with Andy Bowden
In this week’s Deep Dive Mark Stay is joined by Andy Bowden and they take a deep dive into the[...]
EP101: Live Show with Emad Akhtar
Editor Emad Akhtar has worked with authors like Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin and Justin Cronin and was kind enough to[...]
EP100 Teaser: Elements of a Chapter
This week’s Deep Dive is short n sweet and crammed with tips on making your chapters work as hard as[...]
EP99: Cavan Scott
We speak to Cavan Scott, an extraordinary writer who writes on licence, meaning that he is hired to write for[...]
EP98 Teaser: Audiobooks
Here's a Teaser for Episode 98 - Options Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP97: Roz Morris
We speak to Roz Morris, a writer whose books have sold over 4 million copies, but until recently you won’t[...]
EP96 Teaser: Deep Dive – Options Part 3
Here's a Teaser for Episode 96 - Options Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP95: Richard Morgan
We speak to Richard Morgan about his novel Altered Carbon and its long journey through development hell before it went[...]
EP94 Teaser: Deep Dive – Options Part 2
Here's a Teaser for Episode 94 - Options Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP93: Alex T. Smith
In the latest of an occasional series of reports from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference, we[...]
EP92: The Gingerbread Shortlist
  A special episode where Mr. Stay catches up with Sam Eades on the Gingerbread writing competition launched in episode[...]
EP91 Teaser: Deep Dive – Options Part 1
Here's a Teaser for Episode 91 - Options Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP90: Ask the Two Marks
Braving snowmageddon, our monthly live show was recorded in London and Vancouver, with our audience of Patreon supporters. Featured listener[...]
EP89 Teaser: Deep Dive – Five Principles on 2nd Drafts
Here's a Teaser for Episode 89 - Five Principles on 2nd Drafts Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST[...]
EP88: Unbound and The End of Magic
Mr. Stay has a new book coming! And it’s being published by Unbound Books who use a crowdfunding model. We[...]
EP87 Teaser: Deep Dive – Five Principles on 2nd Drafts
Here's a Teaser for Episode 87 - Five Principles on 2nd Drafts Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST[...]
EP86: Catriona Innes
We speak to the completely charming Catriona Innes, Senior Editor of Cosmopolitan, the UK’s best selling glossy magazine. Working on[...]
EP85 Teaser: Deep Dive – Rocket Your Word Count
Here's a Teaser for Episode 85 - Rocket Your Word Count Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY[...]
EP84: Cass Green
We speak to Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Woman Next Door and In a Cottage In a[...]
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EP84: Cass Green
We speak to Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Woman Next Door and In a Cottage In a[...]
EP83 Teaser: Deep Dive – Creating Compelling Characters
Here's a Teaser for Episode 83 - Creating Compelling Characters Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back[...]
EP82: Jen Williams – “Even Aliens Have Issues.”
We speak to Jen Williams, writer of charismatic characters and founder of the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club. To hear more[...]
EP81: Live Show Q&A with the two Marks
Behold, the highlights of this month's YouTube Live show for our Patreon supporters. To hear more of this episode in[...]
EP80 Teaser: Deep Dive – Beat Writers Block
Here's a Teaser for Episode 80 - Beat Writers Block Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back[...]
EP79: Liz Pichon
In the first of an occasional series of reports from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference, we[...]
EP78 Teaser: Deep Dive – Brandon Sanderson
Here's a Teaser for Episode 78 - Branson Sanderson Deep Dive which is available only at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP77: Brandon Sanderson
We caught up with fantasy bestselling author and super nice dude Brandon Sanderson and in a jam-packed episode he answered[...]
EP76: This Week on The Bestseller Experiment Deep Dive of episode 075
Here are some clips of what is happening over on the Deep Dive at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP75: Location, location, location and murder with Lara Dearman
We talk to novelist Lara Dearman about her debut book The Devil’s Claw and the importance of place, location, myths[...]
EP74: This Week on The Bestseller Experiment Deep Dive of episode 073
Here are some clips of what is happening over on the Deep Dive at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality[...]
EP73: New Year’s Countdown to Your Favourite Episodes
A Happy New Year to all our listeners! In today’s special episode we conclude our thrilling countdown of our top[...]
EP72: Christmas Special
Merry Christmas to all our listeners! In today’s special episode we begin our countdown of our top 10 best episodes[...]
EP71: MR Carey
Mike Carey writes comics, novels and screenplays like Hellblazer, Lucifer, X-Men, the Felix Castor novels, and The Girl With All[...]
EP70: Listeners’ Question Time
The Two Marks answer your questions in this recording of our first Patreon subscribers’ live show. To hear more of[...]
EP69: Tad Williams – Legendary Worldbuilder
Tad Williams is a master of the fantasy genre. Not only an incredible world builder, but he populates his books[...]
EP68: Victoria Aveyard – The Red Queen of YA
We hitch a ride with Victoria Aveyard, the bestselling author of the Red Queen series, and we talk unreliable narrators,[...]
EP67: Season 2 – Publicity Secrets Revealed
On the day the Two Marks land a big feature in Publisher's Weekly, they talk with top publicists Elaine Egan,[...]
EP66: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 4)
Bestselling author and friend of the show Shannon Mayer joins Mark Desvaux in the final part of the launch day[...]
EP65: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 3)
The sky over London turns red as the two Marks recall the third part of their launch day event for[...]

EP64: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 2)

EP63: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 1)

EP62:  PUBLICATION DAY! Back to Reality is Out Now!

EP61: One Day to Go! Back to Reality Book Reading 

EP60: Two Days to Go! Favourite Pod Moments 

EP59: Three Days to Go! Social Media 

EP58: Four Days to Go! Reviews & Launch Teams

EP57: Five days to go! Beta readers and reviews 

EP56: Six Days to Go! Getting Quotes for Your Book 

EP55: One Week to Go! Back to Reality & Blurbs

EP54: THE MIGHTY JOANNA PENN

EP53: GOLLANCZFEST, GIN AND A SPECIAL GUEST 

EP52: RESEARCH AND RECONNOITRION 

EP51: THE IMPOSSIBLE CHOICES OF SAMANTHA KING 

EP50: GINGERBREAD 

EP49: BOOKBUB MYTHBUSTING 

EP48: A KICK IN THE ED 

EP47: TITLES, COVERS & DEADLINES 

EP46: RESEARCH AND RECONNOITRION 

EP45: CREATIVE WRITING COCKTAILS | Katherine May

EP44: JENNIFER NIVEN

EP43: DANGEROUS LADY | Martina Cole

EP42: THE END | The Two Marks

EP41: FEVER | Deon Meyer

EP40: GREATEST HITS | Laura Barnett

EP39: MILLION-SELLING CHILDREN BOOKS | Karen Ball

EP38: FROM THE HEART | Erica James

EP37: GO FO LAUNCH | Susan Kaye Quinn

EP36: FOR LOVE OR MONEY | Susan Kaye Quinn

EP35: INCREDIBLE TENACITY | Mark Edwards

EP34: JOHN YORKE | Into The Woods

EP33: A Deep Dive With The Two Marks

EP32: KEITH MATHIESON AND PAUL JOSEPH | Legal Eagles

EP31: JULIE COHEN | Fear of Failure

EP30: DAVID SHELLEY | The Future Of Publishing

EP29: KATE HARRISON | Bestselling Insights

EP28: What Exactly Is A Bestseller? Number Crunching with Nielsen

EP27: JO HO| From Script, To Screen, To Book

EP26: LUCY VINE & KATIE SEAMAN| Author & Editor In A Hot Mess

EP25: SHANNON MAYER| The M Word

EP24: LIZ FENWICK| Liz Fenwick & The Crows Of Doubt

EP23: The Plot Thickens

EP22: BEN AARONOVITCH| Ben Aaronovitch and the Great Bollocking…

EP21: MARK DAWSON| Obscurity to Million-Selling Indie Success

EP20: DARREN HARDY| Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing with Darren Hardy

EP19: JOE HILL

EP18: SARAH PINBOROUGH| Behind Sarah Pinborough’s Eyes!

EP17: SHANNON MAYER| Million-Selling Indie Secrets

EP16: FEDERICA LEONARDIS & SONYA LALLI | How Do I Get An Agent?

EP15: MARK HUCKERBY & NICK OSTLER | Peter Rabbit vs Werewolves

EP14: JOHN CONNOLLY - No Formulas & Finishing Books

EP13: MICHELLE PAVER - Research To The Extreme

EP12: MARIA SEMPLE - How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

EP36: FOR LOVE OR MONEY | Susan Kaye Quinn

EP35: INCREDIBLE TENACITY | Mark Edwards

A Deep Dive With The Two Marks

EP11: WRITING A BESTSELLER - The Story So Far

EP10: ROBIN STEVENS - NaNoWriMo Success Story

EP09: JOE ABERCROMBIE - Dancing Naked in the Rain

EP08: GRANT FAULKNER - NanoWrimo (Part 2)

EP07: MICHAEL CONNELLY - The World's Greatest Thriller Author

EP06: BRYAN CRANSTON - Breaking Bad

EP05: GRANT FAULKNER - NanoWrimo (Part 1)

EP04: JOANNE HARRIS - Chocolat

EP03: SHANNON MAYER - Multi-Million Selling Indie Author

EP02: SAM EADES AND JULIET EWERS- Million-Selling Editors

EP01: VICS TRANTER - Hachette

EP00: BESTSELLER EXPERIMENT PREVIEW

Michelle Paver
EP11: Writing a Bestseller | The Story So Far
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