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EP36: For Love Or Money | Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn is not only a genuine rocket scientist, but she’s also a bestselling indie author in fiction and[...]
EP35: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards is a bestselling author, having sold over two million psychological thrillers including The Magpies. Having been self-published and traditionally-published,[...]
EP34: Into The Woods With John Yorke
John Yorke is one of the world's leading lights in the art of storytelling. As former head of Channel Four[...]
EP33: A Deep Dive With The Two Marks
The two Marks discuss the progress of their novel so far as the deadline rapidly approaches, and Mr. Stay recalls[...]
EP32: Legal Eagles | Keith Mathieson and Paul Joseph
We get lawyered-up in this fascinating episode where we talk to a pair of top entertainment lawyers: Keith Mathieson is[...]
EP31: Fear of Failure | Julie Cohen
Julie Cohen is the author of over twenty novels, including the Richard & Judy bestseller Dear Thing. She also teaches[...]
EP30: The Future Of Publishing | David Shelley
David Shelley is the CEO of Orion Publishing and the Little, Brown Publishing Group, he started as an editor, working[...]
EP29: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights
Kate Harrison is a rare breed. A fiction and non-fiction award-winning author who used her insight experience with the BBC[...]
EP28: What Exactly Is A Bestseller? Number Crunching with Nielsen
We answer one of the most common questions we get on our quest: What is a bestseller? We spoke to[...]
EP27: From Script, To Screen, To Book | Jo Ho
Jo Ho is an award-winning screenwriter and director, best known for creating the BBC TV series Spirit Warriors, but she[...]
EP26: Author & Editor In A Hot Mess | Lucy Vine & Katie Seaman
Lucy Vine is a freelance journalist who has written for pretty much every magazine going. Inspired by one of Lucy’s[...]
EP25: The M Word | Shannon Mayer
We welcome back Shannon Mayer for the third and final part of our epic interview with her and we finally[...]
EP24: Liz Fenwick & The Crows Of Doubt
Is there such a thing as a positive rejection? This week we chat with award-winning author, Liz Fenwick about the[...]
EP23: The Plot Thickens
Licking the wounds from their encounter with Ben Aaronovitch last week about the progress of their novel, the two Marks[...]
EP22: Ben Aaronovitch and the Great Bollocking…
Ben Aaronovitch started writing for Doctor Who and became the author of the bestselling Peter Grant series that started with[...]
EP21: Obscurity to Million-Selling Indie Success | Mark Dawson
Mark Dawson had been published by a mainstream publisher, but to little success. A friend introduced him to Amazon’s Kindle[...]
EP20: Amazon | Kindle Direct Publishing with Darren Hardy
Self-publishing an eBook? You’re almost certainly going to be publishing on Kindle. We were delighted to speak to Kindle’s head[...]
EP19: Joe Hill
Joe is the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key and most recently the New York Times[...]
EP18: Behind Sarah Pinborough’s Eyes!
Sarah Pinborough has had over twenty novels published and written for TV and film. Sarah’s new thriller Behind Her Eyes[...]
EP17: Million-Selling Indie Secrets | Shannon Mayer Returns
The second part of our interview with bestselling Indie author Shannon Mayer who recently hit #2 in the main Amazon.com[...]
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EP16: How Do I Get An Agent? | Federica Leonardis & Sonya Lalli
'How do I get a literary agent?' is one of the most common questions asked by new writers, so we[...]
EP15: Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler | Peter Rabbit vs Werewolves
Emmy winners and BAFTA-nominated, Huckerby & Ostler are one of the most successful TV writing partnerships around, and with their[...]
EP14: John Connolly | No Formulas & Finishing Books
John Connolly has won pretty much every crime award going, and his books are regular Sunday Times bestsellers. He doesn’t[...]
EP13: Michelle Paver | Research To The Extreme
How do you research your books? Michelle Paver has written eighteen novels, including the bestselling Chronicles Of Ancient Darkness. She’s[...]
EP12: Maria Semple | How To Find Your Voice As A Writer
Have you every wondered how important your "Voice" is as a writer? This week on The Bestseller Experiment podcast, New[...]
EP11: Writing a Bestseller | The Story So Far
The two Marks bring you up to date on the trials and tribulations their nascent bestseller, the processes that they’re[...]
EP10: Robin Stevens | NaNoWriMo Success Story
Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries books, a middle grade series following schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells[...]
EP09: Joe Abercrombie | Dancing Naked in the Rain
Joe Abercrombie - dancing naked in the rain: Joe burst onto the fantasy scene in 2003 with his debut The Blade[...]
EP08: NaNoWriMo & The Muddy Middle | Grant Faulkner
We are delighted to welcome NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner back to the podcast in mid-November, where we discuss strategies for coping[...]
EP07: Michael Connelly | 60 Million Thriller Books
Michael Connelly is one of the most successful crime authors in the world with over 60m book sales. Having just released his[...]
EP06: Bryan Cranston | On Breaking Bad, Characters, Writing & Life
Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston tells us about his life and new bestselling memoir, A Life In Parts. Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe,[...]
EP05: NaNoWriMo | How to Write 50,000 Words in Month | Grant Faulkner
Every November hundreds of thousands of writers start their annual challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month. It's called[...]
EP04: Joanne Harris | Chocolat & Sheds
Best known for her novel Chocolat, which sold well over a million copies and was made into a movie starring[...]
EP03: Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer
From farrier to million-selling indie author, USA Today bestseller, and writing machine, Shannon bestows wisdom, inspiration, and a quote that[...]
EP02: Bestselling Editors | Sam Eades & Juliet Ewers – Orion Books
Ian Rankin, Neil Gaiman, Michael Connelly have worked with them and now they get us cornered. Juliet Ewers and Sam[...]
EP01: Who Buys Bestsellers? | Vics Tranter – Hachette Books
As we begin our epic quest to write and chart a book in one year, we need to discover what kind of person[...]
EP00: The Bestseller Experiment Preview
Welcome to the Bestseller Experiment! Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to[...]
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