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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)
It’s High Noon as the two Marks recall the second part of their launch day event for their novel Back[...]
EP63: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 1)
Relive the magic of launch day as the Two Marks attempt to hit the bestseller charts with their novel Back to[...]
Launch Day – Livestream Replay
Did you miss the launch day livestream? Fear not! You can relive every minute of the magic here!Also, if you[...]
EP62: PUBLICATION DAY! Back to Reality is Out Now!
It's Launch Day! After a year of podcasting and writing our book, Back to Reality is finally available to buy[...]
EP61: One Day to Go! Back to Reality Book Reading
In the seventh of our daily mini-episodes in the run-up to publication we thought you might like a little taster[...]
EP60: Two Days to Go! Favourite Pod Moments
In the sixth of our daily mini-episodes in the run-up to publication of Back to Reality, The Two Marks look[...]
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EP60: Two Days to Go! Favourite Pod Moments
In the sixth of our daily mini-episodes in the run-up to publication of Back to Reality, The Two Marks look[...]
EP59: Three Days to Go! Social Media
How do you harness the power of social media in your book launch? Find out in the fifth mini-episode, as[...]
EP58: Four Days to Go! Reviews & Launch Teams
​In the fourth of our daily mini-episodes in the run-up to publication we look at the importance of reviews and[...]
Vote for your Favourite Episode
Who was your favourite guest of the last 52 weeks? Vote now for the episode you most love and we'll reveal[...]
EP57: Five days to go! Beta readers and reviews
​In the third of our daily mini-episodes in the run-up to publication we look at Beta readers and reviews and[...]
EP56: Six Days to Go! Getting Quotes for Your Book
​How do you get pull quotes from other authors for your book? Find out in the second of our daily[...]
EP55: One Week to Go! Back to Reality & Blurbs
​Holy cow! Only seven days until we publish our novel, Back to Reality. This is the first of eight special[...]
EP54: The Mighty Joanna Penn
Only two weeks to go till the publication of our book Back To Reality, and we seek the advice of[...]
EP53: GollanczFest, Gin and a Special Guest
Only three weeks to go till publication, but we somehow found time to talk to the wonderful folk from Gollancz[...]
EP52: Four Weeks To Go!
Holy cow! Only four weeks till publication? Already?? What do we do? How did it come round so soon? Yes,[...]
EP51: The Impossible Choices Of Samantha King
Samantha King is a bestselling debut novelist, and her book The Choice taps into parental fears. Sam has also worked[...]
EP50: Gingerbread
A very special episode with an amazing opportunity for writers.   PODCAST Competition Link: https://gingerbread.org.uk/content/2454/One-in-four-new-writer-competition   In this episode you will[...]
EP49: Bookbub Mythbusting
As the two Marks gear-up for publication, it’s suddenly dawned on them that they will have to market and sell[...]
EP48: A Kick In The Ed
The two Marks have met with their editor. Sit in on one of their story sessions as they go through[...]
EP47: Titles, Covers & Deadlines
In the second part of this conversation between the two Marks before their book goes to their editor, they wonder[...]
EP46: Research and Reconnoitring
The two Marks are recording in the same room! Will universes collide? Will they reveal any more about their damn[...]
EP45: Katherine May – Creative Writing Cocktails
Katherine May is an award-winning writer, blogger and the programme director of creative writing at Canterbury, Christ Church University. She[...]
EP44: Jennifer Niven
Jennifer Niven is a phenomenally successful YA novelist. All The Bright Places was a Goodreads Choice Award winner and is[...]
EP43: Martina Cole – Dangerous Lady
Martina Cole is the undisputed queen of British crime fiction. She’s sold over 14 million books and her novels regularly[...]
EP42: The End
We’ve done it, we’ve finished our first draft! After months of writing — and that outline — we discuss what[...]

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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