EP207: PR and Social Media Deep Dive with Kim Nash

Kim Nash, award-winning novelist, book blogger and PR manager at Bookouture answers our listener questions on blog tours, social media, newsletters, cover reveals, publicity, attending festivals, writing groups, book clubs, tips for blogging, blurbs, working with schools, and what authors can do to promote their books. PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from […]

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EP206: Caimh McDonnell – Too Funny, Too Irish

That’s the feedback that Caimh got for his first novel. Over a hundred thousand book sales later, he’s writing in a tone and genre that defies all conventional publishing wisdom. Caimh talks to us about his career, from stand-up comedy to studying writing and moving from rejection to self-publishing success. Here’s Caimh’s blog post that inspired […]

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EP205: Live from Harbour Books

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week we recorded our first ever LIVE episode of the podcast at Harbour Books in Whitstable! We were joined by authors Julie Wassmer, Katherine May, John McGhie and bookseller Olivia Rosenthall to discuss our love of bookshops, our favourite memories, and the future of independent bookselling. We were also joined by […]

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EP204: One Page Punch-Ups SF&F special

In the latest of our One Page Punch-Up specials we asked our Patreon Chart Topper supporters to send in one page from their work-in-progress and we gave them Gollancz’s Gillian Redfearn and Marcus Gipps to review and critique. Between them Gillian and Marcus have worked with some legendary authors, including Joe Hill, Joanne Harris, Joe […]

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EP203 Teaser: Everyday Bravery – Writing Diversity and Mental Health with Sasha Greene

Sasha Greene is the author of Something Like Happy, a thought-provoking novel about day-to-day struggles with mental health. Sasha tells us what inspired the book and the importance of inclusion and diversity in your writing. You can find out more about John’s book here: http://makeyourbookamovie.com Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks […]

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EP202: Tim Clare – Giant Mutant Batman

Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician who has wanted to write since childhood. Despite his commitment and determination, his route to publication has been a rocky one. Tim talks about his career with honesty, wit and passion, and every writer will come away inspired by his story. We also cover such writing essentials […]

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EP200: The Two Marks Celebrate Two Hundred Episodes

The Two Marks celebrate two hundred episodes of the podcast by answering some of the strangest questions they have ever been asked. https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover Tips for the zombie apocalypse, skeining yarn and cheesy pick-up lines What would be Mr. D’s […]

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EP199 Teaser: A Happy Hustle with Bec Evans

Being an author is a classic side-hustle: that thing you do between your day job and family and friends. Bec Evans is a writer, speaker, innovation coach and startup founder and her new book How To Have A Happy Hustle in which she shares the secrets of start-up founders to make your publishing dreams a […]

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EP198: Lorna Cook – A Bestseller Dream Come True

Lorna Cook is yet another listener who used what she had learned on the podcast to launch her career and in special episode we speak to her before her novel The Forgotten Village was published, and we discover how she became the UK’s top selling Kindle title! https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out […]

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