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EP144 Teaser: Deep Dive with Clare Christian

A special episode where we talk to Clare Christian from RedDoor Publishing about their hybrid model of publishing where the authors underwrite the production costs, but also have great control over every aspect of the process and take the lion’s share of commercial returns. So yes, the author pays up front! But it’s not vanity […]

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143: Rowan Coleman’s Impossible Summer

We speak to bestselling author Rowan Coleman about why she heckled Mr. Stay at the RNA conference, how to make readers cry, how copy editors can save your life, how a chance encounter at a supermarket checkout led to a hit novel, we play backlist bingo and Rowan’s teenage daughter makes a cameo, and more! […]

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142: YALC special with Dhonielle Clayton

Mr. Stay reports from YALC, the Young Adult Literature Convention in London and speaks to author Dhonielle Clayton about her book The Belles and how it all started with a conversation overheard in a shopping mall, and how every kid can be the hero of their own story. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support […]

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141: The Two Marks – Mark Desvaux (Mr D) Returns

In this special episode we welcome back Mark Desvaux (Mr. D) to the show. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment   BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening […]

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140: The Conventions & Comic Cons Survival Guide

  In these highlights from our YouTube Live show with Gollancz’s Marcus Gipps and Stevie Finnegan we look into the world of conventions, comic cons and other bookish events. AND we have some exclusive news about GollanczFest!   To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST […]

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139: Lisa Cutts – Cop, writer, bestseller

Lisa Cutts works for Kent Police as a full-time detective constable, but when she’s not solving murders and other serious crimes she writes bestselling crime fiction. We caught up with Lisa on the hottest day of the year after an event at Harbour Books in Whitstable and discovered how Lisa’s experience gives her crime fiction […]

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138: Miranda Dickinson – The Longest Apprenticeship

Miranda Dickinson is a Sunday Times bestselling author, shortlisted twice for the RNA Novel of the Year, and has sold over half a million books. Her story is one of determination, rejection, grief and triumph.   To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In this […]

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EP137 Teaser: Newsletters Deep Dive with Julia Pidduck

In this Deep Dive we explore newsletters with digital marketing consultant Julia Pidduck who brings years of experience working with indie authors and bestselling giants like Ian Rankin. We answer listener questions and cover the following: • The benefit of a newsletter • Providers such as Mailchimp and Tiny Letter • Format and content • […]

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