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EP208: Glastonbury Or Bust – Did We Make It?

At the end of 2018, the Two Marks set themselves a challenge: to sell ten thousand copies of their novel Back To Reality by Glastonbury weekend. They went wide, they published in paperback, and dabbled in advertising. But did they make it? Join us in the highlights of a live show where they reveal all…PODCAST In […]

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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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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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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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EP194: Tade Thompson – Master Storyteller And Worldbuilder

Tade Thompson’s Rosewater has been nominated for pretty much every award going this year, and Tade’s skill in combining complex worldbuidling and compelling storytelling is second-to-none. He takes us through his process and reveals some amazing techniques for creating compelling fiction. https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In This Episode […]

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