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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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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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EP134 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 3

Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the second of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at The Road Back, Resurrection, Return with the Elixir, and they discuss how you can apply […]

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EP132 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 2

Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the second of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at Tests, Allies, Enemies, Approaching the Inmost Cave, Ordeal, Death & Rebirth, Reward, Seizing the Sword, […]

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EP130 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 1

Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the first of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at the Ordinary World, the Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Meeting the Mentor, Crossing […]

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EP129 Teaser: Romcoms

Mr. Stay discusses Romcoms with literary agent and romcom devotee Federica Leonardis in this special Deep Dive. We look at the tropes, the characters, the readers’ expectations and we dig deep into one of the greatest movie romcoms, When Harry Met Sally. Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening […]

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EP124 Teaser: Beta Readers

Feedback from Beta Readers can transform your writing, but how do you find them? How should you work with them? And should you become one yourself? Discover more in this week’s Deep Dive as Mark Stay is joined by Julian Barr. Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening and […]

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EP118 Teaser: Rights

In one of our Industry Insider Deep Dives we talk to Jessica Purdue from the Orion Publishing Group’s Rights department about TV/Film rights, royalties, licences, renewals, translations, co-editions and all sorts of other fascinating ways for authors to make money from their work. Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for […]

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