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Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year. Each week, they are guided by and interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents, social media specialists, and many more big names who play a part in the bestseller process. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.

The Bestseller Experiment Bestseller Experiment

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year. Each week, they are guided by and interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents, social media specialists, and many more big names who play a part in the bestseller process. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.

    EP341: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Patrick Walsh

    EP341: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Patrick Walsh

    PublishingPush.com help publishers and authors publish and promote their books, and Patrick runs us through the ten most common mistakes made by authors when launching their books, and he answers our listener questions on book launches.

    You can discover more about Publishing Push here: https://publishingpush.com  

    • 5 min
    EP340: Abi Silver — Why We Write

    EP340: Abi Silver — Why We Write

    Abi Silver is a lawyer and the author of Burton & Lamb courtroom thrillers, including the latest The Midas Game, which dives into the world of online gaming and Youtubers. Abi also wrote an article on why writers write and she tells us why your writing matters. And the two Marks get nostalgic for early computer games.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book

    EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book

    Bestselling book coach Jennie Nash has inspired hundreds of novelists, and in her new book Blueprint for a Book she makes the case for writers defining the foundational elements of their story before writing. She also answers listener questions on self-editing, first drafts, second drafts, getting an agent, writing stand-alones and series, and how to decide which idea is the one to turn into a novel.

    • 3 min
    EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book

    EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book

    Bestselling book coach Jennie Nash has inspired hundreds of novelists, and in her new book Blueprint for a Book she makes the case for writers defining the foundational elements of their story before writing. She also answers listener questions on self-ed

    • 3 min
    EP338: Sarah Denzil — If I Surprise Myself, I Surprise the Reader

    EP338: Sarah Denzil — If I Surprise Myself, I Surprise the Reader

    Sarah Denzil is the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child, and its sequel Stolen Girl is premiering on audio first. We discuss writing at work, writing in notebooks, how feedback boosted her confidence, and recording and releasing audiobooks in various formats, including multi-voice recordings and dramatizations.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP337: Joe Abercrombie — The Magic Happens When You Work It

    EP337: Joe Abercrombie — The Magic Happens When You Work It

    We celebrate international bestselling fantasy writer Joe Abercrombie's return to the podcast with The Wisdom of Crowds, which brings his Age of Madness trilogy to a thrilling climax. As always, Joe is a treasure trove of amazing advice for writers and he answers our listener questions on outlining, symmetry, POV and much more. We also ask him if he still dances naked in the rain… and his answer might surprise you.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Birdnerd in training ,

Love learning alongside the 2 Marks

I've been listening and following the Bestseller Experiment since day 1. I whole-heartedly agree that these interviews and the vault of gold and the show notes could very well compete as a university level program in the craft of writing as well as navigating the mind-boggling word of publishing! I've found the solutions to many hurdles I've encountered on my writing journey in the content provided by the two Marks.

Belle Denne ,

Completely Motivating

The Two Marks present the podcast in a way that encourages listeners to join them on the journey. Full of great advice and inspiring guests. I am constantly recommending this podcast to writer friends.

bLaCaRdRaGoN ,

Hilarity with great advice!

I finished a first draft of a book before finding this podcast. Five episodes in and I'm hooked! Absolutely hilarious and great interviews so far. Definitely a fan and I'm excited to hear the rest of the show! Super inspired to keep writing and to do it with a whole new set of advice!

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