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Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach, entrepreneur and recording artist 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 Mark Stay & Mark Desvaux

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    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach, entrepreneur and recording artist 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.

    EP300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway

    EP300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway

    Bestselling indie author Caimh McDonnell makes a triumphant return to the podcast as Transworld author CK McDonnell with his new novel Stranger Times. Caimh tells us how he took everything he learned as an indie author to pitch this book to traditional publishers. We discuss launching a book during lockdown, inventive book marketing ideas, why selling humour is tricky, and being a squeaky wheel...



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    EP300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway

    EP300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway

    Rich Leder is a screenwriter and novelist who tells us why our brains are always lying to us, why he writes with the door open (even with young kids running around), why finishing is so important, and why — despite all that’s going on in our lives — we should write anyway. And he reassures us that his latest book — Cooking for Cannibals — is a work of fiction. We think.



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Academy All Stars - JW Atkinson

    Academy All Stars - JW Atkinson

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    • 17 min
    EP299: Michele Campbell — Making Writing A Priority

    EP299: Michele Campbell — Making Writing A Priority

    International bestselling author Michele Campbell’s new novel The Wife Who Knew Too Much combines thrills and glamour. Michele talks to us about the balance between plot and character, the importance of editors, breaks in writing, and making writing one of your top priorities in life.



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP029: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights

    EP029: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights

    In this week's episode from the BXP Archives...

    Kate Harrison is a rare breed. A fiction and non-fiction award-winning author who used her insight experience with the BBC to produce a huge bestselling series of non-fiction diet and lifestyle books. We discuss with Kate about her phenomenally successful 5:2 Diet series, how she straddles the life as both a fiction and non-fiction author, and how her experience on shows like Panorama have shaped her storytelling.



    Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

    • 57 min
    EP298: Mark Victor Hansen — Pick A Target, Set Goals!

    EP298: Mark Victor Hansen — Pick A Target, Set Goals!

    Mark Victor Hansen is co-writer of Chicken Soup For The Soul, the mega-selling phenomenon that has sold over half a billion copies worldwide. He takes us through his extraordinary story to publication and beyond.



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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

TomFoose ,

My favourite writing podcast

Great tips and tools of the trade, delivered by knowledgeable and humorous hosts.

Thomas R. Gaskin ,

Fantastic / Entertaining / Fun / Insightful

If you’re a writer this is the podcast for you.

I’ve been listening to Mark & Mark for a couple of months now and I am motivated to write more than I have ever been.

With their insight into the writing/publishing world and the guests that they have on, really helps build a picture of the writing/publishing process, as well as helping one to develop their own writing skills.

I don’t know where I’d be without this podcast but it would be a few thousand words shorter and lacking in quality.

Can’t wait to hear more.
Tom

Finn Ambers ,

A valuable indie author resource!

This is a valuable resource for authors. Great interviews with successful authors. Good tips and information delivered in a good humoured, entertaining style by the two Marks.

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