Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years.
Mark has become a leading voice in the self publishing industry and he advocates and teaches a strategy based around offering books for free, mailing list development and social media advertising. In 2015, he published the first version of what is now his acclaimed online course ‘Advertising for Authors’. He has also developed a course for writers at the start of their careers – Self Publishing 101.
James Blatch co-hosts the podcast and he represents the first time, wannabe author. James is a former BBC News journalist who is currently writing his first novel.
Between them James and Mark explore the world of self publishing with a focus on actionable tips for new and experienced indie authors.
Field Training: Writing Accurate Crime Fiction - with Patrick O’Donnell
Ex-cop and non-fiction author Patrick O’Donnell explains how he’s moving across to writing crime fiction.
The Author Helper Suite - with John Logsdon
Prolific author John Logsdon explains how the Author Helper Suite can help writers calculate their success.
Nordic to Norfolk: Local Crime Fiction - with Jason Dalgliesh
Bestselling crime author JM Dalgliesh divulges how he balances realism with telling a page-turning story.
Amplify Your Author Email - with Nick Thacker
Bestselling author Nick Thacker explains the benefits of Author.Email and how to make the most of your mailing list.
Introducing Self Publishing Launchpad
In a bonus episode of the Self Publishing Show, Mark and James celebrate the grand opening of the Self Publishing Launchpad course and discuss how SPF is tackling NaNoWriMo this year.
The grand opening of Self Publishing Launchpad
What has been updated/added/removed in the course
What each module of Launchpad teaches students
How to maximise your NaNoWriMo word count
Victory with Kindle Vella - with Krissi Dallas
Krissi Dallas explains how she went full-time publishing episodic YA Kindle Vella chapters.
Great advice for self-publishing
Really good content with lots of fascinating and useful content. A must-have for self-publishers!
Generally not for newbies
Focuses on non fiction and generally for established authors or those with some initial success.
Awful sound quality
It’s bad enough that the first fifteen minutes are just rambling, but how can anyone hit publish with that dreadful sound.