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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.

The Self Publishing Show Mark Dawson

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    • 5.0, 49 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

CreamyGx ,

SPF ROCKS!

If you're thinking of self publishing, just devour everything SPF. Get on their FB group, listen to every episode of this podcast, buy every course, go and meet the team when they're out and about.

Mark, James and the team are warm, big-hearted people who just want to see others succeed in the same way.

You won't regret giving SPF your time and I'm speechless at how much of their own time they give away for free, or how much information they share.

DON'T THINK. SUBSCRIBE!

Love these guys.

Houseoflegendspodcast ,

Great format

It’s amazing to be able to learn from such a successful indie author, and it’s a great idea to team up a pro with a newbie. Highly recommended for anyone considering self-publishing.

rarara27 ,

Gold mine

Stumbled upon this podcast back in January after self publishing my first children’s picture book and have been devouring it ever since.

So much great information and the interviews with successful authors are hugely inspiring and are spurring me on with my self publishing adventure.
Mark’s course on using Facebook ads to build a mailing list has been spot on 👌🏻
Also both Mark and James have really lovely voices, very easy to listen to!
Thank you!!

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