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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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 77 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.

    Fitness Advice for Authors with David Viergutz

    Fitness Advice for Authors with David Viergutz

    Writing books can be quite a static job. Here’s how (and why) you should keep physically active.

    • 44 min
    How to Build a Believable World - with Angeline Trevena

    How to Build a Believable World - with Angeline Trevena

    It’s important to craft a world readers can lose themselves in. Here’s how!

    • 48 min
    Introducing the Findaway Voices Marketplace - with Will Dages

    Introducing the Findaway Voices Marketplace - with Will Dages

    Tune in to discover how to sell audiobooks through every major distributor worldwide.

    • 57 min
    How Stories Help Us Process Trauma - with David Chrissinger

    How Stories Help Us Process Trauma - with David Chrissinger

    Stories are what the human mind uses to understand the world – both the good and the bad. David Chrissinger explains.

    • 1 hr 6 min
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    How to Train Your Editor Brain - with Tiffany Yates Martin

    Every manuscript needs to go through editing. The question is, what kind does yours need?

    • 55 min
    Literary Fiction: What Is It? - with Roz Morris

    Literary Fiction: What Is It? - with Roz Morris

    Literary Fiction often stands apart from genre fiction… but what actually defines it?

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Ralphmat ,

Great advice for self-publishing

Really good content with lots of fascinating and useful content. A must-have for self-publishers!

jojodjo79 ,

Mark overtalks & manplains which is irritating.

For me, I find the interviewers ego too obvious unfortunately especially in Vickys interview, he’s almost too keen to counter with his own story, anecdote or knowledge.
I wish he would just step back a bit and let the interviewers talk more. He often steers conversations to his preferred agenda rather than let the person flow. He has a habit of telling, rather than questioning.

Pastures13 ,

Really useful

I have been listening to this for about 9 months. I like the banter now I have go to ‘know’ the presenters. They give lots of useful information and advice.Their interviews with guests are good too. I like the way they are willing to talk about the money openly - it is very encouraging.

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