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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 • 83 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.

    Field Training: Writing Accurate Crime Fiction - with Patrick O’Donnell

    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.

    • 56 min
    The Author Helper Suite - with John Logsdon

    The Author Helper Suite - with John Logsdon

    Prolific author John Logsdon explains how the Author Helper Suite can help writers calculate their success.

    • 53 min
    Nordic to Norfolk: Local Crime Fiction - with Jason Dalgliesh

    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.

    • 56 min
    Amplify Your Author Email - with Nick Thacker

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing Self Publishing Launchpad

    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

    • 32 min
    Victory with Kindle Vella - with Krissi Dallas

    Victory with Kindle Vella - with Krissi Dallas

    Krissi Dallas explains how she went full-time publishing episodic YA Kindle Vella chapters.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Ralphmat ,

Great advice for self-publishing

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

ray131262 ,

Generally not for newbies

Focuses on non fiction and generally for established authors or those with some initial success.

mf104 ,

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.

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