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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 • 87 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.

    Fairytale Endings From Ads for Authors - with Laura Burton

    Fairytale Endings From Ads for Authors - with Laura Burton

    Laura Burton almost gave up on writing after getting a bad review from someone she knew. Then she found the Ads for Authors course, and is now a full-time author.

    • 58 min
    How to Use A.I. in Your Marketing – with Mark Dawson & James Blatch

    How to Use A.I. in Your Marketing – with Mark Dawson & James Blatch

    A.I. is a fast-developing field, and it’s important for authors to use it both effectively and ethically.

    • 50 min
    Breathe Life Into Old Books with TikTok – with Lloyd & Marguerite Richards

    Breathe Life Into Old Books with TikTok – with Lloyd & Marguerite Richards

    Lloyd Richards’ novel flopped 11 years ago. A single TikTok video sent it to the top of the US Amazon charts.

    • 41 min
    400 Episodes of the Self Publishing Show - with Mark Dawson & James Blatch

    400 Episodes of the Self Publishing Show - with Mark Dawson & James Blatch

    As the Self Publishing Show hits its 400th episode, Mark and James take a look at how the industry has changed and what lies in the podcast’s future.

    • 36 min
    The Dialogue Doctor Will See You Now - with Jeff Elkins

    The Dialogue Doctor Will See You Now - with Jeff Elkins

    Dialogue expert Jeff Elkins explains how the way our characters talk influences the way our readers view their personalities.

    • 52 min
    Sell Audiobooks Direct with BookFunnel - with Damon Courtney

    Sell Audiobooks Direct with BookFunnel - with Damon Courtney

    Damon Courtney’s BookFunnel is the perfect way to distribute your audiobooks outside of traditional store systems.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

rachel846 ,

Love the episode with Aryn!!!

Please have her back on the show she is so cool!!!!

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.

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