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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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 74 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.

    ScribeCount: Numbers for Your Words - with Philippa Werner

    ScribeCount: Numbers for Your Words - with Philippa Werner

    Collect sales data from multiple stores and platforms without compromising your data.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Splitting Up: Dividing Royalties with Draft2Digital

    Splitting Up: Dividing Royalties with Draft2Digital

    Royalty splits with self-publishing services company, Draft2Digital, explained.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Avoid Getting Lost in Translation.

    How to Avoid Getting Lost in Translation.

    Getting your books translated doesn't have to be a costly and frustrating process.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Meet the Kindle Unlimited All-Stars

    Meet the Kindle Unlimited All-Stars

    From rejection letters to making $300,000 a month – meet the indie publishing power-couple.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Postcards From Space: Self Publishing Science

    Postcards From Space: Self Publishing Science

    Miles Hudson explains how he blends teaching physics with writing self-published dystopian sci-fi novels.

    • 54 min
    From Supermax Prison to Self-Publishing - with SPF Foundation Winner Jeffery P. Frye

    From Supermax Prison to Self-Publishing - with SPF Foundation Winner Jeffery P. Frye

    SPF Foundation Winner, Jeffrey P. Frye recounts his unorthodox - and compelling - route into self-publishing.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 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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