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.
Living the Bestseller Life – with Michaelbrent Collings
Michaelbrent Collins is a bestselling trad- and indie-published author and screenwriter who teaches writers the principles of writing success.
Time Management for Authors - with Mark Dawson
Mark Dawson embarks on a solo episode exploring how authors can optimise the time available to them to write (and sell) more books.
SPS-411: The Importance of Researching Settings – with Tony Park
As an Australian living in South Africa, Tony Park explains what he does to make sure he reflects African places, people and practices correctly.
Selling Serials with The Pigeonhole – with Mark Blayney
Getting reviews and reader feedback can be difficult. The Pigeonhole is a new way to transform your relationship with your readers.
Catering for the Christian Market – with Thomas Umstattd
Veteran podcaster and SEO expert Thomas Umstattd explains what the Christian market is and what authors need to consider when writing for it.
Essential Tips for New Authors – with Mark Dawson
As Launchpad prepares to welcome new students, Mark Dawson breaks down his top ten tips for aspiring authors.
Love the episode with Aryn!!!
Please have her back on the show she is so cool!!!!
It’s a good podcast only thing that lets it down is they both chat too long get to the interview!;)
Great advice for self-publishing
Really good content with lots of fascinating and useful content. A must-have for self-publishers!