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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

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    • 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.

    Taking Off With TikTok - with A.P Beswick

    Taking Off With TikTok - with A.P Beswick

    Adam Beswick is using daily TikTok videos to quickly kickstart his indie author career.

    • 57 min
    Building a Brand-Consistent Backlist - with Olivia Hayle

    Building a Brand-Consistent Backlist - with Olivia Hayle

    Learn how Olivia Hayle brought in seven figures of annual revenue simply by writing more books.

    • 53 min
    The Brains Behind Beautiful Books - with Brad Andalman

    The Brains Behind Beautiful Books - with Brad Andalman

    Two ex-Pixar employees created the gold standard for book formatting. Will Vellum come to PC?

    • 44 min
    The Magic of the SPF Foundation - with Britt Andrews

    The Magic of the SPF Foundation - with Britt Andrews

    Two years after getting laid off from her hospital job, Britt Andrew’s books have made over half a million dollars.

    • 40 min
    Selling Books With Subscriptions - with Emilia Rose

    Selling Books With Subscriptions - with Emilia Rose

    Emilia Rose discusses the challenges and rewards of writing directly for her readers and generating income that doesn’t come via a retailer.

    • 46 min
    W.F. Howes: The Indie Audiobook Publisher - with Craig Thomson

    W.F. Howes: The Indie Audiobook Publisher - with Craig Thomson

    Audiobooks are one of publishing’s biggest growth markets – here’s what W.F. Howes can do to get your books out there.

    • 54 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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