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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.

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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.

    SPS-213: Monetise Your Message With Indie Publishing - with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

    SPS-213: Monetise Your Message With Indie Publishing - with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

    Valerie J. Lewis Coleman explains how high-quality self-published books can help experts and professional speakers monetise their area of expertise.

    • 59 min
    SPS-212: SPS 212: How to Make a Living Writing One Book a Year -with Jami Albright

    SPS-212: SPS 212: How to Make a Living Writing One Book a Year -with Jami Albright

    Romance author Jami Albright explains how to make a comfortable living as an indie author without being prolific.

    • 56 min
    SPS-211 My Year in Review - with Mark Dawson

    SPS-211 My Year in Review - with Mark Dawson

    SPF's very own Mark Dawson details the key elements of his career as a bestselling self-published author in 2019.

    • 53 min
    SPS-210: The $50,000 Mistake - with James Rosone

    SPS-210: The $50,000 Mistake - with James Rosone

    The author of several successful military thrillers, James Rosone, explains how other self-published writers can learn from his mistakes as they progress their indie author careers.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SPS-209: The Fiction Formula - with Johnny Truant

    SPS-209: The Fiction Formula - with Johnny Truant

    How can you be sure you're writing books that are going to sell? You need a formula! Cue, Sterling & Stone's Johnny Truant, co-author of a new book on that very topic.

    • 58 min
    SPS-208: Strengths for Writers: How to Align Yourself for Success - with Becca Syme

    SPS-208: Strengths for Writers: How to Align Yourself for Success - with Becca Syme

    Bestselling multi-genre author and leadership coach, Becca Syme, explains how indies can streamline and smarten their writing process.

    • 48 min

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