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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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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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Robyn P (New Zealand) ,

Fantastic content, immense value & no padding

I'm amazed and delighted every week with how much value James and Mark deliver, with their guests. They're clear, concise, speak articulatly and at a comfortable listening speed. I really also appreciate that they don't fill the podcast up with salesy padding and over-the-top self-promotion. Even the courses that they do promote from time to time are mentioned in a tasteful way. This must be the best, or right at the top of the pile, of podcasts for indie authors. I recommend it whole-heartedly.

Anemi it is mine ,

Author

I loved the masterclass podcast, what a treat for a Saturday afternoon, so much information. It all helps to to replace the output of the week. I'm ready to keep going now.
Thank you so much for this interview/ masterclass, a master piece alright.

KiwiJulie ,

Interviews with authors you won’t find elsewhere

Some great exclusive interviews with authors you won't find anywhere else such as Marie Force and HM Ward. Lots of great information for indie authors. Tip - ignore the early episodes with Mark's ROI numbers.

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