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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 • 213 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.

    Targeting Trad Readers (with Michael R. Miller)

    Targeting Trad Readers (with Michael R. Miller)

    Tune into this week’s episode of the Self Publishing Show to hear more from Michael, including whether selling direct would be preferrable to selling on Amazon, why he chooses to publish his audiobooks exclusively on ACX, and why consistency in magic and worldbuilding rules is key for any kind of Fantasy story.

    • 41 min
    Setting Goals and Building Habits – with Marc Reklau

    Setting Goals and Building Habits – with Marc Reklau

    Marc Reklau went from struggling writer to earning seven-figures, all by applying the same self-help advice he writes about in his books.

    • 36 min
    Automating Amazon Ads with Merch Jar (with Cameron Scott)

    Automating Amazon Ads with Merch Jar (with Cameron Scott)

    Tired of tweaking your Amazon Ad keywords? Let Merch Jar automate the process for you.

    • 26 min
    Storytelling on the Tabletop – with Paddy Finn

    Storytelling on the Tabletop – with Paddy Finn

    From novelist to tabletop game creator, Paddy Finn explains how he created a seven-figure company in an industry where the players come up with the stories.

    • 52 min
    AI & Aggregation with PublishDrive – with Danica Favorite

    AI & Aggregation with PublishDrive – with Danica Favorite

    Danica Favorite describes the benefits of releasing wide with PD and how you can have a say on the future of AI in publishing.

    • 33 min
    Selling Books Direct with Bookvault – with Alex Smith

    Selling Books Direct with Bookvault – with Alex Smith

    Bypass royalty cuts and sell your paperbacks and hardcovers direct to your readers with Bookvault.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

Crown Yourself ,

Phenomenal advice!

Mark has such great tools and experts on to support self-published authors with getting their work out to the world! A must listen for anyone looking to self-publish and put their books into the world.

Pat O.D. ,

400 shows!!!!!

Congratulations Mark and James on 400 episodes. Thanks for the information and laughs. Here’s to at least 400 more!!

BlackBear2015 ,

Thank You

I have only listened to a few episodes so far and have already gained tips. Thank you for doing this.

I love this Podcast. I get so excited listening when I am driving my speed increases. I have to make sure cruise control is set so I don’t get a ticket.

I hope to increase my indie presence and increase sales. I am sure your knowledge will help expand my knowledge. I am a fairly new author and have so much to learn.

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