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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

    • Business
    • 4.8, 116 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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Insightful, entertaining and actionable

I feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations.

Mark, James and their incredible guests give listeners an unfair advantage when it comes to successfully self-publishing your work in an increasingly competitive market. Can’t recommend listening (and subscribing) to The Self Publishing Show enough. 🙌

ProJoe$ ,

A nugget in every episode!

My subject line says it all, and it’s true. I garner a little knowledge (well, a lot of knowledge) out of each and every episode. I am about to publish my first, and although still nervous and intimidated by the industry and the fear of failure, this podcast has given me the tools to go in making at the very least informed decisions. Keep it up, and thank you!

ChrisEverheart ,

Self-pub, shared success

I’ve been published for years and have ached for a resource like the Self-Publishing Show that could help me dive deeper into self-publishing and gain a better, more satisfying foothold on the entrepreneurial aspects of the biz. SPS has come along at the perfect time as I’m getting ready to re-launch my writing career. It’s motivational, informative, and eye-opening. I feel connected to a bigger world and encouraged by the selfless sharing of the hosts and their guests. Thanks, guys. Keep up the great work.

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