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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.

    SPS-227: Pro Writing Aid: The Personal Trainer for Authors - with Chris Banks

    SPS-227: Pro Writing Aid: The Personal Trainer for Authors - with Chris Banks

    Pro Writing Aid's Chris Banks explains how the acclaimed app can make you a better writer.

    • 44 min
    SPS-226: Making Money & Telling Good Stories - with Michael Anderle

    SPS-226: Making Money & Telling Good Stories - with Michael Anderle

    Serial bestseller Michael Anderle's take on his prolific output as a self-published author, his plans for an indie imprint and trad publishing.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    SPS-225: Kickstarting Your Indie Author Career - with Nicholas Kotar

    SPS-225: Kickstarting Your Indie Author Career - with Nicholas Kotar

    Fantasy writer Nicholas Kotar on how he kick-started his indie author career - with pointers on how you can do the same.

    • 59 min
    SPS-224: StoryOrigin: The One-Stop Shop For Indie Authors - with Evan Gow

    SPS-224: StoryOrigin: The One-Stop Shop For Indie Authors - with Evan Gow

    Evan Gow talks about Story Origin, his online indie author community that comes packed with useful self-publishing tools and services.

    • 44 min
    SPS -223: Under Pressure: Mental Health for Indie Authors - with James P. Sumner

    SPS -223: Under Pressure: Mental Health for Indie Authors - with James P. Sumner

    James P. Sumner talks about the mental challenges facing writers and how he dealt with his own emotional struggles as a bestselling indie author.

    • 56 min
    SPS-222: Lockdown: Coping Strategies for your Indie Author Business

    SPS-222: Lockdown: Coping Strategies for your Indie Author Business

    Most of us are in lockdown; but that doesn't mean you can't look after business and connect with readers.

    • 55 min

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141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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Incredibly helpful and insightful podcast. I personally enjoy the banter before each interview but if you don’t and want to get straight to the interviews just skip ahead!

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