The Self Publishing Show

Hosted ByMark Dawson & James Blatch

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.

All Episodes

SPS-258: BookLab – with Peter F. Smith

It’s the turn of science fiction author, Peter F. Smith, to get the famed BookLab treatment with expert feedback on his writing, blurb and cover.

SPS-257: From Adventurer to Author: Kindle Storyteller Winner 2020

This year’s Kindle Storyteller Award winner is the truly inspirational adventurer and author, Anna McNuff. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have pinned her down for a chat between escapades!

SPS-256: How to Collaborate on a Kid’s Book – with Allan Boroughs

Children’s author, Allan Boroughs, on successful – and profitable – collaborative writing for children.

SPS-254: The Writer’s Cookbook: Recipes for Author Success

Bestselling indie author, Kristina Adams, is on a mission to help other writers looking to navigate the murky waters of self-publishing.

SPS-253: How to Write an Authentic Crime Scene – with Patrick O’Donnell

How do you get your crime writing to come across as authentic? The devil is in the details.

SPS-250: Book Ad Tips to Boost Your Author Business – with Nicholas Erik

Sci-fi author Nicholas Erik is here to share his crack tips on book ads with indies looking to deliver some oomph to their marketing mix

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