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-249: An Expert in Her Field: Marketing to a Niche – with Carly Kade

Find out how indie author Carly Kade used the power of the self-publishing community to market her books to a niche audience.

SPS-248: Writing Books for Your Business – with Mandy Hickson & Mike Capuzzi

Find out how self-published books can play a key role in building your business and brand.

SPS-247: Laughter and Love: Writing Romantic Comedies

Male author Rich Amooi on how to succeed in a field dominated by female writers.

SPS-245: From Scripts to Snowdonia: Self-Published Success – with Simon McCleave

Find out how a former BBC script editor and teacher went on to hit the big time as a self-published crime author.

SPS-244: Self Publishing in South Africa – with Dani René

Multi-genre bestselling indie author Dani René on her career and the state of self-publishing in the country where she resides – South Africa.

SPS-241: 10 Million Books Sold: Writing Like a Reader – with Marie Force

An astronomical 10 million books sold. Indie author Marie Force reveals the secrets of her success.

SPS-240: Pictionary: How to Self-Publish a Board Game – with Rob Angel

The self-publishing story behind an iconic game – with much to glean for indie authors.

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