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-238: Winning the Kindle Storyteller Award by Writing to Market – with Ian W. Sainsbury

This week’s guest, Ian W. Sainsbury, explains how writing to market can secure significant book sales – and the odd award or two.

SPS-237: Self Publishing Sisters: Keeping it in the Family – with Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This podcast has featured wives retiring their husbands to assist with their indie author business and even a couple of writing brothers. But this week on the Self Publishing Show, we’ve got two self-publishing sisters: Caroline Peckham and Susanne…

SPS-234: How to Automate Your Amazon Ads – with Dierk Demer

Prestozon’s Dierk Demer on how the automation platform can help authors effectively manage their Amazon ad campaigns.

SPS-233: How to Identify Your Author Level – with Nick Thacker

Nick Thacker on figuring out your “author level” and the application of strategies to help further grow your author brand.

SPS- 232: Why You Should be Telling Stories in Non-Fiction – with Vicky Fraser

Author Vicky Fraser explains how a smart approach to writing non-fiction books can transform your business.

SPS – 231: How to Self-Help Yourself to a Six-Figure Income – with Marc Reklau

Non-fiction author Marc Reklau on how he used Amazon ads to take his earnings from three to five figures a month inside two years.

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