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 230: Raising the Stakes: Supercharging Sales with Amazon Ads – with Eileen Coleman

Eileen Coleman on how Amazon ads have helped take her husband’s horror writing to a whole new level of success.

SPS-228: How to Make a Million Dollars Writing Poetry – with Pierre Alex Jeanty

The Haitian-American author, publisher and entrepreneur explains how he managed to secure bestseller status for his poetry books.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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