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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Dawson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Dawson, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Dawson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Dawson, often where they are interviewed.

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Past Performances - Mark Dawson

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Back by popular demand Mark Dawson. Former member of Street Kids, Dreamer, All Night Newsboys and currently the vocals & bass for The Grassroots.

Nov 10 2020 · 43mins
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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing EP 160 - Mark Dawson on Growing, Experimenting and Collaborations within Publishing

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In this episode Mark catches up with Mark Dawson to see how his publishing collaboration with Welbeck has been going as well as to find out about some new writing and publishing projects.

This episode is sponsored by:

You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at starkreflections.ca/Findaway.

Prior to the interview Mark shares the following:

  • Comments from recent episodes
  • A welcome to new patrons
  • A personal update that includes:
    • Short story writing deadlines (2 target hits with 1 to go)
    • Recent media appearances related to a new book (and the fact that it's Halloween)
    • The song Mark commissioned from Meaghan Smith for his fiance Liz's 50th birthday to go with the artwork commissioned from Josh Vogt.  (Both called "Wonder Woman")
    • A recent music parody Mark created inspired by "The Monster Mash"

In their conversation Mark and Mark discuss:

  • How the role of "writer" is Mark's prime passion
  • The way Mark protects his writing time despite wearing many hats in the industry
  • Recently hiring a PA (Personal Assistant)
  • The importance of having a team that he can trust
  • Mark's daily ritual to ensure he gets writing done every day
  • The office Mark has rented that allows him to get writing and podcast work done
  • How a change of scenery can be helpful to writing
  • How John Milton often leaves a place in worse shape when he leaves it
  • The multiple influences that went into the creation of the John Milton character
  • The way that place, news items, and other factors combine for Mark to create a scenario to drop Milton into to watch how he interacts and reacts in that situation
  • How Mark avoids the "Murder She Wrote Conceit"
  • How traveling to a conference often negatively affects his writing productivity
  • The release of The Cleaner in hardcover from Welbeck Publishing and the impact of the pandemic on that.
  • The planned release of the mass market version of the books and the next book in the series
  • The "After School Detectives Club" books that Mark is collaborating on and how it was inspired by his daughter
  • How Mark shares what works and what doesn't work with various publishing projects and experiments he tries out
  • What Mark is looking forward to for the last two months of 2020
  • Some of the forthcoming courses Mark's company will be releasing
  • And more...

After the interview Mark reflects on the larger perspective of the industry and how an author like Mark Dawson, who has already sold over 4 million copies of his eBooks still has such a gigantic untapped market of readers to reach who have never heard of him.

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Mark Dawson has worked as a lawyer and in the London film industry. His first books, The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada, have been published in multiple languages. He is currently writing three series. The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people make amends for the things that he has done. The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother--who happens to be an assassin--against the six names on her Kill List. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970. The first book in the series, The Black Mile, deals with the (real-life but little-known) serial killer who operated in the area during the Blitz. The Imposter traces the journey of a criminal family through the period; it has been compared to The Sopranos in austerity London. Mark lives in Wiltshire with his family.

The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Oct 30 2020 · 1hr

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Useful Marketing and Writing Techniques with Mark Dawson

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Mark Dawson has developed many useful marketing and writing techniques for aspiring or developed authors. Through keeping his writing time structured and making the effort to understand Amazon’s advertising platform, he quickly found success as a self-published writer. Mark is well-known for his bestselling John Milton series, which follows the chilling encounters of a hired gun, with over a million copies sold. He is also the mastermind behind the esteemed Self Publishing Formula, where he educates authors around the world about writing and marketing through podcast episodes, blog posts, and online courses. His next publication and newest addition to the John Milton series, Killa City, will be available this fall.

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Mark Dawson has worked as a lawyer and in the London film industry. His first books, The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada, have been published in multiple languages. He is currently writing three series. The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people make amends for the things that he has done. The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother--who happens to be an assassin--against the six names on her Kill List. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970. The first book in the series, The Black Mile, deals with the (real-life but little-known) serial killer who operated in the area during the Blitz. The Imposter traces the journey of a criminal family through the period; it has been compared to The Sopranos in austerity London. Mark lives in Wiltshire with his family.

Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.


In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How and where to write effectively
  • Tips for optimizing a website
  • How to market to bookstores as a self-published author
  • The importance of Amazon advertising
  • Tips for scheduling an author’s work day

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J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/

Consequences of Rock Podcast - https://consequencesofrock.com/

Mark Dawson - https://markjdawson.com/

Killa City by Mark Dawson - https://books2read.com/Killa-City

The Cleaner (John Milton Book 1) by Mark Dawson - https://books2read.com/The-Cleaner

Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula - https://selfpublishingformula.com/

Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

Voice Over by Rick Ganley -

Jul 13 2020 · 44mins
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How To Take Your Author Career To The Next Level With Mark Dawson

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Are you ready to take your author career to the next level? In this wide-ranging interview, Mark Dawson gives tips on how to level up your books, your email list, and your advertising. In the intro, good news on book sales from New Zealand post-lockdown [The Guardian], why Joe Rogan's podcast deal with Spotify is […]

The post How To Take Your Author Career To The Next Level With Mark Dawson first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Jun 01 2020 · 58mins
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SFA 029 – Earning 7 Figures, Foreign Translations, and the Thriller Market with Mark Dawson

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This week’s guest is Mark Dawson, the brains and talent behind Ads for Authors and the Self-Publishing 101 course. Mark is an award-nominated, USA Today bestseller of thrillers, with more than 20 books published and over 3 million books downloaded in multiple countries and languages. As well as writing, he teaches other authors how to self-publish and is one of the hosts for The Self-Publishing Show.

Mark spent over an hour speaking with us and answering questions that ranged from how he got started in publishing to how his new German language translations are going and what he’s doing to market them. He got his start with courses teaching authors about Facebook ads, and we asked if Facebook is still his passion, or if he’s moved over to Amazon ads. Whether you’re new or experienced, you should find some great information in this show — Mark really has done it all now.

Here are some of the specific questions we asked him:

  • How many books a year do you release right now?
  • What does a book launch look like for you these days? You did a stand-alone in January (The Vault) and are launching a new series (Atticus Priest) very soon. Do you treat these differently than say a Book 15 in an established series?
  • What are your thoughts on audio? Do you include audio in your launch strategy?
  • You do all of these courses — you must have written some non-fiction to go with them? (Yes, his team has put out quite a few, and they’re published under Self Publishing Formula.)
  • We’ve heard indies say that thrillers can be tough to break into, but the rewards can be high in a genre with such a big audience. What are your thoughts on the genre for indies? 
  • It seems like there are tradeoffs for both extremes of the genre spectrum. If you pick a popular, established genre, the sky is the limit for earnings, but getting noticed is more difficult because of saturation and competition. If you pick something niche, you’re more likely to stand out, but there’s less of an audience to go around. If someone was starting today, where would you recommend they set their sights?
  • Many authors would like to get their books translated into other languages. What are things they should have in place first, and where should they start?
  • How did you launch your books into Amazon Germany (Rapid release? All at once?), and for marketing are you using the Amazon auto ads something more sophisticated? 
  • You switched your books to Kindle Unlimited a little while ago. What was the deciding factor behind that, how has it gone, and how should other authors approach similar decisions? (Going wide after being in KU and going into KU.)
  • What’s new with your Ads for Authors course this year?
  • You seemed to be all-in with Amazon ads last year. What are your thoughts on the state of them now, regular and AMG (Amazon Media Group)?
  • What role are Facebook ads playing for you currently? Do you still run ads to a free book to build your mailing list or do you go for the direct sale?
  • Mastering a single ad platform is difficult. Mastering two or three can seem downright impossible. Are there any basic advertising principles that are widely applicable? Any skills that can serve as a foundation for building up an aptitude in most/all ad platforms?
  • Carrie asks: Mark recently did a book trailer. What’s the ROI? Is it really worth it?
  • Beth Fratesi asks what Mark’s take is on rapid release and whether it’s as big as everyone thinks it is.

As this show goes live, Mark’s Self-Publishing 101 course is open. If that’s something you’re interested in, you can check it out here.

And of course, you can find Mark on his own site: https://markjdawson.com/

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Mar 12 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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SPI 413: The Secrets of Publishing for Profit (Both Fiction and Non-Fiction), With Mark Dawson

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#413: In this episode, I talk with Mark Dawson who made more than $1.5 million last year alone from self-published books. Now, he teaches other people how to put out self-published books, and he has very unique strategies and a formula for doing that. Listen in and learn why self-publishing worked better than traditional publishing for Mark, how to position yourself for success when publishing books, strategies for placing Amazon ads, and more. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session413
Mar 04 2020 · 43mins
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Water Consultant Graham Mann Of H2O Building Services Discusses legionella Testing With Mark Dawson Of Hydrosense

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Legionella is naturally occurring and is widespread in ponds, rivers and other natural water systems. But when the bacterium enters water systems in the built environment, conditions, such as water temperature, can often favour and encourage rapid growth and can lead to explosive outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) and other related infections.Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of Pneumonia, which causes fatal complications to occur within the human lungs. Any water source producing aerosols should be considered at risk for transmission of Legionella bacteria, including cooling towers, spa and pools, fountains, showers, car wash installations, air conditioning units, misters, humidifiers and many others.In recent years, there has been an increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease worldwide, with reported incidences of Legionaries’ disease growing at an alarming rate. Between 2011 and 2015 cases of the infection had risen by 42% and Europe saw the largest number of cases ever reported – with an overall notification rate of 1.37 per 100,000 of the population and a mortality rate of 8.1%. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports that in the US alone, cases of LD have grown by nearly four and a half times since 2000,So I feel it is important to raise the profile of Legionnaires’ disease sas I visit may sites that clearly do not meet with water regulations which if not rectified could contribute to poor water hygene and therefore water bourne contamination.All to often water regulations compliance is poor with many companies oblivious to none compliance and therefore at high risk of infection the purpose of this podcast is to raise the profile of Legionella and the unique Breakthrough technology for rapid legionella testing and detection.Get accurate on-site results in 25 minutes.!Enjoy the podcast.For more on the legionella testing kits contact Mark Dawson @ Hydrosense mdawson.ne@gmail.com Tel UK +44(0)131 560 1340If you need expert advice on water regulations compliance or require water regulations compliance surveys and reports Call my office 0845 658 0948.If you have any specific subjects in the water waste water and trade effluent industry you would like me to feature if future live broadcasts Email me direct graham.mann@h2obuildingservices.co.ukWould you like to be a guest?Check out our website www.h2obuildingservices.co.uk

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Dec 13 2019 · 27mins
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Ep 26 Mark Dawson

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Currently the lead vocalist and bass player for the legendary Grass Roots, Marks career started out in Chicago with bands like Street Kids, Dreamer and All-Night Newsboys. Mark currently resides in Orlando Florida where he you can catch him weekly on his radio program "making noise with Mark Dawson".

Dec 10 2019 · 42mins
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How To Sell More Books With Reader Funnels With Mark Dawson

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We all want to sell more books — but it's time we started to treat readers differently at the various stages of the marketing process. In this interview, Mark Dawson explains the reader funnel, as well as how he developed confidence in his writing craft and indie business skills. In the introduction, I give an […]

The post How To Sell More Books With Reader Funnels With Mark Dawson first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Nov 18 2019 · 56mins
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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing EP 100 - Another Publishing Industry First with Mark Dawson

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Mark interviews international bestselling author Mark Dawson about his journey through publishing, his author support business and the ground-breaking publishing deal he just signed.

Prior to the interview, Mark shares some comments left on previous episodes and via Twitter.

He also shares a word about the episode's sponsor Findaway Voices.

You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at starkreflections.ca/Findaway.

In his personal update, Mark talks about Canadian Thanksgiving, putting up Halloween decorations in the front yard and a new anthology, Cursed Collectibles, edited by Angela Eschler, that he has a story in.

In their conversation, the two Marks talk about:

  • Mark's background as a lawyer prior to becoming a writer, and how he has benefited from the skills he learned there
  • The kick in the pants Mark received back in 1999 that led to his entry into publishing
  • The surprisngly fast way he had found an agent and that agent had found a publisher for his first books
  • The disappointing experience that came with having his print books appear in book shops and the two strikes that led to the end of that part of his writing career
  • How John Milton was inspired by the original Equalizer television show staring Edward Woodward
  • When Mark's indie writing journey began and the approximate 30 books he has published in that way
  • The first time that Mark realized that writing could be a full-time endeavour - when the money he was earning from writing not only matched the money he was making working a full time job, but was more than double that amount for several months in a row
  • The origin of the Self-Publishing Formula courses and podcast
  • The 2020 Self Publishing Conference that will be taking place in London prior to the London Book Fair
  • How Mark is able to continue to write his novels as well as offer support to the writing community via his intimate network
  • The ground-breaking joint-venture print-only deal that Mark recently signed
  • The 3-books a year release plan within this deal
  • The international element of the deal to get the books into stores in multiple countries

After the interview, Mark reflects on the importance of this deal that Mark Dawson just signed and the significance it can have on publishing.

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The music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Oct 18 2019 · 54mins
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