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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.

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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.

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Insightful, entertaining and actionable

By J. Barshop - Aug 05 2019
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I feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations. Mark, James and their incredible guests give listeners an unfair advantage when it comes to successfully self-publishing your work in an increasingly competitive market. Can’t recommend listening (and subscribing) to The Self Publishing Show enough. 🙌

Love the bookLab

By fantasyfanz - Dec 25 2018
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Love the Book Lab show and the podcast in general. Really helpful and inspiring. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

127 Ratings
Average Ratings
113
5
5
3
1

Insightful, entertaining and actionable

By J. Barshop - Aug 05 2019
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I feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations. Mark, James and their incredible guests give listeners an unfair advantage when it comes to successfully self-publishing your work in an increasingly competitive market. Can’t recommend listening (and subscribing) to The Self Publishing Show enough. 🙌

Love the bookLab

By fantasyfanz - Dec 25 2018
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Love the Book Lab show and the podcast in general. Really helpful and inspiring. Thank you!
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The Self Publishing Show

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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.

Rank #1: SPF-004: Masterclass – Five Must Do Actions for New Authors – With Mark Dawson

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If you’re thinking of kicking off a career as an indie author, or have already started down that road, listening to Podcast number 4 might save you a lot of time, money and effort as you move forward. Mark and James focus on key elements that are worth getting right at the start of your […]

Mar 25 2016

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Rank #2: SPF-110: How I Quit the 9 to 5 to Write (And Never Looked Back) - with Ernest Dempsey

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Thriller author Ernest Dempsey shares his road to indie author success, including some of the bumps along the way.

Mar 16 2018

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Rank #3: SPF-002: Secrets from an indie online entrepreneur – With Pat Flynn

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From redundancy to a pioneer in the online business sphere, Pat’s blog, ‘Smart Passive Income’ that details his story has become a go-to resource for budding online entrepreneurs everywhere. Mark and James hunker down with Pat to talk, amongst other things, about his new book, relationship strategies including the power of transparency and whether podcasting […]

Mar 04 2016

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Rank #4: SPF-046: Masterclass: Building a Mailing List part 1 – With Mark Dawson

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Jan 06 2017

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Rank #5: SPF-091: Why I Turned Down Seven Figures to Self Publish – with Hugh Howey

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This week’s highlights include: Hugh’s beginnings as a writer The search for a publisher … and then a change of heart Re-acquiring rights The increasing empowerment of creative people Negotiating a print-only deal The beginnings of Hugh’s relationship with Data Guy and the Author Earnings reports Resources mentioned in this episode: Selfpublishingformula.com/ads17 Get on the […]

Nov 03 2017

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Rank #6: SPF-015: Heading for $1.5m thanks to FB Ads – With Adam Croft

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Can you imagine the day that all your efforts at self publishing – the hard work writing, promoting, and planning your books – finally pays off? Today’s episode is one author’s story about how that has finally come about. After writing for just over 5 years and self publishing a number of books, Adam Croft […]

Jun 04 2016

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Rank #7: SPS-192: How to Build an Audience on Instagram - with Stuart Grant

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This week, Stuart Grant, Instagram expert and co-author of one of SPF's most popular indie author marketing guides, explains how to build your readership with the social media platform.

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #8: SPF-067: Self Publishing – How Much Does it Cost? – with Mark Dawson

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How much money should you reasonably expect to invest when self-publishing a book? Mark Dawson and James Blatch share the all-important financial details that indie authors need to know about.

Jun 02 2017

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Rank #9: SPF-106: Masterclass: How To Get Reviews – with Mark Dawson

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Mark and James discuss how even beginning authors can gather reviews for their books, and why this matters. This week’s highlights include: The chicken and egg problem for new writers trying to get book reviews How to avoid Amazon removing your reviews The benefits of an Advanced Reader team Getting your readers enrolled in your […]

Feb 16 2018

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Rank #10: SPF-093: From Teacher to Writer in One Year – with Cecelia Mecca

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Medieval romance author Cecelia Mecca started out thinking she’d traditionally publish her books. A chat with an indie author at an RWA conference changed Cedelia’s mind and a year later she’s a full-time author, working at home and in full command of her author career. This week’s highlights include: Picking up a manuscript after 20 […]

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #11: SPS-169: Six Indie Mistakes to Avoid - with Alessandra Torre

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Indie romance bestseller Alessandra Torre sheds light on some of her rookie mistakes in the hope that others will learn from them.

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #12: SPF-147: The Million Dollar Indie Author - with Shayne Silvers

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Within months of completing the Ads for Authors course, fantasy author Shayne Silvers realised a life-long dream of becoming a full-time author. Hear how it all came together for him and how the same approach could work for other indie authors.

Nov 23 2018

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Rank #13: SPF-109: From Hero to Zero – with first time author Maria Luis

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James talks to NOLA romance writer Maria Luis who quit her marketing job and now makes three times her previous salary via her books, thanks in part to the Self Publishing Formula courses. This week’s highlights include: The details on Maria’s strategic plan to leave her day job and make a living writing The […]

Mar 02 2018

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Rank #14: SPF-059: Top Book Launch Tips – with Tim Grahl

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Book launch expert Tim Grahl talks to James about the importance of an email list, successful book launches and his own experience of writing a novel for public consumption.

Apr 07 2017

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Rank #15: SPF-003: Interview with Hybrid Author Marie Force

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In podcast number 3, Mark and James are joined by the sensational Marie Force. Marie has developed a seven figure publishing operation with a mix of both self publishing and traditional publishing deals. They discuss her marketing tips as well as Marie’s advice to authors setting out to build a platform for better sales. They […]

Mar 11 2016

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Rank #16: SPF-128: How to Self-Publish and Market a Children's Book Part 1 - with Laurie Wright

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Author Laurie Wright on how she overcame the challenges of self publishing and marketing her children’s books.

Jul 13 2018

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Rank #17: SPF-074: Pursuing an Indie Career with Extreme Prejudice – with author Brett Battles

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Thriller author Brett Battles has seen the inside of both traditional and independent publishing. Today he chats with James about making the transition from trad to indie, the tough times and his eventual triumph as a hybrid author.

Jul 21 2017

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Rank #18: SPF-065: Know What Sells Before You Write – with Brian Spangler, Genre Report

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Software engineer, Brian Spangler, talks to SPF about his data gathering app that helps authors understand the Amazon marketplace and reveal which categories offer the highest profit potential.

May 19 2017

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Rank #19: SPF-081:How Stories Work – with Jenny Parrott

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One of Mark and James' editors, Jenny Parrott, discusses the role of the professional editor in an author's life. Clearly as devoted to storytelling as any writer, Jenny explains some strategies authors can use to improve their stories, and why editing is such a crucial part of successful book creation.

Sep 08 2017

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Rank #20: SPF-075: Getting Paid For Your Passion – with Creativindie’s Derek Murphy

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Serial artist, graphic designer and author Derek Murphy chats to James about his creative lifestyle, including how he finally managed to develop a more productive - and profitable - mindset for his career.

Jul 28 2017

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