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The Self Publishing Show

Two writers. One just starting out. The other a best-selling indie author. Join James Blatch and Mark Dawson and their amazing guests as they discuss how you can make a living telling stories. There’s never been a better time to be a writer.


SPS-350: Live from the NINC Conference 2022 - with Dave Chesson & Julia Spencer-Fleming
Recorded in front of a live audience at the NINC 2022 conference, grab some insight on the latest self-publishing tech and top tips to help improve your writing craft with special guests Dave Chesson and Julia Spencer-Fleming.
41:01 09/30/2022
SPS-349: Taking Off With TikTok - with A.P Beswick
Adam Beswick is using daily TikTok videos to quickly kickstart his indie author career.
57:45 09/23/2022
SPS-348: Building a Brand-Consistent Backlist - with Olivia Hayle
Learn how Olivia Hayle brought in seven figures of annual revenue simply by writing more books.
53:18 09/16/2022
SPS-347: The Brains Behind Beautiful Books - with Brad Andalman
Two ex-Pixar employees created the gold standard for book formatting. Will Vellum come to PC?
44:45 09/09/2022
SPS-346: The Magic of the SPF Foundation - with Britt Andrews
Two years after getting laid off from her hospital job, Britt Andrew’s books have made over half a million dollars.
40:12 09/02/2022
SPS-345: Selling Books With Subscriptions - with Emilia Rose
Emilia Rose discusses the challenges and rewards of writing directly for her readers and generating income that doesn’t come via a retailer.
46:25 08/26/2022
SPS-344: W.F. Howes: The Indie Audiobook Publisher - with Craig Thomson
Audiobooks are one of publishing’s biggest growth markets – here’s what W.F. Howes can do to get your books out there.
54:09 08/19/2022
SPS-343: The Non-Fiction Publishing Plan - with Stephanie Chandler
Stephanie Chandler quit a Silicon Valley job to open a bookstore. Now she helps non-fiction authors find their audience!
35:21 08/12/2022
SPS-342: Empowering Indie Authors - with Cara Alwill
Cara Alwill always wished she had a mentor, so now she writes self-help books to encourage other women to pursue their dreams.
43:12 08/05/2022
SPS-341: Writing Into Retirement - with M. Lee Prescott
Mary Lee Prescott is happily busy working on her second career. Writing used to be a hobby but now that she’d ‘retired’ she’s working full steam ahead in both the mystery and romance genres.
31:17 07/29/2022
SPS-340: The Self Publishing Show Live! 2022 (Show Recap) - Mark Dawson & James Blatch
After a 2-year enforced hiatus, the Self Publishing Show Live! returned to London in 2022 - this time for a two-day run. This episode recaps the wide variety of speakers and presentations on offer ahead of the launch of the show's recorded sessions.
59:52 07/22/2022
SPS-339: Back to School: Selling Children’s Books - with Daniel Jude Miller
How writer and illustrator Daniel Jude Miller makes a living entirely through school visits.
45:21 07/15/2022
SPS-338: Writing Authentic Characters - with Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer
As a member of the Choctaw tribe, Sarah explains the importance of writing characters sensitively and authentically.
40:26 07/08/2022
SPS-337: PR Services for Authors - with Lilian Sue
Lilian Sue is a PR coach and publicist helping authors develop healthy mindsets and strategies.
41:08 07/01/2022
SPS-336: Kobo Writing Life: Reach New Readers - with Tara Cremin
Kobo’s Tara Cremin explains why you’re leaving millions of readers on the table.
40:54 06/24/2022
SPS-335: Publishing the New Poirot - with Sophie Hannah
Currently teaching a writing course at Cambridge University, Sophie Hannah discusses the publishing routes available to new authors.
61:19 06/17/2022
SPS-334: Flying into Fiction: Video Games & NFTs - with Nicholas Narbutovskih
The show producer has not yet provided a description for this episode.
60:44 06/10/2022
SPS-333: Building Better Worlds: Special Effects & Writing - with Chrissy Metge
Chrissy Metge isn’t just an author of children’s books – she also works on the special effects for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
43:33 06/03/2022
SPS-332: MiblArt: Cover Design During the War - with Julia Rozdobudko
Julia had to flee Ukraine due to the war, yet MiblArt’s work as a book cover design company continues.
46:26 05/27/2022
SPS-331: Websites for Writers - with Stuart Grant
Ace author website designer, Stuart Grant, explains why every author needs a site and how to go about securing one that's going to help you sell more books.
43:08 05/20/2022
SPS-330: Getting Ready for The Self Publishing Show Live! - with Mark Dawson & James Blatch
Two years on and it's back! Mark and James talk you through the exciting schedule for this year's upcoming two-day SPS event in London.
44:08 05/13/2022
SPS-329: Self-Publishing Fundamentals - with Mark Dawson & James Blatch
So how do you get started as an indie author? Let multi-million selling indie superstar Mark Dawson and newbie author James Blatch be your guides!
43:32 05/06/2022
SPS-328: Marie Force Be With You! 10 Million Copies Sold and Counting...
Indie author superstar, Marie Force, on what it takes to keep your readers coming back for more.
57:02 04/29/2022
SPS-327: From Writing Conference to Writing Career - with Benedict Brown
Benedict Brown had almost given up on writing until he attended the Self Publishing Show Live. Now he’s a full-time author!
64:00 04/22/2022
SPS-326: Six Figures in Her First Year - with Nora Phoenix
Nora Phoenix jumped straight into full-time writing with a six-figure salary… without running paid advertising.
53:20 04/15/2022
SPS-325: SPS-325: Fat Vampire: From Book to TV - with Johnny B. Truant
Johnny B. Truant discusses Sterling & Stone, writing over 100 books, and his upcoming TV adaptation.
62:03 04/08/2022
SPS-324: Canines and Criminals: Finding Your Niche - with Jodi Burnett
The show producer has not yet provided a description for this episode.
46:08 04/01/2022
SPS-323: Why Did Draft2Digital Acquire Smashwords? - with Kevin Tumlinson
Two publishing aggregate giants become one.
49:54 03/25/2022
SPS-322: Writers Without Borders - with Anton Eine
In a special episode of the Self Publishing Show, Anton Eine calls in from Ukraine to discuss the ongoing war and how it has affected his writing and publishing process.
50:46 03/17/2022
SPS-321: The Magic of Audiobook Podcasts - with John Gaspard
Discover how releasing your audiobook as a weekly podcast can drive sales.
46:27 03/11/2022