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SPF-078: One Million Sales and Counting: Success in Cross Genre Writing – with bestseller Mel Sherratt


If you’re an author that wants to write across genres but worries about the impact that approach might have on financial returns, you’ll want to listen to this week’s guest, bestselling author Mel Sherratt, who’s achieved in excess of one million sales with a cross-genre back catalogue.

Mark Dawson: Hi, it’s Mark here. Just a quick word from me before we get into this week’s podcast. I just want to give a public shout-out to the wonderful patrons who’ve got behind the podcast and are supporting James and myself on Patreon.

Just to run through the most recent patrons, James and I would especially like to thank Brenda Kuchinsky, Brigit, Shane Edmonston, CJ Hunt, Eric Vick, Gary Sherwin, Holly Thompson, Jason Hamilton, Jennifer Coleman, Julia V., Kelly Burn, Kanesha, Lee Torna, Louis Petron, Melinda Craig, Michelle Webb, Nina Barton, Parker Hudson, and Tom Fowler.

Thank you very, very much for your support. It really does mean an awful lot to James and me to know that you are enjoying the podcast and prepared to get behind us and give us a little bit of support. So thank you to all of those.

And without any further ado, let’s get into this week’s podcast.

This week’s key highlights:

  • Mel’s beginnings as an indie author
  • Cross-genre books with a common thread
  • Getting to one million book sales
  • Being optioned for a TV show
  • The power of an author’s back list

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

FREE EBOOK: Self Publishing Formula Knowledge Vault

PATREON: Self-Publishing Formula Podcast Patreon page

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