Mark Leslie Lefebvre ON: HEART, Passion and Collaboration
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Mark has published more than twenty-five books under the name Mark Leslie that include thrillers and fiction, paranormal non-fiction and anthologies. Under his full name he writes books to help authors navigate publishing which include The 7 P’s of Publishing Success, An Author’s Guide to Working with Libraries and Bookstores, and Wide for the Win

His industry experience includes President of the Canadian Booksellers Association, Board Member of BookNet Canada, Director of Author Relations and Self-Publishing for Rakuten Kobo, Director of Business Development for Draft2Digital and Professional Advisor for Sheridan College’s Creative Writing and Publishing Honours Program.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • Mark’s journey so far [02:11]
  • Rejection and Determination [04:59]
  • How working in the industry helps Marks writing [07:46]
  • The barrier to self-publishing in traditional education [11:03]
  • Marks first writing routine [16:13]
  • Deadlines [19:59]
  • Procrastination [22:29]
  • Collaboration [22:29]
  • How Mark gets so much done [32:50]
  • Taking in the world and staying inspired [38:08]
  • Taking his own advice [40:52]
  • Chasing passions not trends [45:22]
  • Direct sales as a new author [47:41]
  • Why Mark writes horror [50:12]
  • Why Mark writes [52:39]

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Special thanks to:

Show theme: Karl Hughes

Show editing: Sam Frost

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