Before becoming a writer, I never listened to podcasts.
But I quickly learned that some of the best indie authors out there are generous enough to share their expertise.
That’s the thing I love most about the indie community. For the most part, people are very supportive and willing to share what they’ve learned along the way so that they can help others reach their levels of success, too. That’s what a community is all about – lifting each other up.
I’ve found the five following podcasts extremely helpful, and I have no doubt that you will enjoy them, too.
The Creative Penn – Joanna Penn is a creative entrepreneur who publishes nonfiction books for writers under Joanna Penn and thrillers under the name J.F. Penn. What I love most about her podcast is that she takes an optimistic view of the publishing industry. I always find her podcasts encouraging, and she interviews some fascinating people.
Self Publishing Formula – Mark Dawson is well-known in the indie community for being a self-publishing guru. In addition to his courses, he also has a podcast. His co-host James Blatch interviews the guests and always asks interesting questions. He seems so genuinely interested in what the guests have to say, and he asks the questions listeners are thinking.
Sell More Books Show – This is one of my new favorite podcasts. I would have listened to it much sooner if I had realized it was hosted, in part, by Bryan Cohen – the blurb-writing guru. This podcast spans a variety of topics of interest to the indie author community and is one you do not want to miss!
The Career Author – I only recently discovered this one, but I am really enjoying it. J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon talk about a variety of writing-related topics, like planning out a book series, genre research and more.
Helping Writers Become Authors – This podcast by K.M. Weiland is more about the actual writing part of being a writer. She offers great insights on things like plot, structure, characters and more. P.S. Be sure to sign up for her mailing list for some very helpful freebies!
Are there any other podcasts that you think should be on this list? If so, leave a comment below!