Want free lessons on writing a book? Want to learn how to self-publish and market your book? Podcasts are my favorite free tool and the best way to gain new skills.
If you are an author or aspiring author, I have compiled a list of my favorite podcasts that are updated consistently and never fail to provide incredible advice.
Just find them in your podcast player of choice and start listening!
AUTHOR WRITING TIPS
Want to learn how to make your story great? This podcast from Shawne Coyne, author of the book Story Grid, and Tim Grahl leads you through the element of story.
K.M. Weiland was my first favorite in the author advice world. She gives practical, straightforward advice on how to make your story shine.
Jeff Goins explores what it means to be an author in this age. Portfolio life dives into why you creatives are more than just their art. They are a sum of who and what they are.
Kelton Reid hosts this podcast where he interviews top authors on how they create and maintain their writing. This is a great choice for authors in need of productivity and creativity tips.
Need a grammar answer? Mignon Fogarty can help! This is a podcast to keep your writing sharp and accurate.
This is the ultimate podcast for self-publishing advice. Mark Dawson is always a step ahead of the curve and his podcast co-host James Blatch handles the interviews with plenty of laughs and great tips.
Joanna Penn, another big name self-publishing guru, shares the best advice and interviews industry greats. I love how open and candid she is. She never holds back advice for other authors.
The Sterling & Stone crew is hilarious and genius. They are production masters, creating books and podcasts and conferences. This is not a podcast to miss.
These four New Zealand ladies share real life advice on how to self-publish successfully. I love this podcast and these amazing authors.
No matter how far along you are in your author journey, the Alliance of Independent Authors has a podcast track for you. And hey, Joanna Penn hosts here, too!
Reedsy is an incredible company that puts authors first. This podcast makes the self-publishing podcast simpler and less intimidating.
BOOK MARKETING & SELLING
I love Dave Chesson. He makes book marketing so much more functional and I use his KDP Rocket tool frequently. This show is top of my list.
This show gives news in the book marketing world and breaks down book marketing strategies into small practical ideas. Each episode covers a range of book topics!
Fellow self-published author Kirsten Oliphant teaches you how to build an author platform “without being smarmy.” This is a great podcast to teach you how to reach book fans!
Amelia Hay shares behind-the-scenes looks into her own author journey while teaching you how to become an authorpreneur, too!
Want to hear how the other authors make it happen? The author marketing podcast provides interviews with some of the top author earners and how they do it.
Shelley Hitz helps Christian writers to find their story and reach more people with their message. Even if you are not Christian, she is a fantastic resource for book marketing.
What do you think of the podcast list? Share your favorites in the comments!