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9 Podcasts for Authors


Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn while on the go. We reviewed dozens of podcasts and wanted to spotlight 9 podcasts for authors that are highly recommended in our author community.

Create If Writing with Kirsten Oliphant
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers and is focused on authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. Tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative processes, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure.

Wish I’d Known Then . . .

Hosts Sara Rosett and Jami Albright interview authors, digging in to look at what’s worked–the ideas, tips, and strategies that have taken them to the top of the bestseller charts–as well as what they’ve learned from their missteps and blunders.

Kobo Writing Life
The Kobo Writing Life podcast brings you insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business. It features interviews with bestselling authors and industry experts who share practical advice you can use to improve your writing and sell more books.

First Draft Friday
A craft-focused podcast focused on how to improve your characters, plotting, storytelling, and editing. Every other week, their CEO Alessandra Torre will discuss a specific aspect of craft with a fellow author, editor, or entrepreneur. These are live discussions with lively questions and interactions from the online audiences.

Living in the Pages
Willow Aster hosts Insightful interviews with authors about their books, life, and the art of writing.

The Misfit’s Guide to Writing Indie Romance
A weekly romp through the baffling and ever-changing business of being both an artist and entrepreneur in the world’s most popular genre. Hosts: Eliza Peake and Adrienne Bell.

The Shit No One Tells You About Writing
This is a podcast for emerging writers, who are looking to improve their work with the aim of having it published or anyone who would like a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry. Your host, Bianca Marais, will be interviewing authors, agents, editors and just about anyone and everyone who’s involved in bringing a book to market. She’s joined by her cohosts, literary agents Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra, from P.S. Literary Agency who read and critique query letters and opening pages in their Books with Hooks segment.

Self-Publishing Insiders Podcast
Draft2Digital has the best vantage point in the business for seeing trends in the self-publishing industry. And we want to use that insight to help indie authors and publishers do more to build and grow their publishing business.

Bestseller by Reedsy

Bestseller is a podcast for aspiring authors, demystifying the process of writing and self-publishing a book, one chapter at a time.

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