“Listen and Learn: Podcasts for Indie Authors”

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Listen and Learn: 40 Podcasts for Indie Authors by Sheri Hoyte, Managing Editor, Reader Views

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some of the best craft books for authors. We received a lot of great input, added a few mores sources to the list, and created a downloadable reference document for your use: Books on the Craft of Writing. We’ll be adding to this list periodically, so if you have a favorite “must-read” book on the topic, by all means, enlighten us!

This week, we want to share another list of resources on an ever-expanding medium: PODCASTS. Podcasts have been around for a while. Formerly known as audioblogs, they were all the rage after debuting in the digital world in the 1980s. Interest quickly waned however, resulting from a lack of distribution methods, and didn’t reemerge onto the scene until the early 2000s. Today podcasting has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry! An Insider Intelligence report states that in 2022 podcast listeners account for over 20% of internet users!

There are countless podcasts available to authors. Some focus on the craft of writing, some feature interviews with authors (our Inside Scoop Live podcast is a mix of both), still others focus on grammar, writing prompts, and how to advertise or build your author platform.

The list below focuses on the independent or self-publishing world. As with our list of craft books for authors, we’ll build this list over time, so if you have one to add, let us know.

40 PODCASTS FOR INDIE AUTHORS (in alphabetical order)

  1. AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
  2. Author Like a Boss Podcast
  3. Author News Weekly
  4. Bare Books
  5. Become a Writer Today
  6. Bestseller: A Self-Publishing Podcast by Reedsy
  7. Between the Reads
  8. Book Marketing Tips and Author Success Podcast
  9. Christian Indie Writers’ Podcast
  10. Creative Conversations
  11. Fiction Writing Made Easy
  12. Go Publish Yourself: An IngramSpark Podcast
  13. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  14. Helping Writers Become Authors
  15. I Should Be Writing
  16. Indie Author Weekly
  17. Indie Book Talk
  18. Indie Writer Podcast
  19. Indies Fully Booked
  20. Listen Up! I Gotta Story To Tell Podcast
  21. Mentoring Writers Resource Box
  22. Rage Against the Manuscript
  23. Self Publishing Insiders
  24. Self Publishing Journeys
  25. Self Publishing School: How To Write A Book That Grows Your Impact, Income, And Business
  26. Self-Publishing with Dale
  27. SPA Girls Podcast
  28. Story Grid
  29. Story Strategy – Coaching for Indie Author
  30. Story Works Round Table with Alida Winternheimer | Conversations About Craft
  31. Successful Writer Podcast
  32. The Author Life Podcast
  33. The Authorpreneur Podcast – Writing & Self Publishing Tips
  34. The Author Revolution® Podcast
  35. The Creative Penn
  36. The Indy Author Podcast
  37. The Self Publishing Show
  38. Unstoppable Authors
  39. Wish I’d Known Then … For Writers
  40. Writing Excuses


Do you have a favorite podcast that isn’t listed? Let’s keep building! Send us your recommendations and we’ll create a downloadable resource list and post it on our website.

Finally, if you are the author of a craft book for indie authors, we’d love to talk with you about it on Inside Scoop Live. Get in touch at sheri@readerviews.com.

Happy Writing (and Listening)!

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