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8 Podcast Recommendations for Writers and Self-Publishers

February 12, 2020 (Last Updated May 03, 2023)

Marcy G.

If you're already a podcast listener, you know that there's always new and exciting content to explore, so why not listen to something that will benefit your writing and marketing? 

We've scoured the podcast universe looking for the best podcasts to give you tips, tools, and advice on writing, self-publishing and promotion.


The Marketing Book Podcast


Hosted by Douglas Burdett, a marketing professional himself, this podcasts features authors of marketing and sales books, giving you advice on the quickly changing field of modern marketing. This podcast is great for helping you to understand the marketing industry to help you with your book marketing plans.


Sell More Books Show


 Hosted by Bryan Cohen and Jim Kukral, this podcast breaks down the world of self-publishing and outlines how to make your book sales soar, while utilizing resources online. If you’re having a hard time getting the word out about your book, this podcast could help outline how to make this process easier for you.


The Book Marketing Show


 Host Dave Chesson breaks down book marketing and writing in an approachable, enthusiastic way. While marketing is the central focus of the podcast, Chesson also gives you recommendations for online writing tools, what he recommends, and how to stay organized and goal-oriented during the writing process.


The Creative Penn Podcast


 Joanna Penn hosts this podcast on writing, publishing, book marketing, and creative entrepreneurship.  Each episode explores different aspects to writing and self-publishing, featuring special guests of authors and publishing professionals. Topics range from pitching your book to an agent, to copyright and writing crime novels. This is a great podcast option if you want to listen to a variety of topics concerning writing and self-publishing.


Grammar Girl


Host Mignon Fogarty herself as the “friendly guide to the English language” in this grammar-centric podcast. If you have a love for grammar, enjoy historical facts about language and words, or you are looking to improve your writing, this fun podcast is an easy, entertaining listen.


QWERTY: A Podcast for Writers on How to Live the Writing Life


Hosted by author and memoir coach, Marion Roach Smith, The Qwerty podcast is a podcast by, about and for writers who want to live the writing life. Each episode features a guest writer or writing expert, covering an array of writing topics each week. 


The Writer Files


If you’re searching for a show that pulls back the curtain on the mystique of the writing life, look no further than The Writer Files. Each week, host Kelton Reid chats with award-winning authors.


The Self Publishing Show


The Self Publishing Show provides weekly inspiration and education to writers at all stages of their careers. Award nominated and USA Today bestselling author, Mark Dawson, interviews million-selling indie authors, breakout stars from traditional publishing, industry insiders and tech geniuses who show you how to put the incredible tools at our disposal to their best use. 


Next time you feel like listening to something while you cook, drive, clean, or go for a long walk, consider turning on a podcast that will provide valuable insight into the world of writing and self-publishing. 

Need more marketing advice? Check out our Marketing Resources.

Do you have a podcast you'd like to recommend? Drop it in the blog comments!

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