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     In the beginning, when I was first considering writing as an actual career, I listened to podcasts about self-publishing constantly throughout the day. I always had my little bluetooth earbud and my phone in my back pocket. Now, I spend more time writing than listening, but I still enjoy keeping up with relevant episodes from my favorite podcasters. Self-publishing, craft, marketing, pro wisdom... the topics are endlessly varied. 


     The list I've curated here is of Google Play podcasts I have loved in the past, or still enjoy today. It's in no particular order, so pick through and see if any might help you on your journey!


The Prolific Writer

Ryan J. Pelton

The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

The Creative Penn Podcast for Writers

Joanna Penn

Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing. If you need help with writing your book, or you want to learn how to navigate the new world of publishing and book marketing, then join Joanna Penn and her guests every Monday. Also covers the business of being a writer and how to make money with your books.

The Self Publishing Show

Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has become a leading voice in the self publishing industry and he advocates and teaches a strategy based around offering books for free, mailing list development and social media advertising. In 2015, he published the first version of what is now his acclaimed online course ‘Advertising for Authors’. He has also developed a course for writers at the start of their careers – Self Publishing 101. James Blatch co-hosts the podcast and he represents the first time, wannabe author. James is a former BBC News journalist who is currently writing his first novel. Between them James and Mark explore the world of self publishing with a focus on actionable tips for new and experienced indie authors.

Writing Excuses

Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler

Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.

All The Kissing

All The Kissing

All The Kissing blog and podcast is your online resource created by romance writers, for romance writers. Enjoy community, support, and encouragement as well as hone your craft whether you're just starting to write or you're already published. Join show hosts Alexa Martin and Shannon Caldwell as we discuss research, writing, editing, revising, and staying sane while writing romance.

Author Like A Boss

Ella Barnard

Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.

The Sell More Books Show

Bryan Cohen and H. Claire Taylor

Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit for detailed show notes and more info.



Taking a book the whole nine yards is easier said than done. But it’s also easier than you’d think. From Reedsy, this is Bestseller, a podcast for aspiring authors, demystifying the process self-publishing a book, one chapter at a time.