Book marketing podcasts every author should listen to

(This post updated in October 2019) If you want to learn about book marketing and publishing, these podcasts are absolutely invaluable. They will give you latest thinking and best practice from the indie author community and the traditional publishing. If you'd like to add a podcast onto this list, then please add it in the comments.

Author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach, entrepreneur and recording artist Mark Desvaux  interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents and social media specialists. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.

Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.

Joanna is the number one person to follow on all channels - her website has a huge amount of information too.

Weekly interviews with million-selling indie authors, breakout stars from traditional publishing, industry insiders and experts giving valuable insight into social media advertising techniques, and everything else in between. This is a brilliant podcast and Mark runs all kind of courses for authors too.

This is the show for novelists who hate marketing, but still want to become bestselling authors. Our goal is to make book promotion fun and easy for writers who would really rather be writing.

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.

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.


Publishing podcasts that have now stopped, but have loads of great episodes.

This podcast stopped in March 2019, but the backlist of episodes are very valuable. Even if SFF isn't your genre, there is a lot to learn from this podcast. Hosts are Lindsay Buroker, Jeffrey Poole, and Joseph R Lallo and have self-published more than 30 novels between them. Backlist marketing, branding and much more.

Dave Chesson created one of the largest websites on book marketing, Kindlepreneur.com, he’s also been a book-marketing consultant for top NYT Bestselling authors in both fiction and non-fiction as well as helping big name publishing companies increase their sales. Lots of very practical book marketing tips and tactics to sell more books.

This podcast stopped in 2018, but still some great advice here. Practical ways to get better results with your author business with Stephen Campbell.

The Smart Author podcast guides writers step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics, all with an eye toward helping authors make their books more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Presented by Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords.  This podcast is for all writers of all experience levels. 

On The Publishing Profits Podcast show, international bestselling author and publisher Tom Corson-Knowles interviews the publishing industry's best authors, publishers, editors, literary agents, marketers, and attorneys to share inspiration, education and best practices.

Award-winning marketer Chris Syme's 20+ years in marketing and bestselling indie author Becca Syme make sense give tips on selling more books and building loyal fans. 


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