If you are wanting to find out about the latest new in indie publishing as well as hearing from those who have trodden the path before you, there is no better way to stay up to date than tuning into some podcasts.
I will be honest with you there are a lot of indie publishing podcasts out there. Indie publishers are, by their nature a very entrepreneurial bunch and the chance of running amock with a mic and a great idea is hard to resist.
I have listened to many and the list below are the ones that I consistently come back to. Mainly for their enthusiasm but also for the quality of the information and the interviews themselves.
The Creative Penn
Joanna Penn is a non-fiction writer who has now very successfully entered into the Thriller Genre and is going great guns. There is nothing but lovely things to say about Joanna. She is onto it big time, works her backside off, and is unerringly generous in her sharing. I love the diversity of her choice of guests and the fact that Joanna is plucky and perky but with a lovely insightful way of interviewing. These are a pleasure to listen to. Thanks Joanna.
Simon Whistler – Rocking Self Publishing
Simon’s shows are awesome and genuine. He is a real pro at delivery and his interviews are always a fun and informal journey with a diverse range of guests. I find this show to be one that I can listen to without feeling intimidated and there are some genuine takeaways without unneccessary self-promotion. I think his show notes are also really thorough and definitely worth checking out.
The Self Publishing Roundtable
This show is part of the tornado that is Truant and Platt, though this is down to their rather taciturn third partner – Dave. Again a good show with lots of great info and useful takeaways. Very much part of the indie publishing company.
The Self Publishing Podcast
If Hugh Howie is the Dashing Duke of Indie Publishingville, and JA Konrath the Baron of Selfpubland, then Seam Platt and Johnny Truant are the loud and cavalier Knights of the realm. They are cross genre writers who are willing to try anything and succeed. Their enthusaisam is contagious and no subject will escape their gaze. These guys area real inspiration and their book ‘Write, Publish, Repeat’ should be essentail reading for anyone playing with the idea of doing it themselves in the publishing world.
Savvy Self Publishing
Lindsay Buroker is a fantasy novelist who has broken the 3k per month mark and lives a lifestyle of writing and travel. She started her indie career in 2010 and has learned the lessons through experience. This show, and her blog, is a really good place to be inspired by what is possible with persistence and a sprinkling of luck.
Do you have a favourite indie publishing podcast? Add it to the comments below.