Episode 044: Best Podcasts for Writers & Authors

Chris Jones and Kayla Dawn Thomas discuss the best podcasts for writers and authors from fiction writing-focused podcasts to general creativity, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing and leadership. 

Fiction Podcasts
  • The Creative Penn iTunes | Android
    Host Joanna Penn offers information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.
  • Self-Publishing Podcast (Explicit) iTunes | Website
    These guys put a whole new spin on the self-publishing world! You’ll get everything related to getting your writing published … and making money doing it … in today’s new DIY digital publishing frontier.
  • Sell More Books Show iTunes | Android
    Gives the news in the self-publishing world.  Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen give you helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar.
  • Rocking Self Publishing  iTunes | Website
    Podcast interview authors who have made it in the self-publishing world. The interview provide actionable advice and inspiration for those who want to self publish.
General Creativity
  • Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert iTunes | Android
    A companion to her book “Big Magic” this podcast helps another batch of aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully.
Entrepreneurial Podcasts
  • EntreLeadership (Inspiration)  iTunes | Android
    EntreLeadership Podcast features discussions and tips on leadership and business by some of the top minds in the business, like Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Simon Sinek.
  • The Cardone Zone (Sales) iTunes | Android
    Grant Cardone pulls no punches when it comes to a no-nonsense sales-focused podcast. You’ll learn how become a better sales person and the value of creating streams of revenue around your products. Not for the faint of heart and does have some language.
  • EOFire (Entrepreneur Inspiration) iTunes | Android
    John Lee Dumas talks to entrepreneurs from every walk of life about how they started, what their biggest failures were, and how they overcame them.
  • Kate’s Take (Business Building) iTunes | Android
    Kate Erickson is a systems and processes kind of girl. You your writing business need structure and foundation, she’s your girl. Her Fire Path series is perfect for the writer who isn’t fully sure where the fit in the marketplace and that needs a self-paced discovery pep talk.
  • Online Marketing Made Easy w/ Amy Porterfield (Social Media) iTunes | Android
    Amy rocks when to comes to the digital world, monetizing social media marketing and blogging in particular. With her, you’ll learn about creating lead magnets and courses around your products, creating editorial calendars for posting your content on your blog or social media, and how to grow your audience with Facebook Groups and Live, Instagram, and others. 
  • ProBlogger (Blogging) iTunes | Android
    Darren Rowse has been in the blogging game since 2005. His podcast focuses on turning you into a power blogger who can earn income using your blog as your mothership.
  • The Portfolio Life (Writing-Life Balance) iTunes | Android
    Jeff Goins hosts this podcast about how writers can get head, grow their businesses, and stay balances while doing it. He features guest interviews, tips, strategies and thought provoking shows that help every writer keep the portfolio of their life in perfect balance.
If we missed a great podcast that you love and would like to add to our list, comment below. If you question specifically for me you email me at chris@readywritelaunch.com. I’m also on Twitter at chrisjonesink. And you can find Kayla at kayla@kayladawnthomas.com or on Twitter at kayladawnwrites.

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