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Miss Carriger Recommends 20+ Blogs & Podcasts for Authors (Important for Writers)

Posted by Gail Carriger

My dear Gentle Reader,

This one if for authors/writers who are interested in publishing & marketing their books.

This post is part of my occasional FAQ series where I endeavor to answer questions I get asked all the time. (Mainly so I have a perma-link to point people at in future.)

Below I list the blogs and podcasts I find most useful as a hybrid author (including those related to indie and self publishing). I recommend picking episodes/posts based on topic.

(I keep this list as updated as possible.)

Miss Carriger’s Top 11 Blogs for Authors

  1. Goodreads Authors & Advertisers Blog
  2. Build Book Buzz
  3. Elizabeth Spann Craig
  4. Kikolani
  5. Business Rusch
  6. Live Write Thrive
  7. Smart Blogger
  8. The Blood-Red Pencil
  9. Fiction University (was The Other Side of the Story)
  10. Writer Beware
  11. Writer Unboxed

Gail consumes her blogs via Feedly.

Miss Carriger’s Top 12 Podcasts for Authors

  1. The Author Biz Podcast
  2. Authority Self-Publishing Podcast
  3. The Creative Penn Podcast
  4. Internet Business Mastery Podcast
  5. The Murverse Annex (Ditch Diggers & I Should Be Writing Podcasts)
  6. Novel Marketing Podcast
  7. Online Marketing Made Easy
  8. The Publishing Profits Podcast (no homepage, just search & add)
  9. The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
  10. Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
  11. The Self Publishing Podcast
  12. The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast

Gail consumes her podcasts using Overcast.

Gail’s pinterest board Writer Education is full of more recommended resources for authors.

{Gail’s monthly read along for June is Local Custom by Lee & Miller.}


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Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage?


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

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Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Gender Neutral Pronouns: Singular ‘They’

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

15 Productivity Apps to Help Keep Your Writing Goals on Track

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Quote of the Day:

“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

~ Annie Dillard

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Podcasts That Gail Loves (Miss Carriger Recommends)

Posted by Gail Carriger


Lately, as it becomes more widely known what an addict I am, I am frequently asked about which podcasts I enjoy. I listen to A LOT, Gentle Reader. However, I don’t think you really care about all of them, do you?

Here is a pretty comprehensive list of some of my favorites as of April 2014. (Podcasts are always pod fading and then I need to find new ones, so there is a constant stream of me trying something out, but these are the old work horses.)
Writing Related
I Should Be Writing
The Shared Desk
Writing Excuses

Human Interest
The Moth
All in the Mind
Savage Love

Academic & Educational
Freakonomics Radio
Money Girl (Q&DT)
Planet Money
The Nutrition Diva (Q&DT)

Brass Needles
The Functional Nerds
SF Signal
Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Judge John Hodgeman
The Smartest Man in the World
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews
Geologic Podcast
International Waters

Most Missed
Survivor Guide
Stephen Fry’s Podgrams
Polyschizmatic Reprobates Hour
Memories of the Futurecast
Shortcomings Audio
The Perfect Ten
Radio Free Burrito
The Bugle

When do I find the time to listen?
I listen when I am driving or biking, doing any kind of household task, cooking, and so forth. If I am alone and not writing I’m probably listening to a podcast. I love to get two things done at once, I feel so efficient. Podcasts are a low entry way for me to do this. I rarely watch television, so that figures into all calculations. I’m pretty cruel about it and if the subject doesn’t interest me I just delete that episode. As a result, I don’t listen to every cast of every pod.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

‘Crisp Packet’ Clutch from Luisa via Roma

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Bathtub meets sink.

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
SFF Interview Swap: Elizabeth Moon interviews Rachel Bach

Book News:

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Quote of the Day:
How doth the little Bumbersnoot
Chew gayly on his coal
And sit beneath the petticoats
Through which he burns a hole.
~ Andrew Knighton (@gibbondemon) on Twitter

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