30+ Blogs & Podcasts for Authors Recommended by Gail Carriger (Important for Writers)

My dear Gentle Reader,

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

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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.)

My Top Blogs for Authors

  1. Goodreads Authors & Advertisers Blog – died Nov 2020
  2. Build Book Buzz
  3. Elizabeth Spann Craig
  4. Just Publishing Advice for Writers and Authors
  5. Kikolani
  6. Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  7. Smart Blogger
  8. The Blood-Red Pencil
  9. The Book Designer
  10. Fiction University (was The Other Side of the Story) – hiatus Nov 2021
  11. Writer Beware
  12. Writer Unboxed

Gail consumes her blogs via Feedly.

Podcasts I Listen to Because I am an Author

Some of these are podfaded, but you can still pick back eps by subject and dive in, so leave the links live.

  1. AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
  2. The Author Biz (podfade)
  3. The Book Marketing Action Podcast
  4. Bound By Books
  5. Call Number with American Libraries Podcast
  6. The Creative Penn (indie & futurist focused)
  7. Go Publish Yourself from IngramSpark (podfade)
  8. The Everyday Novelist (scifi, indie, craft focused)
  9. Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)
  10. Kobo Writing Life Podcast
  11. Shows from the Murverse (Ditch Diggers & I Should Be Writing podcasts – traditional publishing sf/f bent)
  12. Novel Marketing
  13. Open Book Besties 
  14. Print Run Podcast (2 agents’ perspective, traditional publishing only)
  15. The Rebel Author podcast
  16. The Sell More Books Show
  17. Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing (industry insider)
  18. Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast (podfade)
  19. The Self Publishing Podcast (podfade)
  20. The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast (defunk but some good backlist)
  21. SPA Girls Podcast
  22. Sell More Books Show
  23. Unstoppable Authors (self pub)
  24. The Writer’s Mindset
  25. Writers, Ink (author interview focused)

Gail consumes her podcasts using Overcast.

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


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2 Responses

  1. Jea Hawkins said:

    These are some of the absolute best podcasts for writers and I am a big fan of many of them. I think my absolute favorite, though, is First Draught Writing. I wish they had a show more than once a month. 🙂

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