20 Best Publishing Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about publishing ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best publishing podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Publishing Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Self Publishing Show

  • Publisher: Mark Dawson
  • Total Episodes: 281

Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir’ novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has become a leading voice in the self publishing industry and he advocates and teaches a strategy based around offering books for free, mailing list development and social media advertising. In 2015, he published the first version of what is now his acclaimed online course ‘Advertising for Authors’. He has also developed a course for writers at the start of their careers – Self Publishing 101. James Blatch co-hosts the podcast and he represents the first time, wannabe author. James is a former BBC News journalist who is currently writing his first novel. Between them James and Mark explore the world of self publishing with a focus on actionable tips for new and experienced indie authors.

Publishing Secrets

  • Publisher: Tamara M. Jackson
  • Total Episodes: 46

If you want to write an inspiring book but struggle to get started or stay focused, you are going to love this podcast! In it, Tamara “Coach Tam” Jackson will bring you behind-the-scenes insights and interviews with mission-driven authors and writers who were once paralyzed by fear. You’ll hear how each found the strength through faith to push forward and publish their book. We’ll talk about how they faced their insecurities and summoned the courage to write. We’ll also explore the trials and tribulations that they had to overcome along the way. Each episode will leave you empowered, equipped, and excited to write, write, write! Before you know it, your book will be published and you’ll be well on your way to launching a career as a motivational speaker, teacher, and coach like you’ve always wanted. Tune in to Publishing Secrets and finally get moving in the direction of your dreams!

Christian Publishing Show

  • Publisher: Thomas Umstattd Jr.
  • Total Episodes: 192

The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

Self Publishing Journeys

  • Publisher: Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd
  • Total Episodes: 397

This podcast charts Paul Teague’s self-publishing journey, from writing his first book to achieving his first 5-figure earnings months. Episodes cover writing, editing, marketing, time management, author platform strategies, business issues & much more. You’ll also find the archive for The Self-Publishing Journeys podcast here, a show aimed specifically at indie authors and featuring interviews with self-published writers and providers of author services. This show uses affiliate links: https://paulteague.net/disclosure/

Minorities in Publishing

  • Publisher: Jenn Baker
  • Total Episodes: 108

Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

Publishing Insight

  • Publisher: Flavia Marcocci
  • Total Episodes: 24

An interview podcast about working in publishing. Flavia Marcocci interviews publishing professionals across a wide array of roles, in both junior and senior positions, from independent and corporate publishers, in academic and trade. They tell us about their career path, the latest trends in the book industry, and they give advice for job seekers and book recommendations for all of us book lovers. Publishing Insight also features figures who are extremely important for the success of a book, but outside traditional publishing companies, like literary agents and founders of innovative publishing start-ups. Portrait by Ellie Beadle. Website: www.publishing-insight.com

The Concordia Publishing House Podcast

  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Total Episodes: 73

Welcome to the Concordia Publishing House Podcast where we consider everything in the light of Jesus Christ who is the same today, yesterday, and forever. Hosted by Elizabeth Pittman.

Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

  • Publisher: Mark Leslie Lefebvre
  • Total Episodes: 191

Perspectives and reflections on the writing and publishing life. Mark Leslie Lefebvre, a writer, bookseller, digital publishing advocate, professional speaker, and publishing consultant explores inclusive and collaborative opportunities for writers and book publishing professionals via interviews, discussions, and reflections about the industry. (Mark’s personal website is www.markleslie.ca)

Self Publishing Insiders

  • Publisher: Draft2Digital, Kevin Tumlinson, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Dan Wood
  • Total Episodes: 39

Brought to you from the indie author experts at Draft2Digital! Each week, Self Publishing Insiders features an interview with a new guest, covering self-publishing topics from writing and craft to marketing and promoting your books, and anything that can help you build and grow your author career. Learn about new tools, new software, new markets—and of course, all the inside information that D2D can provide! This show features interviews taken from our live D2D Spotlight, available on YouTube and Facebook. Join us, and get your questions answered during the live broadcast, when you visit D2DLive.com!

Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)

  • Publisher: Christopher Locke
  • Total Episodes: 65

“Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)” wants to make you a smarter publisher by giving you access to powerful ideas, strategies, and tools for success. Our interview guests are independent publishers, author publishers, and hybrid publishers, as well as distributors, printers, reviewers, booksellers, marketers, visionaries, and opinion leaders from all sectors of the book publishing industry. We are sponsored and supported by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and author publishers. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. Your host is IBPA Member Liaison Christopher Locke.

Self Publishing School : How To Write A Book That Grows Your Impact, Income, And Business

  • Publisher: Chandler Bolt, Founder of Self Publishing School
  • Total Episodes: 105

Learn how to write a book that grows your business. Every week, I interview your favorite authors – the most successful authors on the planet – to see how they write & launch their books and to learn how they use books to grow their business. I’m your host, Chandler Bolt – CEO of Self Publishing School / SelfPublishing.com and the host of the 7 Figure Principles Podcast. New episode every Wednesday.

Publishing Power

  • Publisher: JoEllen Nordstrom
  • Total Episodes: 68

Publishing Power helps writers succeed! Learn how to successfully write, edit, publish, and launch your book today from proven leaders and talented writers. Discover the latest tips, tools, and tricks to publishing independently, traditionally, or as a hybrid publisher. Listen to our carefully selected, knowledge-based interviews with the leading writing-industry experts. We’ll provide insight and up-to-date guidance in the ever-evolving world of publishing. Learn how to plan, what to do, and where to get help publishing when you need it. Plus, you get honest reviews of the various writing tools, apps, plugins, and services which can help (or hinder!) you to publish successfully! Regardless if you write fiction, nonfiction, copy, or academic research, you will find a golden nugget here that will help you succeed.

The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice

  • Publisher: Bryan Cohen and H. Claire Taylor: Self Publishing Author Entrepreneurs
  • Total Episodes: 331

Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? 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. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.

Author U Your Guide to Book Publishing

  • Publisher: Dr. Judith Briles
  • Total Episodes: 953

If you want to write and publish a book … if you want to know the latest in book marketing strategies … if you want to know what tools an author should be using … and if you want to be successful as an author, Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles … Everything You Want to Know But Didn’t Know What to Ask is for you. You will hear about statistics, scenarios, and strategies on what to do now! Judith features a variety of experts, besides herself, that are visionaries in publishing, book marketing experts, book design experts—anything that will get your book and YOU as the author—to the next, next level of success. Sometimes, it’s one step at a time; other times, you will leapfrog up the ladder. As The Book Shepherd, Dr. Judith Briles leads the conversation each week. She will include publishing professionals that will reveal tips and secrets to the author’s journey. Sometimes, she goes solo and just shares her expertise that she has earned and learned over a 40-year period from the publication of her first book. Each week, you will get a new show, no repeats. If there is a book in you, then you will want to listen and learn each and every week with Dr. Judith Briles, your Book Shepherd.

Klopotek Publishing Radio

  • Publisher: Klopotek, Luna Tang, Dwayne Parris
  • Total Episodes: 6

Welcome to Klopotek Publishing Radio! Here we talk about what is happening in the publishing market today, share stories from publishers, and discuss how we can shape the future of publishing. Brought to you by Klopotek.

KoA Publishing

  • Publisher: Knights Of Awakening
  • Total Episodes: 21

For years, the KOA has been providing countless hours of conversation, learning, and entertainment on multiple medium platforms. Starting out as a single radio show, the KOA has grown to encompass a larger multimedia footprint in the world! ​It all started with a simple tagline that we signed off with each and every week… Awaken the Knight Within! This is what you will find here at KOA Publishing, a commitment to Service, Betterment, and Enlightenment. You will find a wide range of products and services that will help you be a better version of you, a truer version of you, your highest potential! We offer a casual, fun, sharing, and learning environment through interaction with our guests and listeners alike. If you like the show, please make sure to mark us as a favorite! We currently offer shows on Mysticism, Current Events, Jedism, Spirituality, Self-improvement, Metaphysics, and much more!

The Self Publishing Spotlight

  • Publisher: Mark Dawson
  • Total Episodes: 52

The Self Publishing Spotlight shines a light on authors at all stages of their indie journey. We ask them the same five questions on writing and publishing – five questions that will help you level up your own author career. Short and sweet, these Spotlights are the perfect way to snap up self-publishing stories on the go.

State of Digital Publishing

  • Publisher: Vahe Arabian
  • Total Episodes: 69

This is the Podcast feed for The State of Digital Publishing. State of Digital Publishing is an online publication covering media technology trends, perspectives, and news for online publishing and media professionals.Join us for talks on individual perspectives and playbooks from industry leaders on the ever-changing landscape and how they strive to create or be apart sustainable audience development and growth.

Build Assets Online Podcast: Dropshipping, E-Commerce. Affiliate Marketing, Kindle Publishing Niche Sites, Authority Sites

  • Publisher: Build Assets Online
  • Total Episodes: 172

The Build Assets Online Podcast hosted by Mike and Joe Brusca is dedicated to helping you build sellable online businesses from the ground up that you can sell for BIG exits, even if you have no prior experience. We go deep and simplify complex business models and practices. Learn About: Dropshipping, E-Commerce, Affiliate Marketing, Kindle Publishing Niche Sites, Authority Sites and Much More!

Publishing Underdog

  • Publisher: Latrisha Holmes
  • Total Episodes: 18

First time self-publishing author Latrisha Holmes talks all things Indie. Learn the marketing strategy do’s and don’ts, as well as tips to further your writing career.

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