By Carla King, Self-Publishing Boot Camp
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A quick, 30-minute consumer's guide for self-publishers. Carla King interviews self-publishing industry professionals who make the products, tools, and services that help you write, design, format, produce, distribute, market, and sell your book. Listen and learn how to use these tools to succeed in your craft, career, and business as an independent author.
||Clean#21: Steven Spatz, BookBaby for full-service publishing||High-quality printing, lots of color book help, and a direct sales tool||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Rob Price, Gatekeeper Press for full-service publishing||With a la carte and end-to-end publishing services||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: John Burke, Pub Site, an easy-to-use website builder just for authors and books||Fill in the blanks and you have a website||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Robin Cutler, IngramSpark (Part 2)||All about distribution for authors who are considering self-publishing||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Robin Cutler, IngramSpark (Part 1)||The professional publishing tool for independent authors||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: JoEllen Taylor, FirstEditing, on the different kinds of editors and how to find them||Content editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, and more!||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Kristina Stanley, Fictionary, a mystical magical story editing app||Helping writers tell better stories with a tool that analysis story structure and other elements||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Laurie McLean, San Francisco Writers Conference||The return on investment of going to a writers conference||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Angela Bole, IBPA talks hybrid publishing and professional standards||Author and publisher resources, education, advocacy, connections, and tools for success||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12a: Draft2Digital Announces D2D Print||D2D print is in beta with plans to open it to all authors in 2019||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: Kevin Tumlinson, Draft2Digital, an ebook aggregator with easy book creation tools||With library distribution, Books2Read universal book links, and more||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Christine Munroe, Kobo Writing Life, a digital self-publishing platform||Partnerships with Walmart, Overdrive, Reedsy, Damonza, NetGalley are important to authors||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Kinga Jentetics, PublishDrive, an ebook distribution service with reach into emerging markets||Recent deals with Dang Dang in China and Google Play make this an attractive option for self-publishers||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Bryan Cohen, Best Page Forward, a copywriting service for bestselling book descriptions||The hook, the conflict, the selling paragraph, keywords, metadata, and other book discovery and marketing techniques||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Elizabeth Mays, Pressbooks. An interior book design, formatting, and publishing tool||Collaborate, create lead magnets, web books, and all the formats you need to publish||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Greg Ioannou, PubLaunch, A book crowdfunding platform with a marketplace||Raise money for your book and assemble your publishing team||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Mark Coker, Smashwords for ebook distribution, marketing, and preorders||Publish, distribute, and market your ebooks||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: AC de Fombelle, StreetLib: Create, edit, publish, sell, curate, and print||Ebook and print book creation and distribution platform||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Colin Higbie, Scribl for ebook creation, distribution, and marketing service||Ebook marketing with CrowdPricing, Story Elements, and audiobooks||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Paul Kilpatrick, BetaBooks for Beta Publishing and Growing an Audience of Super-Fans||Manage critique partners and beta readers||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Len Epp, Leanpub for Self-Publishing and Selling In-Process Books||Publish Early. Publish Often.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Carla King, Introducing The Author Friendly Podcast||A Consumer's Guide for Self-Publishers||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Clear, Lyrical, Concise and VERY Informative
I used Carla's book – Self-Pub Boot Camp – extensively to self-publish my own book. I subscribe to all her stuff so when I got the email about the podcast, I checked it out..
I listen to a lot of podcasts, mostly in tech, though. I find that a lot of Self-Publishing podcasts ramble a lot. Carla asks focused questions and her voice has a pleasant lyrical quality which is important to me as audio is my life. I listen to seasoned journalists and asking the right questions in the proper flow and cadence is essential for the assimilation of information.
Plus, the Author Friendly Podcast is light and fun – lyrical. A story.
I think the most important thing is that I trust Carla and I don't trust many in the media/internet world.
I endorse one of the other reviews – her guests are icons of all the major pillars of the self-publishing sphere, so the previous episodes are rich and informative.
I highly recommend this podcast for seasoned writers who want the latest info, and for lost-and-confused people like me that are looking for a beacon in the mist.
Industry Leaders Brought to Life
Carla always has great guests with loads of leading-edge information for indie authors. Even her friendly smile comes through loud and clear. Highly recommended for anyone even thinking about writing a book. And EVERYONE should write a book.
Great Podcast for Self-Pub authors
Very interesting, up to date content. Overwhelming - in a good way.