Like any other new author, I am making use of the tremendous wealth of web sites, books, blogs, podcasts and other resources of help and support that exist. I will be regularly updating the list, below, about those resources that I have personally found to be the most valuable.
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Self-Publishing Podcast »By sterling & stone
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There’s never been a better time to make money as a writer — to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full-time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing company Sterling & Stone) explore everything related to getting your writing published… and making money doing it… in today’s new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn’t artsy talk — it’s “authorpreneurial” business strategy that turns self-publishing from sideline into a rewarding career.
StoryShop » By sterling & stone
Want to WRITE BETTER STORIES FASTER? Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, and David Wright are bestselling authors who produce over 2 million words of reader-pleasing fiction each year at their publishing company and story studio, Sterling & Stone. In this nine-part conversation series, these three professional storytellers will show you how to plan, construct, and write your own stories better and faster than ever before.
Authorpreneurs Almanac » By sterling & stone
Authors and innovators Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant reveal the inner workings of indie publishing company Sterling & Stone, in a real-time look at what works, what doesn’t, and what they learn along the way.
Iterate and Optimize » By sterling & stone
Iterate and OptimizeIn this audio miniseries, the bestselling authors, Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright will give you a sneak peek of some of the major content inside Iterate and Optimize, and talk with some special guests who have shaped their thinking and helped along the way. Ready to get serious about your business? This is the guide you’ve been waiting for.
Backstory »By sterling & stone
Once you’ve read your favourite Sterling & Stone book, this is where you’ll find the ‘DVD Extras’. Johnny, Sean and Dave divulge their secrets and share the trials and victories they had while writing.
The Write 2B Read Podcast » by Ani Alexander
Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that they think you should know. I really hope that the podcast will help you in your journey of finding your readers and becoming a best-selling author.
So you want to be a writer » with Valerie Khoo & Allison Tait
From The Australian Writers’ Centre. Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.
Another list of – 30 – ‘Outstanding Podcasts for Writers’ by BOOK RIOT