5 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Indie Author

michaeldaleI make no secret that I’m a student of the industry. I’m always looking to learn more and get smarter, and the easiest way to do that is to simply observe those more successful than me.

Earlier this year, I really started to zero in on podcasts. I figured I may as well spend those 45 minutes during my daily commute to make myself smarter.

And let me tell you, I’ve listened to A TON. Some amazing. Some life changing. And some that make me wish I could “pull a Cher” and turn back time to invest those minutes somewhere else.

In the end, I firmly believe that these Podcasts have made me a smarter author, marketer, business woman, and human.

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Podcast: Will You Be Ready for the GDPR on May 25th?

Last week, Stephen Campbell of The Author Biz stumbled across my lil’ ole website and reached out to see if I’d be interested in chatting about the GDPR and Privacy Policies with him on an upcoming episode of The Author Biz Podcast. And because I’m a firm believer in shared knowledge and helping other authors, I obviously said “yes!”

I think one of the important things we do in this podcast is talk about the core rights that make up The GDPR, which ones will impact authors the most, and what you can do to prepare. Of course, neither of us are lawyers, so this episode is intended for general information and discusses what we’re doing to prepare.

The podcast just went live today and you can listen to the podcast on The Author Biz website. I’ve also been making loads of updates to my original blog post “What GDPR Means For Authors and Bloggers,” to include links on what third party vendors are doing for GDPR compliance.

Don’t miss my podcast breaking down the basics of GDPR with Stephen Campbell of The Author Biz. Just click on the image to head on over to the podcast.

If you think this GDPR stuff is helpful, check out my Authors Helping Authors series here on the blog covering everything from legit list-building strategies, pricing calculators and more.

Podcast: The Making of an Audiobook


Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Andrea Emmes, narrator of Love Nouveau, and Talking Audiobooks podcast host, Casey Trowbridge. It was such an awesome and memorable experience delving into the evolution of the Love Nouveau audiobook — and not just because I recorded the interview mid-storm where we lost power and had a crying child come crawling into the room mid-conversation.

But over the course of the podcast, we talk about everything from my creative process to the evolution of the book, to how Andrea and I decided to work together and more. If you’ve ever had an iota of curiosity into what all goes on in the making of an audiobook, you won’t want to miss this podcast!

Andrea, as always, slays everything she does. I am so fortunate to have worked with her and even in podcast mode, she doesn’t disappoint. And then you had our incredible host Casey. He isn’t what you’d call a connoisseur of romance by any means; though much to his surprise, he quite enjoyed the book. And you can’t forget the man behind the curtain in production, Ken. He was whip-smart and interjected comical commentary throughout (though I’m sure he’ll edit himself out of the final edit). I can’t thank the three of them enough for this fantastic opportunity.

For those of you who don’t know, Love Nouveau was my debut novel back in 2014. And readers still have a lot of heart for these characters. Ultimately they were driving force that prompted me to put out a call for auditions (and you’ll be excited to hear a lil’ announcement about Love Abstract). So I think anyone who enjoys Ivy and Phoenix’s unconventional love story will really enjoy this podcast!

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