Readers Are Listening
Podcasting is a great way to connect with readers. It's one of the only communication technologies on the internet with no algorithm between you and your listeners. Authors have full control over what they say, and readers have full control over what they hear.
So where do you learn how to start a podcast?
You have two options to learn podcasting.
Option #1: Watch tutorial videos on YouTube. This is free in terms of dollars but expensive in terms of time. Plus, the advice will conflict and some of it will lead you astray.
Option #2: Find a mentor. Get an experienced podcastor to walk you through the process start to finish. This is well worth the investment since it helps you avoid wasting time & money learning things the hard way.
Thomas Umstattd Jr. has been helping authors start their own podcasts since 2010. Some of his students have built podcasts that have gone on to get millions of downloads.
About The Instructor
Thomas Umstattd Jr. has been podcasting since 2007.
Thomas is the former host of an afternoon drive-time radio show in Austin, Texas. Since 2007 he has hosted half a dozen different podcasts, including Novel Marketing, which is the longest-running book marketing podcast in the world.
Novel Marketing is a weekly podcast for authors who want to build their platform, sell more books, and make a living writing books worth talking about.
Christian Publishing Show
The Christian Publishing Show is a monthly podcast that helps Christian writers with writing, marketing, and publishing.
Thomas Umstattd Guestcast
The Thomas Umstattd Jr. Guestcast is a special podcast of Thomas’ interviews on other podcasts around the web.
The Author Podcast Academy is currently in development. If you sign up now, you will get all of the ready modules immediately and all the future modules as soon as they are ready.
Here is the current outline:
Module 1 What Every Author Needs to Know About Podcasts (Ready!)
Module 2 How to Create a Podcast (Ready!)
Module 3 How to Record Your Pilot Episode (Ready!)
Module 4 How to Launch Your Podcast (Ready!)
Module 5 How To Make Better Episodes (Coming in 2023)
Module 6 How to Edit Podcasts So the Sound Amazing (Coming in 2023)
Module 7 How to Conduct Compelling Interviews (Coming in 2023)
Module 8 The Secrets of Productive Podcasts (Coming in 2023)
Module 9 How to Grow Your Podcast Audience (Coming in 2023)
Module 10 Podcast Monetization (Coming in 2023)
Module 11 Podcast Gear (Coming in 2023)
Module 12 How To Produce Amazing Co-Hosted Episodes (Coming in 2023)
Module 13 Advanced Podcasting (Coming in 2024)
As new sessions are added, this list will automatically update.
- First Things First (4:33)
- How to Sonic Brand Your Podcast (6:23)
- How to Visually Brand Your Podcast (6:17)
- How to Find the Perfect Format Recipe For Your Show (11:40)
- How to Pick the Perfect Length and Frequency (7:52)
- How to Sound Great on a Budget (6:23)
- Bonus: How to Create a Podcast (Office Hours Practice) (114:48)
- Bonus: 7 Ways Podcasters Can Make Money (30:53)
- Bonus: How Bryan Cohen Built a Business Around His Podcast (23:55)
- Bonus: Profiting from Podcasting With Steve Olsher (36:28)
- Bonus: How to Make Money With Your Podcast an Interview with Dave Jackson (35:53)
- Bonus: How to Get Podcast Merch Right – Revolutions Podcast with Mike Duncan Deep Dive (15:43)
This course is part of Obscure No More.
If you are an Obscure No More Student, you already have access to the Author Podcast Academy.
If you are not part of Obscure No More, you can purchase this course separately or get it when you sign up for Obscure No More.