We’ve launched a new self-publishing podcast called Go Publish Yourself! We couldn’t be more excited to get to connect with you in this way and are thrilled to add a podcast to the free resources we offer to indie authors all over the world.
What is Go Publish Yourself?
Go Publish Yourself will consist of 15-minute episodes discussing self-publishing tips indie authors can apply in order to enhance their publishing success. You let us know how much you love our blog, so we thought it would be helpful to offer self-publishing tips you can listen to on-the-go in these quick and conversational episodes. Much like we do on the blog, we’ll be covering topics that you inquire about most frequently and that can have the biggest impact on your publishing. For our first season we’ll be hitting big ticket topics such as a commentary on the current publishing landscape, how to optimize your book metadata for sales, how to sell your book to indie bookstores, ebooks vs. print books, and how much it costs to self-publish. You’ll get to know IngramSpark Director Robin Cutler and Justine Bylo, Manager of the Author Acquisitions Program, and a host of other experts across essential publishing fields.
We’ll have two seasons each year with 12 episodes per season. Four episodes are already live for your listening pleasure:
- Ep 01: The Self-Publishing Landscape
- Ep 02: Metadata Matters
- Ep 03: Print on Demand for Indie Authors
- Ep 04: Importance of Owning Your Own ISBN
New episodes release every Tuesday during a given season, so be sure to check back often!
How Do I Listen?
Every episode will be available from the IngramSpark website and includes a full transcript. The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.
What’s In A Name?
We chose the name Go Publish Yourself because on the one hand, it’s straightforward and very literal. When you choose to self-publish, you enter the incredibly challenging and wonderfully rewarding world of publishing from a do-it-yourself perspective. On the other hand, we love how it captures the self-reliant, sometimes defiant, go-getter indie spirit.
How Can I Participate?
This is our first-ever season offering a self-publishing podcast, so besides tuning in, we encourage you to leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform to show us some love! We also invite you to send us a Tweet or Facebook message to let us know what episodes are your favorite or what topic you’d like us to cover in a future episode! And if you find an episode particularly helpful, we’d love for you to share it with your fellow authors and self-publishers.
It’s because of all of you that we’re continually striving to come up with new ways to improve your publishing experience and offer you the educational resources you need to succeed. This podcast is the first of many new offerings we have in store for you in 2018 and we look forward to sharing what’s still to come!