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Welcome to the Smart Author Podcast.

The Smart Author podcast guides writers step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics, all with an eye toward helping authors make their books more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Presented by Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords.  This podcast is for all writers of all experience levels.  The story behind the podcast.

Where to Subscribe and Listen

You'll find the Smart Author podcast listed in most podcast directories and apps.  Here are a few of them.

Subscribe at:   Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | SoundCloud | Overcast | YouTube (audio) | | Castify | Podbean | Libysn | RSS feed |

Or listen right here, below.  Click (show notes) below to access complete edited transcripts of each episode, along with supplemental links and information.


EO - Series Trailer (4 minutes) (show notes)  Released 10/20/17

E1 - 7 Trends Shaping the Future of Authorship  (23 minutes) (show notes)  Released 10/27/17

E2 - Introduction to Ebook Publishing (37 minutes) (show notes) Released 10/27/17

E3 - Best Practice Secrets of the Bestselling Authors (74 minutes) (show notes) Released 10/27/17

E4 - How to Sell More Ebooks with Preorders (23 minutes)  (show notes)  Released 10/27/17

E5 - Working with Beta Readers  (23 minutes) (Show notes) Released 11/3/17

E6 - Marketing to Libraries (21 minutes) (Show notes)  Released 11/10

E7 - Smashwords Survey 2017 (51 minutes) (Show notes)  Released 11/17


E8 - The Art of Delusion (27 minutes) (Show notes)  Released 11/24


E9 - The Indie Author Manifesto (Releases early December)