IAL Ep 39
039: How to Start and Grow a Podcast for Indie Authors
January 29, 2021

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Indie Author Lifestyle
Indie Author Lifestyle
039: How to Start and Grow a Podcast for Indie Authors

Learn how to start and grow a podcast as an indie author featuring author and podcaster Matty Dalrymple.


  • How a vacation and an idea turned Matty into a writer.
  • The benefits of writing short fiction and how to take one piece of work and put it to multiple uses.
  • Short fiction versus long fiction – a comparison from a revenue point of view.
  • Questions you should ask before starting a podcast.
  • Why 75% of podcasters who start never get past 7 episodes and what you can do to overcome this.
  • How to narrow down your ideas and choose what topics you’ll discuss on your podcast.
  • Can you make a fiction podcast work from a business point of view?
  • How to monetize your podcast using direct and indirect income.
  • The power of podcasting and how you can build a relationship with your listeners.


Matty Dalrymple podcasts, writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage as The Indy Author. She is the host of THE INDY AUTHOR PODCAST and the author of THE INDY AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO PODCASTING FOR AUTHORS. She is also the co-author, along with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, of TAKING THE SHORT TACK: CREATING INCOME AND CONNECTING WITH READERS USING SHORT FICTION.

Matty is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Matty is also the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, SNAKES AND LADDERS, and THE IRON RING; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels THE SENSE OF DEATH, THE SENSE OF RECKONING, and THE FALCON AND THE OWL; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts, including CLOSE THESE EYES and WRITE IN WATER. Matty is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Brandywine Valley Writers Group. You can reach Matty at matty{at}theindyauthor{dot}com.



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