Market Your Books With Podcasts – Start your own Podcast

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by Russell Sherrard

I was first introduced to creating a podcast for various things. I listen/watch a tech show on the weekend and the host mentioned an app called 

I went to Anchor to check it out.

A few of Anchor’s best features:


We don’t believe in charging creators to make or store their content. No storage limits, no trial period, no catch.

This one of the main reasons that I went with Anchor


Make your podcast available everywhere people listen (including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify), with just one click.

This is another reason I went with Anchor.


Get paid for your plays by beloved brands we’ll match with your show, or collect monthly payments from your listeners. Or both!

This is a good feature that I don’t have to worry about. It is taken care of for me


Record with guests or cohosts anywhere in the world, or collect voice messages from your listeners to include in your episodes.

This feature only works on “compatible” smart phones. I was told when I downloaded the app that my phone was incompatible. Not only that this feature only works on compatible phones.


See at a glance how your podcast episodes are doing over time, so you can understand and grow your audience.

Good feature. Easy to read.


Anchor’s mobile apps, iPad app, and desktop platform make it easy to capture audio anywhere, anytime.

Again, does not work on incompatible phones. I found an alternative. Use Works better than the app and your recording can be up to 6 hours in length.

Despite some shortcomings of the app I decided to create my own podcast. It is called Ask the Author Podcast.

Listen to the NEW Ask the Author Podcast.
This podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is? Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time? You’ll find the answer here each week. Our Interview this week is with Sherry Chamblee. Click on the link to hear the Podcast. #podcast #audio #listen
Ask the Author Podcast

Ask the Author Podcast

I have created 3 episodes so far and am enjoying it immensely. You can too!
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