With the podcast industry growing by 10% to 20% every year, it’s no wonder that more and more people want to start their own show! However, starting your own podcast can be quite a daunting task, especially if you’re going it alone.

Starting a podcast takes skill and dedication as well as enough knowledge of the basics of podcasting to simply get started. That’s why we’ve decided to make your life a little bit easier and offer you a list of the bestselling books to help you grasp the starting strategies and get you on the road to launching!

1. Podcast Launch: A Step by Step Guide of How to Launch Your Podcast

John Lee Dumas is not only the Author of Podcast Launch but also the host of a top-ranked business podcast, EntrepreneurOnFire. This book will go through the entire process of starting your own podcast. John will also be discussing the more technical parts of podcasting.

Podcast Launch goes over topics such as your equipment, recording, editing, submitting to a wide variety of directories, and building your audience. You will also be reading about the actual story of how John turned his idea into a top-ranked podcast.

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2. Podcasting Solutions: The Complete Guide to Podcasting

Podcasting makes it a lot easier to share your thoughts, knowledge, and opinions. Podcasting Solutions will help guide you through the toughest parts of podcasting.

Michael W. Geoghegan and Dan Klass wrote this book together to offer their wisdom and experiences. This book covers everything you’ll need to know about starting your podcast no matter the topic, whether it’s about Comedy, news, or romance.

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3. Podcasting For Dummies

Podcasting gives you a voice, one you’ll share with people worldwide. It isn’t just for individual use but also used by businesses to promote themselves. If you’re struggling with any part of podcasting then reading this book will most definitely help.

With their step by step explanations, screenshots and examples you’ll understand it in no time. Tee Morris, the Author of Podcasting For Dummies, will teach you to launch and promote your own podcast.

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4. Podcast: Learn how to Stop Babbling & Start Podcasting Like a Pro

Written by Mike Eiman, this book is filled with step-by-step guides to help you develop ideas, write a script, and prepare your podcast. The book Podcast is all about helping you to get started and gaining confidence in what you’re doing when it comes to podcasting.

Having the equipment or expert advice won’t help you at all when you don’t know where to begin or even if you’re just uncertain. So grab onto this book and get on the road to podcasting like a pro.

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5. Create Your Own Podcast

Starting your own podcast might be a bit confusing, especially if you have no idea where to begin. Create Your Own Podcast will help straighten that out real fast with their practical tips and success stories.

Matthew Anniss the Author of this book will guide you through the planning and preparations as well as the recording, editing, and posting of your podcast. You will feel inspired and ready to start your podcast after reading this book.

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6. Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration

Jared Easley and Mike Kind will explain how you can grow your audience through collaborations. This book offers a behind-the-scenes view of how podcasters can have more influential platforms.

Podcasting Good to Great discusses various strategies for networking, even when you can’t leave home to attend pricey conferences. It provides a proven roadmap that will launch you into becoming a great connector and influencer, and ultimately a person that your audience will value even more.

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7. Promoting Your Podcast: The Ultimate Guide to Building an Audience of Raving Fans

Author, Jason Van Orden, will share his personal journey with the readers. He has extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to online marketing and podcasting. Reading this book will help you drive even more traffic to your website and gain subscribers instead of simply visitors.

Promoting Your Podcast will cover topics to help you get the best results from your podcast directories as well as help you to choose an eye-catching title with an effective description.

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8. The Business Podcasting Book: Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your Podcast

Looking for a bit of podcast training? Then this is the one for you. The Business of Podcasting Book is the first book by Podcast Academy, the leader in audio/video podcast and new media education. The book is based on the seminars written by industry experts such as Michael W. Geoghegan, Greg Cangialosi, Ryan Irelan, Tim Bourquin, and Colette Vogele.

The Business Podcasting book dives into all the details you’ll need to start your podcast.  It covers planning, content creation, legal considerations, branding, marketing, advertising, monetization, and much more. Each topic is based on practical experience and is easy to apply to your own podcast.

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9. How to Start a Podcast: From 0 to 10 Million Downloads a Month in a Year with Casefile True Crime Podcast

How To Start a Podcast is a guide by a producer of Casefile: True Crime Podcast – a show that started in a bedroom and became one of the most popular true-crime podcasts worldwide. Author Mike Migas will discuss what it takes to produce a very popular podcast.

You will be able to follow the step-by-step guide on how to come up with a good subject, select and set up your recording space, and choose the right host, artwork and social media platforms. You will be able to use Mike’s personal experience to create a successful podcast of your own.

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10. The Business Podcasting Bible: Wherever My Market Is… I Am

If you’re looking to increase customer relationships and make the marketing process of your podcast easier, then this is the book for you. Each chapter of The Business Podcasting Bible will cover a new topic with the use of a case study to help readers understand the topic.

Topics range from podcast metrics to premium and sponsored podcast models to such nuts-and-bolts concerns on how to syndicate a podcast and what kind of equipment is necessary for setup. You’ll also find charts, graphs and web links based on the author’s research.

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11. More Podcast Money: Turn Your Passion into Profits

Would you like to turn your hobby of podcasting into your full-time job and get paid doing what you love? Then read this book and use one of the thirteen strategies they offer to generate revenue for your podcast.

David Jackson the Author of this book started podcasting back in 2005 and has been helping podcasters launch their podcast. Each strategy has been used by other podcasters and has been proven to be successful.

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12. The Secret Of Effective Podcast Audio Branding

More and more podcasters are trying to showcase uniqueness through podcast audio branding. This is a relatively new niche but more podcasters have been using it to establish their podcast brand.

Izabela Russell the Author of this book will give you ideas for your podcast intros, jingles, and your outro’s. She offers you a blueprint to help you get started with your own podcast branding.

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13. Podcasting: Do-It-Yourself Guide

Everyone loves a little bit of DIY so why not follow this DIY guide to creating your own podcast. With tips and tricks on how to create and broadcast your own podcast, as well as how to use podcasting software.

Todd Cochrane the Author of Podcasting: Do-It-Yourself Guide will address copyright issues and explain the “geeky-stuff” (RSS, XML) in such a way that everyone will be able to understand it.

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14. Podcast Strategies: How to Podcast – 21 Questions Answered

Authors Paul Colligan, Mike Koenigs, and Gene Naftulyev decided to write a book answering  21 of the most asked podcasting questions out there. These questions include the classics such as What is podcasting? Why should I podcast? How do I make money from podcasting? and many more questions you might have wondered about in the past.

This is an easy-to-read book with no extra fluff, just the facts you want to know that will help you plot your own podcast strategies.

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15. Start A Podcast: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Podcast Plus Video Tutorials

If you’re looking for a quick and easy-to-read guide on how to start a podcast, then this is the book for you. Start a Podcast is an updated version of the Podcasting Pro Basics, also written by Orlando Rios.

In this edition, you will learn about equipment, recording, editing, and publishing.  Added with this book is a five-chapter companion video tutorial showing you actual screen shares and tricks to producing and publishing your podcast.

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16. Podcast Creation 101: The Proven Path to Podcasting Success

Do you have the perfect topic for a podcast, but don’t know where to start? Then Podcast 101 is exactly the book for you. Written by Amazon bestseller, Marshall Morris, and former US Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark, these two will have you laughing out loud as they teach you everything you need to know about podcasts, from the ground up. 

Learn how to launch a podcast and begin generating income from the content you produce, all from your home studio! Inside this book, you will find the most comprehensive walkthroughs and action steps for launching a podcast than ever before. 

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17. Podcasting For Beginners: From Zero To Hero

Podcasting For Beginners is written especially for, yes you called it — beginners! It is the perfect book for everyone wanting to start their podcast with as little effort as possible. William Schwindt and Mitchel Schwindt created this book to simplify the process after vigorous research.

Not only will you find a step-by-step guide to creating your first podcast, but you’ll also find links to 20+ video tutorials covering every step in detail.

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18. Podcasting for Beginners: Start, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast

When Author, Salvador Briggman, started his first podcast he had no training at all and desperately wished that he had help back then. That is why when his podcast became a success he decided to write a book to help others start their podcasts too.

In the book, he shows readers how to start, grow, and monetize their podcasts. He also shares techniques and strategies that will help to supercharge your podcast for success.

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19. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting

In this book, authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will guide you through starting your own podcast. They will be discussing topics such as editing, syndicating, and finding the right equipment for you.

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting is full of tips to help you create a fun and successful podcast while also helping you grow your audience through an engaging show.

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