Amanda Luedeke

April 9, 2020

Here’s Where to Get Your Industry Fix — The Gatecrashers Podcast


For quite awhile on this blog I had a weekly column entitled Thursdays with Amanda. I’d talk primarily about marketing, since that was my background, and try to help authors navigate what can oftentimes seem like a mystery. It led to a book and countless conversations with authors who wanted to better understand how to be smart about book marketing.

Then, some years ago we decided to take a break from blogging. It was taking up a lot of time and Chip and I were both busy pursuing career growth.

But last fall, I got the itch to once again share what I know with authors.

And so The Gatecrashers Podcast was born.

This isn’t your typical podcast of author interviews or happy talk. This is an industry-focused weekly show in which we “storm the gates of publishing and dare to talk about the realities of the industry.”

Some of the topics we’ve covered include:

My cohost, Charis Crowe, brings insight from the self-publishing world while I offer ten years of experience in the industry as a book agent and now V-P of MacGregor & Luedeke.

I hope you’ll give us a listen. And if you’re on Facebook, find me at There, I post my deals, share info, and interact with my followers.

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