What started as the Shelf Addiction blog and podcast over the last 5 years has transformed into something bigger than Tamara ever imagined. She wanted to encompass all of the things she enjoyed from books and movies to tv and pop culture. But how to do that? She found that one large podcast with lots of aspects wasn't working. Thus the different shows where born.
What's a network? Podcast networks host a group of shows connected by theme or genre and exist to help market, scale, and monetize podcasts. There are two type of networks. One is run as a business, and the other is focused more on cross-promotion (or a mixture of both).
The Nerdy Maven Podcast Network is a cross-promotion podcast network. It was brought to life to not only house Tamara's initial shows, but to develop a family of shows that are in the same wheel house. Women led podcasts featuring all things nerdy.
This podcast network is built to share audiences and promote each other with cross-promotion that includes hosts guesting on each others podcasts, and promo swaps across the network.
Each show maintains and manages their own website, ad monetization, podcast hosting and distribution.