Publishing an episode to your show at Acast is a quick and easy process, and when your show is set up for distribution, your listeners will be able to hear your latest episodes wherever they listen to podcasts. Follow the below steps to start releasing your content to the world.
1. Create a New Episode
Go to your show, and in the top-right corner of the My Episodes section, click New Episode.
2. Upload your audio file or create a draft
In the Acast CMS, it is possible to create and set up a new episode without having to upload the episode audio file to create a draft. This makes it easy streamline the process of getting your episode set up and ready to publish, ahead of editing and finalising the episode content.
Ensure to save as draft at the bottom of the publishing page.
Select the episode audio file from your computer - whilst the file uploads, continue to complete the episode's General details. Once the episode file is uploaded, you can also choose to Download or Change Audio from with the Audio file section.
3. Fill in the episode's general details
The episode details are made up of mandatory and optional details that are sent to other podcast platforms via your show feed.
Episode cover - add an optional episode-specific cover. If you choose not to add one here, it will default to the show's main cover (Be aware that not all podcast apps will display your episode covers—only some podcast apps do)
Subtitle - The subtitle displays best if it is only a few words long
Website - Optional hyperlink, for instance to a blogpost or website
Season and Episode numbers - Optional numbering for episodes
Episode alias - Only visible in URLs, such as when on the website
Type - Episode types used by Apple Podcasts to arrange content - learn more here
4. Publish Now or Schedule for later
Go ahead and publish now or schedule for later. If you monetise your show with Acast, the next step is to insert ad markers once the episode has been published.