I designed my first published book cover while still in college and began a freelance career doing so a few years later, in 1993. Through my company, TLC Book Design, I’ve coached hundreds of independent authors through the book creation process, teaching them about the importance of producing a well-edited, professionally designed and produced book. We’ve won hundreds of awards for our work. It was always about creating a beautiful, salable book that wouldn’t be noticed as a self-published book.
Every Christian author needs a book marketing strategy, and if you wrote a book you might have been interviewed on a podcast. Have you thought about publishing your own podcast? This is a great way to expand your marketing since your guests will bring their audience to your show. You need to understand what it takes to create a podcast. This article will give you a few things to think about if you want to learn how to start a podcast. For more tips about branding and show format, look at The Five Simple Steps to Create a Podcast.
Are Book Contests Beneficial to Self-Published Authors?
After self-publishing my first Christian book, I was challenged with how best to market it. I explored several options and asked many people about book marketing. Several people advised me to enter book contests, as this was a great way to increase my visibility as an indie author.
9 Essential Book Cover Design Tips For Authors by Sandy Gould
Softcover or hardcover, workbook or children’s book – the binding and finishing styles you choose for a book are essential. For many reasons, the same quality and attention to detail must go into the book’s physical design that went into good content development. Read on to discover the top 9 book cover design tips.
A question that I often receive as the founder of Spark Media, a company that helps Christian podcasters launch, grow, and maintain their shows is this: “Misty, I want to start a podcast, but where do I begin?” When CIPA director Susan Neal asked me to contribute to the blog, I immediately knew the advice I would give to Christian authors, small publishers, and others who may have an interest in hosting a podcast. Podcasts can be an excellent venue for book marketing. While the following advice may seem relatively straightforward to some, it has helped numerous members of my community to start successful shows.
How to Be a Much Sought-After Media Guest When a Christian author masters the techniques of being a memorable guest who adds value to the Host’s program, he or she will be a much sought-after media guest. Follow these principles…