Why Authors Should Pitch to Small Media Outlets If you are a first-time Christian indie author, don’t overlook the small marketing opportunities. There are many reasons why authors should pitch to small media outlets. I’m talking about that little radio…
5 Reasons to Attend a Christian Writer’s Conference Industry connections are a large part of a writing career. Recently, I attended the Advanced Writer and Speaker Association (AWSA) Refresh Retreat and the Christian Products Expo trade show. I would like…
Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2021 Christian Indie Awards. Since 2008 the Christian Indie Awards has honored books produced by small publishers and independent authors for their outstanding contribution to Christian life.
As a Christian author, it is vital to understand how Search Engine Optimization SEO techniques drive traffic to your website? If you’ve been blogging for some time, you probably know what SEO is and how important it is to rank your website. Today, every business has gone online, and the competition to the top spot of the search engine results pages (SERPS) is becoming tougher.
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.
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.