Five Tips for Reaching Your Indie Publishing Goals With the dawn of a new year comes the opportunity to set new goals and achieve new heights as a Christian author in the indie publishing goals world. Here are a few…
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Are You Scheduling Time For Jesus?, by Becca Lawrence
Are You Scheduling Time For Jesus? Has the title of this blog made you question if you are scheduling time for Jesus? Are spending enough time with the Lord? Or if you are “doing too much”? Are you putting more…
What A Writer’s Critique Group Can Do for You, by Guest Author
Throughout my writer’s journey, I needed someone to talk shop with about book marketing, traditional publishing, and indie publishing. To help improve my writing, I decided to seek out and attend a writers’ critique group.
Why Should Retailers Carry Books by Independent Authors?, by Guest Author
Traditional publishing houses are diminishing. With the shortage, a plethora of smaller presses and publishers has erupted, along with an excellent selection of outstanding indie-published books.
You Don’t Have to Publish a Book to Be a Writer, by Guest Author
Some people are in love with the idea of writing and visualize a life of leisure, sitting around typing out a few dozen book manuscripts and raking in the greenbacks (you can laugh now). Others have one story they feel the need to share, but they have no plans to pursue writing, and therefore, lack the drive to do what it takes to get published. However, many sincerely want to write but find writing a full-length book a daunting task. Or sadly, they finish their manuscript but are stonewalled by the thought of finding a publisher or self-publishing and then (gulp!) book marketing.
Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing: Which Is Best for You?, by Guest Author
Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing: Which Is Best for You? There are many choices these days for a Christian author seeking publication. Sometimes those publishing choices can be overwhelming. In 2009, when I began writing as a hobby, self-publishing was looked…
The 13 Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid, by Guest Author
How many times have you picked up a book and immediately knew it was self-published? You may not be sure how you knew. It might have been the design. Maybe you spotted glaring errors. Or possibly there was just an unprofessional look to it. Don’t let that happen to your book. There is absolutely no reason indie authors and publishers shouldn’t produce books that look as sharp and professional as the books produced by major publishing houses. It just takes effort, attention to detail, and a commitment to avoid the errors self-publishers often make. Let’s look at the most common self-publishing mistakes and how to avoid them.
How to Establish Yourself as a Christian Writer, by Guest Author
If you want to become a Christian writer you need to establish your identity. How to get started as a Christian writer & get published with these helpful tips.
5 Simple Steps to Start a Podcast Today, by Guest Author
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.
Improve Your Book’s Amazon Rank With Categories and Keywords, by Susan Neal
How would you like your book to attain a higher Amazon rank? Your book sales will increase if you implement the following strategies: adding more Amazon book categories and strengthening keywords. You can modify keywords and add up to ten categories to your book’s Amazon listing.
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