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Author Audience: Helping You Reach More People With Your Message | Writing | Self-Publishing | Book Marketing | Business Growth

Shelley Hitz is on a mission to help you reach more people with your message because she believes every person has God-given gifts and abilities to impact the world. Each episode of Author Audience will be packed with ACTIONABLE training, spiritual inspiration, and encouragement for you to write, publish, and market your books. However, this podcast is not just about how to write and self-publish a book. It is so much more. Episodes also include topics on book marketing, social media marketing, how to sell more books, product creation, coaching, speaking, etc. Shelley’s passion is to help you connect with your audience in the best way possible. If you are a Christian author, Christian entrepreneur, or someone who simply wants to reach more people with your message, you're in the right place! The question is, are you ready to let your light SHINE?
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Dec 29, 2015

In this episode I share honestly both my successes and what I learned from my mistakes in 2015.  I hope you can learn from both my successes and my mistakes.

Dec 22, 2015

In this episode you’ll learn practical hacks that authors can use to get more traffic to their content.  I think you’ll enjoy this interview with P.J. Simmons from Gospel Driven Entrepreneur.

Dec 15, 2015

LEAD is an acronym for the process I use for getting clarity on projects and finding more time in my schedule.  In this case, we’ll use it to find more time to write!

 

L: Locating – brainstorm, brain dump

E: Eliminating – what can go? What are you willing to put aside or sacrifice temporarily?

A: Automating – what can you automate? (email autoresponders, IFTTT, zapper, online shopping subscriptions and orders, groceries, etc.)

D: Delegating (family, housekeeping, VA, bookkeeping, fiverr, upwork, etc.)

Dec 11, 2015

Many times we are limited in our potential by fear and self-sabotage. Listen in as I share personal stories and practical strategies to overcome the things that are limiting your progress.

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.

This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry. You can learn more at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

Dec 9, 2015

Do you have days you simply feel like pulling your hair out because it seems like everything is going wrong? What do you do on those days? I recently had two days of technical issues with my website and share 3 strategies you can apply when everything is going wrong.

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.

This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry. You can learn more at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

Dec 9, 2015

Take advantage of the biggest book buying season of the year, Christmas! In this episode learn 3 ways you can boost your holiday book sales.  

Also, I have a gift for you! Here is my gift to you: www.shelleyhitz.com/christmas

Download over 1500 royalty free Christmas graphics and get access to a video course on how to boost your book sales this holiday season. PLUS you'll get my popular training on 27 ways to sell more books. 

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.

This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry. You can learn more at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

Dec 8, 2015

There is a way to achieve your goals this year.  As I look back on this year and all I’ve accomplished I know my success is due to the goal-setting I did last year.  Listen in as I share the step-by-step process that you can use to have one of your best years yet.  It’s simpler than you think.

Dec 7, 2015

This episode came out of a personal family tragedy that happened this last week. Are you living with no regrets? I encourage you to apply these 3 P’s to your life and live life to the fullest!

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.

This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry. You can learn more at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

Dec 4, 2015

Sometimes you see red flags that you need a change in an area of your life. Whether it is in your business, your health, your relationships, your finances, etc. there are steps you can take to make these changes. I share 3 steps to making a change in your life and encourage you to join me.


This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Finally publish your nonfiction book in the next 30 Days AND learn how to build a profitable business (even if you have NO clue where to start).

Author Audience Academy provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to publish a best-selling nonfiction book FAST.

Find out more here: www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com

Dec 1, 2015

In this episode I want to talk about the power of a print book.  I have discussed Kindle eBooks in length, but also know the incredible power of publishing a print book.  There is something different about holding a book in your hands versus reading it on an ereader.  In this episode I’m going to share six different benefits of publishing a print book (and there are still many, many more!).

Nov 27, 2015

Gratitude changed my life in 2012 when I embarked on my own 21-day gratitude challenge. In this episode I share the power of a gratitude journal and encourage you to start one of your own. Download my free printable gratitude journal at www.YourGratitudeJournal.com.

Have ideas for my upcoming podcast episodes? Share them at www.ShelleyHitz.com/ask.


This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Finally publish your nonfiction book in the next 30 Days AND learn how to build a profitable business (even if you have NO clue where to start).

Author Audience Academy provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to publish a best-selling nonfiction book FAST.

Find out more here: www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com

Nov 24, 2015

Have you thought about how to translate your book and publish it in other languages? I published my book, 21 Prayers of Gratitude, in Spanish in December of 2013. In this episode, I want to share my experience with you.

Nov 17, 2015

It transformed our business when we started re-purposing our books into audiobooks. You've already done the work once, so why not profit on it multiple times by publishing an audiobook. That's what we're going to talk about in this episode. I'm also going to share with you a way that you can publish professional audio books with no up front costs.

Nov 11, 2015

I received the following question for my "Ask Shelley" segment. “I published my first book on Createspace, using their ISBN. I will be publishing Volume 2, and want to use a "non-createspace" ISBN number. Is this ok to do?” Learn my answer about ISBN's in this episode.

Have a question for Shelley? Ask your questions here: www.shelleyhitz.com/ask


This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Finally publish your nonfiction book in the next 30 Days AND learn how to build a profitable business (even if you have NO clue where to start).

Author Audience Academy provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to publish a best-selling nonfiction book FAST.

Find out more here:  www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com

Nov 10, 2015

I've had several people contact me and ask me the strategy I recommend to publish a book and I always have the same advice. Therefore I wanted to share this advice with you in this podcast episode.

Nov 3, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. What’s next for you? If you’ve been going through the challenge, you are now armed with knowledge of what works best for you in your writing. In this episode I share how Cassie was able to complete 10,000 words and her first draft of her book in just one week. Join us at: www.writingweek.com

This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Nov 2, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. When you write, there are several factors that can impact your writing. We talked about mindset yesterday and today I want to talk about your environment and energy level. Join us at: www.writingweek.com

This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Nov 1, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. I know that self-doubt, fear, and self-sabatoge are some of the biggest obstacles we face as writers. We all struggle with this at times. That’s why I believe this day of the challenge is so crucial to your long term success. With the help of my husband CJ, we wrote 72 affirmations for writers. There are 45 general affirmations and 27 affirmations based on scripture. These PDF handouts are available for you to download in your resources section for today in the member’s area. Join us at: www.writingweek.com

This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Oct 31, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. Before creating this challenge, I read a lot of books and did quite a bit of research on what works best for productive writers. Notice, I didn’t say speed writers, but productive writers.


One of the goals of this challenge is to help you write more words by developing a writing habit. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to write fast in your writing sessions. It means you’re going to make progress at the speed that is best for you.

Over and over in my research I found writers raving about the Pomodoro Technique and how it helps them focus, find their writing zone, and get more quality writing done than almost any other strategy. Join us at: www.writingweek.com

This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Oct 30, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. Day three is about setting writing goals. The goal of this 7-day challenge is not to finish writing a book (although some of you may do just that), but to help you get in the habit of writing every day. My hope is you will create a writing habit that will last far beyond these seven days. But, don’t be afraid to start small and build up over time. Whether you are starting small or scheduling longer blocks of time to write, set a goal. You’ve probably heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals. S.M.A.R.T. goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Join us at: www.writingweek.com


This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Oct 29, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. Day two is about scheduling your writing sessions. You know it’s true – if it’s on the calendar, it happens. However, when we say we’d like to get some writing done sometime this week, it usually does not happen. Let’s get some writing DONE! Download my 30-day writing calendar (PDF) here: www.writingweek.com


This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Oct 28, 2015

Welcome to Writing Week - my FREE 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. Day one is all about tracking your progress. Whatever we monitor and track, we manage. Therefore, tracking your progress as you write is the key to writing more and writing better. Download my Writing Week Journal (PDF, excel, or .doc) here: www.writingweek.com


This episode is sponsored by www.WritingWeek.com. Learn to how to write faster and better during this 7-day challenge and how to personalize each step to what works best for YOU. Download your Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, affirmations, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.

Oct 27, 2015

In this episode, Mel Edwards is going to share how to create multiple products from one book. When you put time and energy into writing a book, consider creating multiple products from that one piece of content.  Not only will it multiply your impact, but it will also increase your profits from your work. 

Oct 23, 2015

Waiting is hard, isn't it?  I know I'm not alone here!  In this episode I share a real-life example of something I've been waiting for in my life.  After 12 weeks, I finally got a reply.  

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.

This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry. You can learn more at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

Oct 20, 2015

What is evergreen content? It is content that isn’t date specific or won’t change often. In this episode I share 7 types of evergreen content you can create once and have it working for you over and over again. I want you to think about how you can integrate even more evergreen marketing into your strategy.

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.

This episode is sponsored by www.AuthorAudienceAcademy.com. Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry. You can learn more at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

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