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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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Apr 26, 2016

Have you ever felt discouraged when you don’t meet a goal?  If so, this episode is for you.  Be encouraged as I share four steps you can take when you don’t meet a goal.

Apr 23, 2016
Do you have an unfinished book or project on your desk that simply needs to get DONE?  If so, this episode is for you.

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 and join our growing community at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.
Apr 22, 2016

What do you do when you're having a bad day?

Here are some ideas:

1.) Evaluate: does something need to change?
2.) Ask forgiveness (if needed)
3.) Feel your feelings and let them flow through you, cry if needed.
4.) Reminder: We see a few pieces of the puzzle but if we could see the box top (the big picture) we'd be amazed.

At the end of this episode, I say a prayer for you if you're having a bad day today and need it! Blessings to you :)

Also make sure to  join our FREE private Facebook group for Christian authors and entrepreneurs at www.GodlyGain.com

 

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 and join our growing community at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

 

Apr 19, 2016

Would you like to be able to sell (or distribute) over 90,000 copies of one book?  John Horvat has done this with his book, “Return to Order” and shares the top strategies he has used successfully. 

Apr 19, 2016

How can authors use giveaways and contests to sell more books?  I share three ideas in this podcast.  Hopefully it will start the ideas flowing!

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 and join our growing community at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

Apr 16, 2016

Even though you’ve taken an important step of publishing that eBook, you could be missing out on lots of sales with a print book. I want to help you give birth to your dreams. Part of that includes helping you give birth to that print book that can impact even more people with your message.

In this episode I will share with you 5 signs it may be time to publish a print book from a Kindle version.

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 and join our growing community at AuthorAudienceAcademy.com.

 

Apr 14, 2016

What stories can you tell? Tweet me @shelleyhitz if you're in and will take the action tip I share at the end of this episode.

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.

Apr 12, 2016

Do you have a Kindle book that is NOT available as a print book?  If so, this episode is for you.  I encourage you to join our Kindle to Print Challenge in Author Audience Academy.

Apr 5, 2016

Want to know how to increase webinar attendance to YOUR webinars?  Well, I recently maxed out my webinar seats on GoToWebinar and had one of my inner circle members ask me, “How did you do it?” Therefore, I thought this topic would be a great training for my podcast.  Enjoy!

Mar 29, 2016

Why does a Christian author need a prayer team?  I’m going to talk about this in today’s episode. If you're a Christian author, speaker, entrepreneur or in ministry, get a small private prayer team started today!  If you do, let me know in the comments below.

Mar 22, 2016

Enjoy this interview from the Writer’s Chat with Johnnie Alexander and Jean Wise all about how to get book reviews. 

Mar 15, 2016

In this episode, I share 7 ways you can make money from your website or blog.  I currently have multiple streams of income for my business and I recommend you do the same.  Relying on book royalties alone is risky and therefore I hope you implement one or two of these strategies for your website or blog.

Mar 8, 2016

Your author website is your home online.  However, have you really thought through the strategy of how to set up your website or simply put something together?  In this episode I want to share with you 10 pages I think every author should include in their website.

Mar 1, 2016

Want to learn how Jonathan Milligan created 7 income streams in 12 months from 1 book?  It’s an amazing framework and a personal case study that works!  Listen to this episode for the step-by-step plan you can model for your own books and business.

Feb 23, 2016

After getting her book proposal rejected by a literary agent, Jean Wise decided to put together her own “Platform Power Up 100-Day Challenge.” In this episode you will learn how to grow your online platform through consistent action.

Feb 16, 2016

A great way to repurpose your content and diversify your income is to sell products.  In this episode Tom Corson-Knowles shares how to sell courses on Udemy.  Tomearns at least $3000/month  in additional income by selling 7 courses on Udemy to 37,000 students.

Feb 9, 2016

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

TRUTH: Owning your own business is not always glamorous.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9

Some very exciting things are happening in my life right now. But, to be honest, I have no idea how I've done everything I've done in the last month. It even makes my head spin and right now it is a bit of a blur. Only by the grace of God.

Even in the midst of it all, I'm getting better at taking time off and enjoying weekly hikes/adventures with CJ and daily prayer walks.

Coaching authors, writing books, and speaking is my passion AND it is incredibly rewarding.

However, growing a business requires a lot of perseverance.

A couple of years ago I sensed God leading me to let go of my "Plan B."

My plan B was to go back to work as a Physical Therapist with good pay and a regular paycheck.

And I would think about it regularly.

It was one of the hardest decisions I made, but I had confirmation from several places and decided to OBEY. I made the BIG leap and left my Physical Therapy career behind for good. I gave up my P.T. license and now I can't go back to practicing as a P.T. unless I took the licensure exam again, which was hard enough to pass the first time right out of college.

I grieved.

I wrestled with God.

And it's still hard.

Last week, I honestly didn't know how we were going to pay some of our bills.

But God.

He provided once again. Why do I worry?

This is an area God is working on in my heart BIG time. It's time to RISE above fear and live in FAITH.

I sense a breakthrough coming for our business this year.

Has it been worth it?

YES! So worth it.

I'm reminded almost daily of how God is using my obedience for good and to glorify Him.

Has it been hard?

YES!! So. Very. Hard.

I honestly think if I would have kept my P.T. license active I would have gone back to that job and financial stability. I think God knew what was ahead and what I needed to do in order to keep moving forward and not look back.

It is still hard.

But, anything worth having is worth working for, right?

One. Step. At. A. Time.

The harvest is waiting when we OBEY God, even when it doesn't make sense to everyone around us.

It's time to not just survive, but to THRIVE!

 

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.

Feb 2, 2016

In this episode you get to meet my husband, CJ.  He shares encouragement with you to share your story for God’s glory.  This was the opening talk of our full day writing seminar we recently gave at our home church, Calvary Worship Center, and I thought it would encourage you as well!

Jan 26, 2016

Have you wanted to publish a spiral bound workbook on Amazon but didn’t know how?  In this episode Alyssa Avant shares a resource she used to publish a workbook for teen girls.  Listen to her inspiring story in this episode.

Jan 19, 2016

I find so many authors get focused on creating and selling books that they overlook an amazing opportunity that awaits them in digital products.  In this episode I will share the top four reasons every author should create a small digital product as an upsell to a book.

Jan 12, 2016

In this episode I will talk about the importance of setting up your Author Audience Funnel.  Most authors don’t think about the big picture when they publish a book when it comes to marketing. This training will help you think beyond just publishing a book and setting up an entire funnel of offers and products to bring long lasting success.

Jan 5, 2016

In this Behind the Scenes interview with Beth Jones, learn how she got her Facebook friend involved in the publishing process which helped build buzz for her book. You’ll also learn how Beth took her speech and turned it into a book.

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