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Kingdom Writers: A Podcast for Christian Writers of All Genres

Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz are passionate about equipping and empowering Christian writers of all genres to share their unique gifts with the world. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters! We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers like you to not only tell your stories but to take the courageous step of self-publishing your stories in books that will outlive you and leave behind a powerful legacy. This podcast is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers!
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Jul 28, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Mentoring Moment.

This episode has a short training with action steps that you can apply right away to help you as a writer (or to help you market your book).

Today's topic is: Little Tweaks, Big Results

Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest impact, right?

I think we often assume that to change our lives we need to do something BIG.

But we don’t.

Implementing small habits consistently over time is what truly changes our lives. 

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you.

We have a free gift for you.

There are times we are dealing with writers’ block. We are stuck and nothing flows, right?

We have free training for you on how to conquer writer's block as a Christian writer.

In this training, you will learn 5 practical tips to break through writers' block.

Download our PDF with our best tips here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

This episode is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you write, independently publish and market your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

 

Jul 24, 2020

Welcome to this month's Expert Interview.

This episode is an interview with Lindsey Hartz, a marketing consultant and book launch strategist for authors and publishers. 

Today's topic is: Launch a Bestselling Book Without Losing Your Mind

We are thrilled to have Lindsey Hartz, owner of the Hartz Agency, a boutique marketing firm dedicated to creating strategic marketing campaigns that help your words transform lives.

Shownotes:

  • 01:44 - How Lindsey get started marketing and launching books for authors
  • 05:13 - The general process of marketing and launching a book
  • 09:31 - How an author can overcome uncertainty and overwhelm when marketing
  • 14:20 - How to prepare for a successful book launch
  • 20:28 - The key launch strategies
  • 25:43 - Case studies
  • 35:09 - Framework in organizing a book launch
  • 37:48 - Q & A
  • 56:22 - Connect with Lindsey

Links mentioned in this episode:

Website: https://www.hartzagency.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindseyHartzCreative/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsey.hartz.creative/

Sign up here for free training: https://www.hartzagency.com/insider

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in launching your bestselling books.

We have a free gift for you.

These are resources we have personally researched and compiled for our own book marketing efforts over the years and now want to share these resources with you.

In this post, you will get access to 100+ places to promote Christian books.

Just click the link to download the PDF version: http://www.trainingauthors.com/100-places-to-promote-christian-books/

This episode is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you write, independently publish and market your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 21, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Marketing Minute.

This episode has a short training with action steps that you can apply right away to help you as a writer (or to help you market your book).

Today's topic is: A Simple Any Time Book Promotion

Sometimes we can overcomplicate things as authors. Right?

Yes, you can plan for months for your book launch with a book launch team and podcast interview tour.

But, you don’t always need to go big.

Sometimes you can keep things simple and easy with a 99 cent promotion for your Kindle eBook.

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you.

We have a free gift for you.

These are resources we have personally researched and compiled for our own book marketing efforts over the years and now want to share these resources with you.

In this post, you will get access to 100+ places to promote Christian books.

Just click the link to download the PDF version: http://www.trainingauthors.com/100-places-to-promote-christian-books/

This episode is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you write, independently publish and market your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

 

Jul 14, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Mentoring Moment.

This episode has a short training with action steps that you can apply right away to help you as a writer (or to help you market your book).

Today's topic is: A Silent Productivity Killer

As writers, we all have silent productivity killers that can sabotage our success. 

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you.

We have a free gift for you.

There are times we are dealing with writers’ block. We are stuck and nothing flows, right?

We have free training for you on how to conquer writer's block as a Christian writer.

In this training, you will learn 5 practical tips to break through writers' block.

Download our PDF with our best tips here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

This episode is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you write, independently publish and market your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 7, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Marketing Minute.

This episode has a short training with action steps that you can apply right away to help you as a writer (or to help you market your book).

Today's topic is: Author Giveaways That Work

One way to build buzz about your book is to host a giveaway or contest. You can use them anytime to promote your book, not just during a book launch.

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you.

We have a free gift for you.

These are resources we have personally researched and compiled for our own book marketing efforts over the years and now want to share these resources with you.

In this post, you will get access to 100+ places to promote Christian books.

Just click the link to download the PDF version: http://www.trainingauthors.com/100-places-to-promote-christian-books/

This episode is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you write, independently publish and market your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 1, 2020

This episode is part of the Kingdom Marketing Mindset Series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy group as live videos. However, we wanted to share these teachings with you.

Today's topic is: Saturday Seasons

Everyone loves to talk about the beginning and the ending of a project but not much is typically mentioned about the “messy middle.”

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your book marketing.

Instrumental music used with permission: “My Loving Kindness” by Tammy Sorenson. Find out more at http://tammysorenson.com

We have a free gift for you.

One of the most important foundational things is to have in place as a Kingdom Writer is a business meeting with God to seek His strategy for marketing your books.

We have free training for you on how to get started!

In this training, you will learn the steps we recommend when having a weekly business meeting with God. The members in Christian Book Academy LOVE it and we want to share it with you too!

Just click the link below to watch my short video and download the PDF:
http://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

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