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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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Sep 21, 2022

Be inspired by other writers' stories and learn practical tips from the case studies here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/success-stories/

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The easy path Jennifer Nelson discovered to finally become an author in just 10 days.
  • How Jan Cox gained both freedom and control over publishing her books (plus saved thousands of dollars)
  • The pivot Lola Oshinowo made after spending time in prayer that made all the difference for her first book.
  • How Tanecia Mitchell gained a strategy to take the first draft of her manuscript to a finished book in just a few months.
  • The strategy Esther Espinoza used to sell over 100 copies of her book with one idea.
  • The one thing that helped Heather Erdmann finally finish her first draft so she was able to publish her first book (previously she got stuck and never finished more than a few pages).
  • How MaryAnn Ward combined her passion for art and writing into an unexpected book that wasn’t even on her radar…and it has already sold more than 100 copies.
  • The strategy that helped Lauren Darroch overcome “writer’s guilt” and finally start writing consistently. She’s more productive than ever and has published book twins (two books at the same time) and is now working on her third one. WooHoo!
  • And more!

And right now enrollment is OPEN for Christian Book Academy. You can join for $39/month or $399/year at https://christianbookacademy.com/

We’re excited for you to join our family of Kingdom Writers!

Sep 14, 2022

Have you experienced writing a book that God has placed in your heart? It’s amazing what God can do through us and our books when we obey Him. In this episode, we will talk about a very simple yet powerful strategy that can produce faster results for your book.

You can learn more ideas on how to sell more books using the power of collaborations by signing up to the Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer edition. We are currently hosting it and it’s created just for you! Just go to https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

When you register, you will also have an opportunity to upgrade for 50% off by getting the All-Access Pass. Aside from the ongoing access to the presentations, you will also have bonus Zoom workshops and other training from the speakers. Don’t forget to grab it when you sign up!

Sep 7, 2022

We all know it’s not enough to just write and publish our books. You actually want people to read it, right? That means you need to market and promote your book.

How are you going to start? In this episode, you will learn 3 common mistakes you need to avoid so you can sell more books.

You can also learn more effective ideas to market your book by signing up to the Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer edition. It’s a free 5-day event lined up with topics you don’t want to miss! Just go to https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

When you register, you will also have an opportunity to upgrade for 50% off by getting the All-Access Pass. Aside from the ongoing access to the presentations, you will also have bonus Zoom workshops and other training from the speakers. Don’t forget to grab it when you sign up!

Aug 31, 2022

We all know how hard it can be to start a book. After putting countless hours and effort into publishing your book, it may seem like nothing significant happens. 

If you are thinking about how to build your audience from scratch and without social media, then this episode is for you.

Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer Edition

Now it’s time to reach your ideal readers so you can sell more books and ultimately influence more lives.

The Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer Edition is here to help you go from unknown author to consistent book sales by gaining the courage to step out, initiate purposeful partnerships, and sell more books using the power of collaborations.

This FREE 5-day event is something you won’t want to miss.

You can learn everything you need to know about the conference over here: https://kingdomwritersconference.com/ but as a quick overview:

  • This online conference will run from September 12 through September 16.
  • Each day will be packed with amazing speakers ready to help you find new readers, develop relationships to grow your platform, and use collaborations to sell books without feeling salesy.
  • There is a Facebook group where you can connect with other writers, find accountability buddies, ask questions, and win prizes!
  • You can attend the conference absolutely free, but you can also choose to grab the All-Access Pass where you will not only get ongoing access to all of the presentations but you will also get some valuable bonus training from the speakers!

The All-Access Pass is currently being offered at a special price, and it will disappear for good once the conference is over, so make sure to check it out now.

Click here https://kingdomwritersconference.com/ to head over to the Kingdom Writers Conference registration page to learn more and grab your free ticket. More information will be sent straight to your inbox afterward.

Aug 24, 2022

Registration is officially open for our third Kingdom Writers Conference. This one is the Courageous Writer Edition and it's free to sign up. WooHoo!

https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

This conference was created to help you go from unknown author to consistent book sales by gaining the courage to step out, initiate purposeful partnerships, and sell more books using the power of collaborations.

We’ve got 30 amaaazing speakers coming at you with topics ranging from finding new readers, developing relationships to grow your platform, and using collaborations to sell books without feeling salesy (and everything in-between).

The conference kicks off on September 12 and it’s going to be 5 action-packed days that you are NOT going to want to miss.

Sign up here https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

Hold On Tight

Remember the wonder and excitement you felt when you first realized God might be calling you to write a book? You began to prayerfully brainstorm ideas, stories, and concepts that could be woven into this book that would impact many. There was no limit to where God could take this body of work.

Over time, the book truly begins to feel like work as you face your own doubts, writer’s block, criticism, spiritual attack, and fatigue. The rose-colored glasses come off as you realize this book is going to take blood, sweat and tears to birth. Though some of that initial wonder and excitement has been dampened, you can’t shake the words you heard God whisper: “I’m inviting you to write a book that will bring glory to My name.”

In John 4:46-54, we read the story of a government official from Capernaum who found himself desperate for a miracle. His young son is dying and getting worse by the minute. He hears that a man named Jesus is within walking distance…that is, if you consider 24 miles to be walking distance.

Without hesitation, the desperate father makes his way to Cana to seek out the traveling Teacher. “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.” You can sense the parental anguish in his voice. So many hopes and dreams for his child hang in the balance.

Can you relate to the man’s cry for help? Maybe you’ve found yourself pleading, “Lord, please come now before my book dies.”

Kingdom Writers Conference

Registration is now open! Sign up here https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

 

 

Aug 17, 2022

It’s not unusual to struggle with feeling self-promotional when you’re writing your own book. In fact, it happens to many of us, especially Kingdom writers!

If you are thinking about what to do with marketing and how to sell more books without feeling self-promotional, then this episode is perfect for you.

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! 

You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Aug 10, 2022

You have a lot of ideas in your mind for your books and you feel like you’re juggling them all at once. You might be wondering how you are going to finish them all.

In this episode, you’ll discover amazing insights on how you can create a concrete plan to cross the finish line, one step at a time.

Get some ideas on which book to write first here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/which-book-to-write-first/

Set-up a 90-day publishing plan. Learn more here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/90-day-publishing-plan/

Check out 6 creative ideas to finish your book here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/creative-ideas-to-finish-writing-your-book/

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Join Our Procrastination to Publication Workshop

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

Aug 3, 2022

Have you ever struggled with motivation and often feel like you have to force yourself to sit down in front of your computer to write? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone. 

There are many strategies out there, but in this episode, we talk about the one tool that can help you be more productive in your writing journey. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s something simple you have access to right now.

Free WRITING WHEEL Download

Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/writingwheel

Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Minutes

Are you ready to get your book onto paper without the frustration of getting stuck or dealing with writers’ block? 

Get your book out of your head and onto paper by the end of this 90-minute workshop using our 3 simple book writing formulas here: www.BookWritingLab.com

Jul 27, 2022

The third chapter of Ecclesiastes tells us that everything has a season and every activity under heaven has its own time. Yet most of the time, we find ourselves comparing our own season with others; our own tulip with others’ roses.

In this episode, we reflect on this and share how to embrace both the beauty and mystery of our own seasons; of our own “tulips.” 

He will accomplish what He has promised, in His own beautiful time.

When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.” 

-Charles R. Swindoll

This episode is an excerpt from our War Room prayer meeting with Christian Book Academy members in May. We wanted to share this encouragement with you today.

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/ 

Kingdom Writers Book: Move Forward in God's Call to Write

CJ and Shelley Hitz along with 10 contributors share practical tips and encouragement to help you move forward with your writing desires and goals.

It’s time to…

  • Say "yes" to the book burning inside your heart.
  • Step boldy into your call to write your book.
  • Get clarity on what your next steps will be so your book can be a reality, not a wish.
  • Be encouraged that your words do matter and there is an audience who needs your message.
  • Be motivated to do the next step, even if you think it's hard.

Start reading the Kingdom Writers book today here: https://trainingauthors.com/book

Jul 20, 2022

Your book is finally ready. Hooray! But are you?

If you are wondering when is the perfect time to launch your book then fasten your seatbelt and get ready to listen because this episode is for you.

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Jul 13, 2022

You might be wondering how you will share your powerful message with the world. 

Is traditional publishing really the only option? Is self-publishing truly less “excellent”? 

In this episode, you’ll discover insights on ways you can get your message to your target audience through self-publishing and why we don’t believe it is any less “excellent.”

Links Mentioned in this episode:

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Join Our Procrastination to Publication Workshop

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

Jul 6, 2022

Ever feel that you aren’t making any progress in your writing journey? Have you experienced hitting a wall at times? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone. 

In this episode, we cover several ways to be consistent in your writing progress and to celebrate each milestone. After all, God has called us to be faithful and consistent in the gifts that He has given us. Amen?

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” -1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT

Free WRITING WHEEL Download

Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/writingwheel

Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Minutes

Are you ready to get your book onto paper without the frustration of getting stuck or dealing with writers’ block? Get your book out of your head and onto paper by the end of this 90-minute workshop using our 3 simple book writing formulas here: www.BookWritingLab.com

Jun 29, 2022

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation.I will be honored throughout the world.”

This iconic verse can be directed either to the enemies of God’s people or to God’s people themselves as we’ll take a look at. The verse implies a stoppage of fighting, raging, striving, or operating out of human strength alone and relaxing as we watch the Lord fight on our behalf. 

God is essentially saying, “Lay down your arms and surrender. No more defensiveness or resistance to the plans I have…let ME be God.”

We’ll also refer to Exodus 14:10-14 and Isaiah 37:33-36 as we look at this concept of being or standing still.

If you’re experiencing resistance in your writing, you are not alone! You have an army of fellow Kingdom writers beside you and, most importantly, you have the God of the universe going before you to fight on your behalf!

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/

Jun 22, 2022

Marketing sometimes feels hard. I get it!

If you’re in a season where marketing feels like a “have to”, a dread or a burden this episode is for you.

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Jun 15, 2022
Join Shelley Hitz and several authors from Christian Book Academy who will share case studies + tips they've learned along the way.

A few things you'll learn:

✅ The one thing that helped Heather Erdmann finally finish her first draft so she was able to publish her first book (previously she got stuck and never finished more than a few pages).

✅ How MaryAnn Ward combined her passion for art and writing into an unexpected book that wasn’t even on her radar…and it has already sold more than 100 copies.

✅ The strategy that helped Lauren Darroch overcome “writer’s guilt” and finally start writing consistently. She’s more productive than ever, publishing book twins (two books at the same time) and is now working on her third one. WooHoo!

✅ Denise Goosby received strategy, focus, and her next steps from the Lord for her writing that made all the difference.

✅ Shelly Laroque published her second book and learned techniques that helped her complete her illustrations.

And more!

Support each of these authors by purchasing their books below.

  1. Heather Erdmann: "Unlocking the Mystery of Marriage: Loving Your Spouse the Way Christ Loves the Church" https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0B14KHKQ8/
  2. Mary Ann Ward: A Name Above All Others https://maward.ca
  3. Lauren Darroch: The Road from Damascus https://ladarroch.ca/the-road-from-damascus
  4. Denise Goosby: "Scarred Like Him: Seeing the Beauty in the Life You Live" www.denisegoosby.com  
  5. Shelly Laroque: The Sunflower Journey, Plant The Seed And Watch It Grow www.amazon.com/Sunflower-Journey-Plant-Seed-Watch/dp/0578242419

Join our community of Kingdom Writers in our online membership, Christian Book Academy here: https://christianbookacademy.com

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Jun 8, 2022
Ever feel like your writing journey is going too slow? If so, be encouraged by this episode!

It is the small, consistent habits over time that can change your life. Whether you want to improve your health, start a business or write a book, it takes intentionality with your habits.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9 NLT

Free WRITING WHEEL Download

Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/writingwheel

Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Minutes

Are you ready to get your book onto paper without the frustration of getting stuck or dealing with writers’ block? 

Get your book out of your head and onto paper by the end of this 90-minute workshop using our 3 simple book writing formulas here: www.BookWritingLab.com 

May 25, 2022

Jesus Shows Up – A few post-resurrection sightings


Jesus spent 40 days on earth after His resurrection. During this time, He eased His followers’ doubts and gave them direction for the future.


Like those original followers, we as Kingdom Writers sometimes feel like we’ve missed something along the way. We had high hopes for books that are currently in a tomb. Might as well just go back to our day job and forget about this writing thing. It was a nice 3 years of adventure we can tell our grandkids about.


It’s precisely in those moments when Jesus shows up…


1.) Walk to Emmaus – “We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago.” Luke 24:21


“Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared! They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:31-32


Jesus wants to open our eyes and restore hope that has been lost in us. He wants our hearts to burn again and spill over into our writing.


2.) Mary Magdalene weeping at the tomb (John 20:11-18) – This woman who Jesus once cast 7 demons out of would become the first person the resurrected Jesus would encounter. In a culture that demeaned women, Jesus gives his first post-resurrection message to a woman before instructing her to share with his “brothers.” Jesus not only redeems our past failures but now instructs us to share his message of new life as Kingdom Writers.


3.) Breakfast with Peter (John 21) – The man who denied he knew Jesus three straight times is restored by the “Great Shepherd” and instructed to feed his sheep. (Read 1 Peter 5:1-4). This same Peter would contribute writings that find their way into the best-selling book of all time. This rough fisherman would pen words that God has used to strengthen and encourage followers of Jesus for nearly 2000 years. One breakfast with Jesus can change the trajectory of a life forever.


Jesus continues to show up today! Perhaps he’ll make an appearance to someone halfway around the world through your writings and mine.


Prayer

Your Writing Battle Plan

Powerful things happen when you integrate your faith with your writing, publishing, and marketing.

Learn how to create your writing battle plan so you can move forward in God's call on your life to write in our Battle Plan All-Access Pass. You'll get 15 presentations plus 13 bonus trainings including our Priestly Pen bundle here: https://kingdomwritersconference.com/battleplan/

May 18, 2022

One of the best ways to sell your book is to let your customers sell your book for you. Customer reviews and word-of-mouth referrals are powerful. Learn more in this episode of the podcast.

Next week we will publicly open the doors to Christian Book Academy. Something new we have launched is a success stories podcast which allows our members to share their results with you.

Listen to case studies and success stories from Christian Book Academy members here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/success-stories 

Join our community of Kingdom Writers! 

Get on the waitlist here: https://christianbookacademy.com

May 11, 2022

When it comes to self-publishing, is it possible to publish a quality book on a budget?

Yes, it is!

Here are 3 ways to consider…

1.) Hire the right people

Many companies will offer to publish your book for thousands of dollars. Typically it will cost $3000 - $10,000. When you remove the middleman and hire the right people directly, you can save thousands of dollars. Why not use some of the money you saved for other things like marketing your book once it’s published?

2.) Start small

Your main expense when self-publishing will be hiring a professional editor. Most editors charge by the word or by project. Therefore, when you publish a shorter book; your costs will be significantly less.

3.) Know where you can cut costs (and where you shouldn’t)

For example, one of the easiest ways to save money when publishing your book is with the formatting. However, you still want to use tools that are cost-effective and give you a final product you’re proud to share with the world.

Want to learn even more ways to self-publish on a budget (without compromising quality)? 

If so, join my workshop, Procrastination to Publication here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/ 

You will get all the tools and recommendations you need to publish a short Kindle eBook on a budget and can apply what you learn right away.

In fact, I’m hosting a fun book cover reveal challenge inside the workshop right now. So make sure to join us and get your ticket here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/ 

May 4, 2022

Self-publishing can be overwhelming and expensive. You've done some research and have been praying about the best way to publish your book.

However, you have some doubts and hesitations.

I’ve been there. We’ve all been there.

Don’t let paralysis of analysis keep your book as an unfinished project on your computer's hard drive or in your notebooks gathering dust. Instead, let’s breakthrough the myths that may be holding you back.

Myth #1: Traditionally published books are of better quality than self-published books.

The truth is that self-published books can have the same quality as a book published with a traditional publisher. There are certain things you can do to make sure that when someone picks up your book they won’t know it has been independently published. 

If you want to self-publish a book that has a quality interior design (on a budget), be sure to check out Dave Chesson’s presentation at our upcoming Kingdom Writers Conference!

Myth #2: It costs thousands of dollars to self-publish a book.

The truth is that you can get a high-quality book self-published without breaking the bank.

Many writers get confused between self-publishing and vanity publishing.

Vanity publishing is when a small publisher agrees to publish your book at your cost. They typically charge thousands of dollars for this service. Plus, in order for you AND your publisher to make money, you have to price your book so high that it’s difficult to sell. It often gets priced right out of the market. 

Professional editing will be one of your biggest costs with self-publishing. Therefore, if you want to learn 3 ways to cut costs with editing, be sure to check out Debra L. Butterfield’s presentation at our upcoming Kingdom Writers Conference!

Myth #3: Self-publishing a book is overwhelming

Yes, writing a book can be overwhelming. I get it. There are so many details. However, what if you start with a short Kindle eBook?

A short book is easy for your readers to consume.  Plus, it’s quicker to write! It’s a quick win and can help you build momentum for the next book. And when you publish as an eBook there are a lot less details to manage. You can always add other versions later.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of writing a short Kindle eBook (and the length I recommend), be sure to check out my presentation at our Kingdom Writers Conference.

Next Steps

Look back at the 3 myths we went over, choose the one that is currently affecting you the most, and take action on it!

And for a whole lot more help with self-publishing on a budget (without compromising quality), check out the FREE Kingdom Writers Conference, Count the Costs edition. We've got 8 seasoned writers and publishers lined up and ready to teach you everything from saving on book cover design to choosing the best formatting software.

Some speakers you might recognize include:

  • Dave Chesson
  • Matt Tommey
  • Shae Bynes
  • Thomas Umstattd Jr.
  • Heather Hart
  • ...and more!

We kicked off yesterday, on Tuesday May 3rd and this is one event that you can't afford to miss. Click here to learn more: https://kingdomwritersconference.com/  

Can't wait to see you there!

Apr 27, 2022

1 Thessalonians 3:9-11
Ezekiel 22:30

As Kingdom Writers, we can be people God uses to help fill in the gaps (as Paul says) and also stand in the gap (Ezekiel) in order to help repair a wall of righteousness and plead on behalf of others. 

Our books and other writings are ways God brings us to others in order to encourage and edify their faith. Just as Paul’s letters were carried to believers all over the region, our books can be carried around the world in order to help fill in the gaps that people have in their faith and answer questions others may be wrestling with.

Count the Costs

Self-Publishing a Book Can Be Overwhelming and Expensive.
You've done a lot of research and have been praying about the best way to publish your book

Introducing our KINGDOM WRITERS CONFERENCE
Count the Costs Edition. A FREE Conference to Help You Self-Publish on a Budget (without compromising quality) 8 seasoned writers and publishers will teach you strategies and practical tips so you can learn how to save money when self-publishing your book. Learn more here: https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

 

Apr 20, 2022

This is how I typically do prioritize my marketing tasks, but it will be different for each of you. 

My first priority:

  1. Will it produce income? (Long term or short term? What is the profit margin?)
  2. Will it build my email list? (Manual or automated?)

My next thought process:

  1. What is the least minimum viable product? Done well, yes. But sometimes we don’t need to do everything right now (ie blog)

Also:

  1. What’s required? Will I need to learn a new skill or technology? If I can choose something profitable with what I already have/know, I often choose it.
  2. What has worked well for me in the past? 80/20 rule.

Finally:

  1. I take action and figure it out as I go. Very rarely do I have everything figured out before I take action.

 

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! 

You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com 

 

Apr 13, 2022

Publishing is a very vulnerable process, isn’t it? You are putting your heart and soul onto paper for the whole world to see. How do you deal with the fear that comes with publishing? Learn a few ways to reframe it in this episode.

Links mentioned:

Conquer the fear of sharing your story: https://www.trainingauthors.com/conquer-fear/

Download Your FREE Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/

Apr 6, 2022

In this episode, you will learn several ideas for setting up systems and learning what works best for you in your writing process.

Links mentioned:

Video on how to organize your computer files: https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/videos/848819582302598/

Writing Wheel free eBook: https://trainingauthors.com/writingwheel/

Move Forward in God’s Call to Write

If you don’t have a copy yet, get your copy of our new book Kingdom Writers so that you can move forward in God’s call to write in your life here: https://trainingauthors.com/book

Mar 30, 2022

We typically recommend giving yourself 90 days for each stage of the Kingdom Writers Path at the most.

However, we’ve had members publish a book within a month of joining Christian Book Academy. For example, Jennifer Nelson published a book 10 days after enrolling in our membership.

It depends on the time you have to invest and the scope of your book project.

If you take at least 90 days on each stage it would look something like this...

  1. First Draft: 90 days
  2. Final Draft: 90 days
  3. Self-Publish: 90 days

This means you can get your book published in 9 months.

 

Join Our Community of Kingdom Writers

Get on the waitlist for Christian Book Academy here: https://christianbookacademy.com 

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