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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 ...
 
Learn how to write a book that grows your business. Every week, I interview your favorite authors - the most successful authors on the planet - to see how they write & launch their books and to learn how they use books to grow their business. I’m your host, Chandler Bolt - CEO of Self Publishing School / SelfPublishing.com and the host of the 7 Figure Principles Podcast. New episode every Wednesday.
 
Learn to publish ebooks like a pro. Mark Coker guides you step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics. Whether you’re considering publishing your first book, or you’re already a New York Times bestselling author, the Smart Author Podcast will help you reach more readers. You'll learn how to make your ebook more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Over 80% of people dream of writing a book one day, yet most are completely unaware of th ...
 
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When you are in your writing zone, you are using the right side of your brain. This is the creative part of your brain. Whereas when you are outlining, researching, and editing you are using the left side of your brain. This is the logical part of your brain and also where your inner critic resides. Therefore when you try to write and edit at the s…
 
What are challenges? And how are the most successful authors & entrepreneurs using them to sell more books & grow their business? Today I'm joined by Pedro Adao (aka "The Challenge Guy") to talk about: -What makes a good challenge? -How to use challenges to maximize your book launch and sell more books -how to craft the perfect challenge, get peopl…
 
This episode was originally recorded inside our Christian Book Academy group as live videos. However, we wanted to share these teachings with you. Today's topic is: 3 Lessons from Habakkuk We hope this episode encourages and inspires. We have a free gift for you. One of the most important foundational things is to have in place as a Kingdom Writer …
 
This episode was teachings we did to begin our Virtual Writing Retreat in January. However, we wanted to share these with you. Today's topic is: Free at Last As Kingdom writers let us have a freedom mindset. It’s time to move forward with our writing and the messages that God put on our hearts to share with the world. We hope this episode encourage…
 
This episode was teachings we did to begin our Virtual Writing Retreat in January. However, we wanted to share these with you. Today's topic is: Big Brave Steps In order to write your book and then to market it and share it with the world, it requires a lot of really big, brave steps. We hope this episode encourages and inspires. We have a free gif…
 
How do you sell 25,000 copies of a book that isn't even on Amazon? ...and charge $37+ for it??!! Sean Vosler shares how he's done it on this episode. He also teaches the fundamentals of copywriting that you can use to sell more books and how he sells books using Facebook ads. I had a blast on this one! Sean is a smart marketer and someone to learn …
 
Welcome to this month's Expert Interview. This episode is an interview with Alisa Keeton on how to market your book in a God-honoring way. Today's topic is: Tips for Marketing Your Book in a God-Honoring Way We are thrilled to have Alisa Keeton. She is a wholehearted pursuer of God’s love. As a more than twenty-seven-year fitness professional, Alis…
 
This episode was originally recorded inside our Christian Book Academy group as live videos. However, we wanted to share these teachings with you. Today's topic is: Pray Hard, Work Hard: A Jumpstart for 2021 We hope this episode encourages and inspires. We have a free gift for you. One of the most important foundational things is to have in place a…
 
Brad Lomenick is the former president of one of the largest leadership conferences of all time, Catalyst. In this episode, we talk about how to sell books WITHOUT a big platform...and how marketing a book is actually more successful if you personalize things instead of using "Broad Marketing". We also talked about: - selling more books using podcas…
 
If you're a speaker or aspiring speaker wanting to learn how to sell more books from your talks...don't miss this episode! Today I talk with my new friend Carlos Whittaker about: how to write a book that will actually sell, how he gets 25% of audience attendees to purchase his book, and how to improve your speaking to be more impactful while also s…
 
This episode was originally recorded inside our Christian Book Academy group as live videos. However, we wanted to share these teachings with you. Today's topic is: Darkness has an Expiration Date “Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever...The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a…
 
Ever thought about turning your book into a Children's Book? That's exactly what I talk about with today's guest! Ellaine is one of our uber talented coaches at SPS. In the interview we talk about: -why turn your nonfiction book into a children's book -what are the biggest differences in the process? -why your book should be 32 pages (and how to sh…
 
This episode was teachings we did to begin our Virtual Writing Retreat in August. However, we wanted to share these with you. Today's topic is: Staying on Mission People may be very persuasive to try to get us to do what they want us to do. That's why we need to spend time w/ God alone and hear from Him. He will let us know what our purpose is and …
 
Ever thought about turning your book into a movie? Today I'm joined by SPS fan favorite, Hal Elrod (author of The Miracle Morning) to talk about how he turned his book into The Miracle Morning Movie. We talk about how to turn your book into a movie / documentary: how to structure it, how he got Robert Kiyosaki and other names (me ;) to commit to be…
 
In this case study episode, I talk with Dr. Sonia Wright about how she used publicity & speaking to launch her online business. We talk about why she put her book on hold to focus on growing her business FIRST, how she got her first 10 clients in 2.5 weeks, and how to promote something in a taboo industry (ie. sex coaching). Dr Sonia's story is SO …
 
Welcome to this month's Expert Interview. This episode is an interview with Thomas Umstattd on how to grow your author platform with podcasting. Today's topic is: How To Grow Your Platform With Podcasting We are thrilled to have Thomas Umstattd. He has helped authors for over a decade as a literary agent, marketing director, and radio show host. He…
 
Today, I'm joined by Chad Allen, creator of Book Proposal Academy. He is a full-time writer, editor, speaker, and writing coach. Chad has been at the receiving end of book proposals and has created proposals for his own books. We dive into a good book proposal's elements and why Chad is passionate about the Book Proposal Academy. "A book proposal i…
 
This episode was teachings we did to begin our Virtual Writing Retreat in August. However, we wanted to share these with you. Today's topic is: Preparing Our Hearts to Write Many times, we feel like a jar of dirty water after it’s been shaken. We need time to settle and become still before the Lord. We hope this episode encourages and inspires. We …
 
Today, I’m joined by Wahida Clark, a New York Times Best Seller who has authored over a dozen books. She has created a successful fiction series and a raving fan base who read her books. While living in Georgia, Wahida worked for an advertising firm. She was sent to the federal prison in Kentucky. While there, she taught computer classes in the eve…
 
Today, I’m joined by Gillian Perkins, an online market strategist for entrepreneurs and author of the book Sorted. Gillian is the CEO of four successful companies in four different verticals. Her YouTube channel, Gillian Perkins, has close to 500,000 subscribers and focuses on digital marketing. When forced to become a minimalist, Gillian says, “I …
 
This episode was originally recorded inside our Christian Book Academy group as live videos. However, we wanted to share these teachings with you. Today's topic is: God Uses Underdogs and Our Weakness for His Glory God uses underdogs. He's in that process of using our weaknesses for His strength and glory. We are blessed when we realize and embrace…
 
Today, joining me is Seth and Tori Bolt. Seth is a book author, Grammy-Nominated artist, and the bass player and founding member of Need to Breathe. Tori has created Bolt Farm Treehouse and has a background in television. The first record deal Need to Breathe signed was in 2005, which took years to achieve for his band. “Typically, the longer you b…
 
Today, joining me is Ryan Levesque, the Inc. 500 CEO of the Ask Method Company and author of the best-selling book Ask. Ask is the #1 marketing book of the year on Inc.’s book list. Ask helps readers avoid the single biggest mistake when starting a business and guides readers to answer the important question of what type of business they should sta…
 
Today, joining me is Chris Ducker, who is a keynote speaker and author of two books. His first book, Virtual Freedom, he had traditionally published, his second book, the Rise of the Youpreneur, is self-published. He is known as a Virtual CEO and regarded as an authority on virtual staffing and personal outsourcing. Chris is here to talk about usin…
 
Welcome to this month's Expert Interview. This episode is an interview with Saundra Dalton-Smith, a Board-Certified internal medicine physician, speaker, and author. Today's topic is: PR on a Budget for Authors We are thrilled to have Saundra Dalton-Smith, an international wellness expert featured in numerous media outlets including Prevention, MSN…
 
Today, joining me is Jenna Moreci, who is known as a YouTube star with a subscriber base of over 200,000 watchers. She is the author of two books. Jenna has authored The Savior Series with Save Your Sister edition debuting in September. While she writes full-time, she is also a full-time caregiver. Jenna isn't able to fully devote her day to writin…
 
Today, joining me is Leif Babin. Leif is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as President, COO, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor. In this episode, we will chat with Leif about how he launc…
 
Today, joining me is Dave Chesson. He is a full-time entrepreneur, stay at home dad, author of 7 books, and software creator. Dave built his business starting in 2014 and is now making a six-figure income every year. "What we are talking about today is what you need to do when someone types something into the search box, they show your book over so…
 
Today, joining me is Qat Wanders, an author, editor, and speaker, and a successful self-publishing school student. She has published numerous books in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. We are going to dive into her story and how she used books to build her seven-figure business. She found the traditional publishing route very time-consum…
 
This episode was originally recorded inside our Christian Book Academy group as live videos. However, we wanted to share these teachings with you. Today's topic is: A Higher Calling Are we willing to leave behind the world’s idea of success in order to pursue a higher calling? Could we possibly chase after earthly success after seeing Jesus work a …
 
Joining me today is Sloan Ketchum, one of our coaches at SPS. She is leading our new program, "PR and Speaking for New Authors." Sloan has interviewed over 50 podcasts, spoken on stages, and has generated a healthy income from speaking on stage. Also, Sloan is the author of the book, Beautiful Girl, You Can Do Hard Things, and has coached over 150 …
 
Joining me today James Altucher, author of Future Self, and host of the James Altucher Show podcast. A prolific and unique writer that blends analytical and creative talent into his book creation. A former hedge fund manager and computer science major, James has the ability to write humorous content with an analytical angle. He has published two-th…
 
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: Book Marketing Case Study I wanted to share this encouraging book marketing case study with you. I think too often we as authors give up too soon. We …
 
Joining me today is Gary Williams, the author of the book Choose Your Best Life, and is an outstanding coach at Self-Publishing School. Gary has enthusiastically assisted hundreds of students with over 4,000 hours in coaching calls to publish their book. Learn how the Myers-Briggs personality assessment can be used as a tool when you write your boo…
 
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: Do You Believe in Your Book? In order to have the courage to market and sell your book(s), you have to 100% believe in your book. Your belief in your …
 
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