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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 ...
 
Helping storytellers ditch the starving artist cliché and thrive. Whether you want to write a book, harness the transformational power of journaling, or use storytelling to make more money, we've got the tools to help you go from part-time dreamer to full-time writer. Find all the resources you need to make money as a writer at BusinessSchoolForWriters.com.
 
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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Whether you’re in the process of writing your book or you have already published one, repurposing your content is a great way to reach new audiences and increase engagement. In this episode, we talk about how this method allows you to make the most out of the content you create while keeping in touch with your audience so you can reach more people.…
 
Habakkuk was a prophet who had some complaints to air out to God. He wasn’t happy with the way his fellow Jewish people were living and he let the Lord know. The Lord replies to this minor prophet by telling him He indeed had a plan for His people and He would use the cruel Babylonians to accomplish His purposes. Now Habakkuk has several questions …
 
Our most recent Kingdom Writers Conference was all about selling more books using the power of collaborations. One of our speakers, Jess Kotzer, is hosting her event Sell With Collabs right now and interviewed Shelley on the topic. Enjoy this episode as Shelley shares how collaborations have helped her sell more books and grow her business. Jess Ko…
 
ISBNs and barcodes are necessary when publishing print books and getting them into the hands of people who might be interested. But it can also be a very confusing topic for self-published authors. Learn more about what you need to know when it comes to self-publishing a book in this episode. Download Your Publishing Map If you want to write and pu…
 
The past year has been a roller coaster of events and lessons. One that brought many surprises, but also many lessons learned that will carry us into 2023. Each year brings new opportunities and challenges in life, and while it's tempting to look back on or even relive those events from last year, it's important to look forward. I'm going to go ahe…
 
What difference will my book make in the world? What difference can one person make? Is my life really contributing very much? “Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water” One single drop of iodine will purify 8oz of water One single bee can pollinate as many as 5000 flowers in a day! The lifespan of a bee is 30-60 days which means one bee …
 
Today we are joined by several book marketing experts to share their book marketing predictions for 2023. Our guest experts include: Kim Steadman: www.kimsteadman.com Ruth L. Snyder: https://linktr.ee/ruthlsnyder Benecia Ponder: www.inspirationalauthors.com Shelley Hitz: www.bookmarketingshop.com What are your predictions for book marketing in 2023…
 
In today’s episode, you will learn the big impact of writing small kindle books. You’ll find out why smaller books sell well, how a shorter book really is a quick win for you as an author, and what length your book should be to maximize your impact. You’ll also learn tips on how you can get started today on your first (or next) Kindle eBook. This e…
 
If you are lacking the motivation to move forward in your writing, publishing, or marketing; join Shelley in this guided prayer. This is an excerpt from our War Room prayer meeting with Christian Book Academy members. In this episode, we will spend time listening to God in these four steps: Ask God what is weighing you down. Ask God to cleanse you …
 
Scripture: Ezra 3:10-13; Zechariah 4:6-10 After nearly 80 years of being in exile, the Jewish people would return to their homeland and begin rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed by the Babylonians. After the foundation had been completed, those who were old enough to remember the glory of Solomon’s temple began to wail and bemoan this new…
 
We are so excited to share some marketing tips from our Christian Book Academy Members today. Join our community of Kingdom Writers here: https://christianbookacademy.com/ 1.) Dak Frederick: Is The Business Card Dead? Book: 101 Things Every Man Should Know: To Experience a Life Of Victory and Impact https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0578951967/ 2.) Es…
 
The holiday season is the perfect time to sell books as well as host book signing events. But how do you set up an event like this and how can you make it more dynamic? In this episode, we discuss this topic with our special guest, Susan Neal. You will learn more about hosting your own holiday book signing event and how you can make the most of sel…
 
How do you remain consistent and faithful to your God-given goal? How do you keep the “main thing” your main thing? In this episode, we dig deeper into this topic with our special guest, Marnie Swedberg, as we talk about what happens when we fully embrace and align ourselves with our God-given dreams. Connect with Marnie here: https://www.marnie.co…
 
On numerous occasions throughout scripture, believers are referred to as “priests.” Here’s a notable reference (and more in the book, which you can get for free later!) “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for h…
 
Ezra 3:10-13, 4:1-5 Making Progress After receiving permission from King Cyrus of Persia to return to their homeland, the Jewish people began rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed over 70 years previous. After reaching the milestone of finishing the foundation, this was a cause to celebrate and thank God for the progress being made. But not…
 
Have you tried doing what other authors and experts recommended you to do to market your book yet somehow it all doesn’t work? You might be wondering if there really is a size that fits all. Don’t worry, because you are not alone. In this episode, you will discover some insights on how to market your book effectively, in your own way, by choosing y…
 
Have you ever thought of publishing your own journal but you’re not sure which medium or platform to use? Is there really one way to self-publish journals? In this episode, we talk about how to do it as well as the difference between print and eBook versions of a journal. Download Your Publishing Map If you want to write and publish a book but don'…
 
How do you incorporate someone into your story without compromising your integrity? How do you publish a book that involves other people? What if there is sensitive information that needs to be shared for the story to make sense? If you are one of the many authors asking these questions, this episode is for you. Free WRITING WHEEL Download Learn 5 …
 
As Christian writers, we have a target on our backs. There’s a spiritual enemy who wants to thwart our attempts to write words that outlast us. If you’ve been writing for God’s glory for any length of time, you’ve no doubt experienced those days when it seems like you’re being triple-teamed by demonic resistance. It wasn’t long after King David (an…
 
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 do…
 
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 …
 
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 s…
 
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 tim…
 
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 …
 
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 fin…
 
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