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A marketing-focused podcast for Christian authors of any genre! Skyrocket your writing career with tips and inspiration on productivity, mindset, and marketing. It’s everything you need to take your writing career to the next level … always family-friend and always from a Christian worldview!

A marketing-focused podcast for Christian authors of any genre! Skyrocket your writing career with tips and inspiration on productivity, mindset, and marketing. It’s everything you need to take your writing career to the next level … always family-friend and always from a Christian worldview!
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A marketing-focused podcast for Christian authors of any genre! Skyrocket your writing career with tips and inspiration on productivity, mindset, and marketing. It’s everything you need to take your writing career to the next level … always family-friend and always from a Christian worldview!

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English


Episodes

037: Finding Time to Write AND Market

10/13/2019
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As indie authors, it's our job to not only to write our books, but to market and publish them as well. Although it's sometimes hard juggling both hats, it IS possible. Join us for today's discussion on finding time to write AND market your book so you feel less stressed and more productive.

Duration:00:12:55

036: Overcoming Fear in your Writing Career

10/6/2019
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As writers, we can tend to be a fearful lot. Fear can have a direct impact on our artistic and creative decisions, however, so let's talk about ways to use our God-given gifts to overcome that fear so we can be as courageous and bold in our writing as possible.

Duration:00:20:25

035: When it's ok to lose money on ads

10/1/2019
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We all want to make money on ads, but every once in a while it makes sense to keep an ad running even if it *looks* like it isn't bringing in a profit. Tune into today's Successful Christian Writer episode to learn when losing money on an ad is just fine (and can actually work in your favor).

Duration:00:13:47

034: Nurturing your Creativity

9/15/2019
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A lot of time is spent in the author community talking about discipline, productivity, and time management. It's just as important (or even more so) to make sure that you're regularly nurturing your creativity so you can keep writing books (and enjoy doing so) for years to come.

Duration:00:09:02

033: Preorders: Pros, Cons, and Improved Amazon Policies

9/13/2019
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Should you set your book up on preorder? Dive into the pros and cons of preorders, plus get the inside scoop on Amazon's newest improvements to their preorder policy.

Duration:00:14:04

032: Faith in Fiction and Hybrid Publishing with Lisa Phillips

9/8/2019
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Join us for a discussion with Christian suspense novelist Lisa Phillips, who publishes her own novels and also writes for Love Inspired Suspense. Today we're chatting about the secular vs. faith divide in literature as well as discussing conferences, Thrillerfest, hybrid publishing, and more.

Duration:00:26:38

031: Audiobooks for Indies ~ Should you make them and where do you begin?

9/4/2019
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Audiobooks are gaining popularity amongst readers and are a great way for you to create a secondary stream of income for you books. Unfortunately, they can also be costly and time-consuming to create. Today we're chatting about how to know if audiobooks are right for your business, where to find a narrator (and what to expect to pay), plus how to get started if you don't know where to begin.

Duration:00:22:51

030: How to treat your writing as a business

8/20/2019
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What steps do you take to go from a hobby writer to a full-time author who makes a living from their book sales? What mindset shifts have to accompany those practical changes? Join us for today's episode of the Successful Christian Writer Podcast, and be sure to sign up for a free webinar to continue the discussion at https://events.genndi.com/register/818720503324742017/686dc8ec07.

Duration:00:31:45

029: Mistakes Authors Are Making Right Now When Running Ads

8/14/2019
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Mistakes authors are making when running ads right now. Just a reminder that the Author Ads Experience closes in one more day! Sign up at https://successfulwriter.podia.com/experience for 3 ads courses and 3 months of group coaching, live trainings, and all the support you need to take your writing career to the next level!

Duration:00:15:56

028: Amazon, Facebook, and Bookbub Ads (and how to know which to choose)

8/13/2019
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There's lots of conflicting information out there about which ads platform authors should be using. Let's dive in for an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of each of the major ads platforms and questions you can ask yourself to help you decide which is best for YOU. As a reminder, enrollment for the Author Ads Experience will remain open until August 15. Join us for 3 months of live trainings, group coaching, and all the help you need to master your ads and take your book sales to...

Duration:02:10:08

027: Why NOW is the best time to be running ads

8/10/2019
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Special offer [time sensitive]: Take your writing career to the ultimate next level with the Author Ads Experience, 3 months of live trainings plus lifetime access to Alana’s Author Ads Bundle Library. Need help getting your ads going? The Author Ads Experience will teach you to run ads on Facebook, Amazon, and BookBub … while staying sane and encouraged in the process! Sign up at http://successfulchristianwriter.com/experience by August 15 to enroll! Don’t miss out!

Duration:00:15:27

026. Growing an International Audience

6/26/2019
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The ebook market continues to grow more and more global. Are you doing everything you can to reach international readers? If you need a few tips on how to find readers in other countries, tune in now for today's episode of the Successful Christian Writer Podcast.

Duration:00:15:50

025. Publishing Wide: Go Direct or Use an Aggregator?

6/18/2019
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There are many great reasons to publish your books wide (not just on Amazon), and there are also a few different ways to get your books on the wide platforms. Is it better for you to publish your books through an aggregator like Draft2Digital or publish directly on the various platforms available? Here are the questions you can ask yourself to determine which course of action is best for you. Tune in now. To use Alana's Draft2Digital affiliate link, go to...

Duration:00:15:34

023. Does your Business Need a Virtual Assistant? (and where to find one if it does)

6/10/2019
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Hiring a VA can be a huge blessing for your business. It can also be a scary prospect. Today on the Successful Christian Writer Podcast, we're talking about how to know when and if you're reading to hire an assistant and how to find the right person to work with.

Duration:00:23:08

022: How to Deal with Negativity (both from others and yourself)

6/5/2019
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Dealing with critics is part of the writer's job, but that doesn't mean the negativity has to pull us down. Sometimes, our own thoughts can prove to be our worst enemy. Dive into today's episode of the Successful Christian Writer Podcast for some timely encouragement!

Duration:00:38:44

021. Do You Need a Coach (and how to find the right one)

5/31/2019
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With all the conflicting and out-dated information out there, sometimes the easiest way to learn something is for an expert or mentor to hold your hand and show you step-by-step what to do. Today, we're chatting about how a writing coach can help inspire your business, bring you clarity, and sky-rocket your career. Our guess is Larissa Reynolds from http://www.authorlistlab.com

Duration:00:45:51

021. Do You Need a Coach (and how to find the right one)

5/31/2019
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With all the conflicting and out-dated information out there, sometimes the easiest way to learn something is for an expert or mentor to hold your hand and show you step-by-step what to do. Today, we're chatting about how a writing coach can help inspire your business, bring you clarity, and sky-rocket your career. Our guess is Larissa Reynolds from http://www.authorlistlab.com

Duration:00:45:51

020. Permafree, 99 Cents, and is it Really Impossible to Make a Living as a Writer?

5/2/2019
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A recent article from Electric Lit claims that it is now "impossible" for authors to make a living from their writing. Is this really true? With so many readers only looking for free and bargain books, just how hard is it to become financially successful as a writer? Mentioned in this episode: https://medium.com/electric-literature/the-disastrous-decline-in-author-incomes-isnt-just-amazon-s-fault-c58468492b17

Duration:00:19:14

020. Permafree, 99 Cents, and is it Really Impossible to Make a Living as a Writer?

5/2/2019
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A recent article from Electric Lit claims that it is now "impossible" for authors to make a living from their writing. Is this really true? With so many readers only looking for free and bargain books, just how hard is it to become financially successful as a writer? Mentioned in this episode: https://medium.com/electric-literature/the-disastrous-decline-in-author-incomes-isnt-just-amazon-s-fault-c58468492b17

Duration:00:19:14

019: Mistakes I made my first year of writing

4/24/2019
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While it can be crippling to focus too much on our mistakes or disappointments, if we ignore them entirely we can miss the chance to learn and grow. Here are some of the mistakes I made during my first year of writing and what I'd do differently if I knew now what I did going into my publishing journey.

Duration:00:20:10