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The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

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United States

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The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

Language:

English


Episodes

Book Launch Secrets Webinar Replay

4/6/2021
A couple of weeks ago, Thomas Umstattd Jr. and Steve Laube hosted a Book Launch Secrets webinar. More than 500 authors registered for the webinar from five different continents. This episode of the Christian Publishing Show is the audio of that webinar. If you prefer to watch the webinar with slides, you can watch the replay […] The post Book Launch Secrets Webinar Replay appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:01:33:52

100th Episode Celebration with Jerry B. Jenkins

3/30/2021
This is the 100th episode of the Christian Publishing Show. Over the last two years, we have had downloads from 92 different countries. I want to thank all of you who have shared the show with a friend or left us a review at Apple Podcasts. To celebrate 100 episodes, we have a very special […] The post 100th Episode Celebration with Jerry B. Jenkins appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:31:59

Writing App Roundup with Dave Chesson, Kindlepreneur

3/16/2021
Sometimes using the right tool for the job makes all the difference. If you are still using Microsoft Word to write your book, I have some good news: Much better tools exist. The challenge with writing is that each writer is different. This means different writers will do better with different tools. To help us […] The post Writing App Roundup with Dave Chesson, Kindlepreneur appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:38:48

How to Write for Children with Jennifer Grant

3/2/2021
Children’s books are a hot genre right now. With libraries closed, more parents are purchasing children’s books; and more authors are trying their hand at writing a children’s book. These books are so short, how hard could they be to write? Actually, very hard. Or, at least, it is hard to write a book parents […] The post How to Write for Children with Jennifer Grant appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:40:20

How to Create Companion Products for your Book with D’vorah Lansky

2/16/2021
It’s very common these days for books, especially nonfiction, to come with additional workbooks, study guides, and video courses. These extra materials are also a great way to connect with your readers on a deeper level, while at the same time creating additional income and incentives. Paper and digital don’t need to be at war; […] The post How to Create Companion Products for your Book with D’vorah Lansky appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:29:13

How to Write Devotionals with David Sluka

2/2/2021
Devotionals are almost unique to Christian publishing. While some non-Christian publishers dabble with devotionals of different kinds, Christians have been writing and reading devotionals for centuries. So how do you write a devotional? Well, that is what we are going to talk about today. Our guest today is the author of 16 Ways to Create […] The post How to Write Devotionals with David Sluka appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:44:36

How to Write a Biblically Accurate Book with Catherine DeVries

1/19/2021
One of the big differences between Christian and non-Christian books is that Christian books have an absolute standard of truth they are compared to. Or, put another way, Christian books are all a derivative of the Bible in one way or another. We are a people of the Book, and so biblical accuracy is important. […] The post How to Write a Biblically Accurate Book with Catherine DeVries appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:40:34

How to Write Better & Faster With Plottr and the Snowflake Method

1/5/2021
As a kid, peanut butter was always paired with only one thing: jelly. The big discussion between the other kids was if your mom used grape or strawberry jelly. Then one day, one of my friends told me about a new candy that combined peanut butter with chocolate. How on earth could that be good? […] The post How to Write Better & Faster With Plottr and the Snowflake Method appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:31:01

Simon & Schuster Bought by Penguin Random House Discussion With Steve Laube

12/8/2020
For everything there is a season. A time to gather stones and a time to scatter stones. A time to merge companies and a time to spin off new companies. Right now, it is a time for merging companies. The “Big Five” are now the “Big Four.” You may have heard about the recent […] The post Simon & Schuster Bought by Penguin Random House Discussion With Steve Laube appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:34:48

How to Write for Children with Linda Howard

11/24/2020
Children’s books are the fastest growing segment of publishing in 2020. There was a time a few months ago when The Very Hungry Caterpillar was in the top 10 of all products on Amazon–not only books, but all products in the everything store. The pandemic has caused many parents to spend more time with their […] The post How to Write for Children with Linda Howard appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:41:35

Behind the Publishing Curtain: Fulfillment & Distribution with Tracy Higley

11/10/2020
The post Behind the Publishing Curtain: Fulfillment & Distribution with Tracy Higley appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:44:01

How to Write Split-Time Fiction with Melanie Dobson

10/27/2020
One popular genre in Christian publishing right now is split-time fiction. Split-time fiction is when you tell two stories separated by time that are connected in some way, sometimes by a theme or an item. Some popular split-time books include The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck in the Christian market and The Nightingale by Kristin […] The post How to Write Split-Time Fiction with Melanie Dobson appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:31:58

How to Get Out of the Slush Pile – With Deborah Raney

10/13/2020
You would like to think that as soon as you are done with your proposal and send it off to an agent that he or she is sitting there by the inbox ready to read it as soon as it comes in. If only. Before email became the submission method, agents and acquisitions editors threw […] The post How to Get Out of the Slush Pile – With Deborah Raney appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:41:53

How to Write with Joy in Hard Times with Mary DeMuth

9/29/2020
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Duration:00:33:38

The 10 Commandments of Book Marketing

9/22/2020
Recently, I heard a publishing “guru” talk about his approach to writing and marketing books. He publishes dozens of books each year with nothing more than quick proofread, which he does himself. He then promotes them using various Amazon hacks. This guy was breaking most of the book marketing commandments! While cranking out lots of […] The post The 10 Commandments of Book Marketing appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:46:56

How to Write YA with Jill Williamson

9/15/2020
In the general market, young-adult books are one of the most popular genres. While these books are written for readers ages 12-18, readers of all ages enjoy series books like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Divergent. At the same time, in Christian publishing, many YA authors have struggled to connect with young readers. So […] The post How to Write YA with Jill Williamson appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:36:41

How to Use Scrivener with David Martin

9/1/2020
Writing is hard. But using the right tools can make it easier. One popular tool many authors rely on is Scrivener. But others find it impenetrable. This is why I am excited to introduce our guest today. He is an ordained pastor, church planter, author, and a creative Christian coach who has as much passion […] The post How to Use Scrivener with David Martin appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:30:46

How to Craft Unforgettable Characters with James Scott Bell

8/18/2020
If readers don’t care about your characters, they won’t care about your book. If your characters are wooden, generic, or forgettable, readers won’t buy, read, finish, or recommend your book. If you want to write a book people not only finish but recommend to friends, you must craft compelling characters. So how do you do […] The post How to Craft Unforgettable Characters with James Scott Bell appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:34:51

How to Survive Cancel Culture As a Writer

8/11/2020
Kickstarter Update Here is a quick update on the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Kickstarter Campaign. The Christian Author’s Guide to Cancel Culture This post first appeared here and is shared with permission. Last month tens of thousands of Twitter accounts attacked J. K. Rowling. They tried to get her books pulled from publication. Her […] The post How to Survive Cancel Culture As a Writer appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:26:03

Audiobook Production and Promotion with Brennan McPherson

8/4/2020
Kickstarter Update Here is the current progress of the Kickstarter campaign to save the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference: Episode Notes Audiobooks are one of the fastest growing segments of the book business. So how do you turn your book into an audiobook? Our guest today is an indie author of the popular Fall of […] The post Audiobook Production and Promotion with Brennan McPherson appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

Duration:00:29:52