Keep it short and on target. If you are an author or passionate about a cause, you may have the privilege of interviewing with a radio or TV show or podcast about your book or project. This is a great opportunity, but dealing with interviews takes some effort and skill. For one thing, you need to remember that it’s not just about...

Is there a Christian bookstore in your community? Is your book in your local store? If you are an author, or a writer who wants to be a Christian author, you need to know about Christian bookstores and support yours if you have one nearby. Although the majority of books are sold online through Amazon and other vendors, there are still Christian bookstores...

It happened again just the other day. I was discussing book promotion and publishing topics with a first-time author, and I said, “You know about CIPA, right?” But she didn’t. That reminded me that I needed to write about this great organization [pronounced SEE-pah] that hundreds of authors trust for training and book promotion ideas. CIPA, which stands for the Christian Indie Publishing Association, is...

Showing up as an author means you need these three things. Are you a new author? Do you have your print collateral? Sorry to do that to you if that was a new term. I realize if you are a new author, you are in the middle of a season of being bombarded with unfamiliar terms and info, new things to think about...

Coming from a corporate background without any study in how to run a business, I’m learning a lot of basic things the hard way.Here’s one truth I was reflecting on again as I interacted with new contacts during the time period around NRB: Not every client is a right fit for me.Some of you are wondering why this obvious truth...

It was busy, buzzy, never quiet long at the Buoyancy PR booth at NRB last week. It was the busiest and highest energy NRB I can remember experiencing. Our four booth authors each had a book signing and then also an author Meet and Greet time at our booth where they met more people, and signed and gave away more books....

Recently I’ve had the privilege of helping a new author-illustrator launch her first book, a kids’ storybook about her real-life pet pig. In the books, the pig (whose name is Bacon) has a pink, heart-shaped nose and the heart motif is everywhere. Naturally, when the book’s release date moved to mid-January, she moved into promotion with a Valentine’s Day theme. The news release...

Coming to you over the weekend to share something about those two words above. I found them in scripture this week and kept thinking about them. I decided to share them as a reminder and encouragement to all of us as we round the corner on finishing the first month of 2024. Here are the words again: KindnessTruthI loved those words as instructions...

If you are an author, you need to do book signings.In your home community when the book launches, you can have a book signing at church or a local bookstore.You might decide you want to travel to bookstores across your region. You might connect with bookstores who attend the Christian Retail Show and would welcome an author coming in their...