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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.

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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.

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

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

    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 […]

    • 41 min
    How to Write With Joy in Hard Times with Mary DeMuth

    How to Write With Joy in Hard Times with Mary DeMuth

    The post How to Write with Joy in Hard Times with Mary DeMuth appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

    • 33 min
    The 10 Commandments of Book Marketing

    The 10 Commandments of Book Marketing

    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 […]

    • 46 min
    How to Write YA with Jill Williamson

    How to Write YA with Jill Williamson

    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 […]

    • 36 min
    How to Use Scrivener with David Martin

    How to Use Scrivener with David Martin

    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 […]

    • 30 min
    How to Craft Unforgettable Characters with James Scott Bell

    How to Craft Unforgettable Characters with James Scott Bell

    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 […]

    • 34 min

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