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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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    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

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 Write Better & Faster With Plottr and the Snowflake Method

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

    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? […]

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

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

    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 […]

    • 34 min
    How to Write for Children with Linda Howard

    How to Write for Children with Linda Howard

    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 […]

    • 41 min
    Behind the Publishing Curtain: Fulfilment & Distribution - with Tracy Higley

    Behind the Publishing Curtain: Fulfilment & Distribution - with Tracy Higley

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

    • 44 min
    How to Write Split-Time Fiction with Melanie Dobson

    How to Write Split-Time Fiction with Melanie Dobson

    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 […]

    • 31 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

JodyAllen ,

Insightful and inspirational

Thomas offers fantastic information on the publishing industry along with hope, practical steps and a smidge of humor. Great podcast!

Devowriter ,

A Wealth of Information

There is so much good information here, any Christian writer should listen. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, self-publish or go traditional, you’ll find episodes that reveal information you haven’t picked up elsewhere.

Becca Wierwille ,

Go-To Inspiration for Christian Writers

I am so thankful for this podcast and all the other resources and products from Christian Writers Institute and Thomas Umstattd Jr. I’ve been so encouraged by the different writers and topics on this podcast, and can’t begin to say how much I’ve learned in each episode. If you’re a Christian writer, you are not going to want to miss out on this podcast!

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