HOW DO PASTORS HAVE TIME TO WRITE?

As a shepherd, you have a church (and community) full of people looking to you for leadership and spiritual guidance. Your days are packed with innumerable opportunities to influence and communicate God’s Truth. You aren’t alone and this isn’t new....

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WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I SELF-PUBLISHED

Fewer people use e-readers than I thought Plan to pay someone to format it Plan to do several rewrites Come up with a promotional plan (it won’t just happen) A few years ago, I had an idea for a short,...

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HOW TO CREATE A NONFICTION BOOK OUTLINE

If you’ve ever read a gifted fiction writer talk about their craft, they describe how they have an idea for a plot and richly-imagined characters, and then they start writing and see where these characters take them. Writers often talk...

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HOW SELF-PUBLISHING ROYALTIES WORK

One of the best benefits of self-publishing is the royalties: You’ll earn more per copy sold than you would through a publishing company. But how exactly does this work? What can you expect royalty-wise in the self-publishing world? And what...

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LAUNCHING YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK

Pick a launch date (could be date available, could be tied to significant event) Give away a free chapter Host a Facebook launch party Do a blog book tour Plan your on-sale date A lot of blood, sweat and tears...

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5 TIPS FOR THE BACK COVER OF YOUR BOOK

You know that saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”? As a metaphor, that saying is fantastic. But when talking about literal books, a cover is exactly what a book is judged by. You’ve probably done this before: A...

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7 WRITING HACKS FOR BUSY PASTORS

Nothing is more oppressive than the blank white screen of a Microsoft Word document. If you preach regularly, you know the feeling already. Your deadline (the weekend service) is coming, and you’re trying to craft a message that will capture...

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WHY (ALMOST) EVERY PASTOR SHOULD WRITE A BOOK

Anyone who has been in ministry for more than, say, a week has been asked the question: So what exactly do you do during the week? Sometimes the question is born out of a genuine curiosity. Sometimes it carries an...

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PASTOR, DO YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU?

According to studies, 90% of Americans feel they would like to write a book someday. When it comes to pastors, our guess is more like 99% who believe they have a message to share in a book. And why not?...

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3 UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF SELF-PUBLISHING

For many pastors considering self-publishing the benefits are obvious: dodging the whole “getting a major publishing company’s attention” being the biggest. However, there are several less obvious reasons why self-publishing can be a great option for church leaders looking to...

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