Christian Authors Unite is a compilation of articles on marketing for Christian authors. There are seven chapters by seven different authors. Each chapter covers points on a specific topic related to writing, publishing, and marketing Christian books. The chapters cover
- Building your author platform
- Targeting your market
- Keeping your writing on track
- Writing a book proposal
- Automating your author platform
- Launching your book
- Marketing your book internationally
It’s an eclectic mix of topics.
Topics like writing a book proposal are most relevant to those seeking traditional publication. (Those seeking to self-publish would do themselves a favour by knowing this information). Other topics seem more focused on the self-published author.
Antonio L Crawford comments that most writing conferences fail to offer current training about modern marketing techniques or distribution channels.
(I will say the Romance Writers of New Zealand conference is ahead of the curve in this! But there is another conference where I’ve never even seen the value in buying the session recordings, because so much of it seems to be focused on outdated publishing ideas.)
This is a short book, and isn’t going to give you all the answers about marketing your books.
But it will give you some ideas and inspiration, whether this is the first book you’ve read on marketing or the fiftieth. (I think my number is towards the higher end of that range.) No matter. I’m sure you’ll learn something—I did.
And yes, you will be challenged to think.
Thanks to Antonio L Crawford for providing a free ebook for review. You can read the introduction to Christian Authors Unite below: