Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read another Empowering Post, which I know will help you in your journey towards becoming a thriving Christian Author.
As you may know, especially if you are an avid reader of my blog, my focus with each and every post is to provide you with intentional material that will help you make informed decisions about your work as an author.
I strongly believe that now is the best time to dive into the world of publishing, and to truly begin carving a space for your brand and your works.
While there are millions of writers around the world who are working towards publishing their books, very few have been able to leverage a great deal of success as some of the prominent authors that we see. The success of these few is not simply a coincidence or a trace of good luck; rather, it involves meticulous planning and thoughtful strategies on the part of the writer and quite often his/her team.
As you read this article, I want you to keep that principle in mind. Hard-work and determination are key factors in your ability to create a thriving writing career. And if you’re not prepared to do what’s necessary, then you will never see the kind of results that you desire. Notice here that I didn’t mention what others desire for you. Rather, it’s about you seeing your visions and dreams realized.
In today’s post, I want to shine a light on some pretty important and empowering facts for you as a writer, particularly as it pertains to self-publishing authors.
Once upon a time, claiming to be a self-published author was frowned upon. Many viewed it as a last resort for an author, simply because he or she might have written books that traditional publishers refused to publish. But all that has changed. And I want to share with you some encouraging facts that should inspire you to become a thriving self-published author.
So, let's begin!
The Beauty of Self-Publishing for New Christian Authors
Many readers are familiar with my background story of entering the self-publishing industry. I had composed my first work in 2012, and was excited to do so because I maintained exclusive control over my work. And during the last five years of working as a professional editor and writer for self-published clients, I have come to believe that self-publishing is the best strategy for writers, no matter how large or small their current readership is.
While there are still many critics to the independent publishing industry, I want to assure you that those who feel this way typically do so because they are locked into the negative stereotypes surrounding this industry.
Some will argue that self-published works are below standards and certainly of lesser quality than traditionally-published books; but the landscape has changed, and Christian Authors, in particular, can now create beautifully-crafted works as self-publishers.
While it is true that many self-published books lack in integrity and quality, there are certainly some traditionally-published books that do the same.
In other words, one form of publishing is no longer greater than the other.
I remember several months ago, I listened to an audio book from Bishop T.D. Jakes. His book, Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive, was actually a great read, one which I highly recommend. But one of the things I found interesting in this book is his discussion of how he went about publishing one of his best-selling works, Woman, Thou Art Loosed.
Back in 1993 when this book first emerged, Bishop Jakes recalls that no one wanted to publish it, so he published it himself. Now, this was certainly during the time when self-publishing had a negative reputation. But in spite of that, he went on to do it, and that work has resulted in other dynamic projects.
I share that story to bring encouragement and inspiration to you. Regardless of what others say about self-publishing, whether the good or bad, you must be willing to make decisions that will help you achieve your goals.
And self-publishing has leveled the playing field for any Believer who wants to construct a book.
Self-Publishing All the Way
As for me and my stance, I’m a strong advocate of self-publishing, and the following facts support my beliefs.
I feel that any time you can maintain control over your own creativity, you are a step ahead of the rest. You have the power to create so many other ventures from your book, and this speaks volumes of possibilities.
So, as I begin sharing with you 5 vital facts related to the self-publishing industry, consider how this may be a perfect option for you as well.
Maintain Control over Your Authorship
Think about self-publishing and how this plays out for you.
Understand that your best financial option is to publish your own works and do everything you can to maintain control over every aspect of the publishing process.
What I have done with my own company and my products is I bundle my items into digital packages. You will rarely find me selling individual books alone, unless I am launching a new work. But for the most part, it will be sold with an e-course or service that I provide; and this is because I want to give my audience a holistic experience.
And because my digital products are self-published, my company retains all the revenue.
Now, if these self-publishing facts still have no bearing on your desire to move in this direction, then you may want to look into traditional publishing.
But my desire for you is that you create the best publishing company you can and maintain exclusive control over your own creative works. This is one of the keys to generating wealth as a Christian Author.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
What are your thoughts about self-publishing? Given what you read today, are you going to venture in this direction, or do you still desire to be traditionally published? Let me know your answers in the comment section below.
If you have made the choice to create your own publishing company, one that will allow you to do what you desire with your company, then I encourage you to take the next steps towards developing your authorship.
And you can start right now.
Empower Your Christian Authorship Today!
Trying to build a thriving writing ministry as a new and aspiring Christian Author is incredibly challenging. But the best support comes from those who are willing to share their knowledge with you.
Take the next step and connect with me directly by joining my community, the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network.
I launched this support network in August 2015, and have since worked with Christian Authors from around the world, helping them to understand the multi-layers of self-publishing.
Members of my network receive daily empowering posts like this one, and they also have access to my free events like the Empowered Writerpreneurs Virtual Summits.
As the leader and host, I maintain an educational environment, meaning no one is in competition with each other. Each one is learning from my teachings and support, and then branching their own writing career based on the lessons they acquire.
So, step 1: Get connected!
Step 2: Get trained!
The majority of new and aspiring Christian Authors assume that because God gave them the vision to write a book, then it's up to God to put everything together. They fail to realize that the success of their ministry is based on their training.
There are five pillars that Christian Authors generally lack:
And without them, these writers are destined to fail. While you can work towards finding the answers and solutions yourself, it will take you years to cultivate your business and brand, just as it did with me and with other experts who paved the way for Christian Authors like you. But you can avoid this stress when you enroll in the only online school for Christian Authors like you: the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program.
With just 90 days of pure dedication (or you can work at your own pace), you can experience the benefits that my school has to offer you. You will
Best of all, you will be among a small percentage of independent Christian Authors whose writing ministry will not fail.
My school also offers life-time guarantees, one of which ensures that all my digital resources (current and future e-courses and e-books) are yours at no additional cost. But you want to enroll now, because the tuition will continue to increase as more empowering content is added.
So, join the other EWP students today, gain immediate access to the program, and get ready to be empowered!
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Be sure to leave your answers to my "Let's Chat" questions in the comment section below. I want to know your thoughts about self-publishing, and if you will be among the millions of authors who use this same venue for creating books.
And as always, let's grow together!
build the writing ministry of your dreams
Having the ability to effectively market your books and other products requires that you first have a writing ministry that is built on a solid foundation.
After all, there are millions of new and aspiring Christian Authors who struggle to build a writing ministry that will be inspirational, empowering, and profitable.
But your story can be different.
At LiyahAmore Publishing, we provide the answers to this problem by offering an exclusive training program--the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program--that walks each client through the building and execution of their writing ministry.
As a result of this training through our publishing school, new Christian Authors gain clarity, focus, and a system of operations that transforms them from an amateur writer to a dynamic writerpreneur, one who is able to operate in this calling full-time.
If you want to effectively promote all your books, products, and other resources, then it's time to build a writing ministry that will astound your audience.
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