Today is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland. World Book Day is a celebration of books and reading.
The slogan for World Book Day is: Reading is Power. Read up, Speak up, and Change the World.
Reading is power. Many, many lives have been changed through reading a good book. Some readers have received hope or inspiration to get them through a tough time. Others have received eternal hope through the Gospel message found in a book.
Reading is power, but writing is also power. Reading cannot be power without having life-changing words to read. Authors, take heart. Your writing is important and powerful.
The world needs Christian authors writing and publishing books that point people to God. As Romans 10 says:
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
I believe the same is true for the written word. Beautiful are the hands of those who write good news!
But all your writing and publishing will amount to nothing, if your books don’t get into the hands of people. People have to read your books to be impacted by your words.
If you are struggling with promoting your Christian books, help is here. The Fourth Edition of my award-winning book, Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books, is now available for purchase.
This book provides authors and publishers the advice and resources you need to effectively promote your Christian books. I recently received the following message from a reader:
“I’ve read your book. It’s fantastic! I’m definitely going to use it as my guide for marketing!”
The hardest part is not writing or publishing a book. The toughest part is marketing the book—getting the word out to let people know how your book meets a need in their life. Marketing involves speaking up in numerous ways.
The slogan for World Book Day in part says, Read up, Speak up, and Change the World. Authors, our slogan can be similar. Let’s make it:
Write up, Speak up, and Change the World
If you would like a copy of the Fourth Edition of Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books, the price for the print book is just $24.99. You can order your copy today direct from the publisher or from Amazon.
Don’t miss out on any of the great information shared in this blog. Subscribe to receive each post in your email box. Just click here.