Christian Author Launch Party, Preview

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Welcome, Christian Authors!

 

We can’t wait to get to know you and help you out.

 

It sounded so good, didn’t it? Writing for a living.

 

You get up in the morning, get your coffee, find your snuggly chair and write all those wonderful stories running around in your head. Then, of course, someone would recognize your obvious talent, scoop you up with an exclusive contract, and whisk you away to New York where you would dine as the publisher wrote those large, wonderful checks….

 

Ah-hem!!!! Yeah…

 

Then, you woke up, and things were not quite so perfect.

 

There’s those three kids you have who need non-essential things like breakfast and braces. There’s that pesky full-time job you have to go to while you’re waiting to hit it big. There’s that thing called “life” that keeps getting in the way of getting anything actually written.

 

And then there are the real annoyances–like actually writing this breakthrough novel and knowing the best way to get it published. I mean, really, does anyone know what the term “indie author” really means? Is that a viable way to publish, or a scam? And what of the big publishers? What are they looking for? What if you love writing chick lit, but they aren’t buying that? What’s too Christian? What’s not Christian enough?

 

Or maybe you’ve already taken that plunge, gotten your story published, and now find yourself swimming in the cold murky waters infested with social media and marketing.

 

This is probably NOT what you expected, and when you’re all alone out there, it’s tough to consistently make good decisions that will propel your career and your life toward somewhere that you want to be. Especially in a world that changes as fast as the book/ebook industry.

 

Well, may we say it again,
“Welcome, Christian Author! This party is for YOU!”

 

We at CrossReads are committed to helping you at whatever step you’re on. Whether that’s just starting the writing process or trying to figure out how to make Twitter work–we want you to succeed! Why? Because we recognize that as Christian authors, we’re all on the same team, and if God is calling you to write, we want to help you maximize what He’s calling you to do.

 

We’ve been there… and we’re still there! We get up every day and look for the very best ways to get the word and moreover, the Word, out there into the hands of readers. CrossReads has tons of ways to do that, and we want to help you find them ALL.

 

So, March 5 through March 7, we will be having our first Virtual Author Conference (shades of something greater to come maybe!). We invite you to join us as we embark on a journey to building a community of authors, and it won’t be “Us” without “U” so join us!

So you don’t miss out on any of the festivities, you can sign up for the CrossReads Author Newsletter now, and it will remind you on March 5 to come join the party…

 

Click here to sign up!

 

God bless you, and we can’t wait for you to join us on March 5!

The CrossReads Team
Staci Stallings
Heather Bixler
Shelley Hitz