CAN Crown Awards Gala 7 Nov 2020!

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We hope you’ll enjoy coming to the online Facebook Live event as we “crown” our winners. It’s always fun to know the results and share in the joy. Be sure to dress up (at least from the waist up!) And bring your notebooks! You’ll be getting a bird’s-eye view of the winning campaigns! On the notification calls on Monday night, one of our finalists suggested the idea of holding a watch party. We strongly support that idea. Invite friends and family to share the event with you. Be sure to have fun snacks on hand to celebrate and enjoy the…

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The #CANCrown Awards Are Open!

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Christian Authors Network Crown Awards #CANCrown on social media The CAN Crown Awards Celebrate Excellence in Christian Media and Marketing by Authors. Purpose of CAN Crown Awards: To recognize, educate, and encourage excellence in marketing and promotion skills of all Christian authors. Why? One crucial career area for Christian authors is marketing. (I know, stop rolling your eyes. Marketing can be fun!) The problem is that an author now has to wear so many hats. So many hats that the marketing hat may cause the whole stack to tumble if you don’t know how to make and follow through with a…

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Get More Out of Blogging

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Marketing Tips From Cheri Cowell Blogging is a great way to connect to your readers. Blog readers tend to be your most loyal readers so follow these tips to get more out of your blogging. You may gain more readers in the process.

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Tips from the Pros: C. Kevin Thompson

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Greetings from beautiful Mount Dora, Florida, where we’re starting to chill out. Of course, for us, “chill out” means temperatures that dip into the fifties at night and still climb into the seventies during the day. Today, I have the privilege of introducing you to novelist C. Kevin Thompson, who is also celebrating the season in comfort because he lives in a town just down the road from my own. Welcome, Kevin! How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?                            …

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Tips from the Pros: Crystal Bowman

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! This past spring I had the joy of serving on the faculty at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference with Crystal Bowman. I was impressed with her passion for writing for children, and you’ll be impressed with her creative ideas for speaking events. Crystal, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles? Over 100 books for children. I have also written 3 books for women and contributed to several anthologies, but I have found my niche in the children’s market. Some of my latest titles are Our…

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Make Money With Free Promotions and Giveaways

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Marketing Tips From Cheri Cowell One of the biggest misconceptions about marketing is the apparent dichotomy between giving things away and making money. Let me say, the biblical concept that the more you give the more you receive applies to marketing as well as to every other part of life. So with that in mind, let’s explore some ways to accomplish this.

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Make Money as an Author–Really!

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Marketing Ideas From Cheri Cowell Most Christian authors will tell you they are in this to get a message out, to impact the world, and to be faithful to this calling on their life. However, if we are truly honest, we’d also like to make some money. We know we aren’t going to make a ton of money, but if you’ve been in this crazy business for any length of time, you’d probably like to at the least not lose money. Here are a few ideas to help you reach that goal–really! .

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It’s December: Time for the beach!

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Linda J. White here, writing from Somerville, Virginia, where an unusually warm December has had me wearing sandals and thinking about the beach. And while I know Old Man Winter still has a punch or two in store for us, I think the beach is a great lead-in to a few words about marketing.

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Meeting Planners Are People Too

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Greetings from Pam Farrel  of Love-Wise: In our Simple Skills for Success books (for men and women) we share a quote we have said hundreds of times to our own children as well as everyone we have lead or mentored: Quality attracts quality. Be a quality person and you will  attract quality people. This principle is also true in relationships between author and audience, and speaker and meeting planner. I have sat on both sides of an event desk: 1) as the Pastor’s wife and Director of Women’s Ministry hosting an event and 2) as the Guest Communicator speaking at…

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