Publishing Secrets

Publishing Secrets

Have you considered becoming a published Christian author? Publishing is the best way to build authority and become the "go-to" expert in your field. It's also one of the fastest ways to get clients and grow ministries consistently. In this podcast, Tamara “Coach Tam” Jackson will bring you behind-the-scenes insights and interviews with mission-driven entrepreneurs and ministry leaders that have published books to increase their exposure, impact, and income. You'll learn about how these authors came up with their book concept and expanded their following through podcasting and speaking engagements - without resorting to fake, salesy, sleazy, or manipulative tactics. We’ll also explore the trials and tribulations that they had to overcome along the way. Each episode will leave you empowered, equipped, and excited to publish your book, build your tribe, and make your mark for Christ. Get ready because we're going deep on publishing secrets!

Episodes

April 4, 2024 3 mins

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • A heartfelt reflection on the transformative journey we've shared through the "Leading with Grace" series
  • The exciting announcement of the launch of "The Beacon Show," a brand-new podcast that continues our exploration of servant leadership
  • A sneak peek into the inspiring content and visionary guests lined up for the first series of interviews on "The Beacon Show"
  • An invitation to join the new adventur...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • How to measure a leader’s true impact
  • An example of a biblical leader whose legacy still transforms lives today — and you can accomplish the same
  • Questions to guide you in crafting a truly impactful legacy

The True Measure of Leadership

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

-Maya Ange...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The essential balance a true leader must strike — and how to do it
  • How one member of our community leads with authority while nurturing others
  • One practical step you can take to improve your servant leadership

The True Essence of Leadership

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” 

-Rona...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • Why the gifts you have been given aren’t actually for you
  • What resilience and vision really mean for Christian leaders
  • How one member of our community leads with perseverance and commitment to her vision
  • How to move forward even in times of uncertainty

The Journey of Faith-Driven Leadership

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” 

C.C. Scott

Today, we’re divin...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • What to expect from the “Leading with Grace” series
  • How one member of our community exemplifies a spirit of service and empathy
  • How to measure — and use — your spark of potential
  • One simple action you can take today to make an impact

Introducing the “Leading with Grace” Series!

Welcome to “Leading with Grace,” a series where the light of faith intersects with the art of leadership, des...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The story of Dee Dee’s successful online dating experience — and how she almost settled for less than she’d always prayed to find
  • How writing her book turned out to be easier than she’d anticipated
  • Tips on crafting an outline that will help the writing flow naturally
  • The importance of getting honest, constructive feedback on your writing
  • Dee Dee’s advice for the writer who is hesitating to start (o...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The importance of obeying God’s call, even if you don’t think you’re qualified
  • How God supplied “manna” for Jeaninne during her writing journey
  • How to write your story in a way that helps people connect with it
  • Why Jeaninne refers to writing as a ministry
  • What kind of writers this world needs right now
  • Jeaninne’s advice on returning to your “burning bush” for renewal and motivation when the journey ...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • How Candy came to write and publish a book dealing with a very difficult subject, despite people telling her a publisher wouldn’t want to pick it up
  • What Candy has learned about waiting well — and why waiting doesn’t have to be negative
  • How to tell if you have enough material to write a book rather than an article
  • Tips on blogging consistently
  • Candy’s advice for the writer who wants to land a publi...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • Ann’s definition of emotional intelligence, and why she says everything Jesus taught leads us to it
  • Why Ann says a believer’s born-again process follows the classic Hero’s Journey
  • Questions to help shape your identity after God’s purposes instead of after what the world says you should be
  • Why Ann says losing a month’s worth of edits on her first book was an “act of God”
  • The problem with jumping int...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • Why many men (and women) often find themselves stuck with untapped potential
  • Why Josh says we need to look at more than just one side of Jesus
  • Questions to ask yourself to determine if you are building with the right spiritual resources
  • What to do when you feel called to do something, but can’t see the opportunity opening up just yet
  • Josh’s advice on finishing what you’ve started

Understand...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • How God called Pastor Jim to plant a church in a community that was very opposed to the idea — and how God opened those doors anyway
  • How to keep going when you feel like giving up
  • The unique process Pastor Jim went through to turn his thesis into a book
  • Important questions for leaders to ask about communicating and connecting with all generations
  • How to deal with “us vs them” mentalities
  • Pastor Jim’...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The important first step Marlena took once she had decided her audience and the type of book she was going to write
  • Marlena’s journey to finding the right title for her book
  • The difference between a cover designer and an interior designer — and why you need both
  • Why Marlena recommends putting together a full presentation to walk potential investors through your vision — and why it’s useful even if...
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January 12, 2024 32 mins

In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • Why Courtnaye says this generation is one of the busiest of all time, and her advice on being still 
  • How Courtnaye started a successful blog with no prior knowledge — and how she’s maintained it for ten years 
  • The difference between marketing and self-promotion 
  • Tips on how to break into writing online 
  • Courtnaye’s advice on conquering the fear of putting yourself out there 

Time for God wi...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The unique approach Kirstyn took in her devotional journal’s table of contents
  • The importance of taking action
  • How to relieve the pressure of worrying about tomorrow
  • Why you should seek a professional editor for your book — even if you are an editor yourself
  • Kirstyn’s advice on moving forward a little bit each day

Receive God’s Grace & Take Action

When Kirstyn Mayden was putting togethe...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • How God got Anita’s attention when it was time to share her story
  • Anita’s journey through tragedy, and how writing her book served her first – and also helps encourage others around her
  • The power of working with a book coach
  • Anita’s advice for the aspiring author who hesitates out of fear of judgment or resentment from others

A Book Born from Tragedy

Many aspiring authors have had a dr...

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December 22, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • How Julie went from being rejected by a major publisher to self-publishing her book anyway – and why that turned out much better for her in the end
  • Why Julie says a book is better credentials than another degree
  • Mistakes to avoid when writing nonfiction to keep your book from being boring
  • How knowing your reader helps you create a successful marketing plan
  • Different avenues you can take to publish ...
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December 15, 2023 30 mins

In this episode, you'll also hear:

  • How John’s background as a radio announcer, pastor, and writer prepared him for the platform he would eventually build online
  • Why a major publisher took note of John’s online presence
  • Why John says writing a good book is only the first half of an author’s work
  • What John discovered about his own internal dialogue that inspired both a book and supplemental materials
  • John’s advice for the writer who f...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The long journey that led Beth to find her calling – and the common thread she found throughout all of her many pursuits 
  • The importance of having a mentor who can both challenge and uplift you
  • Why you shouldn’t write in isolation
  • Which numbers and analytics really matter from a digital marketing perspective
  • Beth’s experiences with both traditional publishing and self-publishing

No Need to ...

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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • The many surprising ways Carol has experienced God’s grace in her life
  • Tips on dealing with “analysis paralysis” when you have too many options
  • When self-publishing might make more sense than traditional publishing — and how to self-publish a book you can be proud of
  • The importance of letting people who don’t love you read your work before it’s published
  • Carol’s advice for the writer who’s struggli...
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In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • How one basketball game changed the trajectory of Tyler’s life
  • The difference between confidence and arrogance — and why Tyler says confidence is a game-changer
  • The importance of setting aside time and removing distractions to focus on writing
  • Tyler’s advice for the writer who feels God’s call but wrestles with self-doubt and a busy schedule

Reflecting on a Life-Changing Basketball Game

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