What we call a “sampler episode” is a chapter or portion of one of the books we feature at Two Worlds Media. This one is from the book by Calvin Tadema called, Heal Me, O Lord — The Christians Handbook to Personal Wholeness Through Healing Prayer. This is the second sample of this book on Read Between the Worlds.
Marc Schelske, author of The Wisdom of Your Heart — Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions and his self-published book Discovering Your Authentic Core Values.
Mark has recently released his first commercially published book (David C. Cook) and has some great thoughts about marketing your name and, most importantly your book. Having both a self-published book and the recent commercial release Marc has lots of practical advice for aspiring writers. Also, look for Marc’s discussion of The Wisdom of Your Heart on our sister podcast, Church of the Heart which will be posted soon.
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Today’s episode is an interview with Jeremy Myers, graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary and prolific writer about all things theological. Jeremy has been writing and publishing for many years, having written and published, not only his own books, but several by other authors. In this episode we touch on such publishing issues as cover design, ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and marketing strategies.
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Dan interviews Ralph Polendo, creator of Quoir a self-publishing service and small publishing company. In this dialogue, Ralph talks about his journey into the publishing world, and into what he calls “organic church.” For his publishing company, Ralph uses Lightning Source/Ingram Spark for the books they publish. He spends some time explaining how those services differ from CreateSpace, an Amazon company, which many self-publishers use. Today’s guest describes a company that evaluates and selects books with an eye for quality and substance.
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Kia Cross, is a health care professional and a writer–in that order. Her book is titled Blue – The Calling. In this interview, she confesses to being reluctant to write for anyone else to read, a feeling with which many of us who love the written word can identify. Kiah talks about her work with vulnerable children in her family and around the world, as well as her passion for words and story. This guest is the first fiction writer we’ve had on the podcast and the first author we’ve interviewed who has used a self-publishing service, an experience that may be helpful to listeners who are considering a similar choice.
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An interview with Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity. Richard describes his journey as a self-published author of his first book. He talks about the motivation for his work as well as some of the tools he used, and strategies for marketing. Richard is from Nashville, TN where he is a part of what he calls an “unchurched community.”
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A sampler episode featuring the second chapter of Marriage Rx. This book focuses on some of the keys to relationship that should inform our marriages. Though Marriage Rx is designed for married Christians, the relational concepts can be applied to non-married persons as well. This sample is from the audio book of Marriage Rx which should be available in a few weeks at Audible.
An interview with Jenna Mayhew Thompson, writing instructor at Pacific University and Warner Pacific College. This episode discusses how to develop rhythm and flow in writing. Jenna suggests some exercises that may help writers not “over mesmerize” their readers. Mentioned in this episode: