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Shelley Hitz
Works at Author Audience Academy
Attends Writing, Self-Publishing & Book Marketing
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO
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This was another fun interview with Story Cast with Rebecca and Traci.

Fun in that it took some twists and turns I wasn't expecting.

As usual, I share honestly and openly about some of the hardest struggles I've faced.

Listen in here: http://www.storycastmonday.com/podcast/episode-52-shelley-hitz
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I share why an author coach is important and more in my appearance on +Annie Jennings PR http://www.anniejenningspr.com/elitewire/writing/book-coach/why-an-author-coach-is-important/
Author Coach, Shelley Hitz joins Annie Jennings PR's EliteWire to discuss how she helps authors reach more people with their message.
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Do you know the easiest way to get book reviews on Amazon?

I know that this is a pain point for most authors. So today, I want to share several tips on how to get book reviews on Amazon the easy way.
Do you know the easiest way to get reviews on Amazon? I know that this is a pain point for most authors. So today, I want to share several tips on how to get book reviews on Amazon the easy way.
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Here is my list of 100+ places to promote Christian books. You can even download it as a PDF to use over and over again here: http://www.shelleyhitz.com/places-to-promote-christian-books

I spent many hours compiling this list. Enjoy!
In this post I share over 100 places to promote Christian books in response to this question I received.
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You are a masterpiece in Christ! ==> www.brokencrayonsbook.com/go

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Do you ever feel confused on how to title your book?

In today’s training, I want to talk about defining Book Title, Sub-title, and Series title in choosing titles for your book.
Do you ever feel confused on how to title your book? In today’s training, I want to talk about defining Book Title, Sub-title, and Series title in choosing titles for your book. Listen Below: Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Click here to leave an iTunes review and subscribe to the show. …
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There are so many things to consider when planning your book launch timeline. But do you know that you can break it down into 3 simple steps?

In today’s training, I’m going to share with you a key tip when planning a book launch timeline.
There are so many things to consider when planning your book launch timeline. But do you know that you can break it down into 3 simple steps? In today's training, I'm going to share with you a key tip when planning a book launch timeline.
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It's been so fun seeing all the projects students have been posting to my class "Easy Coloring Book Design!"

One of the students posted in her review, "The only thing she does not address is how to overcome self-criticism when it comes to drawing!"

I do realize how important this is as I had a breakthrough moment around mindset when first getting into art.

Therefore, I decided to create a new class, "Embrace the Artist In You: 5 Simple Activities to Give You Freedom to Explore Your Creative Side."

This class is currently completely free to join. I want to help as many people as possible find their creativity when it comes to art!

Join for free here: http://skl.sh/2hYnep3

Have you ever said, "I'm not an artist" or "I can't draw"?

Or have you ever created a piece of artwork and then you looked at it and thought, "my artwork is no good, there's something wrong with it."

Not long ago, I said these same things.

My turning point came when my nieces taught me that art can be fun and it doesn't have to be expensive.

It unlocked a creative side of me that had laid dormant for almost 30 years.

The #1 thing that will block our creativity is our "stinkin' thinkin'" or mindset issues.

The self-criticism, perfectionism and judgment.

When I first started art, one of the first things art taught me was to let go of control and enjoy the process.

We will create an art piece around these 5 affirmations:

1.) Create without judgment
2.) Learn to relax
3.) Art is unique not perfect
4.) Let go of performance and have fun
5.) There is no right or wrong in art

What students are already saying:

"What a quality class. Break through moment was the affirmation "Let go of performance and have fun". this gave me permission to draw from the heart (and imagination). Clear, concise teaching, thank you Shelley." - Susanne Collyer

Why not try something new and allow yourself to start exploring your creative side?

Join for free here: http://skl.sh/2hYnep3

#art #artist #creativity #create
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I was featured in this blog post about book titles. Several great tips on picking a good title for your book here: http://blog.pickfu.com/tips-book-titles/
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I wanted to let you know about a special promotion for our newest book called, "A Full Life Box Set: 9 Books to Inspire You to Live with Gratitude, Faith, and Generosity."

This book is just $0.99 on Kindle until Wednesday 11/23/16 here: http://smarturl.it/lifeboxset

That's 91% off the regular price and over 500 pages of inspiration and encouragement.

I pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!
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Check out my latest interview on the Author Marketing Hangout here: http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/email-lists-facebook-live/

“It’s so easy, whether it’s books or projects or bright shiny objects or this new training or this new thing, or 'I’m going to try this new marketing technique,' we get all over the map.

And when we really get laser-focused and really put our energy into one main area for a significant period of time – oh my goodness, you are going to see results. And if you don’t see results, you’ll know that’s not your sweet spot.”
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My first podcast interview for my book, "Broken Crayons Still Color," was published today. I am praying that God uses it to bring hope to many.

Listen in and leave a comment here: http://www.sarahrieke.com/?p=1420
Welcome to Episode 32 of the Heart Lessons Podcast! My special guest today is author coach/writer/speaker Shelley Hitz. Today Shelley shares her story which includes some really painful elements including processing the tragic loss of her grandmother, past sexual abuse, and a pornography addiction…
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Author Coach and Business Strategist for Christian Entrepreneurs | Professional Speaker | Podcast Host
Introduction
I love sunsets, the outdoors (hiking, running, biking) and a good cup of coffee in the mornings. 

As an author coach and business strategist, I'm on a mission to help you reach more people with your message.  I believe every person has God-given gifts and abilities to impact the world. Therefore, I encourage you to let your light SHINE!

I was first paid for my writing in fifth grade after winning a nonfiction writing contest. Little did I know I would resign from my 12-year career as a Physical Therapist over 20 years later to write and coach authors full time. I am an award-winning and internationally best-selling author, professional speaker, podcast host, and author coach but am best known for injecting energy and enthusiasm into everything I do.

My clients are successfully publishing new books almost every day and some have become #1 Amazon best-selling authors within days of publishing their books simply by following my proven system.

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the gospel reach more people through these books.  

My ultimate goal? It's to help Christians with a message create a powerful book, find their audience, and build a profitable business.


Professional Speaking:
  • Professional speaker known for my energy and enthusiasm on live stages and webinars. 
  • Over a decade of experience speaking to groups of all sizes; from small workshops to keynote presentations in front of thousands. 
  • opics: writing, publishing, book marketing, and more. 
  • Speeches: Procrastination to Publication, Building a Book Marketing Plan, Amplify Your Message, Marketing Your Book on Amazon, and more. 
  • If you want your audience to take action while they learn, let's talk!
>> Click here to book me for your next event: www.shelleyhitz.com/speaking


Publishing:

>> Learn my 6-Step “ASCENT Method” I used to write 35+ nonfiction books FAST here:  www.shelleyhitz.com/freetraining



My Most Popular Articles on Publishing and Marketing Books

I'd fit great in these circles:
  • Authors
  • Publishing
  • Writing
  • Book Marketing
  • Business
In fact, if you are an author, check out my public circle of Book Marketing Experts here:  https://plus.google.com/+ShelleyHitz/posts/SkpsGodcGXP


I have many roles in life right now...I am an author, speaker and business owner. However, central to everything I do is my relationship with Jesus Christ. He has completely changed my life and turned me upside down (for the better) these last few years bringing healing and freedom in my life.

My main passion is to help pastor, ministry leaders, and Christian entrepreneurs get published.
Bragging rights
Award-winning and internationally best-selling author...but most importantly a wife, daughter, sister and friend.
Education
  • Writing, Self-Publishing & Book Marketing
    2008 - present
  • Finch University of Health Sciences
    Physical Therapy, 1996 - 1998
  • Anderson University
    Biology (Pre-Physical Therapy), 1993 - 1996
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Author coach and Business strategist to Christian entrepreneurs, pastors and ministry leaders | Author | Speaker | Podcast Host
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Writing, Publishing, Marketing, Business Strategy and Growth
Employment
  • Author Audience Academy
    Business Owner, 2010 - present
    As an author coach and business strategist, I'm on a mission to help pastors, ministry leaders, and Christ-centered entrepreneurs reach more people with their message. I believe every person has God-given gifts and abilities to impact the world. Therefore, I encourage you to let your light SHINE! Ready to join me on this journey? Learn my 6-Step "ASCENT Method" I used to write 35+ nonfiction books FAST here: www.shelleyhitz.com/freetraining
  • Writing Inspirational Christian Books
    Author | Speaker, 2008 - present
    My education and background is in Physical Therapy. However, through what I call the "twists and turns of life" I am now a full-time author and entrepreneur. I have authored over 35+ books, most of them Christian living books to help others grow in their faith. I share my heart from my personal experiences and you can find my books at www.ShelleyHitz.com/bookshelf
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