The Power of Connecting with Readers

July 18, 2015
Hosted by Athena Dean Holtz

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In this day and age, the art of connecting with your readers is perhaps the most important of all. In order to stand out from the crowd and have your message heard, you must engage your audience in creative ways and endear them to you. This takes intentional action steps where you, as the author, reach your readers to inspire, stimulate, and evoke authentic emotion and meaningful response. There are so many ways to accomplish this, but how do you know which would work best for you? How do you discover the most effective strategies? This episode of Publishing Today will provide the opportunity for you to learn from experts in the industry, Suzanne and Shawn Kuhn, as they share their vast wisdom on this topic.

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Our program is designed to educate and empower aspiring authors, thought leaders, business owners and others with a story to tell. Publishing is big business and with that comes a jungle of options rife with potential dangers. This show will be a resource to help you determine the best way to get your message into print, and uncover avenues to reach your audience, or potential audience. Each weekly show will also feature a special segment called “Ask Athena” that will directly answer your questions on any publishing, branding, or book marketing topic.

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Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz is the Publisher at Redemption Press and a recognized pioneer and leader in Christian self-publishing with over twenty five years in the field. A former co-founder and owner of WinePress Publishing, she has served as a book coach, speaker, mentor and frequent presenter on self-publishing and marketing at writer’s conferences. As a radio personality she hosted a weekly live radio program for women on two different Salem affiliated stations ( Athena is a frequent blogger at and the author of three books, including "Consumed by Success: Reaching the Top and Finding God Wasn't There.” She resides in the Seattle area with her pastor-husband, Ross Holtz, and enjoys her role of wife and grandmother.

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July 2015

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