The Power of Doing Your Homework

July 25, 2015
Hosted by Athena Dean Holtz

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This last episode of Publishing Today: Clear Direction for a Changing Industry will explore the power of doing your homework when choosing a publisher. There are so many options that “sound” so good, but using critical thinking and comparing the insinuations and promises in the sales pitch to the actual fine print on the website can save an author time, heartache, and lots of money. Listen as we discuss with 3 different authors their experience with publishers who over promise and under deliver, and discover why Redemption Press is your best choice as a publisher.

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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.

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.

Episode Directory

July 2015

  • 7/25/2015: The Power of Doing Your Homework Listen Now
  • 7/18/2015: The Power of Connecting with Readers Listen Now
  • 7/11/2015: The Power of Publishing, Purpose and Provision Listen Now

June 2015

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