Industry Professionals Rave!

“One thing that shines through as you read this book is the author’s knowledge of the industry. You can trust the author and follow the path she has laid out with confidence.”

Sally E. Stuart, Author
Christian Writers’ Market Guide

“It was one of the most informative books I have ever read on marketing. We have already started to implement many of the ideas you put forth in your book.”

Mel Cohen
No Greater Joy Ministries

“Full of resources for selling Christian books. Incredibly useful.”

John Kremer
1001 Ways to Market Your Books

“Even with eight years of Christian marketing, publicity, and sales experience, I still found valuable nuggets of information in Sarah Bolme’s Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace. In fact, just today I needed some guidance for preparing my first author blog tour, and Bolme’s book offered the direction I needed. This is a resource I am recommending for all Judson Press authors, whether they are first-timers or previously published. Today publishers expect much more of their authors, and this is just the book to give authors a marketing edge. Well done!”

Kim Shimer, Marketing Director
Judson Press

“An absolute ‘must-have’ for anyone involved in marketing Christian books, though the general tips, tricks, and techniques will prove useful for marketing mainstream books as well.”

James Cox
Midwest Book Review

“This one’s a keeper, and also an answer to prayer.”

Cheryl Ellicott
Sweetwater Still Publishing

“YES!  Finally someone wrote a book to answer my questions!”

Kim Martinez

“The most common cause of books not doing well is the lack of good marketing. Sarah’s book does a great job of guiding authors and publishers in making sure they build consumer and trade awareness and demand for their book.”

Larry Carpenter, President
Standard Publishing

“I LOVE your book! What a gold mine!”

Leon Mentzer

“Sarah removes the scariness of the unknown and replaces it with the specific knowledge you need to market your book for the Christian audience, and the encouragement to persevere. She not only provides resource listings with specific contact information, but explains the resources for newcomers to the Christian marketplace.
    “Bethany Press is excited to have this valuable resource for our customers! We believe that it will provide them with the practical information they need to succeed.”

Sara Rosenberg
Bethany Press

“This book could make the difference between a mediocre and a WOW promotions campaign.”

Patricia Fry

“This guide is a must-have resource for every Christian author and publisher.”

Linda Evans Shepherd, Founder
Advanced Writers and Speakers Association

“This is a great book, with useful info and resources on every page, and a quick read to boot. I’m sure this will soon become the gold standard of Christian marketing resources.”

Jay Ryan, Publisher
Fourth Day Press

“I suggest you run, don’t walk, to a bookseller and buy Sarah Bolme’s Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace. Obviously this book is a must-have for those marketing to the Christian marketplace. With no hype, no padding and lots of pertinent information it is the book to consult.
    “There is zero cheerleading and a maximum amount of useful facts and addresses, etc. I think it is a fine example of what a book on marketing books ought to be.”

John Culleton
Wexford Press

“Her research is comprehensive — I highly recommend this book for reaching out to, and communicating with, the vibrant Christian book market.”

JB Howick, Publisher
Trumpet Media and WindRiver Publishing

“Sarah Bolme has done a tremendous service for small Christian publishers and their authors by compiling and writing Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace. The numbers of new Christian books published each year is huge; the competition is ferocious; and success for the small Christian publisher depends upon being able to access all available resources. The knowledge Sarah shares is important if one is to succeed in Christian book-publishing today. I recommend her book as a must-read for every Christian author and publisher.”

Louis Moore, Publisher
Hannibal Books

Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace is the BEST SELF HELP BOOK that I have come across, and I have read most all of them, including Dan Poynter’s. Everything is laid out with ease and extraordinary flow.”

Deborah Slappey Pitts, Publisher
Harobed House

“Sarah Bolme understands the shades of difference that separate the Christian market from the secular alternatives. She adroitly covers all the essential bases—promotion, publicity, distribution, special sales and traditional marketing. Her detailed contact listings are the golden nuggets that give the book its unfathomable value. An author or publisher armed with this expert guide would have to try hard not to succeed.
    “I now have valuable information I had not seen anywhere else, and I have been involved in Christian publishing for more than seven years. Every Christian author and publisher needs this book.”

Debbie Thurman
Cedar House Publishers

“Thanks again for the great book you wrote! It is very well written and easy to understand. The information is priceless.”

Grace Bass
A&B Publishing

“I started learning from the first chapter.”

Anthony Duron, Author

“Sarah Bolme has distinguished herself as a leading publisher and author in her latest book, Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace. In her book, Bolme reveals the secret to successful marketing for authors and publishers alike. She unveils countless valuable tips, web resources, and easy to follow instructions on marketing in the Christian book industry. This book is an essential tool for all Christian authors and publishers.”

Mary Battle, Publisher & Author

“Great information. I wish I had discovered the book before production.”

Anna Marie Hernandez, Author

“It now occupies a valuable space on my bookshelf. Bolme has left no stone unturned. As Sally Stuart noted in the book’s foreword, the contact information alone is worth the price of the book. Savvy authors and publishers who want to learn how to market books effectively to Christian audiences will benefit greatly from this book.”

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About the Author

Sarah Bolme is the co-founder and Director of Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA). She is also co-founder of Crest Publications and a noted author and speaker.

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