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Give my greetings to the church that meets in their home. (Romans 16:5, NLT)
The most successful authors don’t launch their books in a bubble. They build a book launch team of people who spread the word about their book and share it with others.
A book launch team is a group of people who help your new book succeed.
Paul used a book launch team every time he wrote a letter.
Look at an example in final chapter of Romans. There, Paul mentions 28 individuals by name. He knew these folks before he wrote the epistle. He trusted them. They were his “fans” and were eager to share his book with their family and friends. Plus, there are some – like Priscilla and Aquila and Aristobulus and Narcissus – that he specifically asks to greet the “church that meets in their home.”
Once those leaders got their hands on Paul’s book, they shared it with their house churches. Those groups discussed the book’s contents and spread its information to others outside their community.
When you get ready to publish your next book, build a book launch team. Surround yourself with a group of people who support you, your book, and its message. That’s one way passion for a new book spreads.
Build a book launch team before you publish your book.
Thank you for placing people in my life who support me and encourage me. Show me who to invite to be on my book launch team. Use them to spread the word about my book and its message.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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