Christian entertainment industry vets offer advice for developing your career without selling
your soul.

Promotions is a challenge for anyone who works in the arts and entertainment industry. If you don’t get your name ‘out there,’ it’s hard to make a living. For artists in the Christian entertainment realm there is the double whammy of needing to promote yourself while obeying Paul’s admonition to the Philippians to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider
others better than yourselves.”

Is it even possible to promote yourself and still retain your humility? The three Christian entertainment industry veterans who wrote Shameless Self Promotion and Networking for Christian Creatives (released October, 2011 by WordCrafts Press) answer with a resounding, “Yes!” You CAN build your business and develop your career…without selling your soul.

Whether you are an artist, author, actor, promoter, or even a church hosting an event – regardless of whether you are signed to a major label or work the independent circuit – you have something, or someone, that needs to be promoted. That someone might even by you, and chances are the lion’s share of the promotional activity will be on your shoulders. In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace,
Christian creatives must be heavily involved in promoting themselves and their works.

Authors Paula K. Parker, Mike Parker and Torry Martin have 55 years of combined professional experience working in various segments of the Christian and general market entertainment industries. They have worked with some of the top editors, writers, publicists, copy editors, and PR experts in the industry, many of whom contributed their experiences and wisdom to the book.

“Creative people are often right-brain dominant;” Paula K. Parker observes. “But while the right-brain opens the door, it’s usually the left-brain that does the business. That is why we wrote this book. Shameless Self Promotion and Networking for Christian Creatives is designed to help equip creative individuals and organizations with the tools for successful self-promotion, without the need to sell your soul for 15 minutes of fame.”

About the Authors:

Paula K. Parker is an author, playwright and journalist with more than 1,000 articles published by major national print and online
publications including Christian Single, Christian Health, Family Fun (Disney), Living with Teenagers, the National Drama Service, ParentLife, and HomeLife magazines. She contributed to Thomas Nelson’s New York Times Best-Selling Bible-zine, Becoming. Her stage plays include adaptations of the Jane Austen classics, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility as well as numerous original works. She co-authored the anthology, YHWH: The Flood, The Fish & The Giant (Authentic Media) with #1 New York Times best-selling author GP Taylor, and its sequel, YESHUA: The Vine, The Demon & The Traitor, which is scheduled for release in March, 2012.

Mike Parker is an award-winning freelance writer, actor, director, novelist, playwright & screenwriter. He created and hosted the nationally syndicated Christian music video program NightVision, and can be seen in the feature films Country Strong with Gwyneth
Paltrow and Tim McGraw, and Lukewarm with John Schneider and Bill Cobbs. His screenplay adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray was a finalist in the 2010 Gideon Media Arts Screenplay Competition.

Torry Martin is a writer, actor, comedian, speaker, author, storyteller and sought after teacher at Christian writers’ and filmmakers’ conferences. He is a two-time Christian Artists Gospel Music Association Grand Prize Winner for his acting and writing abilities and a
Grand Prize winner for creating the best Life Lessons commercial for The Learning Channel. Torry writes for the Adventures in Odyssey radio series for Focus on the Family where he created the popular character of Wooton Bassett.

Shameless Self Promotion and Networking for Christian Creatives is available in paperback and ebook format.