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Episode #314 - Book Promotion, Slapdash Podcasting, and Taking Ourselves Seriously

September 30, 2020
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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Why don't publishers market books any more? How authors promote books Podcasters taking themselves seriously Book blurbs as fame credentials Why don't endorsements work for all books? Ronnie's marketing decadence for Hoping for Happiness Swanky New England Boys schools

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Barnabas Piper is an assistant pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville and is the author of several books and multiple small group studies including—Help My Unbelief, Hoping for Happiness, and Ecclesiastes: Finding Meaning in a World of Passing Pursuits. He has contributed to numerous websites and publications and writes regularly for He Reads Truth. Piper speaks at churches and conferences around the country and lives in the Nashville area with his wife and two daughters.

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Ronnie Martin is the Lead Pastor of Substance Church (EFCA), which he planted, in Ashland, Ohio. He is also the Director of Leader Renewal for Harbor Network and has authored six books, including The God Who Is With Us: A 25 Day Advent Devotional (coming Oct. 2022 on B&H). Ronnie and his wife, Melissa, regularly speak to church leaders.
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Ted Kluck has written for ESPN the Magazine, USA Today, Sports Spectrum Magazine, and ESPN.com Page 2. Ted has authored or co-authored several books including Facing Tyson: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories, Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football, Why We're Not Emergent (by Two Guys Who Should Be), and Why We Love the Church. In 2010 Ted founded Gut Check Press, a small publishing house, where he holds the title Co-Founder and Secretary of the Interior. Ted also co-hosts The Happy Rant Podcast, The Gut Check Podcast, and Kluck. He has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary and teaches journalism at Union University. Ted lives in Jackson, TN, with his wife and two sons. He's a frequent speaker at conferences and events.
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