Are you a writer considering self-publishing? Are you an expert who wants to build your business by writing a book? 

Whether you have a large audience or are writing for people in your own community, Keri Wyatt Kent knows how to walk you from your dream to the finished product. Keri authored more than 10 books using a traditional publisher before making the switch to self-publishing. Now she works as a coach for authors who want to take the DIY approach.

In this week’s episode, you can expect to learn:

  • The difference between a vanity publisher and self-publishing and which you should choose.
  • Reasons that self-publishing may be the right choice for you and your business or ministry.
  • The roles of a publisher and what kind of helpers you will need on your team in order to be successful in creating your book.

So, listen in and soak up the wisdom that Keri has for us today!

Keri is also offering a free Advent devotional called The Gift of Christmas Present. Go to her website at to learn more and access the devotional.

Want to hear even more about self-publishing and all things writerly? Then join Kathi, Keri, and many other authors at the next West Coast Christian Writers Conference! Sign up for the WCCW newsletter here to get the latest info and links for the flash sale, which will run from November 29-December 3, 2021.

The conference will be held February 17-19, 2022, in-person and online with keynote talks, workshops, pre-conference mentoring groups, small groups, and appointments with agents/editors. Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, CA, a spacious church in a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area, will be hosting. Attendees will find easy access to public transportation and proximity to hotels and restaurants.

Insider scoop: Since the beginning, this conference has always had a friendly, low-key feel together with high-level speakers and teachers. The conference organizers are friends, and when you attend, you become a friend, too.

Exclusive offer to Kathi’s audience: If you are listening to this podcast after the flash sale is over, you can still register and get the flash sale price by using the coupon code “REDHOUSE.” All you have to do is go to the WCCW website, click on the register button, and use this coupon code during registration to get the sale price even after the sale is over!

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Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure, is The Red House where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at

Keri Wyatt Kent

Keri Wyatt Kent

Keri is the founder of A Powerful Story, a collaborative writing, editing and publishing company. She helps people achieve their publishing dreams. She’s the author of 11 books and collaborator or contributor to a dozen others. She and her husband Scot live in Chicago and have two grown children.

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