Resources for Disciplines Authors

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FAQs for Writing

Six Tips for Promoting Your Writing

  • Follow @URBooks on Twitter, @URBooks on Instagram, and Facebook.com/UpperRoomBooks to repost, like, and comment on Disciplines social media marketing.
    Pro Tip: Our team posts on social media about the upcoming week of Disciplines each Monday morning. Let us know your Twitter and Instagram handles so we can tag you in the post about your week.
  • Answer interview questions and provide a headshot for a chance to be featured in print and digital marketing efforts for the volume.
    1. What made you say “yes” to the invitation to write for Disciplines 2019?
    2. What surprised you about the process of writing a week of meditations for Disciplines?
    3. What are your daily scripture reading and/or prayer practices? How do they shape your life?
  • Write a blog post or Facebook post about your experience writing for Disciplines and your daily prayer and scripture reading practices. Be sure to include a link to upperroom.org/disciplines/about so your readers can learn more and purchase Disciplines.
    Pro Tip: Tag Upper Room Books on Facebook, or email us a link to your blog post so we can share it on our many digital platforms.
  • Reach out to institutions and organizations of which you are a member or alumna/us to include a note in an upcoming newsletter about your publication.
    Suggested language: Author’s Name has been published in the The Upper Room Disciplines 2019. An award-winning devotional guide, Disciplines brings together 53 diverse voices to share messages of hope, challenge, and joy. Each author develops a weekly theme focused on specific scripture texts and offers seven meditations on the theme.
  • Purchase a digital subscription to Disciplines so you can interact with readers in the comments section.

  • Tell your networks about your writing. Encourage your small group, class, or entire congregation to purchase Disciplines for personal use. Or read it together.
    Pro Tip: Disciplines digital versions are available as a monthly subscription. If you'd like your small group, class, or church to read your week without the financial investment of a whole year or whole book per person, encourage your network to subscribe to Disciplines digital for one month for just $1.99. Be sure to remind folks that the subscription auto-renews every 30 days.

Thank you for your contribution to Disciplines. Your work helps sustain the devotional life of our readers. With your help, we can reach folks hungry for the deeply engaged, scripture-based resource Disciplines offers.

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