What Authors Must Know About Homeschoolers Before Trying to Sell Them Books

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show.

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Back in Episode 51 I gave an overview of the Homeschool Market. This episode is the next in that series, where I go into some of the mistakes authors make when trying to sell to homeschoolers. I also cover how to avoid those mistakes. If you are curious why homeschoolers are not interested in your book, this episode is a must-listen.

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