Lit Up Guest Kirk Blank MTL Magazine, Christian Product Expo, and more

Do you love buying local? How do bookstores keep going in this changing economy? How do creatives reach retailers to integrate product and people? What if you want to open a bookstore? My guest today, Kirk Blank, president of the Munce Group, is here with some great solutions. We get to know who he is, why he's leading the Munce Group, and how the Christian Product Expo is helping brick and mortar stores thrive. But how does that help authors reach stores? Listen now to hear about how people can help people to make money in the publishing and retail climate of today... Then attend the next CPE (Christian Product Expo)... 

Some of the topics we cover: Munce Christian Product Expo-what it is and why, MTL Magazine, Supporting our local stores, comedienne Chonda Pierce's cover article about her real life struggles, and helping reach people in their real world lives with books, products, women's conferences that enhance life everyday. Keep watching for the 2019 Writer to Writer Conference.

A surprising fact: MTL (More to Life) sponsors over 30 women's conferences. The Munce Group is planning a women's conference in 2018.

3 words to describe the Christian Product Expo:  Encourage, Equip, and Engage

Meet people like: Charles Stanley, Kathy Triccoli, Mercy Me-Bart, Gary Chapman, Jimmy Wayne, Candice Payne-Chewbacca Mom, and an author signing party!

Website: www.cpeshow.com (Sep. 17-20, 2017—includes training and special speakers, worship service, trade show/exhibit floor, seasonal purchasing, networking to enrich the community of retailers, authors, music artists, etc.)

www.munce.com 

Do you want to receive the beautiful full-color MTL Magazine? Click on the link below...

www.mtlmagazine.com

About: Kirk David Blank is the president of The Munce Group, a marketing agency that provides advertising for publishers and vendors of inspirational and Christian products and resources as well as for the independent Christian retailers. Kirk has nearly 30 years of experience within the Christian product industry holding leadership positions including B&B Promotional Services working with clients like Coca Cola, Levi Strauss, and Nestle.  Kirk oversaw the marketing and advertising for Family Christian stores prior to moving to The Munce Group. During his career at the Munce Group, three new divisions were launched; More to Life (MTL Magazine), Christian Product Expo (CPE), and Writer to Writer. Kirk has been married to his college sweetheart, Brenda, for over 27 years and they have 7 children (4 married) and 5 grandchildren.

Social Media: @cpeshow @mtlmag   

Follow Kirk on Twitter: @kirkblank

Books mentioned in this episode:

Angela's new release: The Second Chance Brides Collection,

Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed? Including Angela's story, Fanned Embers, mentioned during this episode...

Available anywhere books are sold.

(Click cover to visit Kobo, an ebook retailer, or visit your local bookstore.)

About Angela: President of the Christian Authors Network and an author of 15 books of romance through the ages, she loves to teach others to succeed. You can find more out about her books at http://AngelaBreidenbach.com and follow her on social media @AngBreidenbach.

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