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Digital Press Kit
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Promotional Video Trailer
Listen to excerpts from the audio book, as read by Tyler Weaks
“I came as close to heaven as a person can be without getting in…”
“What happened next was quite extraordinary, and wholly unexpected…”
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Colin S. Smith (Author) is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and teacher of the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Colin was raised in a Christian family and felt the call of God to pastoral ministry from an early age. He trained at London School of Theology where he received a B.A. in Theology and later a Master of Philosophy. Colin was Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in North London for sixteen years, transitioning to serve at The Orchard in 1996. Colin met his wife Karen while studying at London Bible College. The Smiths now live in the Chicago area and have two grown children and four granddaughters.
• How can my station broadcast the radio versions of Heaven, So Near – So Far?
Simply register your station’s intention to air the programs by completing the form on the website. You will be given links to the program as well as other resources to help you maximize the impact of the program.
• How long are the radio programs featuring Heaven, So Near – So Far?
There are two versions. One version is in four, 25-minute segments designed to air over a four-day period. The other is in two, 54-minute segments designed to air back-to-back during a two-hour window, or conceivably two days in a row.
• What is the format of the broadcasts?
The four-part version has introductory material lasting approximately 3 minutes, followed by the audio material from the book, and closing with an additional three minutes of information, including question-and-answer with author and pastor Colin Smith. The two-hour version has introductory and concluding material, including material from Colin Smith, and has two floating spot breaks per segment.
• Is Unlocking the Bible paying for airtime for the broadcast?
Generally speaking, no. The airing must be complimentary. In some limited cases, for large, high-profile networks, exceptions will be made.
• What promotional tools are available to boost listener interest in the broadcast?
Unlocking the Bible can provide two giveaway copies of the book/audiobook on which these broadcasts are based. In addition, there are graphics of the book and the author available. There is a 60-second video trailer ideal for use on social media which can be tagged on a station’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account with details on when/where to listen to the broadcast. Copies of the book/audiobook are available in quantity. 10 copies of the book are $60 total. 10 copies of the audio CDs are $70 total.
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If your radio station would like to air the Heaven, So Near – So Far two-hour special, please complete the form below. We will contact you with further details.