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Christian Authors Connection

Group for authors of Christian books who would like to interact/network with others, and brainstorm ways to help Christian and secular booksellers with promotional ideas. Booksellers are welcome to participate and offer suggestions on their needs.

Members: 376
Latest Activity: Apr 9

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Lisa Copen

Please help us make this the best place for interaction among Christian authors! Share what you wish someone had told you 5 years ago. And yes, we want to see your book covers, sell sheets, press releases and more to help you and also compare notes. BUT. . . PLEASE help us out by posting it in the CORRECT category. If you post it below (in comments) I will delete it. This forum has great potential if we can stay organized, so help me out by taking a minute to decide the best place to make your post, k? Warm blessings, Lisa

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book marketing tips pencil tipsTips for posting: When you write your post, write it for the BENEFIT of the reader here. Post your topic near the top of your post. We are supposed to be writers--GOOD ones! So, avoid being sloppy or making it all about you.

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By finding the best place to post your information here at the CHRISTIAN AUTHOR CONNECTION we can help each other the most! Please take a moment to review some of our categories:

NEW HERE? FIRST STOPS
- Tell us about yourself, your book, your ministry, etc,
- I have a book published in 2009 or 2010

ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR OTHER AUTHORS
- Great articles to read! Share links to what you have found or written.
- Do you have an announcement about Events, Contests, Award Opportunities, Etc.?
- Do you do book reviews (for free?)
- Writers Conferences, Book Marketing Workshops, Etc. Review them, share dates.
- If you host a radio program, you are a journalist, etc. and are looking for guests, you can post your contact information here. All opportunities must be free for the author (no paid services).
- Books on marketing we need to know about!
- Tools or software you use to help with book marketing. What speeds things up for you or saves you money?
- Branding, platforms: Your ideas, tips, articles and 2-cents on this topic.

E-BOOKS
Do you have questions, comments, news about e-books? Post it here to share. We also love articles that talk about changes, trends, etc.

I AM LOOKING FOR
- Reviews: Web Sites, Publications, or People to Review My Book (coming soon)
- Reviews: Places to Post My Reviews
- Information About Publishers Needs, Reputations, & More (coming soon)
- Marketing Experts/Social Media Experts who are Christians

THINGS ABOUT ME/MY BOOK I WANT TO SHARE
- Are You On TV - Radio - A Podcast & More?
- Post The Front of Your Book Cover (coming soon)
- Post the BACK of Your Book Cover
- My Book's Video Trailer or Promotional Video (coming soon)
- Reviews I am Excited About! (coming soon)
- Sell Sheets - Post Yours Here! (coming soon)

IF YOU HAVE PAID SERVICES YOU WANT TO OFFER TO AUTHORS
- Do you offer a service like book promotion, book marketing, press release writing, cover design, anything? If so, post it at Book Marketing Services You Provide. If it's anywhere else in the forum it will be deleted.

Discussion Forum

Tell Us About Yourself! 49 Replies

Started by Lisa Copen. Last reply by Rick Redner Dec 10, 2013.

Share the BACK COVER of your book! 21 Replies

Started by Lisa Copen. Last reply by Craig Dressler Sep 14, 2012.

Great Articles To Read! 18 Replies

Started by Lisa Copen. Last reply by Aileen Stewart Jan 27, 2012.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 23, 2013 at 3:01pm

Mark M. Hanna, formerly a professor of philosophy for many years at California State University and Talbot School of Theology, releases Biblical Christianity: Truth or Delusion?  As a previous professor and instructor at the University of Southern California, he holds M.A. degrees in philosophy and world religions and a Ph.D. in philosophy. He earned his B.A. at the American University in Beirut while living there for four years and as such, he has lectured in numerous universities and theological seminaries across the globe. His works included: Crucial Questions in Apologetics and The True Path: Seven Muslims Make Their Greatest Discovery and his latest endeavor, Biblical Christianity: Truth or Delusion?

In Biblical Christianity: Truth or Delusion? Dr. Mark M. Hanna disputes the book: The Christian Delusion written by John Loftus and Dan Barker as he unequivocally dismantles each of their arguments one by one with precision.  This is a fascinating read that clearly reveals the fallaciousness of atheist contentions, pointing to their failed corroboration that carries further implications that provide positive evidence for biblical Christianity.  Within that the author discerns and presents a comprehensive theological and philosophical surmise from both biblical theologists and theories of many anti-Christians that are to be read carefully and understood in order to comprehend certain debates that coincide with one's destination and question of eternity. 
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Comment by Robert Lloyd Russell on October 23, 2013 at 2:39pm

Let me introduce myself as a newbie to this website and this group.

I am a Christian non-fiction writer and I hope to be a meaningful contributor to this group. 

My Abundant Life Now blog is at http://RobertLloydRussell.blogspot.com/

 

Comment by Cliff Ball on October 17, 2013 at 12:58pm

My newest release, $.99 until next week and only on Kindle, but also available in paperback for $6.64.

Timothy Phillips is a 19 year old Christian young adult who loves to sing in church. One day, he's discovered by the producer of a national talent show. Timothy goes on the show, performs Country music, instead of the Christian Southern Gospel he prefers, and ends up winning his portion of the show. As he encounters increasing hostility towards Christians, he begins to follow the world instead of Christ. The story follows his highs and lows as he becomes a famous Country musician shortly before the end times.

Chapter Excerpt

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Comment by Craig Dressler on October 17, 2013 at 12:32pm

Christian Thriller Trailer

The following is the book trailer for the Christian thriller entitled Heart of Terror.  The Midwest Book Review said of the book: "Heart of Terror is an exciting twist of thriller and faith, very much recommended reading."  The novel is available as an ebook as well as in paperback from amazon.com and from the Barnes and Noble website.

Comment by Dee Thomas on October 11, 2013 at 7:55am

Bottom of the Hill Publishing Presents the Minister Wanted Series by Author Herb Marlow

Herb Marlow is proud to announce the release of his novel series Minister Wanted. The Minister Wanted novel series is a Christian fiction book series that explores the life and adventures of a minister on a mission to transform lives by leaving his current church behind to establish a church of believers out West.   The compelling book video trailer for the Minister Wanted book series was revealed today on DGT Book Promotion news.  In addition, Herb Marlow shared an insightful interview this week on theReading and Writing Addiction blog about himself and the Minister Wanted book series.  Herb Marlow’s interview is at www.readinwritin.blogspot.com and the official Minister Wanted book series trailer can be viewed on YouTube.

Comment by Cliff Ball on October 7, 2013 at 8:11am

You're invited to fall into a good book with the CrossReads Fall Into Reading Book Sale and Jamboree - you can get my book (and over 30 others) for under a dollar each now through Friday, October 11. Find out more at: http://crossreads.com/fallintoreading/

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 10, 2013 at 1:52pm

Keeper of Reign - Finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award

 
An action packed fantasy novel written for young adults and the young at heart, this new reign fantasy trilogy by Emma Right captures audiences with an epic tale of a kingdom without a king, a keeper with secrets, an ancient curse and a teenage Elfie (a blend of an elf and fairy) boy who has the power to find the truth and reverse the curse. 
 
Keeper of Reign by Emma Right, a finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award is available at Amazon, in Kindle Edition and other fine on-line bookstores.
 
Be sure to visit Emma Right for more information about Keeper of Reign. You may also follow Emma on twitter and catch her latest tweets. 
 
Congratulations Emma on being chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award.

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Comment by Cliff Ball on August 23, 2013 at 12:49pm

Get The End Times Saga, which is currently three novels and two short stories, on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, Smashwords, etc. Check out the link, where you can read the chapter excerpts, the reviews of the novels, and all the links to where you can find the paperbacks and ebooks. Coming soon in audio too.

http://cliffball.net/series/the-end-times-saga/

Comment by Craig Dressler on August 23, 2013 at 11:10am

Great Price For Christian Teen Fantasy Ebook

The Christian teen fantasy ebook entitled Hafren: A Fantasy for the Young at Heart is now available for $2.99.  The novel received a great review from the Midwest Book Review and is available from amazon.com and from the Lighthouse Christian Publishing website fantasy page two.

 

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