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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.

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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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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

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- 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.

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- 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)

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- 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.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 15, 2017 at 10:11am
Title: Glory Story
By: Keisha McGeachy
A CBM Book Review
9.9 out of 10.0 stars
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Glory Story by Keisha McGeachy is a short book (38 pages) of inspirational poems that offer readers  wisdom, insight and deep reflections upon life, the glory and triumphs, the sorrow and the pain, coupled with “selah” moments in beauty of nature and creation, in family –  giving Glory of God as her title denotes.
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Culminated from her daily and life experiences, her book is real, honest, and touching. Considering some of the most complex subjects, readers will get a glimpse into some facets of inner emotional life and thoughts that they can glean from and learn from.  She relates to all. that we all have something in common – whether it be in relationships, being “a Daddy’s girl” or relating to Heaven above, we all share our humanness together. She also relates her views upon the world and materialism that present thought provoking attitudes about life, the pursuit of the “American Dream,  death, poverty and living in the present.  Her poem of the butterfly (along with others) captures the imagination with a beautiful description of the graceful butterfly, as do many others that encourage and inspire to rise above circumstances and to look to God.
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Impactful and powerful, the author has also intertwined scriptural truths from Scripture and the book of Proverbs that relate all walks of life a reverence to God, life and liberty that peace in Jesus offers.
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This is a wonderful book reflecting one woman’s life experiences and reflections given to God and His Glory, that also recount  the value of inspired Scripture and a life in God to bring beauty, remembrance and gratitude to the forefront.
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Get your copy of Glory Story at Amazon or in Kindle. Visit the author at Facebook.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 3, 2017 at 9:37pm
Receive: The Steps of the Prayer of Faith
By Margie Fleurant
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As children of God, we are made to receive. God our loving Father wants to give us all we need even more than we want to receive it. If that were not true, He would not have sent Jesus to die on the cross and free us from the curse.
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Yet for many of us, it is not how we have experienced life. We have had needs go unmet, prayers go unanswered, desires go unfulfilled. And in our hearts we wonder, Why didn't it work for me? What went wrong?
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Often, the answer to this question eludes us. We do not always know why certain things do or do not happen. In this book, we will examine the prayer of faith and the steps involved in receiving what we ask for.
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Order your copy of Receive The Steps of the Prayer of Faith or as a download in Kindle. You can find other books by Margie Fleurant at Margie Fleurant's Amazon page.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 1, 2017 at 6:47pm

You may get your copy of America’s Founding Fathers and the Bible at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores. Visit Christian Heritage Fellowship for further information
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 1, 2017 at 4:44pm
Title: I’m Sorry, Oliver
By: Alison M. Tomlinson
A CBM Book Review
10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars
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I’m Sorry, Oliver by Alison M. Tomlinson is based on the true-life events of the author. Offering insight into the spiritual realm, the author writes an amazingly unique Christian fiction filled with insight into the spiritual realm as she depicts the Scripture based on John 10:10 (NIV), “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  Depicting the suffering she faced through her battle to good health, the birth and death of her handicapped son and Heaven’s intervention upon her behalf, faith, miracles, angels and the demonic realm reveal to readers a story that is not only heartbreaking, infuriating, and intriguing, but gives hope as Sylvie finds new life in revived health and a deep resolute faith in God as her Healer and Savior.
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Born premature, Oliver, is sickly from birth. After several weeks, it is discovered that Oliver has severe physical and mental handicaps that cut his life short at the age of 10. Sylvie and her husband, Neil, are devastated when they discover that an asthma drug given to Sylvie during pregnancy could have caused Oliver’s condition.
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Through fiction, Alison presents her years of struggle with her own health and that of her severely handicapped son, Timothy.Capturing a mother’s loving heart and complete devotion to her son, the author sheds light into deception into the medical industry, unveiling that it is not the “cure-all” that people believe it to be. 
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From a nutritional perspective the author learns her sensitivity to gluten, and that the human body is designed to heal itself – with the right nutrients. This is a moving and compassionate story, offering readers elements of surprise, intrigue, suspense, real-life drama, the Big Pharma industry, and deception within the medical community that make for a surprising, yet unforgettable drama that is thought-provoking and challenging, yet transformational and inspiring, leading people to the truth of Jesus, the Bible and God’s healing power and wisdom. ~ A highly recommended read for Christians and non-believers alike! 
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You may get your copy of I’m Sorry, Oliver at Amazon  or in Kindle.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 19, 2017 at 11:16am

Hold Your Breath and Hope for the Best

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Do you enjoy reading bedtime stories to your child? I love that time at night when we can just curl up, put the day behind us and escape to the world between the pages. What happens when that world is hard to read or has material that may be funny to your child but is rude or obnoxious in some way. I go to the book fairs and struggle to find kid’s books that will be appropriate for my kids to read but still interest them enough to read it. I want my kids to be captivated enough to finish it and would it be too much to ask to teach them something as they read? A moral, a value, a lesson that can help them be a better person, a better friend, more respectful to adults?  I love the kid’s books that slip it in there and they don’t even realize they are learning something as they read.

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Have you ever sent them to their bookshelf to pick a book and you wait nervously holding your breath that it’s not certain ones that make you want to roll your eyes to the back of your head and sigh? All you can do is hope for the best that they choose wisely. It makes reading time much more enjoyable! There are certain ones I can read over and over because they are so cute and I love the story line when it very subtly throws in a little lesson or a way they can be a better friend or do their best or include others or never give up. They don’t even realize they are learning a valuable lesson. To them, it’s just a dinosaur who was accepted for who he was even when he couldn’t breathe fire like the other ones.  Or it might be a raccoon who was there for a friend when he needed one.

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I love it when I come across a word and say, “Do you know what that means?”  My son shakes his head and I get to tell him the meaning of it and increase his vocabulary while we’re reading. Reading is very important to me and I want my kids to enjoy reading because it opens their minds up to a wealth of information and imagination. If kids can develop a love for reading kid’s books while they are younger, then as they get older, that love will hopefully grow and continue to increase their knowledge in so many areas of life.

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I took my passion for reading and my desire for my children to have a book that not only interested them but also provided a valuable lesson and I created Changed By a Catch. It involves a typical young boy who loves to get into mischief but through the book learns that his parents actually do have a reason for rules. He finds out the hard way to never underestimate others or judge them because of who they are. Strangers are not allowed in the house and fruit punch does not come out of white dogs very easily! Changed By a Catch is a humorous kids book that touches on many lessons throughout the book while providing a chuckle here and there from the main character JJ and his crazy antics. For those of you with girls, JJ has two sisters who are in the book as well and teach JJ several lessons on forgiveness and strength.

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If you want your child to enjoy reading or you would like to curl up for a bedtime story and not hold your breath and hope for the best, please check out Changed By a Catch and get to know JJ and his crazy calamities!

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If your child likes Changed By a Catch, stay tuned for Caught in a Cycle which will be coming soon!

Happy Reading!

Amy Crowe

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 18, 2017 at 12:55pm
God of the Big Bang: How Modern Science Affirms the Creator by Leslie Wickman, Ph.D., writes an awe-inspiring work that connects modern science and the Christian faith. As a Scientist, Astronomy Professor, Corporate Test Astronaut, Rocket Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope Engineer, the author is well-qualified to present the scientific breakthroughs and data that confirm that the Christian faith actually coincides with scientific exploration and discoveries. Tackling many difficult questions, such as: Can science and God co-exist? What is our purpose on Earth? Does God really exist? And so much more, this book helps people reconcile science alongside their faith. This is an easy-to-read book that is intriguing, encouraging and inspires readers to learn and understand, with wonder and awe, our great universe, giving answers as to why creation and science bow to only One Creator ~ God Almighty.
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With such chapters as: Family Star Parties: A Plan and a Purpose, Is God Real? Evidence of His Existence, Approach with Caution: Using the Scientific Method, A Reasonable Faith: Using Logic and Sound Arguments, The Bible’s Message: A Valid Approach to Interpreting the Text, Genesis & Origins: A Spectrum of Views, The Goldilocks Principle: Just-Right for life, Environmental Stewardship: This is My Father’s World, The Universe: Are We Alone? and the Conclusion: Our Future and the Future of Science gives readers evidence and science to make an intelligent, logical conclusion.
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Such lingering questions might include: Is there life on other planets? Why is our universe orderly, beautiful and seemingly designed by an Intelligent Designer? How does science intersect with faith? 
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Delving into Genesis, the Big Bang Theory, from a plethora of scientists, philosophers, theologians and the Bible, the book gives logical answers. Additionally, the book gives a great deal of researched material, teachings and instruction that affirm God as Creator of the Universe.
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This is a highly recommended read for those that have questions, real questions about our Universe and wonder how the puzzle all fits together. This book is for children (of reasonable age) and adults alike that can be used as a study guide for personal use or within a group setting. This truly is an amazing book that fosters great discussions and answers some really “Big” questions about God and our Universe, Jesus and our Creator, God Almighty. A CBM Book Review ~10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
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Also available as a download in Kindle.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 17, 2017 at 3:28pm
Title: An Untimely Birth
By: Alison M.Tomlinson
A CBM Book Review
9.8 out of 10.0 stars
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An Untimely Birth by Alison M. Tomlinson sheds light on the corruption in the medical industry and the industry of Big Pharma, helping readers to discover another Healer; His name is Jesus. In her fictional novel, a young girl experiences horrific deception. Revealing dark things from the medical world, the author intertwines an unfolding drama weaved together with time travel, deception, and the spiritual roots to modern-medicine trace back to classical Greece. It has been said that the root of all evil is the love of money. Big Pharma.  This unforgettable journey reveals the darkness and greed in the medical industry through the character’s journey from crisis to truth, redemption and healing that is found Jesus Christ.
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Thought-provoking, and with a multi-dimensional approach, the author unfolds a mysterious sinister plot in an unlikely way (that will help readers understand some of the things going on in the medical industry), while addressing other issues such as: forgiveness, faith in Jesus through crisis and truth. Fast-paced, this book offers elements of time travel, unconditional forgiveness in Jesus, faith, and love that will have readers cheering for Beckie.
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Beckie has betrayal on many levels at the most inopportune of times. Becky, very pregnant, discovers an awful truth. Her boyfriend has cheated on her with a prostitute, is HIV positive and may have infected Becky and their unborn baby, Daisy. Telling her this awful news while she is sick in the hospital sends Becky on a rampage. Unable to handle the grief, despair and sorrow, she sends her boyfriend Julian out of her life for good.
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Preparing for an unwanted cesarean birth, Beckie counts back from 10 and finds herself in another place. Finding herself in a past era in Classical Greece. Filled with intrigue and winding paths, she knows it’s a dream, yet finds reality and discovers some interesting truths and deceptions prevalent in the medical industry. Strange twist and turns of events lead to a further botched time travel effort, as she awakes in year 2067 instead of 2017.
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This is a unique read exposing some dark truths in the Big Pharma industry while encouraging readers to look to another Healer – Jesus, as their guide for healing.
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You may get your copy of An Untimely Birth by Alison M. Tomlinson at Amazon.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 14, 2017 at 9:11am
Secrets of Vitalia
Annette Breckenridge
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Secrets of Vitalia by Annette Breckenridge is a delightful, exciting and intriguing allegory on finding truth, love, forgiveness and self-confidence. Written to reflect hidden battles in our hearts, the author bases her story on two fictional characters, Jordon and Shannon, brother and sister, who pass over into a fantasy world called Vitalia – “a world of its own within the world of Outside.” Finding this place by climbing over a fence was not what Jordon had expected – to enter another realm. Vitalia was a world that was real, yet different and much more magical than he could have ever imagined.
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Filled with adventure, evil and good, this book is fast-paced and fascinating. Vitalia exists as a magical real world beyond Mrs. Thomas’ fence. Jordon’s sister is kidnapped by the Tree Fairies, who are as mean as can be, and Jordon sets out to rescue her. Along the way he fights battles, comes across strange characters that aren’t what they seem: Romu and Wilden, a spontaneous elf-girl. Upon winding paths, his aim is to solve a riddle and bring back a crown belonging to King Odin. There is a witch and trolls, and many things to overcome in this new, strange other-world. Will he make it to the end?
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His search leads to victory “from never to always” and teaches readers values that are worth fighting for. This is an imaginative and creative work of literary fiction that readers will love to share with family and friends.
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A highly recommended book to help children find themselves, knowing that love changes everything. 
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Get your copy of Secrets of Vitalia at Amazon or as a download in Kindle.
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Christian Book Review sharing Christ with the world.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 12, 2017 at 4:50pm
Title: Simply Nutrition
By: Aimee Richmond B.S., M.D.
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Simply Nutrition by Aimee Richmond, BS, MD, presents a keen understanding of science and nutrition, the role nutrition and how they relate to health and wellness. Simplifying nutrition, Aimee gives an overview of the body’s needs in relations to fats, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. In an easy-to-read format, and without the over usage of scientific jargon, she plainly explains the body’s digestion, absorption and the breaking down of different sugars, carbohydrates, proteins and fats into the human digestive system and bloodstream. Giving the necessary ingredients for life, she names protein and 9 essential amino acids that sustain life. “We all eat,” she explains, and her book is a simple way to understand how the body works and what to eat naturally to provide optimum health.
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Along with the 9 essential amino acids, the author provides expertise with a complete overview of essential vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, to include the omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. The author gives the benefits, affects and sources of these vitamins, which will help readers to make smart choices for the nutritional needs. Along with the necessity of essential fatty acids and oils versus the American diet containing too much refined sugar, refined grains, and excess carbohydrates that turn in to sugar, therefore exhausting the pancreas.
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Additionally, she gives vital instruction on minerals and calcium, to include the intake of sodium and water – all necessary. Giving a list of healthy nutritious food and recipes at the end compliment the book for those that want to change their eating habits. Favorites like lasagna, chili and even macaroni and cheese will please readers that they can make things they are relatively used to, just in a different way.
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After reading the book, readers will have a better understanding of how the body uses food, vitamins, minerals, sodium and water to regulate functions. This is a great book to glean from and understand the body’s functions to regain or sustain good health.
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Simply Nutrition comes highly recommended for anyone interested in improving their overall nutritional health or for people who have had past health problems. They might find that changing their diet will have a huge effect on their health and/or symptoms.
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Order your copy of Simply Nutrition at Amazon or in Kindle.  For more information about the author and her book, visit Author Aimee Richmond
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 12, 2017 at 4:23pm
Abraham Joseph Ajenifuja
The VIP Christian 
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There is a gap in our gospel that is creating an environment of division along the lines of race, class, ethnicity, culture, language, age, and socio-economic status. But deep down in the core of our being is a VIP Light that wants to shine to bring the broken pieces together. Songs have been composed about it; sonnets and poems have been written about it; philosophers have pondered on it; and prophets have spoken of it.
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The cross section of humanity in all social structures of women, children, and men from all cultures, languages, and color cry for this light to shine. If this light is to break out and pierce the pockets of darkness in of our social structures (family, education, business, media/politics, arts/entertainment, government/military, and religion), God's VIP Christians will have to lead the way.
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When Jesus asked "Who do people say I am" Peter said "You are Christ the Son of the Living God." If we were to ask our families, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and coworkers, "Who do people say we are," would people know us as God's VIP Christians? Check your VIP status and see the gap in your gospel and be the successful Christian God has created from eternity.
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The VIP Christian is first in the VIP Series consisting of the "The VIP Prayer," "The VIP Family," The VIP Education," The VIP Church" and the "VIP Business"
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You may get your copy of The VIP Christian at Amazon or as a download in Kindle.
 

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