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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: 381
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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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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book marketing ideas keyboard internetWHERE DO I POST STUFF?

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

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Share the BACK COVER of your book! 21 Replies

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Great Articles To Read! 18 Replies

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Comment by Cliff Ball on February 17, 2014 at 8:37am

The fifth novel in The End Times Saga goes through the first three and a half years of the seven year Tribulation. The new world leader and his religious leader deal with biblical sized disasters, two Jewish witnesses who preach the gospel and annoy the world's sinners, and the leaders' attempts at bringing the world under his control.

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Comment by Gene Cartwright on February 11, 2014 at 5:20pm

The Promise Road.

If ever there was a miracle, this story is one.

Once upon a time,
it was 1955. Eisenhower (‘Ike’) was President; a stamp cost three cents; Popsicles came two to a package; Elvis was twenty; and against all odds, young David Joe Fallon, Jr. and Jessie Marie Taylor were in love. The End. The beginning.

 

Comment by Tommie Scott on December 24, 2013 at 3:59pm

Innovo Publishing, LLC Releases The Tommie Scott Story: From Gangs, Drugs, and Crime to Soldier for Christ by Tommie Scott.

– Innovo Publishing, LLC released a new Christian title, The Tommie Scott Story, written by Tommie Scott. With Jesus, there is always hope, no matter how bad things are. The Tommie Scott Story is a true story—a true love story—but not of the usual variety.

This is a story of a gangbanger, drug dealer, and “hit man” who worked his way through the juvenile reform system and into a California state prison by age twenty. It’s the story of an angry young criminal with no remorse and no hope. And it’s here—in the depths of hopeless darkness—that this story begins again. It begins again with a humble, gray-haired man who was not ashamed to be a servant and to share the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. It begins again with a new birth—a spiritual rebirth into God’s family through Jesus Christ. And it continues today with a repentant and joyful servant—a dedicated soldier for Christ—whose true story affirms God’s Word that says, “… neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38, NIV).

 

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV).

 

or The 700 Club Documentary Here:

 http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/DN90_Tommie_Scott.aspx   

THE TOMMIE SCOTT STORY by Tommie Scott Paperback Edition

http://www.innovopublishing.com/innovo-store/physical-titles/produc...

 

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on December 19, 2013 at 9:57pm

Come and read about fellow Christian Authors and their latest releases:

 
Authors In The Press http://authorspress.blogspot.com/
Christian Authors On The Move http://christianauthorsonthemove.blogspot.com/
 

 

Blessings,
Smitty
CBM Christian Book Marketing
"Get Your Book On 100 Great Christian Sites"
 

Comment by Cliff Ball on November 27, 2013 at 8:38am

On sale for $.99 on Amazon from today until December 6. Currently has 5 reviews and rated 4.5 stars.

Can a nineteen year old stay true to the faith he was brought up on when he's under the spotlight?

Timothy Phillips dreams come true when he's discovered by the producer of a national talent show. So what's the problem? The recording contract is not in the Southern Gospel he would prefer to sing. As he begins recording and performing the music, he encounters increasing hostility towards Christians. Can he stay true to his faith, or will he end up compromising his beliefs little by little the more famous he becomes?

When his world comes crashing down, will he have anything left to help him stand as the end times approach?

http://getBook.at/timothyphillips (supposed to send you to your home Amazon store)

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on November 25, 2013 at 10:37pm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CBM ...

May your day be blessed.

Smitty

CBM Christian Book Marketing

www.christian-book-marketing.com

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 23, 2013 at 3:06pm

Author and pastor, Glen Gibson, speaks from over twenty years experience as a pastor in his new book, Not the Way You Thought It Would Be.  As a pastor, he is well acquainted with faith and what is supposed to look like.  As one who holds a B.A. in Religion from Vanguard University and a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, he is well versed in scriptural interpretation and application.  He has written this book to give hope and help to those traveling from faith to faith with God.  Through the life of Abraham, Gibson, demonstrates that a Christian's faith journey is similar.  There are valleys and mountaintops to discovering faith in God.  Come and discover what true biblical faith is according to the Bible.

Gibson's keen insight into biblical concepts gives practical application into understanding what faith is and answers many of the questions that arise through the wanderings along the faith trail.  Many Christians have become discouraged and trapped by the unanswered prayers, delays and testing that come upon the narrow path.  Discover that you are not alone and that many, including the 'father of faith,' Abraham traversed this trail, yet found victory.  Not only was he found to be righteous, but he became a 'friend of God.'  Discover that you can be a friend of God as well.  Learn more about God, faith and trust through this uplifting scriptural read that will help readers discover their purpose in God, transitioning from the old into the new. 
Highly recommended for new and mature believers alike, this book includes a study guide at the end of each chapter that facilitates individual study and/or can be used in a group setting.  A highly recommended read for those that feel burnt out and need help in understanding the journey they are on.
For further information about Glen, his book and how to order, visit Glen L. Gibson.   You may also get your copy of Not the Way You Thought It Would Be at Amazon, in Kindle Edition, at Barnes and Noble and at NOOK Book. Be sure to visit Glen's blog for the latest news and updates.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 23, 2013 at 3:04pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A CBM Christian Author Press Release
October 17, 2013

Christian author Kassi L. Pontious of Alpine, Utah releases You’re Strong Enough - written to the youth of today this unique book combines insights from her own struggles in life, giving hope and encouragement to those that feel hopeless and lost.  Through a series of quests, readers are sent on a journey to find true purpose in life.  Biblical principles are given through the genre of a warrior from a heavenly kingdom.
Engaging, fast-paced and thought provoking, each quest presents answers and practical advice on the issues and daily struggles youth face today – such as forgiveness, purity, perseverance and faith.  Inspiring, uplifting and insightful, this book offers real hope presenting wisdom gleaned from the Bible; this book offers youth a new perspective on life here on Earth, encouraging them to go to their Heavenly Father and find purpose and their identity in God.   
Capturing readers through the genre of a kingdom warrior sent to Earth, the writer has woven a creative adventure that sheds light to the dynamics of the Kingdom of Heaven, Hell, our souls and the spiritual warfare that one can experience in life.  Kassi is a talented writer that has gained much wisdom and healing in her own life by applying the biblical principles presented in her book.  She candidly shares her journey and offers others a nudge in the direction towards leaning on God.  With a strong desire to assist others in finding their true identity, Kassi L. Pontious, presents a wonderfully entertaining and informative book that is a truly amazing read.  You won’t want to put down this one down.  Pick up your copy today!

 Be sure to visit Kassi at her webiste Kassi Pontious.You may find Your'e Strong Enough by Kassi L. Pontious at Amazon, and at other fine online bookstores. Be sure to view Kassi's video book trailer on YouTube.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 23, 2013 at 3:03pm

Title: The Last Train at Sunset

By: Pearl Nsiah-Kumi
ISBN#978-1491702673
Review Date: October 3, 2013
A Christian Book Review
9.9 out of 10.0 stars
The Last Train at Sunset by multi-published author Pearl Nsiah-Kumi presents to individuals the important question of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  Poignantly presenting the Gospel through a series of short articles and poems, the author sheds light to the urgency of the matter and that “Today is the Day of salvation.”  She encourages all to understand the urgency of the matter because all are appointed to die and eternity does await each individual whether you believe or don’t believe. 
With much scripture and a firm biblical application, the author gives concise answers to the question of salvation, forgiveness of sins, eternity, Heaven, Hell.  Within this, she gives tools and practical application from scripture to help the believer in the walk with the Lord.  This a wonderfully encouraging read that inspires all to take hold of salvation and to not miss the last train at sunset. 
For further information visit the author at Pearl Kumi. You may get your copy of The Last Train at Sunset at Amazon, in Kindle Edition and at other fine-online bookstores.
Christian authors use the power and reach of Christian Book Marketing to share salvation with the world.
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. 
Another CBM Christian Book Marketing Article Blast sharing God's Word with the nations of the world
 

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