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This is a group for authors who want to be in total control of their writing career and publishers who help them. This is not for or about P.O.D.

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Indie Publishing Success

The indie movement for musicians began immediately after the internet began to be widely used. David Nevue, a leader in this movement, created his first website in 1995 and has been promoting his music online ever since. These musicians take full responsibility for their careers. They pay for all the recording costs and then all the manufacturing costs. It is not uncommon for an initial run of CDs to be 1000-5000 copies. Indie musicians are also quite adept at "grassroots" marketing. Most indie musicians never become a household name but there are thousands and thousands of them that make a full-time living pursuing the craft they love.

While print on demand is useful for an author to get a book in print at nominal costs it is a terrible way to go for someone who wants to make a living as an author. It is just not cost effective and books that are printed that way are not competitively priced when compared to those printed by the big publishers.

It's time for more authors to take their dream of making a living as an author more seriously by committing the funds necessary to print their books in bulk and take the responsibility to promote them. This route provides a much higher profit potential in addition to being able to offer your book at more affordable prices.

I absolutely believe in the ability of independent authors to make a full-time living if that is their dream.

Please share any successes you have had promoting your own book.

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NIGHTMARE IN THE NORTH - NEW HORROR RELEASE

Started by Kelli A. Wilkins Aug 21.

New Release - Lies, Love & Redemption

Started by Kelli A. Wilkins Sep 20, 2016.

The Lost Boy Mini Trailer and Goodreads Book Giveaway

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing 5 hours ago

This book is a fantastic way to tell kids…don’t go surfing if you don’t know how. ~ CBM 
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Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach by Craig T. Feigh is a colorfully illustrated children’s book depicting love-able characters and their pets that introduces children metaphorically to computers and the dangers of surfing the Web. Creating word pictures, namely, that the Web is much like a huge ocean, parents can use this book as an aid in educating their children about computers and the Internet.
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Simple, fun and cute, children will make the connection to the Internet and the main parts of computers with each page. A hidden image of a bone on each page makes the book fun and interactive (secretly my favorite part). With adventure, Little Bit and his crew set out for a day of play at the beach. Little Bit Romie, the main character alongside Click, Browser (the “chip’s” pets) go to the beach with his big brother, Big Byte. Joy, his sister, Kay Board and Webster also join in at the beach to build sandcastles.
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With little notice, trouble comes through sly characters Vi and Russ, who are looking to crash any party. The author creates a unique and creative “day at the beach” which is saved by a big wave…thankfully. Memorable and inspiring, this little book will help children understand to surf intelligently and with skilled “know how.”
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Children and parents alike will love the illustrations, giving way for parents to teach their kids about computers. The author has presented an ingenious way to speak the dangers of surfing the Web to young children that they will enjoy.
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This little book comes highly recommended to all parents when beginning to educate their children about computers, or when school starts children on computers.
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You may get your copy of Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach at Amazon.
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Title: Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach
By: Craig T. Feigh
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 25, 2018 at 11:40am
Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on October 25, 2018 at 6:46am

NEW ROMANCE RELEASE!

Cupid’s Schemes - A Collection of Sweet Romances

In these 16 flash fiction vignettes, Cupid’s arrow hits the mark and ignites a spark between two strangers—whether or not they’re looking for romance. Their unusual meetings lead to new beginnings and new chances at love.

Sweet stories of couples falling under Cupid’s spell include:

* a Medieval knight courting a pretty lady
* two neighbors discover that romance can happen when you least expect it
* a dehydrated mermaid rescued by a handsome stranger

These lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.

Order your copy here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B07JM9K1BB

All other platforms: https://www.books2read.com/u/boZxkZ

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 18, 2018 at 8:10pm

God Is Faithful - Stories That Inspire is filled with short stories, testimonies, teachings, encouragement and hope that will inspire you in your daily walk with God.

Wonderfully penned by Pastors, Bible teachers, ministers, multi-published authors and award winning authors. God Is Faithful is filled with wisdom, heavenly pearls and life changing applications that will bless you. Available in paperback or in Kindle.
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God Is Faithful - Stories That Inspire in Kindle

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 27, 2018 at 2:49pm

Healing Hands, Healing Heart: The Dr. Eleanore Kue Story shares one woman’s amazing testimony as a culture changer and how God led this woman from Cameroon, Africa to the United States to become a doctor, missionary, church planter and pastor. Her story is truly remarkable, and she is a gift from God to those she meets and treats in her health clinic in South Lansing, Michigan, providing physical healing, but also to the heart, mind and soul through the preaching of the Gospel and Jesus.
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With an amazing ministry and calling, Dr. Eleanore Kue’s health clinic has provided more than 45,000 medical appointments to over 15, 000 individuals in the 8 years it has been open. She treats the underprivileged and uninsured, the poor, single moms, drug addicts, those who are homeless, drug dealers, gang members, ex-convicts and prostitutes. Dr. Eleanore Kue is an inspiring woman who believes in ministering to the “whole” body, treating not only the physical, but the spiritual and emotional as well.
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Intertwined in the pages is her life story, including her upbringing from a dysfunctional, nominally Christian home and the culture she was brought up in, in Africa. Her life has not been easy and three attributes have been to her benefit, as mentioned by the book’s forewording author, that have kept Dr. Kue from not growing weary in well-doing. They are: courage, tenacity and compassion. 
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Reading this book will help the readers understand that this “perseverance” is what needs to be developed if they believe they are called to ministry. This book will delight and impress you, as this woman is one determined lady.  She truly is an inspiration and one of God’s trophies! She is a model to those who call themselves servants of God as well. Her strong work ethic and dedication to prayer, are also quite noteworthy!  And her work ethic is an inspiration to mom’s all around the world…truly amazing!
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The book focuses on the reader, in that each chapter is designed as interactive devotional, challenging readers with discussion questions to probe into their own lives, bringing healing, forgiveness and restoration. Her book is written with a sense of discovery for the journey to one’s purpose in God, life and their world around them. With a “Survivor’s Creed” readers are encouraged to press on in God.  She gives understanding to women and encourages them to find their identity, security and freedom in Christ. She also addresses issues in life that weight us down, helps readers to identify and the book gives hope to solutions, setting a Biblical standard for marriage and relationships.
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Healing Hands, Healing Heart at Amazon or as a download in Kindle. For more information visit Eleanore Kue.
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A CBM Book Review -10.0 out of 10+ Stars

Comment by Dominik Marcel Kirtaime on June 15, 2018 at 4:24pm

The Perennial Migration

Leo, Thorn and their sister True experience the split of the human race first hand and are fully integrated in the World Administration system, each following a different trade. When a virus wrecks the dome network they discover an evil conspiracy and agenda is orchestrating an apocalypse. Earth is dying, a galactic contract is violated and no choice left but to migrate to another planet - with no technology mankind alone cannot manage such a migration..

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on June 14, 2018 at 10:41pm

False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties by Sherry Crandell is a Christian fiction novel filled with mystery, temptation, and unexpected endings with love that shatters false impressions. In this opposites attract novel, the author takes readers on a journey, capturing the life of Tabitha, “TJ” Jennings.
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TJ has fled to Texas to take another job; she left home escaping heartbreak after a break-up with her then fiancé.  Encountering what she does not expect, she comes to find out that her new job is something she would have never imagined. Learning that she is now employed by the infamous Michelli Mob family, her life is not what she though it would be. Playing tiptoe and fighting an irresistible attraction to the grandson of the Michelli family (Dominic), her thoughts and mind are centered on just getting through, until she can quietly leave.
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Set in modern day Texas, this book speaks of unexpected circumstances that surround TJ and her group of friends. Revealing surprising similarities in individuals despite false impressions, this book is a page-turner and fast-paced read as the author walks out TJ through her ordeal with Dominic, the Michelli family and what to do.Testing the waters, TJ is tempted, but knows better to involve herself with someone who not only is a non-believer, but a actual real-life mobster. 
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This story focuses on a wonderful love story at the end with Jesus’ redemptive plan at the center. Readers will be pleasantly surprised. Refreshing, this story instills the great love God has for all those who are lonely, tired and looking to belong.
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You may get your copy of False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties Book 1 in Kindle.
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Title: False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties Book 1
By: Sherry Crandell
ISBN #9781545619209
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 24, 2018 at 9:56am

This book is a Last Days’ warning to the Church. Stating that the return of Jesus is near, the author asks a poignant question, “Will Jesus be coming for you? Or, will you hear him say, ‘Depart from Me. I never knew you.’ ”
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This is a stern warning against complacency perpetuated by wrong doctrine. In this book, the author presents fundamental teachings that will help one discern the Kingdom of God, and what is required to enter. Digging deep into Scripture, the author journeys, records and comments through a resounding amount of teachings and scripture verses, offering an overview of the main elements of salvation and the Kingdom of God. Sound Biblical doctrine remains the focus to include the parables of Jesus. Developed through much study, one would do well to read this book and discern for themselves and ask, Are they going to Heaven or have they been deceived either by self, the world or both?
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With discernment and insight, this book has 64 chapters explaining who goes to hell with many other teachings explaining the temporal and the eternal. While that may sound daunting, the book is laid out well, giving each chapter its own subject title. Making each subject easily understandable, the reader will understand what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, understand Who Jesus is and why we need to be re-born into the Kingdom of God, understand who goes to hell, and so much more, while offering fresh revelation, insight and inspiration into our inheritance as believers in Christ. One will come away knowing the paradigm of the two co-existing realities: the Kingdom of God in Heaven and on the Earth. Additionally, both the New and Old Covenant teachings are also included within the book, which gives readers a firm grasp of the curse of death that Adam brought and the new life Jesus offers through His death on the cross.
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Influential, powerful and most importantly Biblical, this book is full of wisdom for these Last Days to becoming a pure and spotless Bride that Jesus is returning for.
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Highly Recommended For Every Person, Believer Or Not, To Review And Consider ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews. 
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This is a highly recommended read for every Christian, unbeliever and skeptic. Get your copy of Who Goes to Hell: The Lie Christians Believe as a download in Kindle. .99 cent Kindle Special.
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A CBM Christian Book Review

10.0+ out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 18, 2018 at 8:14pm

The First Seed by David Witman is a colorful and beautifully illustrated children’s book depicting an old oak tree (as modern academia) and a little boy who have an interesting conversation. The little boy is able to look up to this big oak tree and ask, “Where did you come from and how did you get to be so big?” The old oak tree answers cordially, and has the same answer back to the boy every time with the exception of different seeds the tree came from. Question after question, the little boy asks and asks, until he finds out where the original seed came from.

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With a series of answers, the last question that the little boy asks cannot be answered. Parents can answer for the book to dispel naturalistic views and introduce that the first seed came from a eternal being, namely God, who created the very first seed by intelligent design.
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Helping children recognize the systematic problem with “conjecture,” this book makes children think. Pointing children to God as the Creator of everything contained in the Universe, the author dispels evolution (and naturalistic views) brought forth by Academia’s as the ultimate and true fact.
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With wit and a curious little boy, the author teaches children that we didn’t just “magically evolve” from one thing into the next thing as our science books are teaching our children as fact. The author has given children just enough knowledge of plant life and DNA to help them understand God and Science, and that God created all DNA and plants.
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This is a wonderful story to share with children to make them think about our world, and help them understand that God created all things. Beautifully written.
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You may get your copy of The First Seed at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.
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A CBM Book Review - 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 16, 2018 at 1:39pm

Intertwined lives brings a surprising alliance with God and friends at Alliance Lake.
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Six teenagers grow up fast as they have to cope with a tragedy that has impacted the entire small town of Alliance, Ohio. Time continues on and so must they. It is time to face the real world. The author offers a reminiscent read that captures past eras, presenting hope, inspiration and encouragement ~ leading others to a renewed life in Jesus, the Son of God.
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Alliance Lake: Be Still
 by Timothy Jay takes readers back to the 70’s and 80’s, an era long gone by. A time of innocence in America and a time of being a teenager in the 80’s, and young adulthood in the 90’s. Filled with humor and the “old days” nostalgia, mentioning out-dated technology (rotary phones, boom boxes, and arcades, this novel makes remembering these things an enthusiastic and fun experience traveling down memory lane.  
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Lovingly dedicated to those on their own journey and to those who relied on their own understanding early in life, only to come to a deep dissatisfaction with the outcome, having walked crooked paths (Psalm 3:5-6), this book challenges teens, (and adults alike) to deepen their walk with God. Ushering an understanding that He is a loving God, and they can move forward after tragic loss. Evil is in the world, but it does not overcome us is one of the themes that play throughout the book.
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Alliance Lake: Be Still 
highlights God in the midst of individuals’ lives and brings them to a place of peace and stillness – slowing down to hear from God.  
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A wonderful Christian Fiction Novel and must read for the 40 and up crowd! 10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars
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Get your copy of Alliance Lake: Be Still at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.

 

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