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Discussions and recources for all types of self-publishing, from using POD publishing services to doing your own printing and distribution.

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Yeah, yeah, there's new tech parameters and a paradigm shift and all that.

But the important thing is that there are (and always have been) alternatives to writing something then trying to sell the rights to a publishing company. This group is to explore these areas of self-owned publishing biz.

Some writers have niche books, some have special needs (like texts for their seminars), some are just too entrepreneurial to sell of their own inspirations. And some just want to see something in print.

There is a spectrum these days, from big publishers through the new, small POD publishers, to using publishing services like or iuniverse, to printing yourself and selling online, to release of downloadable mp3 "podcasts" or pdf manuals.

If you have expertise, experience, or questions in this area, don't be shy about posting them here. It's a rapidly expanding field and nobody knows everything about it, but lots of us are learning enough to do what we want to do and successfully get it across the counter.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 8, 2015 at 4:39pm

Christian author James W. Goll is a forerunner for God with experience in the prophetic arena for over forty years. His ministries, Encounters Network, span the globe as he teaches, imparts and encourages unity in the body of Christ through life living in alignment with the Holy Spirit of God. As a multi-published author, prolific author and speaker, readers will significantly benefit from Goll’s teachings and expertise in the arena of the intercession, prayer and the prophetic.

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 8, 2015 at 4:06pm


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Comment by Lars Andersson on June 20, 2015 at 4:20am

Nice to be in this group and learn from you all as I am in the beginning of promoting my book using my website.

Comment by 4-LAN on June 7, 2015 at 9:17am

Hello Self Publishing!

Please help support a self published author by stopping by this week's book review.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:56am

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Comment by J. D. Holiday on May 29, 2015 at 9:43am

Need authors to read their faith-based stories on Halo Kids Tales.
Halo Kids Tales needs a faith-based story book for Tuesday, June 23rd show, 1PM Est.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:37am
By Faith Live Life
Terrell L. Sheppard
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
CBM Christian Book Reviews ~ Offering hope to the weary at heart and lighting the path for those whose path has become dim, find purpose, joy and love within this well-written book as the author writes concisely to the Body of Christ to empower victory over defeat
By Faith Live Life by Terrell L. Sheppard is a wonderfully encouraging book written to teach the practical application of life by faith through God’s Word.  This is the kind of book that changes people’s lives!  Based on selected scriptures, the author takes a targeted area of life and applies scripture, teaching that one will be blessed in adhering to Biblical principles that God has set forth in His Word.  The author acknowledges that each person has sorrow and happiness in life, for life is not without difficult challenges.  Unfortunately, these tragedies in life can prevent a person from seeking their destiny and purpose in God.  The author encourages each person to understand that God’s Word does provide answers, giving keen insight into how to overcome, offering spiritual perspective into each life; therefore, unfolding the mystery of the Gospel lived through past patriarchs that give us examples of how to life by faith.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:19am
Surrendered Identity 
Robin Theis
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Robin Theis writes a profound book in Surrendered Identity that speaks openly on her life and the rejection that permeated her life and family. She admits that it is not the best “written” book one will find, only a book to help those who have been affected by rejection – which stem from a broken heart. The good news is that Jesus was sent to heal the broken hearted as quoted in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed. . .”  Thus, basing her book on this scripture the author writes memoir of her life that was riddled with abuse, neglect and rejection; Her book offers hope to the broken-hearted, healing and intimacy with the Lord.  Throughout one will find teaching from the Bible by intertwining Scripture that give one the tools to understanding Biblical principles that apply to life, meanwhile offering ways to deal with rejection through the pursuit of a godly life and intimacy with the Lord.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:16am
Title: The Christian Faith
A Quick Guide to Understanding its Inter-Workings
Author: Reid A. Ashbaucher
A CBM Book Review
10.0 stars out of 10.0
Reid A. Ashbaucher in his book, The Christian Faith: A Quick Guide to Understanding its Inter-Workings, gives a historical overview of the Christian faith from the beginning. Filled with a multi-faceted presentation of the compilation of the Bible, the Gospel, to include teachings on the nature of God, the mysteries of Christ, with an overview of different doctrines to include the ministry of the Holy Spirit – this book lacks nothing.  Any question you have about Christianity will be answered in this book as the author presents historical background, and the beliefs and values of the Christian faith in such a way that is concise, interesting, accurate, and presents the truth of the Scriptures and Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  This is one amazing read as the author gives a summary of how books of the Bible emerged into the canonization, giving his interpretation from a Protestant perspective, in which he explains also.  Easy-to-read and full of facts as scripture from the Bible, the author tackles a difficult subject and helps readers in understanding the entirety of the Christian faith.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:03am

Do you need a quality book review for your book? CBM Christian Book Reviews ~ book reviews, book review marketing, Amazon, Kindle page promotions.


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