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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 Gregory V. Boulware on November 23, 2014 at 6:32pm

‘Selfie Renditions’

Tavis Smiley of ‘PBS’ boasted of ‘Self-Publication’ of all his books and media material. So it should be obvious that he is a proponent of self-publication. This practice allows the author true ‘authorship’ and ownership – ‘Sole Propriety’ of his or her material. Selfie Renditions are today’s norm for‘Selfie Renditions’


Comment by Gregory V. Boulware on November 23, 2014 at 6:29pm


Great points of interest and donations by excellent authors and contributors.

I should have joined long ago...

Discovery is due to Ms. Eliza Earsman. Thank You!

I'm happy to be a part of this unique and sagacious group.

Peace and Love,




Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 26, 2014 at 8:45pm
What Did Jesus Say 

Taking from the New King James Version, Rev. Terry Allan Christian has composed a book holding the power of the teachings of Jesus that are only printed in red.  After reading this book, one will have read over 500 passages spoken by Jesus Christ.  This is an amazing book that offers truth and light through the words of Jesus.  The author has written this book as inspired by the Holy Spirit to encourage, instruct and teach the Body of Christ what the Master has to say.  Come and discover peace and truth through this uplifting, Holy Spirit inspired book that speaks Jesus' words only.  

Presented as a full color and beautifully illustrated 170 page e-book, audio CD or paperback version with large, easy to read text, this book makes a perfect gift for anyone wanting to know Jesus and what He said.  Beginning with the poem "Footprints in the Sand" by Mary Stevenson that is re-written by the author, the author proceeds to take the reader down a walk on the beach with Jesus.  The book is nothing short of phenomenal and will impact your life as you become more like Jesus.  

Rev. Terry Allan Christian has 30 years experience as a student of the Bible and of God Himself.  He currently is a minister and teacher for God, teaching Christian principles.  He is a retired personal and motivational speaker that has taught over 2500 seminars as a corporate trainer to companies throughout America and Canada.  As a young teen, he gave his life to God.  Due to growing up in a very dysfunctional household, he developed a severe stuttering problem.  It was then the age of 23 that God gave Him a vision and the Holy Spirit told him one day he would be a teacher of Christian principles.  He was miraculously healed and today, 30 years later, he is a minister and has written this book dedicated to the teachings of the Master Teacher.  Learn the secrets of life through the Master Teacher – Jesus. 
For more information be sure to visit What Did Jesus Say. You may get your copy of What Did Jesus Say at Amazon, in Kindle Edition and at other fine online bookstores. You may also visit the author at What Did Jesus Really Say Blogspot.
Comment by E. G. Manetti on September 23, 2014 at 11:56am

Thanks 4-LAN!  The Baltimore Book Festival this weekend is a major Book event in the Mid-Atlantic, so I'm really excited. 

Comment by 4-LAN on September 23, 2014 at 10:38am

Please show your support for a fellow author and member of The Book Marketing Network. Wish E.G. Manetti a successful book signing this weekend.

Comment by Kima Prince on September 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

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Hello all! I have just released my new book, Pendant.

Book Description::

The Badlands.
A place where the Fantasy Kingdom sends their greatest criminals and the scattered plains the Human Territory considers haunted.
Alexandros, a young elven man, is banished to the Badlands, and despite the Elf's tough attitude, he really doesn't know what he's doing or where he’s going. He also seems unlucky enough to get a hyper Halfcat boy following him. The Cattish boy thinks Alexandros should head to the safest city in all the Badlands, but is this kid just going to lead him into more trouble, or is the boy right in his attitude of being the only one who can help the Elf survive the Badlands?
While Alexandros is figuring out the Badlands some already have it figured out. Or do they? When investigating the recent strange behavior of the Dark Creatures Alliance member Jafaunz gets a phone call from a friend named Saven. Saven has something concerning the Alliance he needs to talk to Jafaunz about, and it’s too important to say over the phone. So, taking his findings of the Dark Creatures with him, Jafaunz heads to Black Crystal City to meet with Saven.
Thus starts Pendant, the first book in the Badlands Fantasy Series.

Thank you for reading :)

Comment by J. D. Holiday on September 14, 2014 at 3:44pm

A New Way to Add your Picture Book on Kindle, Plus Expand Your Reach with a Digital Audiobook on Amazon

Comment by William Morgenstein on September 3, 2014 at 3:38pm

You are absolutely correct. Facebook is desperate get ads. Hopefully they will self destruct, especially when their competition realizes that their predatory practices do not pay off in the long run. I tried advertising with them with little result. (I receive $3.00 royalties from Amazon so unless I became a best selling author it wouldn't pay off anyway). I have had much better results both with my website

Comment by 4-LAN on September 2, 2014 at 11:50am
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
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Comment by Jeffrey Allen Davis on August 26, 2014 at 12:35am

For a limited time, the third volume of the ADVENTURE CHRONICLES series is only .99 for the Kindle.  A mysterious, old man teams up with enemies from our heroes' past to kidnap Shawna Weston.  The result is an adventure that's out of this world!

Remember, the first volume of the series is always free for your KindleNookKobo or IPad.


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