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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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BEING YOUR OWN PUBLISHER

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 lulu.com 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 December 4, 2018 at 9:45pm

A Prayer Study Guide by Dr. Willie B. White is designed as an effective, yet insightful and encouraging guide to increasing understanding and knowledge of prayer. “Exploring the prayer from Biblical and scriptural (using the King James Version), practical and relational viewpoints that speak of, “…prayer from its history, phenomenon, philosophy, practices, patterns, the practices of prayer, the many different kinds of prayer and what can hinder a prayer's effectiveness.”
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Many want their prayers to be answered. There is not doubt that is “why” we pray. This book gives a much deeper understanding as to what prayer is. Prayer is communion, worship, praise and adoration of God. There are ways to pray effectively and there are things in our life or attitudes of heart that will hinder prayer. Unlocking these guidelines, the Bible, the Psalms and many patriarchs from the Old and New Testament, to include Jesus as our example give us insight as to what an effective prayer life looks like.
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This book will increase your faith as you explore and learn to approach prayer in a fresh, new way that will invigorate your relationship with God, bring exciting answers and give you a mature approach to prayer. For many this book will be a catalyst to seeing God move mountains in their life. This author has researched the Scriptures thoroughly and while this works is an exhaustive commentary, it is a complete joy to read that is founded on the Word of God.
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With the inclusion of many strong Biblical patriarchs (such as Abraham, David, Solomon, etc), their predicaments and/or prayer that relates how these are written for our instruction. For example, do you need wisdom?  The author takes a look at Solomon, relates the story of Solomon asking God for wisdom. Concisely, the author then reiterates how “we” as believers are to understand the themes and scriptures pertaining to wisdom, gives additional discussion questions, and extrapolates other verses, and provides a guide of “how” we are to ask for wisdom, giving the benefit thereof. The author’s ability in her book unveils a strong preaching anointing, which really gives readers keen understanding, teaching and exhortation in understanding Biblical concepts and Kingdom principles.
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This book comes as a MUST-READ for all Christians new and mature alike. I cannot recommend the absolute importance of this book to the readers’ faith.
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Get your copy of A Prayer Study Guide at Amazon. You may also visit the author at Uplifting Insights.
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A Prayer Study Guide
Dr. Willie B. White
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on November 20, 2018 at 6:32pm

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 November 5, 2018 at 10:49am

Asian Connections: A Mystery Crime Novel that takes readers by surprise in this fast-paced, suspense thriller, filled with intrigue, international espionage, adultery, professional hit men, murder, and a series of clues, each one more puzzling and bizarre than the last.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 26, 2018 at 9:13am
The Christian Life: Finding Hope In God is a collection of life-changing teachings, testimonies, short stories and miracles that share the goodness of God, His faithfulness and the Word of God that bring encouragement and hope, while sharing everyday Christian principles.
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With testimonies from pastors, Bible teachers, ministers, multi-published authors, and award winning authors, The Christian Life is full of wisdom, heavenly pearls and daily bread for the reader.
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May you be abundantly blessed as you read the wonderful testimonies highlighting the faithfulness of God and his goodness captured within the pages of this book.
Comment by 4-LAN on October 25, 2018 at 7:59am

@ E.G. Manetti

Thank you!

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 E. G. Manetti on October 25, 2018 at 5:29am

@Lance.  Voted.

Comment by 4-LAN on October 24, 2018 at 8:09pm

I Need Your Vote!

https://www.indiesunlimited.com/2018/10/24/which-secret-of-the-cave...

Indies Unlimited

Please follow the link above to Indies Unlimited for this week's flash fiction contest and vote for Lance! Thank you for your help!

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 24, 2018 at 1:35pm
Christ's Discipleship Deal
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As a former pastor, Richard Christenson has had the opportunity to address numerous congregations and men’s ministry groups throughout the northwestern United States, and his observations from these experiences are alarming. He found that comprehensive discipleship training that addresses the spiritual formation and mission involvement requirement of Christ’s followers has been replaced by “felt needs” driven programming and religious education classes. The result is, local churches are becoming increasingly ingrown and are comprised of consumers, spectators, and Jesus fans rather than cross-carrying followers of Jesus Christ.
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Richard Christenson believes this problem is the result of our incomplete presentation of the Gospel and our failure to provide comprehensive maturity, ministry, and mission training for church members. Christ’s discipleship deal comes with many temporal and eternal benefits, but there are also costs involved that need to be counted before making a commitment to become a follower of Christ. 
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In his new book, Christ’s Discipleship Deal, Christenson offers assistance for local church leaders in identifying and correcting concerns related to their presentation of the Gospel, spiritual formation of their members, and proactive participation in Christ’s redemptive mission.
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Order your copy of 
Christ's Discipleship Deal at AmazonYou may visit the author at Author Richard Christenson.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 18, 2018 at 7:57pm

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

 

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