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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 8 hours ago

What are Heavenly Signs

The Bible makes a number of surprising references to signs. The word “sign” occurs 855 times in 806 verses of the Bible from the book of Genesis to Revelation.

For more information, visit Heavenly Signs.

Comment by Gregory V. Boulware on October 10, 2015 at 6:36pm


It Is Written:


“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy Elohim, I will also forget thy children.”

~ Hosea (Husea) 4:6 ~


‘Yahushua – Suffering Servant, Conquering King’

“The World Meeting of Families” has attracted many religious groups, Pilgrims, and especially Catholics from around the world.

Visitors were highly excited to tour around town before, during, and after the Pope’s visit and religious mass, Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 24th – 27th, 2015). Residents were worried about parking tickets and excessive towing.

Was this major event meant for the citizens of Philadelphia? It would appear not, since Philadelphians were mainly the ones suffering the consequences – catching all the hell.

It, the plan, stretched over months of preparing; months of head scratching and scheming over contracts, vendors, and businesses, the ‘eggheads’ and ‘double-domes’ finally agreed to a whopping price tag of twelve million plus dollars. It should have been truly stated and posted at about five hundred million dollars. They said it would boost the economy base of the city’s businesses, hotels, and restaurants.

(The Hebrew - James Charles Stuart of Edinburg, Scotland, born June nineteenth, Fifteen Hundred and Sixty-Six, Great Britain’s Solomon, a Three Throne King – Scotland, England, and Ireland; authorized the text contained within the Holy Bible – Cambridge Studies and the Official Signet according to the recordings of Oxford University, 1611, ‘The Apocrypha’ in His Book, “The Reunion of Christendom”)

During the greater part of this period, God’s witnesses remained in a state of obscurity. The Papal Power sought to hide from the people the word of truth, and set before them false witnesses to contradict testimony.



Comment by Drew McSherry on October 9, 2015 at 6:15pm


  My name is Drew McSherry and I am a freelance children's book illustrator.  My wife and I are working on a series of children's books that center around shapes.  We published our first book "Terrance the Trapezoid" with Archway but did not really like the experience.  We are nearing the completion of the next book but we are unsure what self publishing option would work.  We were thinking of createspace but read reviews of damaged books and bad printing.  Are there better options, if so could you point us in the right direction.  New to the forum and still figuring it out, so if there was a thread containing this info you could just reply a link.  Thank you.

Comment by Sheila Hodges on September 7, 2015 at 8:20pm

Hi, my name is Sheila Hodges. I'm interested in self publishing. I'm the author of Against All Odds. I hired a publisher. However, I would like to learn more about self publishing.....maybe for my next book?

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

Blogging is a great way to promote your book. When sharing your book, Amazon page, Kindle Book page, Author's website and other pages of interest where your book can be found at, you are greatly expanding your exposure.

Contact Smitty at and we will show you how to get your book on over 100 great sites that will expand across the board.

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.


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