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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 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.
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.
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


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.

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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!

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
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.
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. 
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.
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.
God Is Faithful - Stories That Inspire in Kindle

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 17, 2018 at 3:02pm
As a parent, do any of you struggle like we did trying to find interesting kids books that teach obedience or telling the truth, sharing, being a good friend without being preachy or boring. We bought an entire series of kids books and would dread when our kids asked us to read one of them because they were hard to read and frankly not very interesting or realistic.
There are great kids books out there but the ones that make me want to pick them up again and again are the ones that are more realistic and even make me laugh a little because it may be real but it’s humorous. 
You read a kids book and a scene from the book makes you smile and say, “Yep, mine have done that,” or “I can see mine doing that too.” You can relate.  It’s like the author actually has kids and has gone through what you are experiencing and knows how you feel.
Even if your child is already reading on their own, doesn’t it make you smile when you hear them laugh because they are reading and enjoying it. When they ask questions about a character who goes through some of these examples, that opens up conversations for you to share about honesty, bullying, obedience, selfishness, gossiping and so much more.
Sometimes kids have a hard time admitting they make many of these mistakes but if you can take the character and talk about them and how they were a bad sport or they were wasteful, or greedy, or destructible with their toys, it helps the child realize how they have been doing the same thing. It can open up conversations for you to share with your child the right way to handle a certain situation.
As a parent of three, I wanted my children and others as well to be able to enjoy reading while learning a valuable lesson about real life situations. 
Please check out Changed By a Catch and have fun reading about a young boy named JJ and his two sisters. JJ is prone to mischief but learns valuable lessons in the end. He deals with disobedience, strangers, and not judging others by outward appearance.
Stay tuned for Book two called Caught in a Cycle which deals with lying and bullying, both prevalent in today’s society!
Happy Reading! - Amy B. Crowe
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 17, 2018 at 2:59pm

More than any inspired sermon or theologically correct teaching, there's but one, prevailing message which clearly emanates throughout the entirety of the scriptures: Our loving, Heavenly Father is desperately yearning to touch his broken and fallen creation!


Before this can happen, however, from the chosen mouthpiece of a prophetic, firstfruits company, there must first and foremost resound an eye-opening message of earth-shaking significance, for the somber, sleeping church--which he shall ultimately work through--must first be awakened into the image of God! A splitting of the Adam must eventually take place within the ever-longing hearts of his beloved children! Yes indeed, my friend, a splitting of the Adam must inevitably take place within you!

Join us now, if you dare, beloved, as author and teacher Don Felumlee proclaims a fresh, divine perspective of the coming of the Lord!


Get your copy of The Splitting of the Adam: It’s Time to Awaken at Amazon.

Comment by 4-LAN on October 17, 2018 at 2:51pm

I Need Your Vote!

Indies Unlimited

Please head over to Indies Unlimited and vote for Lance Edmonds on this week's flash fiction challenge. Thank you!


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