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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 October 31, 2017 at 1:36pm
Title: Breaking the Silence
By: Diamante Lavendar
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Breaking the Silence by Diamante Lavendar is a touching fictional memoir written through a series of diary entries by the main character of the book, Joan Eastman. The character has bought the diary to journal her second pregnancy. Beginning with a poem written by the author, the poem sheds light on the beauty of the Lord’s keeping of you in your life and the fleeting temporal world that we live in, giving all hope for the future available in the Lord. Her book continues with fading in-and-out of memories and glimpses of the characters life, revealing horror of young innocence that was stolen and abused, Eastman’s memories of child abuse portray abuse that began at two-years-old and continued for many years. Encouraging all to not internalize abuse, the author speaks out to inspire others to break the cycle of silence that victims of abuse often endure in their suffering.
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As the book transcends into the depths of child abuse and the wounding, the author reflects these journeys with life-lessons learned that reveal an overcoming spirit. She reveals how the Lord was there at every “winding road” that helps readers understand such issues as: anger, emotional and sexual abuse, the damage of stuffing emotions, self-esteem, hatred, perfectionism, self reflection, and so much more that offers readers hope and faith in God, offering a realization that with help from Him, they can overcome all abuse and neglect in their lives.
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Throughout the book, many different seasons are revealed in the character’s life, displaying just how God carried the character through all the dark times. A restoration of hope and a personal relationship in the Lord  developed over the years in the character which sheds light on the fact that whether abused or not, all readers can relate to the different seasons of one’s life and look back upon their lives to see the hand of God active upon their life. This is the main theme of the book intertwined with breaking the silence of abuse that the author has creatively conveyed.
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She also wants others to know that they are not alone. Encouraging all to look to God and that there is hope, healing and restoration in Jesus Christ. This book comes highly recommended for those that need help and encouragement in processing abuse, giving them a foundation in the Lord, and helps lead them into recovery by offering hope through Jesus Christ.
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Order your copy of Breaking the Silence at Amazon or in Kindle. You may visit the author at Diamante Lavendar
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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 23, 2017 at 5:15pm
Inconvenient Adventures by Helen Cadd is a wonderful read, one that is written from the heart and from one who has lived a long life serving the Lord in many capacities. Through such, Helen has a very unique perspective that offers attitude adjustments for life, and the inconveniences and challenges we all face. Relating this to a life centered in Christ, these attitudes prove monumental in daily perceptions, as Helen Cadd looks back on her life story and inconvenient adventures.
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Helen’s shares from a place of experience and much biblical wisdom. She speaks of her life with Dick, her husband of 58 years and the fun they had together. Her fond memories of their children, the Christmas memories and even childhood memories bring the book to life and makes for a very interesting read. Her life adventures are a testimony to God, family and love, as they lived out many of the Commandments of the Lord (one in particular was to remember the poor).
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As the author states, “This is not a book of ‘Do, Don’t and How To.’  It is simply stories in my life of adventures and the results of an attitude change.”  Noting that the first key to “opening your life adventures” is a change of attitude. She assures to readers that all is possible with the Lord.  
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With such chapters as Adventures with the Piano, Adventures With Poverty, Adventures With The Trumpet, Adventures With Scriptures and Prayer and Adventures With Jon Our First Son, all in all, over 15 adventures included. You will love reading Inconvenient Adventures.
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Leaving readers with the inspiration, “. . . attitude makes the difference; it can turn disaster into a great memory. It can turn tragedy into triumph. We can learn important lessons and even change disappointments into fun or real joy.”
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Her testimony shares the wonderful memories, mishaps and adventures of a life well lived!  
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This book comes highly recommended as an encouraging read, one that weaves Christian values, a life of doing and wonderful family times for those who relish their memories and love God. 
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You may get your copy of Inconvenient Adventures at Amazon or as a download on Kindle.
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Title: Inconvenient Adventures 
By: Helen Cadd
10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 22, 2017 at 9:06pm
The Forum: A Deadly Game of Wheat and Tares by Ronald Winters offers a riveting fictional account of “real world end time events, current day attitudes and directions of the spirit of the times in which we live.”
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Barak Zonman, starts off this fast-paced thriller, blending elements of espionage with a religious and political polarization that affect the masses of population around the World. In the book, there is a conspiracy to bring all faiths into one large interfaith religion and Barak Zonman and his popular TV show – The Forum must be eliminated.
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This begins with Zonman, the show’s founder. The Forum “is a faith oriented call-in TV show designed to let viewers question leading members of the clergy.” Controversial in nature, this show sparks debate – and hinders the worldwide current of leading all into one faith and world peace. This novel of the wheat and tares is an amazing book written to those that would seek truth in God and the true Christian faith.
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Running for his life, Barak finds sanctuary in a church and finds himself radically changed by a baptism by water, followed by a baptism of the Spirit, as evidenced by the speaking in tongues. Highlighting this issue, the author speaks of the controversy between believers on being “born again” (either by just statement and belief and/or by receiving the infilling of the Spirit, as evidenced by speaking in tongues). This radical way of being born again and receiving the Spirit is what Apostle Paul spoke of, thus, the book sheds light on God’s way versus man’s way. Man’s way and God’s way are running a collision course to the End Times in this book that reveal an exciting plot of scenarios begun by two Prologues that concurrently blend modern-day questions and events that has been spoken of in Bible Prophecy. The author also notes that we are in the time of the Olivet Discourse that Jesus speaks of on the Mount of Olives, mentioning the time of Jesus return as near since the birth of Israel in May 1948.
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In the back of the book the author offers his personal testimony, delivered instantly from prescription drug dependency when “he looked in the mirror” and repented of his ways. Holding fast to true repentance, the author advocates true Holy Ghost filled deliverances and that the modern-day believer should have them as a norm, instead of replaced by the Forum so to speak – the modern day church who compromises and duplicates the actual workings of the Holy Spirit by replacing them with good theology, programs and modern day mood alteration technology. He also offers observations on some relevant issues, two being backsliding and tithing. 10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars
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Comment by Kelly Joseph on October 20, 2017 at 1:58pm

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 10, 2017 at 1:14pm

Come and join us at Christian Author Book Marketing. Feel free to share your book, book cover image, book description, video book trailers and where people can purchase your book at.

Comment by Zhana on October 10, 2017 at 2:51am

Everyone is using this group to publicise their own books, which is fine as far as it goes.  But What Are You Doing to Help Other Authors?   

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on October 4, 2017 at 7:08am

My paranormal comedy, Beauty & the Bigfoot was just released. It's an unusual look at the legend of Bigfoot and blends the paranormal with humor, drama, and a few spicy love scenes. (If you think you know how it ends, think again!)

BEAUTY & THE BIGFOOT

Can true love exist between the species?

 

Tara’s world is anything but normal. Her father is known as the resident crackpot – just because he’s on a personal mission to catch a Sasquatch. Despite all of the “Bigfoot evidence” cluttering their house, Tara never really believed in Bigfoot – until the day her father brought him home.

 

She affectionately names her father’s prized catch ‘Joe’ and discovers there’s something oddly familiar – and erotic – about him. With a media circus descending on her father’s ranch and a showdown brewing with the local sheriff, Tara risks her life to save Joe.

 

When Tara finally succumbs to her animalistic urges, she learns that Joe is not exactly who – or what – he seems. Joe is more than a Sasquatch – he’s her soul mate!

 

Order Beauty & the Bigfoot here:

 

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Or www.KelliWilkins.com

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 29, 2017 at 9:11pm
Tending the Warrior Soul by Louis Harrison
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In war there are traumas to the soul that are not assuaged for the warrior by even the most excellent psychological care, medical interventions, and official support programs. Tending the Warrior Soul helps to advance understanding of this soul damage, and offers support, encouragement, lessons from personal experience, counsel, challenge, and resources to those God has called to care for warriors' souls, as well as to the warriors themselves and their loved ones. 
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"Ministry to war experienced troops begins and ends with a servant's heart. We must 'remake' our worldview, expand our theological reference points, and accommodate our civilized views about violence, cruelty, right and wrong to the uncivilized applications of war. Neither God nor His commandments change, for these are the anchor points, trustworthy and sure. ... Teaching people to sort through the reality of God while sifting through the ashes of soul, spirit, and mind burned in the consequences of war is not 'routine' business. Ministry to warriors is transformative." From Foreword, by Colonel Mike Hoyt, Chaplain, U.S. Army, Retired. 
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Lou Harrison never dreamed of "writing a book," and was embarrassed when it was suggested. The thoughts he had been writing down during his years of ministry were for his own understanding and growth in ministry to combatants. His words, advice and insight have been tested for accuracy and usefulness through feedback from war-experienced friends, extending from young grunts to ranking line officers and chaplains.
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You may get your copy of Tending the Warrior Soul at Amazon or in Kindle as a download. Visit the author at Author Louis Harrison.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 30, 2017 at 3:37pm
Title: Who is a Perfect Man? Who is a Perfect Woman?
By: Bamidele Kings
ISBN#9781498443272
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Who is a Perfect Man? Who is a Perfect Woman? by Bamidele Kings is a Bible study series of Psalm 15, coupled with examples from Scripture, examples and personal experience that will encourage readers to study the Word of God and bring a closer walk God. Derived from his own personal trials, the knowledge and insight the author offers sheds light on using the Bible as our foundation from which to live from. His insight and knowledge of the Scriptures, coupled with true Biblical examples and teachings help readers understand Jesus Christ and encourage all to be intimate with God on a personal level.
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With such powerful, life-changing chapters as: The Soveriegn God, El Roi – the God who sees me, The Lord Who Sanctifies, El Elohe Yiserael – God, The God of Israel, Jehovah Tsidkenu-The Lord our Righteousness, The Lord Who Sanctifies, Jehovah Rohi –The Lord is My Shepherd, The Adoni –The Lord My Great, God is Love, Thou Shall be a Good Minister!, The Priesthood of Jesus Christ, Jehovah Shalom-The Lord is Peace, this book will re-focus you!
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With a powerful anointing to preach the Word of God and share the Good News, this book written by a Senior Pastor helps readers come to understand that the Lord is really Lord of ALL. This is a wonderful, well-written, and Scripture focused read on God, Who He is and what you have as a child of the Most High God. 
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Highly recommended for all Christians not only to ignite or re-kindle faith in the One who loved us first, but also to set matters straight within ourselves and the Church.
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Get your copy of Who is a Perfect Man? Who is a Perfect Woman? at Amazon or as a download in Kindle.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 19, 2017 at 11:30pm
The Re-Creation of Planet Earth and Real Account of Life’s Beginnings by Brian Donnelly shares insight into the Earth’s age, Creation, science, evolution, the Big Bang theory and the beginning of life.  Also sharing God, Jesus and insight into Heaven, makes this a book that pits itself against any other theory other than Biblical creation, giving research, history and research.
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The author’s main goal is to give readers the facts of evolution in a language that is easily understood by most, and to let them decide for themselves using logic, science and the Scriptures. He has written a book that causes people to think about “what” they are believing in when speaking of the thought that humans came from apes, and mentions other theories as well. His writing shows that evolution and other theories by scientists, disproves itself.
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Beginning with Earth’s age, the author asks a poignant question. One that I think most Christians have asked: “Have you wondered why there is such a huge discrepancy regarding the age of our planet?” As scientists have claimed, the Earth’s age is 4.6 billion years, yet the Bible refers to planet Earth as only being six thousand years old. Revealing a study through the book of Genesis, the author sets the stage for the understanding that Creation is a viable theory.
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Summarizing such events as Adam and Eve giving birth to the first generation Cain and Abel, to Noah and the Flood, the book skips along at a fast-paced, keeping readers attention. Continuing to trace the origins of the “Out of Africa” movement created by Darwin, the author propagates his attention to the details of their arguments. Analyzing, how this actually could happen without becoming overly scientific, so all of us can understand.
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This is a great and relatively short read that directs people to look up, at God, at Jesus, describes what Heaven is like and gives them an understanding that makes sense. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wonders: Where and how did we get here? Within this, the author is courageous enough to state his mind and that he believes humans did not come from apes!  Adding some humor throughout, readers will appreciate the author’s integrity on a man’s attention and dedication and family, gives insight into the unfair spread of wealth and speaks to those who have a heart to do something.
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To find out more information about Why The Theory Of Evolution Can Never Be Proved visit Author Brian Donnelly.
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