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This is a group for authors who want to be in total control of their writing career and publishers who help them. This is not for or about P.O.D.

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Indie Publishing Success

The indie movement for musicians began immediately after the internet began to be widely used. David Nevue, a leader in this movement, created his first website in 1995 and has been promoting his music online ever since. These musicians take full responsibility for their careers. They pay for all the recording costs and then all the manufacturing costs. It is not uncommon for an initial run of CDs to be 1000-5000 copies. Indie musicians are also quite adept at "grassroots" marketing. Most indie musicians never become a household name but there are thousands and thousands of them that make a full-time living pursuing the craft they love.

While print on demand is useful for an author to get a book in print at nominal costs it is a terrible way to go for someone who wants to make a living as an author. It is just not cost effective and books that are printed that way are not competitively priced when compared to those printed by the big publishers.

It's time for more authors to take their dream of making a living as an author more seriously by committing the funds necessary to print their books in bulk and take the responsibility to promote them. This route provides a much higher profit potential in addition to being able to offer your book at more affordable prices.

I absolutely believe in the ability of independent authors to make a full-time living if that is their dream.

Please share any successes you have had promoting your own book.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on February 1, 2018 at 2:54pm

God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage, and Divorce by Agnes Amos-Coleman sets the stage to choose life according to God’s ways in every season of life, whether single, married, or divorced. Her book is organized in three sections pertaining to each season: single, married, or divorced. She speaks to Christians globally and to non-Christians, and links the eroding moral values of our times, (backed up by Gallop Poll Statistics).
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Offering answers as to the reasons for certain seasons, each section is designed to offer godly foundations that produce the fruits of the Spirit. Intended to present understanding of God’s care during all seasons, God’s plan is that one will produce fruit in their lives. With keen insight and Biblical wisdom, the author sheds light through God’s Word, presenting an easy, three-pronged approach, giving hope for each season of life.
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Developed through the teaching of the nine fruits of the Spirit, the author writes from a place of personal experience that brings inspiration and the blending of Christian principles and scripture verses that enhance one’s season in life. Each particular season is covered in three distinct sections to glean from, making for an easy read. The organization of the book presents a palatable format that asks your current season, (single, married, or divorced), presents life-lessons learned from these seasons, and presents to readers scripture affirmations for this particular season in their lives.
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In the end, the author brings readers to a glorious conclusion, offering a steadfast hope in following the Lord in all His ways. Additionally, a type of a glossary is given presenting one scripture verse that best defines such terms as: love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, grace, forgiveness, obedience, blessing, encouragement, unity, Holy Spirit, praise, thankful, trust, waling in the Spirit, and offers a salvation prayer as well.
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This book comes highly recommended to those who need inspiration and are growing in the Lord. In particular, the book is a way to digest the Word, while also receiving wisdom and direction for ones life.
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You may order your copy of God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Ma... or in Kindle. You can visit the author at, Agnes Amos-Coleman.
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Be sure to check out the author's other book, The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot which is also available at Amazon and in Kindle.
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A CBM Book Review
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Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on April 27, 2017 at 8:57am

I’m pleased to announce the release of my Naughty Nobles trilogy of erotic historical romances. Read more about Midsummer Night’s Delights, Midwinter Night’s Delights, and Ultimate Night’s Delights here:
http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/p/naughty-nobles-trilogy-ero...

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on January 12, 2017 at 6:27pm

Hi everyone,

NEW RELEASE NEWS… Loving a Wild Stranger is now available on Amazon & other platforms. This full-length romance is set in the Michigan Territory and blends adventure with a sensual love story.

 

Loving a Wild Stranger

 

A woman running from her past… straight into the arms of an untamed man

 

In a moment of desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and forced to rely on her instincts, she impersonates a handsome stranger’s mail-order bride.

 

Committed to her deception, Kathleen calls herself Michelle and starts her new life with Luther in an isolated cabin in the wilderness. Luther can’t believe his luck when his beautiful bride arrives, but something doesn’t feel right about his new wife. Michelle has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant to talk about where she came from.


Luther’s friend, Redfeather visits and tries to convince Luther to send Michelle back east. Distrusting Michelle, he warns Luther that his bride is not what she seems. But Luther is in love with Michelle, and he is harboring a secret of his own—one that might force Michelle to reject him when she learns the truth.

Michelle falls in love with Luther and adapts to her new way of life. Together, they face off against brutal townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When they finally give in to their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from Michelle’s past resurfaces and threatens to destroy everything.

 

 

Order your copy of Loving a Wild Stranger here:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6M551H 

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1190943526

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loving-a-wild-stranger-kelli-a-wilk...

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/loving-a-wild-stranger

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/335361512/Loving-a-Wild-Stranger

Page Foundry: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/51d0c248-fe8d-4a14-b1db-b5247868...

Learn more about my writings here:

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/kelliwilkins

Website: www.KelliWilkins.com

Blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/

Newsletter sign-up: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb

 

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 14, 2016 at 7:08am

New Release!

KILLER IN WOLF’S CLOTHING

A super aggressive Alpha male, a serial killer, and a visit to a kinky sex club… What has Larry gotten himself into?

When Larry learns that his boyfriend Greg changes into another man during the full moon, he has a hard time accepting it—until he meets Deke, Greg’s alternate Alpha personality.

Deke doesn’t play nice and has no time for games. He only wants two things—to get laid and to get revenge against the arsonist who murdered his friends. Finally free from Greg’s restraints, Deke is ready for action, and Larry is more than willing to submit to Deke’s needs.

Together, Larry and Deke set out to find the killer. Their hunt takes them to an all-night Alpha sex club where things heat up for the two of them. But when Larry unwittingly falls into the clutches of the murderer, it’s up to Deke—and Greg—to save him before it’s too late. 

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This gay shifter romance is a fun look at the werewolf legend and blends mystery, danger, humor, and sizzling love scenes.

Order your copy of Killer in Wolf’s Clothing here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G3V9VWW

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1126206487

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1113758712?ean=2940153330563

Page Foundry: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/a62046e9-434b-4062-be2f-93813f06...

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/killer-in-wolf-s-clothing-1

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Here’s a few related guest blogs:

An inside look at the making of Killer in Wolf’s Clothing:

http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2016/07/an-inside-look-at-kill...

Kelli answers 4 FAQ about writing gay romances:

http://celticladysreviews.blogspot.com/2016/06/guest-post-from-roma...

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 12, 2016 at 6:14pm

NEW RELEASE!

 

CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE’S LOVER

The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long!

Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves?

Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover!

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Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover is a different type of romance. For starters, the novella is told in the first person from the hero’s point of view. The story also makes use of a setting where you don’t normally find vampires—the beach! 

Read a guest blog about the making of the book here: http://bookreviewsbylynn.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/book-spotlight-conf...

Order your copy of Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Vampires-Lover-Paranormal-Romanc...

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1135216230

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/confessions-of-a-vampires-lover-kel... 

Kobo:https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/confessions-of-a-vampire-s-...

Page Foundry: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/a3d290b2-9c32-4a40-92ec-aac57fd0...

24 Symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1565223

Comment by osama ahmed bahudila on November 5, 2015 at 12:06pm
Comment by Fernando Sobenes on December 31, 2011 at 11:26am

Hello, greetings from Maracaibo, Venezuela, my name is Fernando Sobenes, I am a new authot and I want to introduce yoy my novel; "The Evil Visitor" this is the resume.

The story begins in northern Kuwait in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War.  Peter Donovan, lieutenant in the US Army, commanding a group of soldiers; walks into an ambush in the Iraqi desert and as a result a massacre occurs.  There he finds an amulet that he puts in his pocket without knowing that it contains a hidden power; and because of it, has his first terrifying encounter in a grave underneath the sands of the desert with an evil being that takes him to death's door.

Several years pass after these events and Peter, after leaving the Army, moves to a place in the United States where he settles down, gets married and begins a family.  It's beautiful place where people live happily far from the stress of the big city.  Others that live there also enjoy the pleasant climate, tranquility and beauty of the place with its lake and wonderful forest.

Peter serves as the town sheriff and gets together on the weekends with some other families.  Their lives continue with peace and happiness until the day when they play with the Ouija Board, using the amulet that Peter brought from the Iraqi desert.  They unintentionally open the door for evil to enter their lives; destroying them, sowing fear and death.  Paranormal phenomena, blood-curdling demon possessions and tragic deaths create a climate of suspense and terror in this work.

This novel deals with the matter of the fight between good and evil.  One of the protagonists, Father Josh Carter, fights again his principles and everything he learned in seminary when he realizes that the Church contradicts itself and doesn't comply with its own precepts.  He begins to doubt his faith and his religious superiors and proves to his dismay that he has been deceived, which tears him apart emotionally.

The work also deals with the theme of exorcism and the vision that the Church has towards it, and the manipulation that occurs in these situations.  Problems of a mental nature are conveniently used as methods of propaganda and to control the faithful.  This novel immediately grabs the read and is geared towards adult readers, people who enjoy emotions that are strong and that make them identify with the characters, their lives, fears, loves, and sufferings.  It is a lively, emotional novel, full of suspense

My novel will be available in electronic format: Epub, PDF (lulu.com) and .prc for Kindle (Amazon) starting December 12, 2011. It is now published in Spanish in the above sites.

You can read the Prologue and the first two  chapters in my blog:

The Evil Visitor

This is the book trailer:

Comment by Mark Sheldon on July 25, 2011 at 1:53pm

Does anyone know of any self-publishing services similar to CreateSpace and LuLu (in that it's essentially free if you do all the formatting/design work yourself), but based in the UK? I've got several people in the UK interested in my work, but as CreateSpace and LuLu don't have deals with UK distributors, I'm looking for a similar service so that I can get my books listed with Waterstones, etc.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Comment by Mark Sheldon on June 2, 2011 at 7:37pm

Good Evening Everyone,

I'm happy to announce that the mini trailer for "Scorpio Rising" (Book 4 of "The Noricin Chronicles") is now online on YouTube (see below)!

Also starting today is the Goodreads giveaway contest, in which I will be giving away 12 signed copies of "Scorpio Rising". You have between now and July 1st to enter in the contest (http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/10844-scorpio-rising)!

"Scorpio Rising" will be released on July 5th, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates about its release!

Happy Reading,
Mark Sheldon

 

Comment by Mark Sheldon on April 2, 2011 at 3:44pm
Good Day Norcinites!

Lots of Norcinite news to report today!

The mini trailer for "The Room of Death" (Book 3 of "The Noricin Chronicles") is now online on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znbkZ-i1ivs!

Also starting today is the Goodreads giveaway contest, in which I will be giving away 12 signed copies of "The Room of Death." You have between now and May 1st to enter in the contest, at: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/8881-the-room-of-death!

"The Room of Death" will be released on May 7th, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates about its release (and the announcement of the title and release date for Book 4)!

Happy Reading,

Mark Sheldon
http://noricin.webs.com/
 

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