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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 Dennis AuBuchon on June 26, 2021 at 4:45pm

I will be participating in the largest sale on Smashwords titled Summer/Winter sale running from July 1 - July 31 with various discounts for all of my digital books. below is a link to my profile page listing all of my books https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DennisAuBuchon

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on June 21, 2021 at 11:22pm
Title: Killing Greatness:
A Story About a Bully
By: Tronell Walker
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Tronell Walker, in her latest release, Killing Greatness: A Story About a Bully, speaks to bring encouragement to readers with an underlying theme of encouragement and Biblical principles to help face life’s bullies. She also speaks on current issues facing America, offering hope to many. She speaks frankly and candidly, yet with an overtone of love, tact, wisdom, and gentleness. Her own life reflects one who has chosen to remain steadfast, trusting in God through the storms of life. She gives readers the insight and courage to face their “bullies” in life with confidence, trusting in God through their trials.  
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The goal for this book is to enlighten, encourage, and inspire readers into a firm resolve despite circumstances. She covers such subjects as: racism, the current political climate, advocates for the LGBT community, as well as the disabled. With a blend of historical and well-researched facts, along with Scripture, the reader is free to disagree or agree, regardless. 
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Tronell Walker’s desire and purpose in this read is to shed light onto these subjects, bringing the social change necessary according to Christian principles of love and mercy. Her hopes are that others will learn how to love and accept each other, individually and corporately, regardless of race, social status, or capabilities; in this way, honoring the Two Greatest Commandments, which is to love God first and to love your neighbors as yourself.
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This is a wonderful and highly encouraging read that presents a perspective of wisdom and common sense, offering some solutions that can be used to face a bully (a.k.a. today’s societal dilemmas).  
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You may get your copy of Killing Greatness at Amazon.
Comment by Dennis AuBuchon on May 28, 2021 at 9:44pm

I have a publisher where I retain all the right and they have a great distribution network.  My paperback books are available through Ingram and bookstores across the United States.  My books can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble among othe well-known sites

I also have e-books that are distributed in all kinds of formats and are available to libraries and a wide distribution.  You can set your own price and can even create coupons to offer value to customers. 

Comment by Dennis AuBuchon on May 19, 2021 at 8:53pm

I would like to provide a place for authors to sell their ebooks on a site I have been using. The books get wide distribution . You can either sell your books on the site or choose premium distribution if it meets their standards. Once you get to know the system you can generate many books. The site is called Smashwords. If you do not know about this site, check it out. I currently have 37 e-books for sale on the site myself. Let me know what you think

Comment by Steven Walker on May 19, 2021 at 6:25am

I spent the last five years learning to write, find a book cover artist, a person to format my novel, book trailer video creator, ISBNs, etc etc. I'm willing to share any information freely with any writer who needs help. Veterans, I will help you as much as possible if you have a story to tell. if you need a website... I'll give you guidance. Visit my website and take a look...maybe you can spot something you can use. It is http://www.gunnymac.com

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 18, 2021 at 9:26pm

The Mindrulers is an award-winning 3-book series by Steve Pillinger, a multi-published author, Bible translator, history buff, and linguist.
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In Book 1 of this epic Christian suspense saga (The Mindruler), lives collide in a grand battle taking place on another world. A student, a lecturer, a web designer and a retired teacher are forever changed when they find themselves in an unknown reality. In this alien place they are drawn into a deadly battle against the evil Mindruler and his minions. These overlords control people’s thoughts, thereby governing their every move and making them slaves through this ultimate invasion of people’s psyche and self-will. Freedom is at stake and reality will be forever altered if the Mindrulers succeed.  
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Imagine waking up and finding yourself in another reality, another paradigm, one you don’t know how to escape from! Fantastically written, the book unfolds the characters’ daily lives, carefully developing each of them in a way that draws readers in and keeps them on edge, glued to the page, wondering what happens next, as these four individuals discover the strange and confusing new reality of an alien world. Long-awaited prophecy is being fulfilled in them, though they struggle to believe this at first. But gradually they discover that mindbending is real, and find themselves embroiled in medieval battles with swords and armor. Yet victory awaits them as they learn to rely on One whose power is greater than the Mindruler, despite his use of a nation’s resources together with spiritual and mental oppression to achieve his goals.
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Guided by a brilliant writer, one will find oneself engaged along with the characters in this epic conflict on a faraway world that holds deep, dark secrets. Reluctantly to begin with, these very ordinary people from Earth learn to accept their role as “Restorers of the Way”; and as they travel from crisis to crisis, they begin to grow into the true Restorers they are intended to be. But they soon realize that the weapons of their warfare are not those one would normally expect. Special ‘instruments’ help them with their task, and they discover that the only way out is to go through! The author has included wonderful maps to illustrate the journeys that make up this grand adventure.
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This is a well thought-out and fantastically creative book, surely a movie in the making! It awakens fantasy and portrays the age-old dragon’s attempts to steal, kill and destroy. Christians understand that this spiritual battle is real: the author has presented a breathtaking and harrowing look inside prevalent evil, and created a masterpiece of fiction that takes readers to an imaginary world that is both similar and unique, like and yet unlike our own world.

Highly recommended for young men and women who love Christian fantasy fiction and adventure within a truly epic and heroic saga, intertwining spiritual battles of good versus evil.

Magnificently done and highly entertaining! You may get your copy of The Mindrulers at Amazon

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 14, 2021 at 9:04pm
Let’s Discover Your Spiritual Gifts by Pastor G. Victor Morrisey Jr. has been written to help others in the body of Christ discover their place in the Kingdom of God through the realization of their spiritual gifts as spoken of in the Bible. Readers will come to know purpose as they understand that they are called, chosen, equipped, and have everything they need from God. This is a comprehensive instructional guide that breaks down this complex subject on spiritual gifts, offering an easy-to-read teaching on the many gifts from the Holy Spirit that will enrich one’s service in the Kingdom, giving great understanding of their own personal spiritual gifts, and how to use them.
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The author notes that spiritual gifts are not for you, but a service to the body of Christ. With this in mind, Pastor G. Morrisey guides readers through a step-by-step and practical insight of spiritual gifts given by the Holy Spirit. Believers will come to understand their own spiritual gifts, as they are taught each gifts’ functionality, along with Who gives these gifts. By building on the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture, the author also speaks on the authority of Paul the Apostle’s statement in 1 Corinthians 12:1, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.” He stands on that statement by Paul. At the end of each chapter, Pastor Morrisey offers a short quiz to personalize the chapter. Each chapter is concise, offering insight and sound doctrine.
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Invaluable, and inseparable from the Word of God, spiritual gifts will move one forward in the flow of the Kingdom of God. Each believer has various gifts that are given by the Holy Spirit. As an important part of the body of Christ, each believer should stive to understand their gifts and talents to use them accordingly as a servant and as an instrument to the body of believers, as well as to those around them. This is a wonderful and important book to come up higher in one’s walk with God and to learn to be used mightily of God.
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This book comes highly recommended for new or mature believers alike who would like to become the least in the Kingdom of God by becoming “a servant to all."
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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 29, 2021 at 10:41pm

A fantastic, insightful, and life-saving read! You may get your copy of Magnificent Generation at Amazon and in Kindle as a download. Be sure to visit the author at Mag Gen Book for more information about this must read book.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 26, 2021 at 7:45pm

Born out of the pandemic, this book is a response to the people who may feel discouraged, are uncertain of what to do, and are seeking direction.
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This is a comprehensive book on how to pray, especially when things seem dim around us. It is a reminder that God has a great calling for you, and the circumstances you see are only illusions that may limit your faith.
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Dr. Sang Sur, a Christian pastor who is also called to the marketplace, teaches you how to pray. In this book, you will learn:
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- Prayer is a conversation with God that only requires your trust in Him

- Results of prayers including supernatural provisions and direction

- How to speak to and hear from God with examples for application

- How and when to pray, including fasting and praying for others
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God has called you to something greater, and it can only be accomplished through prayer.
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You may get your copy of Dependence Prayer: His Provision to Accomplish the Calling He Has f....

Comment by Dominik Marcel Kirtaime on January 6, 2021 at 7:08pm

SMASHWORDS LOCKDOWN COUPON:

Dear Readers, just a quick note from me, writing from my desk, to express how much I understand the current and various hardships everyone worldwide is facing and I'm in no way excluded. So what I decided to do is
put a 50% discount coupon on my book on Smashwords.

I hope that this helps provide you with reading material at home. Any review or social media like/follow I receive, all helps secure future sales and as an indie author I would be extremely grateful for such
support.

The coupon is good until the end of February 2021. Feel free to pass the coupon code along to family members and friends. Should lockdowns continue after the coupon expiry, I pledge to issue a new one:

Discounted (eBook only) price: $1.50
Coupon Code: JA67P

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/582149

You can watch the book trailer here:

https://youtu.be/_wWTYL-HnYA

Stay safe and healthy,

Best Regards,

Dominik Kirtaime

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