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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 yesterday
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
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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
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Best Regards,

Dominik Kirtaime

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Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on January 6, 2021 at 5:22pm

Just Released - Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing

 

Hi,

I’m sharing news about my new release, Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing. This fun and innovative guide to journaling is filled with hundreds of thought-provoking prompts designed to get you writing about your feelings and emotions.  

Whether you are experienced in journaling or completely new to the process, this book is a great way to express yourself, get in touch with your innermost thoughts, and can even help reduce stress.

Journaling Every Week makes a great gift for yourself or someone you care about. Order it today and start journaling in the New Year!

Read more about the book here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/journaling-every-week

Order your copy here:

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Enjoy!

Kelli A. Wilkins

Comment by Howard Sands on December 13, 2020 at 10:12pm

Simply get it right. Lay a good foundation.

Get a good understanding the basis of real Christianity.

Great for leading new believers. Endorsed by dozens of leading Christian clergy from many nations. Details of contents, how to use, how it helps new believers, dozens of endorsements, where to buy, how to get discounts for group use even free copies in this blog>

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Comment by Zhana on October 1, 2020 at 8:32am

Congratulations! 

Comment by Carol A Guy on October 1, 2020 at 7:24am

My first self published book, Walnut Lake, was released last week.

A weekend getaway at a secluded cabin turns deadly when former classmates Amanda, Holly, Gayle, Wendy, Sue, Cherie and Leah find themselves fighting for survival against an unseen adversary.

Friendships are put to the test as dark secrets bubble to the surface, and things take a shocking turn that will force the women to pull together in an unexpected way.

Available at www.amazon.com/dp/B08K3Q6MH3

Author website  www.goodmysteries.webs.com

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 16, 2020 at 12:12pm

Title: Lily
By. B.J. Bassett
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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A Must Read ... Lily by B.J. Bassett sheds light on the hope and redemption that comes from faith in Jesus Christ through a historical fiction novel. Set in the early 1900’s, the book chronicles the coming of age and faith of Lily. 
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Lily’s mother died in childbirth after Lily was born. Raised by her father, the Reverent William Blair, Lily emerges as a brave and outgoing child with a feisty disposition. This is a wonderful and exciting novel that displays the tensions in life struggles with faith, emotions, and the growing up of a young girl into a woman. 
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Being surrounded by the Christian faith, Lily accepts this, yet she still has questions…namely how do close family members, including White Dove and Running Cloud, have such amazing peace and joy within themselves despite circumstances. This intrigues Lily, as she witnesses their peace in all they do. She wonders where this peace comes from because she does not experience it. Her demeanor in her growing up years can be quite different.  
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Upon her falling in love with James, Lily’s life reveals a time when unwed mothers were unacceptable. Such issues in the novel expose some domestic violence, and time where this was simply not addressed. Lily’s life regrets from the consequences of bad decisions culminate.
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The author offers the nostalgia of letter writing to express and create the story-line throughout the book, which brings fresh interludes and endings. Further, intertwining romance with a Christian-based theme of faith and love that traces Lily through her life, despair, loss to finding hope, triumph, peace and contentment. Lily comes to a wonderful and delightful conclusion that will inspire readers to enjoy life in the present.
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Young women will enjoy this novel as they witness the blossoming of Lily into a beautiful woman.  This is a sweet novel that also speaks of a mother’s love and the fruits of the Spirit in one’s soul. There is some bad language and a little violence, yet the author lovingly deals with certain issues as fear, guilt, condemnation, forgiveness versus what comes naturally in one’s soul sometimes…such as anger, frustration, depression, etc.
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She offers Lily and her boisterous personality to teach readers that God’s way is sweet, and one can enjoy life when you “stop and smell the roses.” Cuddle up, get comfortable and grab a favorite cup of tea or coffee with this one! A satisfying drama and novel.
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You may get your copy of Lily at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.

Comment by DEBI PRASAD PADHI on July 30, 2020 at 7:17pm

Recently released an amazing true story Soul Brother

E book available on Amazon

https://www.amazon.in/Soul-Brother-understood-Sanju-because-ebook/d...

Print Edition available on Notion Press

https://notionpress.com/read/soul-brother

Print version also available on Amazon

https://www.amazon.in/dp/1649514409

 

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