As a Christian and a writer, do you only write for the Christian market? Do you only read stories that can only be found primarily in Christian bookstores? Do you believe that writing or reading Christian fiction is a sin? In your opinion, what makes a book a Christian book?
Authors owe it to themselves to be very clear on the difference between self-publishing, vanity publishing, and traditional publishing before making any decisions. If not, they could find themselves spending thousands of dollars to trying to get your book published with nothing to show for it.
You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NKJV)
I completed my first book Put The Word In Your Mouth in 2004, then life began to happen, I became distracted and I procrastinated on launching the very book that God had told me to write. Then in 2008 my computer was wiped out and I lost the book. After I got over the devastation of the loss the desire to publish the book burned even more.
Anointed Scribes Café is a Facebook Group for Christian writers who have expressed interest in writing and self-publishing a book or in upping their writing game. I started the group because I talk with so many who have been taken advantage of trying to self-publish their book, and with people who have questions about writing and self-publishing a book, but didn’t know how.
Dear Christian Writer when I woke up this morning you were the first thing on my mind. I was reminded of the warfare Christian Writers go through. I am a Christian Writer who helps other Christian Writers, share their God-given message to the world through books. Almost every time I speak with some who says they are ready to write and publish their book, something happens, and they become discouraged, their finances are attacked, or some type of chaos appears in their world.
This is a common question that I get from aspiring authors often. If you are self-publishing, you are in control. My answer is it depends on the genre. Your final page count in the final book can vary greatly depending on formatting choices: margins, fonts, linespacing, graphics, white space, and so on. Here is a guideline that you can use:
A business card is often the first point of contact for potential clients. It can say a lot about you, as well as the type of business you run. Your business card has the ability to convince strangers that you can help them. The best way to help your business card do its job is to avoid common mistakes people unwittingly make business cards that you do not want to make. Here are some common mistakes to avoid:
The back cover copy you write for your book is an important marketing message for your book. It should express the essence of your book’s most exciting features in a few hundred words that describes the book to the reader. It may serve as the basis for your online book descriptions, as well as any press releases or pitches you make to the media and other purposes. These words, if written well, will hook the reader. This is why most authors find it so hard to write the back-cover copy. Here are some tips that will help with that.
When purchasing a book you don’t really purchase it because of the cover. However, it was probably the cover that captured your attention, leading you to pick it up and scan the first few pages to see if you’d like the book. Truth is buyers do judge books by their covers and when buyers browse the book prior to purchase and see a poorly designed interior and cover, a seemingly unedited book they usually put it down thinking the book has no value regardless of how great the message is.
This question was posted in my Facebook Group "Anointed Scribes Café Christian Writers Self-Publishing Support Group." This is a question that, as a book coach, I often hear, so I decided to do a quick post for those who have the same question.
Welcome to Ask Angeline. My mission is to help self-publishing and indie authors share their God given message with the world.