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If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the rss feed for updates on this topic. In this post, i share over 100 places to promote christian books in response to a question i received. Popular spiritual journey books meet your next favorite book. An introduction to the enlightened philosophy, teachings, and eternal truth given directly by illumined souls in the highest spirit realms. Dechanthughes combines a deep understanding of the media landscape with a unique ability to articulate the many angles and messages of religious books for the mainstream like few others. The 12 most influential spiritual books of the past 50 years. Thanks to february medias help, spiritual rebel quickly bounded onto the page, across screens, and into the airwaves. Visit our bookstore promoting selfpublished authors and books. Book publicists, pr services, and book publicity experts. His book of love poetry dawn\s kiss, will be coming out in the summer or fall of 2009 and his spiritual metaphysical book, morning coffee with god, is being published by ozark mountain publishing in 2010. Go north from the golden gate bridge on hwy 101 for about 20 miles. Online book publicity helps authors and publishers to gain exposure to more new readers.
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Of course, i had no idea how much money a publicist would cost, and i was gobsmacked by their fees. Pump up your book presents our secret powers virtual book. In spiritual teacher eckhart tolles book, a new earth, the author talks about reducing the ego as a means to feeling the abundance of life, because the ego is the source of all inner and outer conflict. Her strong belief and passion for faith, spirituality, positive life stories make her pick the most wellwritten, true from the heart stories that can move readers. Bob in formulating the steps and the traditions of alcoholics anonymous. Home bookstore click to request publicity for a spiritual, inspirational or christian novel spiritual subcategory tags.
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The main insight which led to the creation of this book was about the language of light, which is not to be confused with the actual new age alien sounding language. Effective promotion to the spiritual and metaphysical community is a small niche part of traditional book pr. My spiritual journey began with a chance encounter with the book conversations with god book 1. Many outside book publicists require contracts of six months to a year, and their rates are high enough to bring a struggling novelist to her knees. Book and engine marketing of top christian authors and publishers and their novels. Plus, if a note gets very popular, the teacher picks it up and reads it to the class. Marketing fiction, for example, is significantly different than marketing nonfiction. The complete book on how to curb your cursing won several national awards for the best book publicity of the year. Resources and information for the media, press, and publicity professionals about intervarsity press, a christian publishing company dedicated to serving the university, the church, and the world. Realistic time goals and manageable tasks are the key to staying motivated and keeping on trucking with book publicity. Can an independent publicist help you maximize your book s success. This book is the first to prove that time traveling is possible and not a fictional concept. Book marketing for the christian marketplace the book designer. Choose the right categories and keywords for your book.
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