Keeping Your Eye On The Prize

Running the race, and running it well

The Kingdom of God is like a race. Only the well-trained, focused athletes keep their eye on the prize and do well. Satan is a master deceiver. For one to wage war and see clearly with spiritual vision, one must know the tactics of his or her enemy.

A must read. Margie Fleurant presents, Focus: Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Visiongiving practical Biblical wisdom and understanding to help readers focus on their Kingdom destiny and win the race!

Focus: Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision is for every mature Christian that seeks to do the will of God and hear, “Well done my true and faithful servant.” 

A powerful and eye-opening book, author, founder and president of The River Ministries speaks truth to readers and builds up the Body of Christ through identifying the distractions in one’s life that disarm individuals from finding God’s plan and purpose for their lives. 

Understand the top ten distractions that hinder an individual’s spiritual walk;
Overcome and combat distractions, false beliefs and bring right heart attitudes;
Discern the spiritual atmosphere and find peace in God;
Discover your role and destiny in the Kingdom of God;
Find strength and joy in putting your hope in Christ.

Carl Morris, Christian Author

Christian author releases a new inspiring book that hits home with such topics as a passion for excellence and a desire to see others fulfill their godly potential, cultivate unity, patriotism, encourage greatness in the talents one has been given to make this world a better place to live, and to create a legacy for your family (that includes prospering in all that you do), focusing others on God. 

This book bring dreams alive again, and life to current life situations, with blessings to come and to future generations.

A Passion for Freedom by Carl Morris is our greatest gift that offers a culmination of poetic endeavors that inspire, encourage and bring back patriotism to the great America that we live in. Birthed out of a passion for excellence and a desire to see others fulfill their godly potential, the author reminds all of the power and value of seeking and trusting God in all you do. 

The author has also written a Mission Creed worth reading. His mission statement is one of purpose, written to a people that want to find excellence, peace, joy and conviction as they pursue their life’s path and dreams, knowing that we all have a pre-destined identity and purpose in Christ. Founded on Biblical principles, one will find these poems ignited with faith, love, perseverance and wisdom. The book is dedicated to not only God, but to all the individuals who sacrificed their time and life for this great country we live in. 

Written for America to get back on track to the values that our forefathers began this great nation. It is a visionary book with insight and instigation to bring the fires of revival into your heart to make a change in the world and within families. From service to being a father, many life subjects bring hope and reminders of just what is really important in this life. This book may just be the fuel you need to begin your own journey to purpose in God and to really living. 

CBM Christian Book Reviews ~ Highly recommended for those who value core Biblical principles, love the freedom we enjoy in America, those who want to see coming revival and a turning toward godly principles and values, for those who value family and for those visionaries who have a dream, but need the encouragement to go forward. If that describes you, then this book is for you. 10.0 stars ~ Get your copy of A Passion for Freedom at Amazon

Getting The Word Out About Your Christian Book

Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and your Christian Book Sales

How is your Amazon page doing? Are you selling books or have your book sales gone south? Many times an author thinks that once they list their book on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and other great online bookstore sites. That they will automatically start selling books. Few find this to be the magic formula.

Christian Author Book Sites

It is important for Christian authors to have a personal website. Why? It adds that much needed personal touch. An author's site gives you an online home where book buyers and book lovers can find information about you as a Christian author, your new Christian book release and where they can purchase your book at.

With an author's site unlike simply having your book on an online bookstore site. You can share your book, book description, book reviews, author press releases, video book trailers, most importantly about you as author and links that will take visitors to online bookstore sites where people can purchase Christian your book.

CBM Author Site Creations

The following will share what the folks at CBM can do for you. With your Christian author's site, you will get.

~ An About the Author Page.
~ A Book Description Page.
~ A Book Review Page.
~ A Press Release Page.
~ A Book Trailer Page.
~ A How and Where to Order Page.
~ A Contact Page.
~ Social Marketing Buttons.
~ Direct Links To Your Author Book Page at Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, NOOK Book and other sites where people can purchase your book at.
~ plus more ....

CBM Christian Book Marketing also offers christian book marketing packages such as, CBM Book Reviews and 100 site Book Review Marketing Packages, Author Article Blast Packages, Book Blast Packages, Author Press Release Packages, Social Media Packages, Video Book Trailer Productions all that can be used to not only promote your book, but also your Amazon page. Contact the folks at CBM Christian Book Marketing at kingdomexpansion1 ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

CBM Christian Book Marketing Provides Information On Christian Book Signings

Various Ways That You Can Market Your Christian Books to Christian Bookstores, Churches, Local Bookstores and Beyond?

Weekly we at CBM get asked this question.  How do I market my book to Churches, Bookstores and even Christian Ministries. Where do I begin?

In a nutshell, there are many answers to that question. However, let's focus on the basics and the most important ways to accomplish marketing your book to Churches and Bookstores.

Putting On Successful Book Signings

Table book signings are by far the best way to open the door with regards to making a connection with a Church or Bookstore and especially for the first time author. Book signings are personal, upfront and book store customers really like visiting a book signing table, meeting an author and getting a signed copy of their book. This is good for the bookstore also, as it adds something of interest for it's customers. 

Get The Process Rolling 
  • Send a letter of introduction that shares about you as author and your book.
  • Request a book signing event at the church or bookstore.
  • Offer to donate a portion of the book sales to the church, church youth group or other inner church ministry. 
  • For bookstores, offer to either give a percentage to the bookstore, or donate a percentage to a local charity of their choice. 
  • Have a raffle for a few free books. Make the event fun.
  • Perform follow up communications by phone.

Goal Setting ~ From experience helping authors in the past set up book signings at local churches and bookstores, the average sales per event averaged 200 to 300 books. Considering the profit margin on the book sales was right at $7.00 00 to $9.00 per author purchased copy, that's not a bad payday for talking with others in Christ, sharing views and signing books.

This further promotes you as a local author. Once you get your first book signing under your belt at a local church or bookstore. It gives you the ability to share that with other potential bookstore managers or churches. 

Take pictures of your first event so that you can add such to your author media package or scrapbook. Ask the local church or bookstore manager of your first event if you can use them as a reference when the book event concludes. A successful book signing event recommendation just adds to your portfolio. 

Get Ready, Go:

First you need some sort of media package that you can send either by email or through the mail services. Your media package should be as follows:
  • A professionally detailed letter of introduction and request for a book signing.
  • A professionally written Press Release that carries a name of Integrity within the Christian Book Industry.
* Contact CBM Christian Book Marketing for further information on creating a more professional media package.

You can get very detailed in creating a Author's Media Package; however, don't let that intimidate you. A simple Author's Media Package can open a door just as much as an extravagant Author's Media Package can.

Sending The Author's Media Package
  • Through the postal services.
  • By email.
  • In person. ( For local churches in the area, you might consider making contact in person. If your budget permits offer a free copy of your book to the person that you speak with. 
Who To Contact At The Church Or Local Christian Bookstore?
  • Address your letter of introduction to the Senior Pastor of the church. This will insure that either the Senior Pastor received the media package or that it will be placed in the right hands. Most Senior Pastors have secretaries that process incoming mail for the Senior Pastor. Therefore, it should get into the right hands.
  • The Bookstore Manager at your local bookstore.
My First Book Signing. Promote It.

Yes, with the church or bookstores' permission and some local newspapers and radio stations will run the announcement for free. Simply contact your local newspaper of Christian radio station and ask.

The Importance of Follow Up

Within 7 days to 10 working days of sending the Author's Media Package to the local churches in your area ( you can determine how many miles you are willing to travel ). The next step would be to follow up with a personal phone call and perform some follow up with regards to the media package that you sent. This of course is only necessary if the church has yet to contact you.

Expanding Your Kingdom's Online Presence

In presenting yourself as a Christian author, it is also recommended that you build a professional online presence in having an author's site. Within this, you can share the site address in your corresponding letters and Media Package. This provides the person that you are making contact with the option to visit your author's site and find out more about you as author and your book.

When The Day Arr ives

Every authors situation is different. However, in a nut shell your book signing table and display is very important. Contact us by email and we will send you some basic information on how to create a great book signing display that will fit into your budget.

For further information and help in accomplishing the above. Contact me by email at kingdomexpansion1 (at) gmail (dot) com and I will answer any questions that you may have. We further offer CBM Christian Author Press Releases, CBM Book Reviews and create Author Sites, all which can be used in your Author's Media Package. Additional services include Video Book Trailer Productions, 100 site Book Blast, Author Article Blasts, Social Media and other expanded online marketing. 

CBM also offers proofreading, book editing, interior book design, print ready files for book publishing and we can even help you set up an account to publish your book.

Let's make your book signing event a success that opens the door to many other successful book signing events.