Sunday, November 27, 2011

John 3:16 Network to Release Taste and See First Chapters Book Soon

A new book by the John 3:16 Marketing Network will showcase the work of 58 authors who have banded together to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their writing talents. Slated for release in early December, Taste and See, a Sampling of First Chapters by John 3:16 Marketing Network Authors, will be available in various ebook formats.

"I am excited to offer this book completely free through the Christmas holidays," says Lorilyn Roberts, the network's founder, who is editing the book. "I had no idea initially if anyone would be interested or if publishers would let us reprint a first chapter, but the response has been overwhelmingly positive."

"After the first of the year, people will need to sign up for the John 3:16 ezine to get Taste and See for free, but until January 1, everyone can download as many copies as they want from Smashwords and other distribution sites, including Apple, Kindle, Nook, and Sony with a coupon."

Lorilyn started the John 3:16 Marketing Network, which is free to join, as a means of collaborating on book launches and other marketing endeavors. As of this writing, the network has grown to 150-plus members. In addition to launching books, the network offers book showcases, reciprocal blogging, monthly prayer meetings via teleconferences, a bulletin board, an active Facebook page, a site to post book reviews, and tutorials for some of the more technical aspects of marketing. Lorilyn has also written a book, How to Launch a Christian Best-Seller Book, to help authors reach best-seller status on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A storefront is run in affiliation with the New Christian Books Magazine, operated by network member Cheryl Rogers.

Taste and See, a Sampling of First Chapters, features fiction and non-fiction aimed at readers of all ages, plus a few surprises," says Lorilyn.

The John 3:16 Marketing Network plans to publish the Taste and See book annually to enable readers to enjoy new authors' books. "We write and publish a lot of books each year," Lorilyn adds. "I am sure we will have many new books to include in another sampling next year."

Again, the sample book will be free through the holidays; sales links to the full works are included. Taste and See will retail for $3.99 at Smashwords.com after the holiday promotion. It will continue to be free after the new year if you sign up for the John 3:16 ezine.

Distribution is planned through Smashwords.com and its retail network, the John 3:16 Marketing Network website and blog, New Christian Books Online Store, and network member blogs and websites.

The book's cover features mini book covers submitted by authors, in a collage format. "My goal was to showcase all the authors and their books in a visually pleasing way," says Rogers, who designed the cover and assisted with the book's formatting. Rogers, who has authored a number of books aimed at Christians of all ages, publishes New Christian Books Online Magazine as a free service to Christian readers and writers.

19 comments:

  1. Great looking cover design Cheryl. You and Lorilyn have done a marvelous job of compiling this special volume featuring John 3:16 authors and their books. To God be all the glory!

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  2. I am so happy to be a part of this book. Thanks to everyone who contributed and everyone who had a part in putting it together. May God be lifted up through this book and may the authors sell more books through the distribution of this book.
    Blessings, Deborah H. Bateman

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  3. So excited about this book "Taste and See First Chapters" and privileged to be part of such a great project! Thanks Lorilyn and Cheryl for all your hard work on this! :)

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  4. This is very exciting and I am grateful that my book is included.

    Tom Blubaugh
    Night of the Cossack

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  5. May the Lord be blessed through the writings of this awesome network!

    ~Patience Prence
    Author SCARS: An End-Times Novel

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  6. The book looks great! Thanks Cheryl and Lorilynn for all your hard work. I am so blessed to be part of this production and this network.
    See you in a twinkling,
    Brenda K. Hendricks

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  7. I also mentioned this on the thread on Amazon! And yes, I love the cover! Thanks to everyone who put this together : D

    Patience Prence

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  8. Thanks so much, Cheryl and Lorilynn for taking on and completing this project. I know God will use it to accomplish his purposes.

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  9. Looks great Lorilyn. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to meet the deadlines:(

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  10. Great cover! I can't wait to get a copy and read from so many of my friends!

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  11. The Boulton's love the cover! I'm excited to be in this project. Let's keep praying for favor on this book.

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  12. Exciting stuff! I'm looking forward to getting my own copy.

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  13. The cover is great. I'm looking forward to the book's release. thanks to Lorilyn, Cheryl and everyone else who worked so hard to make this project a reality.

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  14. This looks incredible! Thank you all for your hard work and putting this together so quickly!

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  15. Very good idea. I love having a taste of different books at the same time. Blessings to Cheryl and Lorilyn for their hard work.

    Sana Edoja

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  16. Looks terrific. Best wishes, everyone.

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  17. Thanks for including us in this major project

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  18. Fantastic, Lorilyn and Cheryl! You did such a great job!

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