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3:16 Marketing Network or becoming a beta reader for our authors (which is free), please sign up for the email newsletter
in the ap below and indicate that as your preference.
If you are an author or blogger interested in learning how to
launch books, please keep reading. Joining fee is $40. This includes a half-hour coaching session.
If you do pay here, please email me and let me know that
you have paid the joining fee, and include the information that I need detailed below; mainly, make sure you have read
the book How to Launch a Christian Best Seller, you believe in John 3:16, and you have a blog or website. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Answers to Recently Asked Questions:
What is the John 3:16 Marketing Network?
We are a network of authors who are friendly, encouraging, and want to help each other launch
Some of us are old, some of us are young, some of us are
seasoned writers, and some of us are new at this adventure. Wherever you are in your journey, I hope you will find your niche.
John 316 Marketing Network is unlike anything else on the web. As Christians we have come together to help each other in numerous
ways. More than anything, we have come to care about each other. As it says in the Bible, "They will know we are Christians
by our love."
There is no division here -- we share our hopes and dreams, pray
for each other, and help one another to launch books. Most have reached best-seller status on book launches. God is doing
a new thing.
We also make no distinction about how
one is published. No one way is better than any other way. Our goal is to get as many Christian books into the hands of readers
as we can. They are the gatekeepers, and through helping each other, we can achieve much more than by going it alone, which
when it comes to marketing, is very difficult.
We all write uniquely, are gifted as God so lovingly bestowed on
us, and we thank Him for those gifts. We praise each other because we are part of the Body of Christian Writers that God called
to write to reach the world for Christ.
The outcome of success can be measured
in bringing one person into the Kingdom. We write because we are passionate about writing.
Because marketing is so hard, the John 316 Marketing Network helps those who need help, and those who
know more about marketing freely share with others their knowledge.
Can I join and represent an
author to promote his or her books?
The quick answer to this is no. The one exception would be if the author is a family
member; i.e., a father, mother, brother, sister, husband or wife. The reason is because if we allow people to join who represent
clients, we end up doing the work they have been hired to do and the author will have no motivation to help anyone else because
he (or she) has someone else to do his marketing. If he’s hired someone (because he is too busy to do it himself, for
instance), he wouldn’t have the time to help anyone else.
has come up in various ways—a church member wanted to represent her pastor, for instance, and while it’s admirable
she would want to help promote her pastor’s books, the way the network operates, it wouldn’t work.
We want authors to join who are actively promoting their own books. More and more
the burden of marketing is falling on authors, regardless of how they are published, and as authors, in the network we encourage
and lift each other up in the marketing process.
Can publishing companies join the John 3:16 Marketing Network?
One of our
goals is to be a marketing resource for all publishing companies. We don’t make a distinction about how a book is published.
If a publishing company has paid the admission fee to join, their authors are given priority. In other words, for instance,
even if the membership is closed to new members, we will still process memberships for publishing companies who are members
of the network. Their authors will need to pay their own fee for joining or the publishing company can pay the fee for them.
Suppose I don’t have
the money to join?
I would encourage you to find a sponsor. A surprising number of people ask me to waive the fee,
and I will be honest, it’s hard for me to say no. But the way this plays itself out is processing people into the network
takes time away from my family and my full-time job.
We have many benefits that come with the membership, including
support for book launches; a wealth of information that has been uploaded on the forum; documents about how to do various
technical operations, like how to create a landing page for a book launch; the opportunity to request book reviews and review
books for fellow authors; a pool of beta readers that function like a high-priced editor for a major publishing house; a monthly
support group for prayer; networking that generates opportunities for marketing and promotion of various types; discounted
professional rates from members who possess expertise in various aspects of marketing, like book covers and book trailers;
access to shared knowledge of close to 250 authors who love the Lord and are seeking out His will for their books in writing,
publishing, and marketing.
If you have a question about any of these things, someone in the network will be able to give
you sound advice.
We also provide many hosting opportunities by fellow members on blogs, which is nice for book showcases and
book launches. New members can pick up many new blog, twitter, and Facebook followers. We have extra events throughout the
year that provide additional opportunities for exposure, like blog hops, shopping sprees, and book anthologies.
Do I have to be an author
to join as an author?
the only requirements are that you believe in John 3:16, you have a blog, and you purchase (for $2.99 on Kindle, $7.99
in print) the book How to Launch a Best-Selling Christian Book. We really appreciate our hard-working bloggers
who feature our authors on their blogs, read their books, and write wonderful reviews. I wish we had more of them.
The Must-Get Book, How to Launch a Best-Selling Christian Book
By reading How
to Launch a Best-Selling Christian Book, you will have a better idea of what we do and won't have as many questions
about what is happening on the forum. You will also know how to set things up the way you want on the forum and will experience
less frustration, making for a more pleasurable experience.
After reading the
book, if you are excited about what we are doing and want to get involved, this is what I need from you:
2. Email (preferably the one you used
to receive this email):
3. Your blog (preferable); your website if you don't have a blog
The above information can be emailed to me at email@example.com (those are two small "L"s).
If you have any questions, please
don't be shy. As busy as I sometimes am, I really will get back to you.
Please pray about your decision, read the book (at least enough to give you an idea if this is something
you want to be a part of), and get back with me with the information that I need as outlined above.