Pronoun, Smashwords, and Draft 2 Digital — The “Other” ebook sales sites

Many authors have uploaded their ebooks onto Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site to reach readers. Amazon is a great place, and some authors even choose to be exclusive there, in the Kindle Unlimited program, through KDP Select. However, if you choose to distribute your books widely, here are three options for getting them into many …

The Basics of EBook Cover Design — post by Mary C. Findley

(Pictured above is one example of an ebook cover I made as a sample of my work. It incorporates many of the elements covered in this post. Can you spot the layering, use of vectors, and making the font complement the genre-specifics of the cover?) This post may get a little involved and technical, but …

Will you be my Valentine? I mean Free Reader?

Whether you're a Valentine's Day lover or hater, we hope you're a free book lover! There are lots to choose from, including nine from Findley Family Video Publications. Come pay a visit to our facebook event page and see all the free books! Some are free only certain days so be sure to check throughout …

What Is BookBub and Why Would You Care that We’re There?

BookBub is a site where people can find books -- deals, sales, freebies -- ebooks, specifically. Authors can place ads there and sometimes get a whole lot of sales. The ads can be expensive, but most people say they are worth it. Recently, however, BookBub has introduced some free options for authors to get noticed. …

From The Great Thirst Part Six — Eva takes Keith and Talia to meet her son Angel

“You’ve made your point,” Drew said to his wife. “Obviously I haven’t,” Anne snapped. “She’s risking your two biggest assets in this mission on lunch with a drug cartel insider. Instead of being able to at least admit that, she tries to makes this about me!” Drew looked from Eva to Anne and then risked …

The Hittite Series — Post by Michael J. Findley

The book of Genesis, post-flood to the death of Joseph, is the ice age. Michael Oard has done extensive work demonstrating that there was a single ice age immediately after the flood lasting about seven hundred years. For an introduction to this concept, the book Frozen In Time is available without charge as a series …

Premade Cover Sale! — Guest post by Jen Gentry

Some of the most talented cover designers I have the privilege to know have come together for a great cause. They have donated several glorious pre-made book covers to help create scholarship money to assist aspiring indie authors to attend the upcoming Christian Indie Authors Conference. This is an excellent opportunity for Indie Authors to …

Can You Change? Will You Change? — Post by Mary C. Findley

We love books. But we live in a semi truck. Yes. We live there, full-time, hubby and I. It's not one of those with a motor home setup. It has small storage spaces here and there, but we have to have clothes, food, tools, personal care supplies ,,, Not a lot of room for books. We have perhaps …

Leaving an Inheritance by Michael J. Findley

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; Proverbs 13:22a KJV A simple reading of this verse brings to mind property, real estate, houses, land, and money. Keil and Delitzsch in their commentary point out that the word can also mean “the man who is willing to communicate all good is truly good” …

Findley Family Video’s Publishing Journey

A sweet blog reader was kind enough to say she's been following us for some time now, and likes our writing and content, and also the way we promote our books. She asked about how we publish, and also how we promote, so here, I hope, is an answer to that question. I'm including links …

Another Next Big Thing: Shout-Outs to Fine Bloggers and Author Services

I got myself into a blog hop again. But I got myself out of it, too, very cleverly, I think. Amy Berry Magaw, a lovely pastor's wife, has a blog you can find here: www.vcpbooks.blogspot.com . The deal is that she tags me, and I give her a shout-out and thank you (thank you, Amy) and then …

From Send a White Rose by Mary C. Findley — Southwestern Historical Romance

The building had once been the house of a Spanish nobleman. The large airy courtyard with its golden stucco walls and ornate tile paving had been converted into an outdoor kitchen. In the beautiful fountained courtyard children of various ages stirred big pots of beans, patted and stretched tortillas, and dared one another to eat …

Serials and Samples

Whoa! All of a sudden Findley Family Video has thirty-six titles? How can anyone keep them all straight? Well, here's how, with this handy catalog of all our ebook offerings: Antidisestablishmentarianism  Illustrated Antidisestablishmentarianism "Why Go to the American Wilderness?" Contains the Preface, Introduction, and first chapter of the complete plain text version of the book. …

Pinterest Is My New Interest

  I have only "discovered" Pinterest within about the last month. Previously, I knew that non-writing friends, especially females, gushed about it. Sometimes I ignore what females gush about because it usually has to do with shopping and I dislike shopping. One friend said she couldn't believe I would be on Pinterest. But several author …