Shameless Self-Promotion

I’ve mentioned once or twice that I have a book coming out hopefully this summer. It is called Good News: Don’t you think Good News should be good news?, and is co-authored with Ken Blue. Ken actually preached the original sermon series most of the material came from; with Ken’s okay, I reworked and expanded the material quite a bit, while keeping it in Ken’s voice.

After sending it out to a few publishers (the few who don’t require agents), I learned that Thomas Nelson Publishers (the largest Christian publisher in the world, I believe) was just launching a self-publishing arm, Westbow Press. I was quite impressed with the services they offered, and while originally I had no interest in self-publishing, I became convinced this is what I wanted to do. This way I retain control and the rights. It will be available in both hard and softcover as well as a Kindle edition, and will be sold through Amazon, etc.  I’ll probably try to come up with an iPad version, and I’ve had a request for a Sony version, but haven’t checked into what that entails.

However, this also means I am responsible for editing, etc., which is a bigger job than you might realize, especially if you’re a sloppy writer, as I tend to be. Fortunately, my friend Julia Loren agreed to do a final edit for me, and I am anxiously awaiting the edited version from her this week so I can finish it up and get it to Westbow for their layout process. Also, they will design a cover that hopefully is better than what I’ve done here.

I’m pleased with the book. It will definitely be controversial, but then the real Gospel always is.  In the coming days, I’ll post a couple of “free samples” for your consideration.

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One Response to Shameless Self-Promotion

  1. Steve Martin says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

    It sounds like it will be heavy gospel!

    That, to me, is good news.

    Nice going, Alden!

    Love the new look of the blog, also.

    – Steve

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