Monday, February 23, 2015

Christian Indie Authors Network (CIAN)

Christian Indie Authors Network




What is CIAN?
CIAN stands for Christian Indie Authors Network. In Oct of 2010 Samantha Fury created a forum for self-published authors, and that group started coining the phrase CIA. That forum lead to Facebook groups, a website, and more.

There are several CIA groups on Facebook now so we’ve gone a step beyond to try and distinguish from the many groups. We were the original CIA and we’re grateful many others have followed in our footsteps. CIAN is growing every day and we have gone from one small forum to a network of groups and we welcome others to join us and come grow with CIAN. You can start learning about CIAN at our Portal Entry Group Here. 



https://www.facebook.com/groups/356689447801642/
Portal Group
What is a Portal Entry Group? It is a group where you can learn more about our other CIAN groups. We have many to pick from. Our main group had to go secret years ago when too many people wanted to join who were not Christian or just interested in posting advertising. Once a group becomes well known Facebook finds a way to promote you. So we made the main group secret to protect the family atmosphere of Christians sharing and learning from each other. We created the Portal Group so people could still find out about all our groups.



Our Mission CIAN has many groups, some Christian only, some clean, ranging from Cover and Blurb help to Marketing to Editing. We have a weekly online paper. We have a growing Readers group. We have one of the largest Christian Indie Authors websites online. We're working on a “members only” side to the site. We hope to have our Christian Writers’ Academy open soon, with free and members only resources. Our mission is to help Christian Indie Authors be a light in a dark place.



Why join CIAN?
You may wonder: Why would I need to join an online group? What good will it do me? Speaking from my own experience, had it not been for my online Christian friends, I would not even know that self-publishing existed. At this point we’ve heard almost every question before. But we are more than happy to repeat the answers new authors need to hear as many times as needed.



At CIAN we share our problems. We are not just people in a group. We are more like an online family. We care about each other, we pray for each other, and we are there when someone needs advice, prayer, or just a friend. CIAN wants to be a blessing to the Christian Indie Author. We want to teach, guide, and help. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to learn more about self publishing, or are with a small press and need help learning how to market your books. Come check us out. Come grow with Christian Indie Authors!

Look for more articles about CIAN coming soon
Conference 2015
Website
Facebook Group 


Some images from pixabay.com
Samantha Fury is the author of  the Street Justice Series
She's written many articles on book covers, for Indie Authors.  
She operates several Indie Groups. Editing Services, Cover Artist, 
Helpful Indie Facebook Groups, and a wonderful Forum 

Check out Samantha's premade covers here







 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love is 2015 blog hop Christian Authors

LOVE IS

What does Love mean to you? Come see what our Authors have to say!






Hi! Samantha Fury here, and I'm happy to share with you what LOVE IS to me this year. I think as we move through life the way we look at things changes. We learn, we grow, and mostly as we grow older we become more aware of the most important things in life.

Flowers & Candy?
A lot of people think that Love has to do with romance, and dating, candy and chocolates. Maybe flowers and perfume come to mind. A great romance novel or a night out on the town with a person you love.

I'm not saying these are bad things, they all take in what we think of as love and romance and Valentines day. But this year I'm thinking beyond self and what others can give me.
 
This year I'm thinking about 'Love is' what I can do for others. I think of Jesus and a bible verse Acts 10:38. It says that Jesus went about doing good. Here is the verse.


 ACTS 10:38
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.



To me this year being like Jesus is what 'Love is' to me. It means that I think of others before myself. I wake up every day with the idea in my mind what can I do to help someone. How can I bless my friend or my neighbor. Love is to me--giving, helping, being a blessing to someone in need. In other words being Christ like.

Sometimes it can mean flowers, candy, a free book to read, a gift of a few dollars. More often it can just be a smile, a prayer, a kind word to help someone know that another person does care about them. Do I succeed every day, no, but I do my best to show love and kindness when I can. A fine teacher once said that we should wake up in the morning with it on our mind what can I do to bless someone today, and as often as I can I follow this teaching. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope that you are blessed by my words. I hope that you know that we as Authors write so that we can be a blessing and I hope that if you have read one of my books that you received a blessing from one of my novels.



http://www.amazon.com/Charlies-Angel-Street-Justice-Book-ebook/dp/B0041844HM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=0VF0JVPN0315KMDSBP9K

This year we are doing our Love is blog hop again. Several of our Christian Authors are going to be talking about what Love is, to them. Please visit our main site HERE or click on the image below to find all of the blog links.
http://www.christianindieauthors.com/blog-hop.html



Friday, December 19, 2014

Free E-books, sales and more from Christian Indie Authors


Merry Christmas 
From 
Christian Indie Authors Network
Did you get a new kindle or maybe your old one has room for more e-books? Well, check out these great offers from our Christian Indie Authors. We have free books. books that are on sale, and a new releases. Not all books are free the same days so please check the dates. Free Books are clearly marked so enjoy.

Our Authors at CIAN want to wish you a Merry Christmas and invite you to  check out our 2015 Readers Author Conference, more details can be found here but for now feel free to check out these great deals and Merry Christmas.

11 Free Books 
8 books on Sale 
3 New Release
Click on Book Title or lower part of image for link!


Free on Amazon FREE 24 -- 26 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041844HM?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_B00418GSVC



FREE 24 -- 26 
Christian Mystery Romance
Book ONE Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy Charlie's Angel!!!




http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3JWR82/ref=cm_sw_su_dp




Free on Amazon all the time




Christian Historical adventure for readers to grow up with. Benny and the Bank Robber is free, and all other books in the series are 99 cents! Message: Check out Benny's perfect plan for Christmas in Book 2, Doctor Dad! http://amzn.to/13IFdaB (this is the link for the series page.)
300 pages


Free on Amazon FREE 12/24 - 12/28

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AAQHIAE


Christian Romance
FREE 12/24 - 12/28
Message: A twist on the Scrooge tale with some neat romance thrown in!
319 pages

FREE On SMASHWORDs all the time


Times of Turmoil: Christian End Times Thriller (Book 1)Series: The End Times Saga  By    The Evans family make it their mission to destroy Christian influence in the United States through wars, protests, and government tyranny in this first novel of seven in The End Times Saga.  Christian thriller, Times of Turmoil, the first novel of seven in the series The End Times Saga, is free on Smashwords: 

Free on Amazon FREE 12/24, 12/25, & 12/26

http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Hills-Ruth-Kyser-ebook/dp/B00P4EXJPU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr&qid




FREE 12/24, 12/25, & 12/26 An old-fashioned romance set in the Cades Cove area of
Tennessee











Free On Amazon FREE All The Time


http://www.amazon.com/Hole-Fence-Christian-Fiction-Kids-ebook/dp/B00505AFLE




 

Free On Amazon 12- 22 -- 12-26

http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Lisa-Carlingford-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00OH1V65Q/




 Free On Amazon Free 23 to 26




 

On Sale On Amazon Always .99






  On Sale On Amazon12/23 -12/30 reg 2.99 on sale .99






On Sale On Amazon Dec 24 thru 26th



http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Joy-Rebekah-Burton-ebook/dp/B007SOQ47O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419266325&sr=8-1&keywords=B007SOQ47O





On Sale On Amazon .99 thru Jan 1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5VAN2W







On Sale On Amazon .99 cents until Jan 1

http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Father-Susan-C-Foy-ebook/dp/B00L2NQ044/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=


Sale .99 cents until Jan 1st





On Sale On Amazon .99 Dec 26 

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Archangels-Annihilation-Jane-Lebak-ebook/dp/B00NCKEMFY/



$.99 from the 26th - 29




 

 

 

On Sale On Amazon PG-13 Rating Sale ends Dec 31

http://www.amazon.com/Matakeo-Echoes-Daniel-L-Newcomb-ebook/dp/B009FRSWRC/





On Sale On Amazon .99 On sale to Jan 1


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P8F7XP2/ref=cm_sw_su_dp









New Release On Amazon 





New Release On Amazon .99 thru Dec 26th

http://www.amazon.com/Torn-Asunder-Alana-Terry-ebook/dp/B00PSLIZ62




 

 New Release on Amazon





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