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PostSubject: Kids Book!   Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:25 am

My son loves Tom Gates (which is a british kids book series that always tops the chart in the UK), and I wondered if there was anything out there that was a Christian version. The only thing I came across was Diary Of A Disciple, which although incredibly well written and beautifully illustrated it wasn't really that similar. DOAD went through books in the Bible and told different peoples experiences but in a kiddy/funny way, rather than a kid experiencing life in a church. My son enjoyed DOAD too, but it got me thinking maybe I could write my own for him.

Anyway, to cut a long story short I did! He read the story and thought it was great. I passed it to a few other folk and they said I should get it published... so in the end I have. I wasn't going to get it published as it was just for my son, but enough folk said I should so I thought I didn't have a lot to lose!

It's now available on amazon. Just type in "The Daydreams Of Jamie Hawklett"

Regarding publishing a book... If anyone goes down the route of publishing a book, then try createspace (an amazon company). It is a simple if but long process (although there are a number of screens you have to go through and put in important details and the process of getting your book print ready can be tricky - especially if you have pictures in it!) and it's great seeing your book on amazon thinking that someone somewhere may enjoy it and it may help them in their christian walk.

Anyway, whilst considering publishing the book I thought I'd probably need a website to back it up a bit.  Basically to give folk a bit of extra info about where to get it, what other things I do etc.  I thought that could be another platform for Chris's albums (as I've co-written the lyrics to 2/3 songs with Chris).  So I could plug Chris and put in some links to album reviews.

It's all poke and hope (is that just UK terminology?) but I thought I'd give it a go!

Here's the website
https://sites.google.com/site/billettcreates/

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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Congrats!

I use CreateSpace for Joshua's Creed CD's.  Saves from having to produce in bulk and their quality is great.
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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:55 pm

I will look into CreateSpace when the next Big Chris album is ready.

On the lyrics page, Fundy, one of your percentages is wrong.  On "Thank You", I merely made a couple of structural changes to make the words flow.  There was little I did to it.  I would put that as lyrics are 99% you.

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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:51 pm

Very cool!

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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:50 am

alldatndensum wrote:
I will look into CreateSpace when the next Big Chris album is ready.

On the lyrics page, Fundy, one of your percentages is wrong.  On "Thank You", I merely made a couple of structural changes to make the words flow.  There was little I did to it.  I would put that as lyrics are 99% you.
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It's funny, 'cause although you only changed a couple of words in it, when it's sung it sounds SO much better.  The last line
Oh Lord thank you for the love that You show to me. sounded much better with the word THAT in it - made it sound more punchier.

The process, going through CreateSpace took me about 3 or 4 hours in total (over a couple of nights).  It's all done in steps, and if it works a similar way to music then it will definitely be a good avenue to go down, Chris.  With my books they print to order, so I've just ordered one and they're printing it for me and I should get it tomorrow.  I don't know what happens regarding CD's but the process was all free for me, so that's great!

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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:59 am

The process is free for CD's, too.  You do have to pay for your proof so you just have to make sure it's 100%.  Joshua's Creed has a couple of covers that aren't quite right.
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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:26 pm

I've sold 3!  Ha!  Only 20 million more and I'll beat J K Rowling!
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PostSubject: Re: Kids Book!   Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:55 pm

Sweet!
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