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Joshua Cartwright

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  1. Hey brothers and sisters! Do you want to read something different yet incredibly inspiring! Out today: Jesus and Me: One Child's Friendship with the Son of God. Show your child what friendship with the Son of God can be like! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1527241971/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=jesus+and+me+joshua&qid=1560712654&s=books&sr=1-1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RJYHW7C/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2 Get a copy today on Kindle or Paperback! **SPECIAL OFFER *** If you are prepared to take the 35 minutes to read this and leave a fair review, contact me and I will send you a PDF. You must be able to review on Amazon.
  2. Okay, one week in. I've had nine new visitors, eight from the USA and 1 from England.Most are in major population centres like Atlanta, Chicago, New York etc. My media pack seems to have been downloaded only one but there were 25 page views from that lot of the two pages I most wanted people to visit. As of yesterday, I had one request for a soundbite from a North American Christian radio station for broadcast this Saturday. So, at the moment the cost has been about 6.50 USD per click and one contact (which techically until I see people reviewing the book) has cost me 68USD. However, the way to think about this is that even if one broadcast gets picked up by other stations, things could still kick off. I'll keep you posted.
  3. So, my press release has been out for three days and I've had no email contacts. It was hard not to feel discouraged but I also tracked where it was being viewed through my wordpress site. I use statcounter which enables me to see where in the world people are visiting from and what they did. So as of Friday morning UK time there have been seven unique visits mostly from East and West USA. There have been downloads of the book extract as well. That works out (so far) at about 8 dollars per click given the cost of the release. If I get some good publicity I'll need to sell 31 kindle books to cover my costs. I will let you know in a few days how things are going and what v worked when I get feedback Joshua
  4. Hi all, I found these Christian podcasts and this one on 'why successful people like to fail'. I listened to it and it contains some useful thoughts for writers as we can be too hard on ourselves. http://www2.ignitinghope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/158-Why-Successful-People-Like-to-Fail.mp3
  5. Hello brothers and sisters. I've just sent a press release via christiannewswire.com. I will let you know how it goes and if anyone else has done the same, please share.
  6. Mine is going to be a sci-fi called 2619: Beta That is just SO cool.
  7. Hi Stephanie, Welcome to the group! I'm sure you'll enjoy the book and it's only a 30 minute read. If you send an email to joshua-abraham@mail.com I'll send it across. The book comes out in June and I'd be happy for an honest review. You can message me privately on here as well. Thanks so much. Joshua
  8. okay, fair enough, I acknowledge that last part. But all I wanted to communicate to other members is that I have successfully got reviews from this site with no real downside. I think once I waited a few months to get one. God bless you.
  9. Accord64, I think you are being unnecessarily suspicious. Yes, they want you to buy paid reviews and those offers are not hidden - but it's not forced upon you. The first review is truly free and I've posted their site to reflect that. You don't need to read over anything else because there are no hidden terms and conditions. I've been grateful for their reviews and I've never had any follow up from them that made me regret it.
  10. Hi all, As you may be aware, there don't seem to be that many free review sites that are straight-forward - or truly free: Readersfavorite.com is an exception. In the last few years I have put five books on there - some of them in pre-release -and got four reviews back. Surprisingly, the one that never got reviewed was a book based on the creativity techniques of millionaires! The interface is clean and it's fairly straightforward to use. There are also competitions to enter and you can become a reviewer too. Anyway, elsewhere on this site I asked for pre-release readings of my newest book Jesus and Me: One Child's Friendship with the Son of God. I also put a request up on readersfavorite and got a review WITHIN A WEEK - see below. These reviews are NOT posted on Amazon (or anywhere but you can use them in your editorial section (the bit that shows above the reviews in Amazon - enter these in your Author Central) but you can use them on Goodreads, advance publicity and - hint - weave review quotes into your description. If you want an example of how I did this (on my so-far best-selling book) search for The Granny JJ Adventures on Amazon and read the description. Anyway, there are no guarantees but see below for how thoughtful the reviews can be: Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite The many stories of Jesus clearly show his love for children. “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them. For to such as these belong the kingdom of heaven.” The stories we hear in the New Testament are told by Jesus’s followers, his disciples, all adults. But, what about these children whom he loved so much? What about their stories? We can only surmise that children, like little Imma, had wonderful, loving stories about their experiences with Jesus. Imma heard many of Jesus’s stories and she was able to talk to him, simply, as a child would. She asked him simple questions, like “Are you saying that your teachings are like spiritual food?” This was after she had witnessed first-hand the miracle of the five loaves and two fishes. Jesus was able to talk to her at her level of understanding without making her feel insignificant. “You are my littlest disciple, Imma.” Now, perhaps the Imma of these stories never existed, but there must have been many other children who met Jesus, interacted with him and learned from him – other littlest disciples. Joshua Cartwright’s children’s story, Jesus and Me: One Child’s Friendship with the Son of God, provides another look at the well-known stories of the Bible, a look through the eyes of children. This may be written for children, but since we are all children of God and must believe as children believe, then these stories are relevant to us older children as well. The illustrations carry the story along and the useful author note to parents helps explain the use of scripture to present a fictional story of a possible encounter between one child and Jesus. A wonderful learning tool to expand one’s faith, written for children of all ages. If you want a review like this - go and give them a go. Joshua
  11. Thanks flower power! I'll log onto my computer in a couple of hours and send you a private message. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
  12. Hi, I'm struggling to find a suitable font for a historical children's book about Jesus. Any suggestions welcome - I want it to be a sans serif font plz Joshua
  13. Hey all, I found a free cover creator and a good one! Lots of different options: hardback, paperback, tablet, phone etc - all free. See my example below. https://diybookcovers.com/ Joshua
  14. I used to train in NLP and there was one technique I would use before speaking to a room. Go in early and stand at the front of the room - then take a few deep breathes and imagine your awareness extending to every corner of the room - floor to ceiling. If you want, tell yourself: "I own this room." I havealways found it very powerful and it helps me to include the whole room when I am speaking like what Johne said.
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