Cherie Hill is an Internationally Bestselling Christian author. She has been ranked in the top 10 Amazon Authors in Religion and Spirituality, consistently ranked in the top 100. See her published works HERE. Cherie's Blog
As an exclusively Amazon.com self published author, Cherie has mastered the marketing engine that Amazon.com provides. All of her books are consistently in the top 100 on the Amazon Bestselling lists. (most in the top 50) Her goal is to provide publishing services that will enable others to impact the world through their writings.
Cherie provides Cover Design services, copyediting, book synopsis writing (through her ability to write highly marketable material), and all the formatting that is needed for a paperback, Kindle ebook, and CD.
*MOST ebooks for Kindle, even "traditionally" published ebooks are NOT properly and meticulously edited for Kindle. Cherie uses GREAT detail when formatting for Kindle.
As a client, Cherie will train you on the marketing secrets with Amazon. She hopes that you too will become a Bestselling author through the largest Bookseller in the world!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE STORY My publishing story will give you insight into how WriteSource Publishing Services got started. I never anticipated helping other authors publish, but God has called me into this chapter of my life . . . He's the author and finisher of my faith and I've learned it's BEST to let HIM write! So, here I am, ready to help YOU! Here's my publishing story: After throwing money away by publishing my first book with a subsidy publisher, my sales amounted to nearly nothing and the royalty checks were evidence of that reality. My hopes rose when Mary (Demuth) helped me land my second manuscript on the review board of a major publisher, WITHOUT an agent (Mary is GOOD!), through her ebook, “Non Fiction Proposal Tutorial.” But, that year the economy went south and the publisher decided to halt new acquisitions. My hopes and hard work evaporated into thin air.
Two years later, and not many sales to speak of, I continued to write articles for online Christian websites, kept blogging, and kept working diligently on my “first love,” the ministry God had given me before all this writing stuff began: ScriptureNow.com. Too often, I didn’t want to continue the journey. It all felt empty. Nothing seemed to be happening and I felt like a failure for not having a book “traditionally”published. I had kids to raise (homeschool) and I couldn’t make the time to travel to conferences and do speaking engagements etc. I had my computer, the internet, and God.
During those two years, I questioned my journey. I wondered if I’d really heard God’s heart right. I thought God was finished with me and it saddened me deeply. Yet, instead of giving up, I pressed through . . . and during the years of doubt and despair, I just remained in Him. I studied His Word and developed greater faith. I trusted Him even when there was no evidence that I should. And then, something happened.
The Spirit “quickened” me. I began studying all the aspects of how to put together a “professionally” published book. Although we’re told that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the truth is, we all do . . . so I began to really work at creating great covers. In the meantime, I also looked into making my books into ebooks. I thought someone was going to have to drag me, kicking and screaming, out of the traditional paperback world, but I was willing to try anything. So, I published my books through the Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The rest of the story takes an unusual turn.
I started thinking through marketing strategies I could use with Amazon and began implementing them. For one, I publish exclusively through Amazon—there’s a reason. If all your sales are happening in ONE place, guess what happens to your rankings? Exactly . . . they go up! If your books are all over the place, the volume is spread too thin. Amazon is the largest bookseller in the world . . . who wouldn’t want to be on their bestseller list!?!
Next, I was able to take control of my pricing and could change it hourly! I mastered the Amazon marketing system and one of my books made it to #1 in Bestsellers for the entire Christian Living category. I still can’t believe it. All of my books have continued to remain in the top 100 Bestsellers for Christian Living, as a result of my marketing strategies. And after a year, I have sold over 40,000 copies! In addition to that, I have now taken on clients, in order to teach them the ropes of Amazon, as I design titles, covers, and do all the formatting for them. God had a plan all along, I just couldn’t see it. (Rarely can we, He wants us to learn to trust . . . to walk by faith.)
Never before has publishing a book and being a “successful” author been more possible. Amazon has opened the gates and the possibilities are endless. In the words of Jeff Bezos, “I am emphasizing the self-service nature of these platforms because it’s important for a reason I think is somewhat non-obvious: even well-meaning gatekeepers slow innovation . . . when a platform is self service, even the improbable ideas can get tried, because there’s no expert gatekeeper ready to say ‘that will never work!’ And guess what—many of those improbable ideas do work, and society is the beneficiary of that diversity.”
I read the reviews of my books and it brings me to tears. If it were not for Amazon, my writings would have never touched those lives. Know this: When God has a plan, He makes a path. He made a path for me and He’ll make one for you too.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cherie Hill is the founder of ScriptureNow.com. She has a BA in Psychology and is trained in Biblical Counseling through the AACC. She is an Amazon.com Bestselling Christian Living author. Her published works are:
Cherie writes the Christian Women's column, "FAITHLIFT" for CWAHM.com and is a contributor for FAITHVILLAGE.com, as well as several other online Christian Magazines. Cherie also enjoys the privilege of being the #1 Book Reviewer for Thomas Nelson, as well as an avid reviewer for Zondervan, Amazon, Bethany House, Tyndale, Waterbrook/Multanomah and Revell Books. She dedicatesher time to serving God through her church, several non-profit organizations, and her local animal shelter. She prays that the fullness of God will pour out through her life into the lives of others.