Don't Miss Out on Dramatic Changes Sweeping Book Publishing Today

(This article appeared in the Hannibal Books e-newsletter. To receive this newsletter, send an email to HannibalBooksPR@gmail.com.)

Six years after Hannibal Books created CrossHouse Publishing as its cutting-edge, self-publishing arm, this year most of the larger publishers of Christian books have followed suit. One, in fact, even chose a name very similar to our CrossHouse label.

Why is this happening? Because book publishing has entered a dramatic, transformational era which is overthrowing more than 400 years of the traditional way of doing things. I highly recommend that you read the article entitled "Books Gone Wild: The Digital Age Reshapes Literature" in the January 18, 2009, issue of Time magazine. This article prophetically forecast the current trend in book publishing's shift away from traditional to self-publishing models.

With today's technology just about anyone can become an author. Costs are dropping; new avenues for distribution are opening up worldwide. The book-price war going on among Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, Target and Barnes and Noble is just one piece of this fascinating revolution occurring right before our eyes.

Amazon's recent decision to give away free a PC version of its pricey Kindle book reader is another example of the kaleidoscope of changes happening now--or those on the horizon.

To learn more about these life-altering trends, join us at the 2010 Mark Twain School for Authors on Feb. 26-28, 2010.

And if you want to be a part of this transformational era, contact CrossHouse Publishing's Dr. Katie Welch (
crosshousepublishing@earthlink.net) for information on how easily you, too, can become a trend-setting, up-to-date version of a self-published author.

--Louis Moore, President
KLMK Communications Inc.
(parent company of Hannibal Books and CrossHouse Publishing)


What was God thinking when He created man?

When God creates the first humans--Adam and Eve--they exist in a state of perfect spiritual communion with the Father. Satan tricks these pure individuals into committing the first sin. This causes them to immediately move away from that true spirituality that God had in mind when He designed them. The Old Testament is filled with God's efforts to restore spirituality to His people and the repeated, Satan-originated conflicts to try to thwart this.

In Jesus Restores True Spirituality: Understanding Satan's Subtle Schemes to Hamper the Testimony of Christ's People, his companion book to the Old Testament-oriented Created to be Spiritual, pastor and retired missionary Joe E. Tarry demonstrates how God sends His Son to live out in perfection a model of all God intends for us to be.

Walking the reader through key New Testament events from the Messiah's birth through Revelation, Joe shows how the enemy uses strategies to try to darken Christ's brilliance as the Light of the World. The book challenges us to exalt Christ over Satan and to make Jesus' lifestyle our goal.

Joe E. Tarry was born near Lovington, NM, in 1935. He graduated with a double major and received a bachelor of arts in religion and history from Eastern New Mexico University and a master of divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Leona, are retired missionaries and live in Ruidoso, NM. His first book, Did Paul Approve of the Tongues Spoken in Corinth?, explores 1 and 2 Corinthians and Paul’s conclusions about the practice of speaking in tongues. Tarry’s second book,
Created to be Spiritual: Understanding God’s daily battle with Satan for the hearts and minds of His people, he explains story after dramatic story in the Old Testament to show how Satan tries to undermine the spiritual growth of believers.


Along the Way Blogger Says New Release by Hannibal Books "Enlightened" Her

In a new review by Along the Way blogger Janet Ruth, she said that Lessons from a Broken Chopstick: A memoir of a peculiar childhood "enlightened [her] as to what missionary families sacrifice in order to bring the gospel to the nations." Thanks to Janet for reviewing the book! Please visit her blog to read the entire post at Along the Way.