Thursday, October 24, 2019

Just in Time for the Holidays: KC's Christmas Discovery

We're thrilled to announce the release of Estelle H. Herndon's latest book, KC's Christmas Discovery.

KC is a cute little mouse who is awakened one night by loud noises. Always curious, she creeps out from her room to make an exciting discovery that soon changes her life.

Come meet KC and learn about her Christmas discovery!

Children may discover something new awaiting them inside this story, too.

In this delightful story, KC introduces children to Jesus as she discovers Him, too. At the end of the book, you'll find the real Christmas story from Luke 2, and a list of the author's favorite verses. 

Available in Paperback, Kindle, and coming soon, Hardcover, too.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Devotional Journal: Further Still by Joyce Park

Life presents challenges to each of us every day in a variety of ways. Our faith is challenged as we pray seeking answers, and then strengthened as we recognize God’s presence in the midst of our pain.Further Still provides a glimpse into the author’s life as she journeyed through difficult seasons with her sick children. The daily devotionals offer a touch of hope and encourage readers to lean into Jesus when life gets so hard we aren’t sure where to turn.The book includes journal pages for you to document your own journey toward the place called Further Still.

by Joyce Park

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Announcing Contest for Child Storytellers

UPDATE: We're sad to report we did not have enough entries to complete the contest. But don't let that discourage you and your kids from writing and illustrating those stories! 


We're excited to announce a new contest today, involving the new Young Storyteller's Prompt and Draw Series of children's books from Tracy Ruckman.

From today, December 1, 2018 through Friday, January 11, 2019, parents or legal guardians may submit their child's completed Prompt and Draw book for a chance to win professional publication of that book. The parents/guardians and child will retain all rights to the book. There is no entry fee, other than the original purchase of the book.

To Enter: 

Your child, age 5-12 years old during the contest period, should write and illustrate their own story in any of the twelve books in the Prompt and Draw series. The child may use crayons, markers, paint, and/or pens or pencils (colored or not). The child should also illustrate the cover to fit their story.

When the child has completed the story and illustrations, parent should take photographs of the first three pages of the story and illustrations.

E-mail us those three images by January 11, 2019. The e-mail address is: In the e-mail, please include the following information:

your name
your role (parent or legal guardian)
your e-mail address
your shipping address (will not be disclosed)
child's name
child's city
child's age and birthdate (Birthdate will not be disclosed - requested only for purposes of contest rules)

Judging criteria:

Overall story and illustration quality

We're not looking for perfect art, perfect writing, perfect story. We know and expect this to be a child's true work, which is art in and of itself. We'll be looking for a story and illustrations that can be conveyed professionally while still retaining the child's work.

Finalists will be chosen and will be contacted by e-mail on or before January 31, 2019. Finalists will be required to submit more photographs of the book.

The winner (parent, guardian) will be contacted by e-mail on or before February 15, 2019.

TMP will then request the winner to mail us the book. We will provide a pre-paid label
and envelope for the book to be shipped to us. The book will be returned at the end of the contest.

From the child's book, we will create a new book, using your child's story and illustrations, to publish a professional product. This means we will typeset your child's words and digitally enhance the images - the process will vary, based on the quality and method of the original illustrations.

Then we will publish the book like we've published hundreds of others. The winner's name will be on the cover of the book, the copyright in the winner's name, and the winner's parents/guardians will retain all rights to the book. If approved by the parent/ guardian, the book will also be made available on Amazon for public consumption, under the control of the parent/guardian, so all royalties and sales are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. TMP Books assumes no responsibility for the payment of royalties.

We reserve the right to end the contest without declaring a winner.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

New Marketing Subscription Service for Authors, Artists, Entrepreneurs

What do authors tend to hate more than anything? What do entrepreneurs put off until the last minute because they're too busy with all other aspects of their business?


Daily, we hear from authors about how much they hate promotion (and especially self-promotion) of their books.

Daily, we hear from entrepreneurs about how they struggle to find time to market their products after they've done all the other work creating.

Daily, we hear from artists that they're artists, not marketers.

We hear you loud and clear. We see the need and want to help!

Beginning November 1, we are launching a new marketing subscription service for authors, artists, and entrepreneurs.

Each month, you will receive:
  • Consultation by e-mail, as needed, to discuss your marketing needs
  • 35 Tweets custom written, with links and relevant hashtags, then shared on our social media accounts each month
  • 30 Pins on Pinterest per month – pins created from your own blog, website, book/product pages and shared on our accounts
  • 12 Facebook shares per month – shares on our FB accounts and groups, from your own FB pages and blogs, and from your book/product pages
  • 4 Instagram posts per month – we create four original memes customized for you and your books/products
  • Monthly analytics report
At the end of each month, we provide you with all the created content (like memes and tweets) so you can have them for future use, and we'll reconfigure some of them for use the next month so that we're constantly building your marketing platform.

Because your marketing needs change based on book/product launches, holidays, and other special events, we're happy to tweak our plan to fit your needs from month to month.

The cost is only $49 a month.

Ready to get started? Click on the Subscribe button below. When we receive notice of your subscription, we'll send you an e-mail requesting information from you so we can arrange for our initial consultation and then begin marketing your books, art, and/or business.

Another service we offer is our Marketing Package, which includes:
  • Two press releases written and distributed to your local markets and globally
  • One custom video book trailer (up to 2 minutes in length)
  • Six custom memes promoting your book for use on social media
  • 25 Tweets written about your book, website/blog, themes, author page
  • Six months of Social Media sharing about your book (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)
This package price is $499, but we have created a special bundle price if you're interested in both the subscription and the full marketing package. Just send me a note for more details and a customized quote.

I look forward to serving you and watching your business grow. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Latest Release: The Young Storyteller's Prompt and Draw Series by Tracy Ruckman

We're excited to announce the release of The Young Storyteller's Prompt and Draw Series by Tracy Ruckman.

This series of twelve books encourages children to create their own stories from simple prompts. Lined pages with the prompts and plenty of work space for illustrating their stories, too!

About the Series:

Encourage Children to Write and Illustrate their Own Stories!

The Young Storyteller’s Prompt and Draw Series offers basic prompts to guide children through a solid story structure while encouraging their imaginations to soar.

The pages within provide short prompts with lined space for writing out the story and ample blank space for children to illustrate as they create.

This series is perfect for home use, as well as in a classroom or homeschool setting.

The books are available on Amazon, or can be purchased by the case of 24 with a special discount for teachers/classrooms/schools. E-mail us for more information on case pricing.

The links for each of The Young Storyteller's Prompt and Draw Series:

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