Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome to Mass Musings Acacia! Acacia Beumer and Aaron Slaton are currently on book tour with the Virtual Book Tour Cafe', and we lucky enough to be taking part in this wonderful blog tour. There are prizes to be won, including a $50 Visa Gift Card, so leave a comment for a chance to win, and follow the tour HERE for more chances.

The floor is yours Acacia :).

Stigma that is generally associated with self-publishing:
  • If the author had to pay to publish their book, it can’t be worthy of reading.
  • Why purchase a book from an author who isn’t capable of getting a contract from a traditional publisher?
  • If it’s not a New York Times Best Seller, it’s not worthy of reading.

Are you still interested in self-publishing your book?
Don’t be discouraged. There are many authors who are using this route to get their book published. The reality is that if you don’t have a platform or a large following, traditional publishers are not interested. I’m an Indie author and I really had to "take a plunge into deep waters" when deciding to publish my book Launch Out Into The Deep. Yet, I would remove nothing from the experience that comes with knowing that you’ve inspired someone to live again. True story: A local mom shared with my father that she’d purchased my book for her daughter who was undergoing chemotherapy. Her daughter had been deeply depressed but became hopeful and eventually better after reading my book. So if you have a story to tell that will inspire others, Take The Plunge!

Famous authors who self-published:
  • Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn
  • John Grisham, A Time to Kill
  • Jack Canfield and Mark Hensen, Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • T.D. Jakes, Woman Thou Are Loosed!
  • William P. Young, The Shack
The above authors are an inspiration and reminders of the reality that becoming a notable author is feasible and within reach!

Acacia Slaton Beumer, author of Launch Out Into The Deep!

Acacia Beumer:
Acacia Slaton Beumer is a graduate of Oral Roberts University; she will earn her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in the summer of 2012. She works in the Social Service field and finds a sense of joy from helping others. Her husband John is in the United States Army. She has two daughters; Jana is 3 years old Jaci is 1. Acacia loves to interact with readers and welcomes questions and feedback. Her next project is to write an autobiography about her many life experiences. If you're interested in contacting Acacia email her at . May you be tremendously blessed and continue to persevere and daily grow in your walk with Christ.

Aaron L. Slaton:
Aaron Slaton is the author of the poetry and one chapter featured in this book. Writing since the age of twelve, Aaron has been gifted with the ability to bring the Scriptures to life through rhythm and rhyme. Aaron is an aspiring songwriter and producer. If you're interested in contacting Aaron email him at .

Title: Launch Out Into The Deep

Genre - Christian/Inspirational

Format - Ebook, Audiobook, & Print
Publisher - Self Published with CreateSpace
Release Date - December 2011

The topics are contemporary and compelling; these are subjects that affect our world today and those for which people are seeking genuine guidance. Her words reveal an understanding of the depth of emotions in our world, as she explains situations through her own personal experiences. Yet, throughout the book, there is a solid and strong emphasis on the Word of God. The author has effectively bridged the gap between the natural and the spiritual world. Her complete reliance on the power of God brings a taste of heaven to some of today's bitter situations. Sexual promiscuity, peer pressure, disease and even crime are discussed with a bold and frank style. Readers will know there is nothing outside of God's reach that He cannot restore and make right again. An added layer of spiritual enlightenment comes from the poems that accompany many of these essays. Intense and extremely insightful, the words of Aaron L. Slaton provide a strong commentary to his sister's counsel. Encouraging, yet filled with many hard-hitting exhortations, this book speaks with a contemporary language and a timeless commitment to love and truth. 



Thanks for having us! Readers, are you reluctant to purchase books from self-published authors? Authors, share some of your challenges as a self-published author?

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