Deborah H. Bateman is an Author, publisher, blogger and website designer. Deborah was born and raised in South Carolina, where she still resides with her husband. She has two beautiful daughters and five precious grandchildren. Besides writing and publishing books, Deborah enjoys cooking, interior decorating, and crafts.
Deborah has published five books in the Daily-Bible-Reading Series, they are: “The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption,” “The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor,” “Beatitudes: How to Live a Blessed Life,” and “Finding Our Identity in Christ,” “The Book of Ezra: A Story of Provision and Protection,” and “Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.” She has published one book about self-publishing. It is called: “Self-Publishing Simplified: How to Publish a Book on Kindle.”
Deborah is the founder of Christian Daily Resources, a Christian online ministry dedicated to “Sharing God’s Word”. Deborah is the author of Daily-Bible-Reading blog and Bible Verse Tweet blog where she shares daily Bible studies and Bible verses. at: http://daily-bible-reading.com and http://bibleversetweet.com Also, you can check out her website at: http://ChristianDailyResources.com. Deborah looks forward to “Sharing God’s Word” with you.
Check out Deborah’s author site at: http://DeborahHBateman.com/. Deborah also has a blog on her author site where she shares self-publishing tips, digital publishing tips, indie publishing tips, book marketing tips, writing tips, and social media tips check it out at: http://DeborahHBateman.com/blog
What inspires you to write?
I like studying the Bible and sharing it with others. Most of my books are Bible studies and Devotionals. I also have written one book about self-publishing on Kindle as a way of inspiring others to write their books.
Tell us about your writing process
I try to write something every day. I have several blogs so I usually write on my blogs. I usually write on my computer. I have a basic format that I use for my Bible studies. I read the Scripture that I am going to share and then write a brief commentary on it. I write a prayer to go along with the lesson and a few questions for reflection. I also like to pick a music video to go along with the lesson so I can create a complete worship experience the reader can enjoy in a few minutes each day.
Writing the self-publishing book was more like outlining and sharing the process of publishing a book on kindle. It was harder for me because I had to think more about it and try to make sure to include everything.
What advice would you give other writers?
My best advice is to write something every day. In doing so you will create a lot of content and keep in the practice of writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I took an eBook course and published my books as eBooks. I am now in the process of trying to get them into print as well. All of my books are published through Kindle Direct Publishing and are for sale on Amazon.com
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am excited about the future of book publishing. Even though we don’t know what the future holds, we can be optimistic that publishing books and eBooks will be available to more people in the future and as with any new technology there are people who will embrace it and people who will fight it. There will always be people who prefer print books and there are now people who prefer eBooks. I say lets do both. I also am interested in doing audio books. I would like to deliver my content in whatever format my readers would prefer it. Why not have it all available and then the reader can choose their preferred method of consuming the material.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Nonfiction/religion & spirituality, publishing, writing, how-to
What formats are your books in?