Shining Gods light in a dark place

Campaign Created by: Shannon Teichmann
The funds from this campaign will be received by Shannon Teichmann.
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Goal : $5,500

Raised : $160

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TBN/Trilogy will publish my book, author-financed. My book shines God's Light & Love as it helps others with addiction issues and consequential legal problems.

Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) publishing branch, Trilogy Christian Publishing (TCP), provided me a contract with terms of author financing at $5,500 for production and advertising. 

The requested funds cover Trilogy's expenses, including:

  • Professional Copyediting
  • Professional Cover Design by One of Our Award Winning Designers
  • Professional Interior Layout and Typeset
  • ISBN Registration
  • Copyright Registration with the Library of Congress
  • International Digital and Physical Distribution (Physical Distribution to more than 39K Retailers, Digital Distribution to more than 100k online retailers)
  • Highest Royalties in the Industry – Author keeps 100% of revenue until investment is recovered, then a 70/30 split with author receiving 70% of all revenue
  • Professionally Illustrated Art for Books Requiring Illustrations
  • Options to Publish in Hardback Format
  • Discounted Print Options for Author Inventory
  • Distributed and Set Up On All online bookstores (ie. Amazon, Barnes & Noble) 
      Marketing services:
  • Title will be featured on Trilogy’s Website of New Releases (which features the TBN Logo) for 60 Days
  • Your book will always be available for sale in the Bookstore section of the Trilogy Website
  • Social Media Exposure: The release of your book will be promoted through TBN’s social media platforms – Facebook (1.23 Million Followers/Likes), Twitter (116,600 Followers), and Instagram (340,000 followers)
  •  The option to have a :30 second TV commercial promoting your book, scripted and produced in our TBN studios. Author owns the finished video content and is free to use the commercial anywhere they want, including social media. That TV commercial would then air in a TV ad campaign on TBN’s Hillsong Channel, which reaches over 146 million homes worldwide.
  •  The option to have a :30 second TV commercial promoting your book, scripted and produced in our TBN studios. Author owns the finished video content and is free to use the commercial anywhere they want, including social media. That TV commercial would then air in a TV ad campaign on TBN’s Hillsong Channel, which reaches over 146 million homes worldwide.
           -- per their website at https://www.trilogy.tv/our-process
           -- commercial campaigns are not included in my contract and requested fund amount; these financed serviced would be considered at a later date

I have investigated other options, some less expensive, but also lack the exposure that TBN/Trilogy has. I selected this reputable publisher for the furthest reach as they have a large worldwide audience. Self-publishing can easily exceed this cost and lack the guaranteed reach by publishing through a well established company with a large following, which will increase the book's success.

Summary of Purpose:
I wrote my book as a testimony of God's infinite love and forgiveness and how my faith got me through the most difficult time of my life, which stemmed from a severe alcohol addiction and its resulting legal issues, including incarceration subsequent to a second DWI. When I realized I faced a jail sentence and that my lawyer was unable to attain alternative sentencing that would allow me to keep working, I cried out to God, “Why, why am I going through this trial and tribulation?,” and the Holy Spirit answered immediately, “I want you to shine my light in the darkest of places.” He instructed me to write a book about the experience to help others with addiction issues, especially those leading to incarceration. My book focuses on the women's stories with whom I was jailed, the opportunities I had to testify, to “shine” God's light, convey Jesus's love and His salvation He gave the world; to attract the hurting and broken to Jesus so that they can know how much He loves, forgives, and washes us clean, setting us on a new path. God has a purpose and plan for everyone. He created each one us, loves us endlessly, and uses our brokenness to help heal others.

I share the women's stories to highlight how the justice system deals with those who break laws as a consequence of addiction, whether through alcohol or use of illegal substances, and what inmates endure, especially in Texas county jails. My book addresses the timely issue of judicial reforms. Most importantly, the book glorifies God in His infinite love and mercy.

Publishing this book will tell my story, the other ladies' stories, and will financially bless me enough to pay my debts and support my discipleship as I am dedicated to living for Christ and fulfilling God's purpose for me. 

I appreciate all contributions, small and great, and prayers, which will make this happen.

Campaign contribution incentives:

I offer the following incentives for campaign contributions:
  • $50.00:  Acrylic painting of desired subject up to 8"x10" shipping included
  • $100.00 Portrait, pet or human, in pencil or pastels, up to 11"x14" shipping included
           -- See examples of my art at Shannon Teichmann Fine Art (or @lonestarartiste) on Facebook and Instagram; Shannon Teichmann Fine Art on Pinterest; Or on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShannonTeichmann

Please share my campaign on social media or with others. I am very thankful for you help and support in any form.

Many thanks, prayers and blessings to all.

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