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Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Sudan (by then) and I grew up in that nation. Historically, Sudan entered into civil wars before its independence from British powers in 1956. In 1955, the first civil war between Khartoum and Juba started. That war ended in 1972 with Addis Ababa peace deal between Juba and Khartoum. Then in 1983, the second and longest civil war broke out between Juba and Khartoum again and I was born in that year. This war ended with Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in Naivasha, Kenya on January 9 2005. You can see that almost in all my life, all I knew was war. But what influence my writing is the unusual man called Jesus. Even though there were many wars and killings including the death of all my 8 siblings, Jesus brings me hope and that is why I'm here today. After CPA and our independence, we need true peace in South Sudan. We also need technology and that is why I began writing about computers and how they work. I also write about peace making. Read my "Journeying with God" series for more information about my life and how I escaped death in many areas in my life.
Why do you choose self-publishing?
I did not choose self-publishing. I just find myself in such a situation for the following reasons. When I write my first book titled, "The Scarification" in 2012, I wanted to publish it. But the traditional publishers could not help me. I had to pay $650 or more for editing, design and publication and those days I was receiving a salary of 500 South Sudanese Pounds equivalent to $100 per a month. I tried all I can to get published, but the money issue could not allow me to do that. Because I could not pay for the service, I had only one option left and that means doing everything myself through a self-publishing platform such as Smashwords or KDP.
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Using Microsoft Paint
Series: Basic Computing Guides, Book 7. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Utilities
Microsoft Paint, is a free tool, found on most Windows operating systems. But did you know, you can use Paint, to create professional looking book covers? You are welcome to the world of creativity.
The Windows' Optimization Guide
Series: Basic Computing Guides, Book 6. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer literacy
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The Windows' Optimization Guide, is a book that tells you how to securely 'fix' common computer errors, without the help of an ICT personnel. Following the steps given in this little book, will surely help you solve common computer issues. The performance and security of your PC are very important. You can make your PC run faster by following these simple steps. Good luck!
Born to Love
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
Nothing in this universe happens by accident. For everything there is a reason and a purpose. There is a reason for the sun, the moon, and the stars. There is a reason for summer and winter, spring and fall. There is a reason for rivers and oceans, trees and grass, rain and sunshine. For all things there is a reason and a purpose. There is also a reason and a purpose for you.
Radical Love
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles
Walking in love is the Mount Everest of all Christian behavior. Jesus sets the standard of love that we are to follow as high as it can possibly be set. He said in John 13:34, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another." Jesus said that our love for others must match the love He has for us.
Microsoft PowerPoint Guide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer literacy
Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a presentation software. We use this software to create presentations and share them with students or other viewers. You can make presentations for your lessons or sermons depending on what you want to present. In this course, we will look at the main features of Microsoft Office PowerPoint. You will also learn about tabs and their tab groups.

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Mathayo
Series: Dinka Padang NT · South Sudan Tales. Price: Free! Words: 25,970. Language: Dinka Ngok. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles
1 Awarek de kuen e dhienh ci Yecu Kritho dhieeth, ee Wen e Dabid, wen e Abraɣam. 2 Abraɣam aci Yithak dhieeth; ku dhieth Yithak Jakop; ku dhieth Jakop Juda ku wɛɛtwuun; 3 ku dhieth Juda Peredh ku Dhera e Tamar; ku dhieth Peredh Kedhron; ku dhieth Kedhron Aram; 4 ku dhieth Aram Aminadab; ku dhieth Aminadab Nacon; ku dhieth Nacɔn Thalmon; 5 ku dhieth Thalmon Boadh e Rakab; ku dhieth Boadh Obed.

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  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on July 16, 2013

    This book is the tool I need for marketing (not just selling) my books. Even though I knew many things before this book, such as setting up email signature, social websites usage, posting a notice on my blog and many more, my knowledge was reinforced, my self-publishing work is encouraged. The book is beyond marketing tips but a guide for publishers because it explains many things a self-publisher must know. The book is helpful. I love the concept Coker termed, "The Power of free". I have started putting into practice some thoughts in this book. Thanks Mark. Thumb up!
  • Knowledge. (Let us Go and get it)! on Feb. 23, 2015

    Kindly enable sampling that your visitors can read online or they can choose to download. This will help your readers in making decisions about your books. These are just my suggestions and you have a choice to make. John www.discipleshippress.com
  • Knowledge. (Let us Go and get it)! on Feb. 23, 2015

    Kindly add more reading options (formats) to all your books. I realized that even "Western Economic Lessons & Poverty in Third world" is only available in epub. Kindly take my advice. John www.discipleshippress.com
  • Editor's Notebook on April 28, 2015

    Great book out there. I have read a lot and I have written many more tips about Indie Book Editing. One important thing the writer reminded me of, is making my e-book cover to 1600w x 2400px. I have not obeyed this rule from Smashwords until today. Thanks to author. Oh! Almost forgot something. The writer is also very funny, making the reading great even for the geeks like myself. Well, I'm still and I think I will always be a learner. John