Gary Webb

Biography

Gary Webb grew up in East Tennessee, except for periods when his father moved the family while pursuing construction work. He never regularly attended church during his childhood or adolescence. While serving in the Navy near San Francisco, California from 1970-1972, he became addicted to various drugs. The Navy sent him for 90 days of in-patient rehabilitation before having him returned to active duty. Unfortunately, he soon relapsed into even worse drug abuse. Beginning in October 1972, he fell into a deep depression with active suicidal thoughts. Then, in December 1972, while reading the Bible, Gary placed his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. The changes in his life were instant and dramatic. Gary later served almost four years as a substance counselor at the Counseling and Assistance Center, Jacksonville, Florida, completing his enlistment in August 1976. Following discharge, he served as assistant pastor at Seaboard Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville. After completing additional education, he served as associate pastor of a church in Irving, Texas. His responsibilities there included a wide range of counseling duties and leadership of a small group ministry program. Gary was recalled to active duty in the Navy on two occasions, finally retiring in 1996. Since then, he has pastored four churches in Georgia and Alabama. Gary is a graduate of the University of the State of New York, Luther Rice Seminary, Baptist Bible College, and Andersonville Theological Seminary. He also has additional studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dallas Baptist University. Following his retirement as pastor of Siberton Baptist Church in Attalla, Alabama, Gary has applied himself toward writing and providing author services such as editing, formatting, ghostwriting, and consulting. He can be contacted through his website at http://authorservices.mgwebb.net.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My personal favorite for e-reading is the iPad. I used an Android tablet at one point, then bought a Kindle, but now I definitely prefer the iPad, using the iBooks app.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Many of my books have been sold through word of mouth. That's because I love to give so many away. Once people have read them, they refer others to get online to order one for themselves. I've also used discount promotions to draw interest, promoting them through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I know that there are other sources, and I do hope to explore those more in the future.
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Where to find Gary Webb online


Where to buy in print


Books

Your 5 Keys to Keeping Weight Off
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
After you've lost the weight (which is also covered) you can keep your ideal weight for the rest of your life! It may be challenging, but it is within your reach right now. How? By taking about an hour to read this book! The Bible says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge." You cannot expect to succeed in your health goals without understanding some basics about how your body works.
Free Indeed: A Devotional for Saints Who Still Struggle with Sin
Price: Free! Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Confucianism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Break Free from the Strongholds that Rob You Many Christians secretly battle powerful, deadly spiritual forces -- often without realizing the source or the solution to the misery they have endured all too long. Are you one of those? Free Indeed is a devotional workbook for those believers who are struggling with destructive, "besetting" sins.
Writing Killer Sales Emails: A Step-by-Step Guide
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
This short read is intended to help nonfiction authors write effective emails for mail campaigns promoting their books. It provides specific examples of working sales emails and some sources for additional information. In just a few minutes, you can be exposed to the basic elements of designing effective sales emails. Get your copy today.
You Can Be Debt Free: How to Get Out of Debt and Stay There
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
This book seeks to become the first step in your journey toward financial freedom. The author himself has experienced the pain that has resulted from the last recession and has been able to help many to work through the process of removing the burden of their personal debt. By reading, you will learn: 3 approaches for paying off debt. 5 Steps to get out of debt fast.
Lasting Weight Loss, A Quick Look
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,160. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
By reading this book you will learn: * Action steps that melt the pounds away * Simple habit changes that will help you keep the weight off * Dozens of ideas for how to overcome the excuses and obstacles you’ve faced before. * How to set goals that will help you chart your progress. Explains the complex issues of weight management in simple terms. Act Now! Don’t put off the next step.
The Meaning of the Cross
Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The heart of the message of Christ is focused on the cross where He died. Today, many people fail to understand what the death of someone 2000 years ago has to do with their life in the here and now. Without that insight, we can lose perspective about what God accomplished there. We can fail to appreciate its benefits for us as we walk through life's opportunities and obstacles.

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