Mel Cohen, our General Manager, is speaking at Fort Rock Family Camp on July 15–16. The topics are Personal Finances, Business Finances, and Self-Publishing a Book.

The Personal Finance sessions will include principles of investing for the new or mature investor, risk management, compounding your investments, retirement and estate planning, and more.

The Business Finance sessions will include getting to the right numbers when buying or selling a business by utilizing a short form valuation process, how to use barter in business to save cash, and making the right business entity choice.


So you have written a book—Now what do you do?

Mel will discuss full service publishers versus self-publishing. He will describe the pros and cons of each, including: costs, royalties, editing, proofing, layout and design, the pre-press process, submitting publications to Amazon and other online sellers, overview of Kindle and eBooks, marketing ideas, and traditional printing versus print on demand (POD).

Mel is a Certified Financial Planner and Registered Financial Consultant that has been the General Manager of No Greater Joy Ministries since 2006. He created and administers the Distributorship Program, Domestic and International Sales, Rights Agreements, Printing, Amazon Promotions, Finances, and much more. Seminar notes and illustrations will be presented to each family that attends. Mel will also counsel families privately, as time permits, without a fee. Learn more about Mel’s background at

Fort Rock Family Camp and Retreat Center is your family’s affordable vacation destination! Located in the beautiful Ozark National Forest of Northwest Arkansas, the camp is fashioned after a 19th century fort and old west town. Here your family can step back in time, slow down, and enjoy this spectacular four-day, three-night getaway! From horseback riding to soaring down Arkansas’ longest zip-line, to delicious home cooked meals and our special guest speaker, you’re sure to have a memorable experience. Also giving a special performance at this camp will be the Bluegrass Gospel family “Southern Raised”! This camp package is only $595.00 per immediate family of five (plus tax). This price includes lodging, meals, activities, special sessions and the bluegrass concert. Please contact us at 479.677.3136, or register online at! Space is limited to the first sixteen families, so reserve your cabin today!