I was talking to a long-time author friend a few days ago and she said something that really humbled me. We were just catching up on life face-to-face on Skype, and she looked at me and said “my great grandson finished his Eagle Scout project today, because of YOU.” I... read more
I must admit, the fact that we ask you to send your manuscript in (before we tell you how much it will cost to publish with us) could be a scary thing. After all, there are some people out there who might steal your idea and leave you in the dust. Even in the... read more
I was talking to an author the other day and she mentioned how finances were tight and she didn’t know if she could get her book into print any time soon. I was reminded of so many examples of how I’ve seen God provide for authors in the most creative ways. From one... read more
For some authors, having a website is no big deal, not intimidating, and a simple feat to conquer. For others it’s daunting and almost impossible to confront. For years I’ve shared with authors the importance of making your book available in every possible sales... read more
Recently a pastor asked if we could just publish his book and take our costs out of the royalties. When I explained that we are not a royalty publisher and don’t feel that business model is always in the author’s best interest, he asked me to explain why. I thought... read more
What? A 108-page book listed at $19.99? What’s up with that? Pricing is an ongoing challenge in the publishing industry when a book is printed using digital printing (print-on-demand technology, POD). Publishers may price soft-cover books a lot higher than normal for... read more
I’ve been around Christian publishing since 1987 when I helped our ministry self-publish an important resource for Vietnam veterans and their families. That book went on to be picked up by a royalty publisher and has since sold over 250,000 copies with a million in print.
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