When considering various Christian book publishers, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first thing to consider is the business model. Christian authors who have little or no existing platform have historically been limited to self-publishing.
Self-publishing companies allow you to pay upfront for various services (editing, design, etc.) that will improve the quality and presentation of your book. You typically keep all of your royalties, but the downside is that there is often little or no real marketing help. A paid self-publishing business model is not designed to profit from sales of your book, so they have no incentive to provide ongoing support in that area. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a paid self-publishing business model, and there are plenty of companies who fill that niche.
Then there are the traditional publishers. Traditional publishers do not charge for services like editing, design, or marketing. Their business model is set up primarily to earn profits from book sales. But they typically only work with authors who have large platforms and followings. It can be a very long and difficult process to get a deal with a traditional publisher if you do not already have a large following.
Like most publishers, we are able to offer traditional publishing deals to authors who are well-known or have a large platform.
Hybrid publishers fall somewhere between the self-publishing and traditional publishing business models. Hybrid publishers charge upfront for services like editing and design. But since they also split royalties with the author, they have an incentive to help market each book they publish. The other major benefit to the author is that they keep a much higher percentage of book royalties than they would with a traditional deal. Hybrid publishers are incentivized to help ensure each author’s success in getting their message out. This is the primary area that God has called us to fill. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions. Be sure to tell us a little about yourself and your book too.
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Freelance Services We Provide for Christian Authors
We are not a self-publishing company, but we provide many freelance services to Christian authors who are looking to self-publish, as well as authors that we publish. Here are some quick overviews of the services we provide.
Christian Book Editing
We provide excellent content and developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading to Christian authors. Our pricing is based on word count. Please click here for more information about our Christian book editing services.
Christian Book Formatting
Called Writers can provide beautiful and professionally-crafted interior formatting and designs for your Christian book for as low as $600. Our service includes print book and eBook files that are tailored to various publishing platforms (KDP, Nook, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo), all for one low cost. Please click here for more information about our Christian book formatting services.
Christian Book Cover Design
If you need an eye-catching book cover design, we’re here to help! Our flawlessly executed cover designs come with print and eBook files that are ready for major publishing platforms. Please click here for more information about our Christian book cover designs.