“After Called Writers published my book and began promoting it, everything broke open for my ministry. They connected me with PR representation and helped me get lots of TV, radio, and podcast interviews. My requests for speaking engagements increased. My social media following started growing. And the testimonies of people who read my book continue to roll in and touch my heart daily. I thank God every day for Called Writers and all they have done for my ministry!”
—Rhoda Faye Diehl, author of The Jericho Fast
“You are the third publisher I have worked with. As far as services to the writer, in my opinion, you are head and shoulders above the rest. I think you have a unique offering—a better mousetrap.”
—John Covington, author of Don’t Do Anything Stupid
“Chris and Shannon are not just ‘Christian Publishers.’ They are Christians first, who also happen to be great publishers. Their business is centered around God’s Kingdom and that’s something I appreciate greatly. They are very capable and experienced, making the process of publishing a breeze. This was my first ‘baby,’ but I think there will be more, and I know that Chris and his staff will be able to deliver when that time comes around!”
—Pastor Tom Loud, author of Unlocking Kingdom Power
“We are now almost six months post-publication and our book has been ranked at or near the top in the category the entire time. We have got a great title, cover, and layout. And the marketing effort has been impressive. If you are a first-time Christian author, you should pitch your writing project to Called Writers.”
—Matthew Schwab, co-author of Speaking in Tongues
“My experience with Called Writers surpassed all my expectations. From the professional editing, formatting, and cover design, to the stellar author support and follow-up, I truly feel that I could not have selected a better publisher. Most important to me were the many prayer times throughout the process. I highly recommend Called Writers Christian Publishing.”
—Jim Jenkins, author of From Rubble to Redemption
“I am very pleased with the work you did with me, and I think you guys are a great team.”
—Ralph Stokes, author of One of the First
“This publishing company really helps authors to succeed. The owners are friendly and they work with the author to provide the best product. I have enjoyed my work with Called Christian Writers Publishing. They truly reflect the love and grace of the Lord Jesus.”
—Bishop Eric Lambert Jr., author of Cancel the Culture
We Help Authors Build Their Facebook Following
We help Christian authors build their Facebook following! We can get you thousands of new followers and coach you on how to keep them engaged!
Our authors have been featured by The Christian Post, The New York Times, In the Market with Janet Parshall, Charisma Magazine, AL.com, CBN, Forbes, The Cornerstone Network, The Power Hour with Pat Williams radio show, JubileeCast, Christian Television Network, TCT Network, Cornerstone Television Network, World Christian News, and many other media outlets! Please see this page for specific examples of Called Writers Christian Publishing authors in the media.
God has blessed us with opportunities to connect Christian authors with media contacts who can help them spread their message. We also work closely with a Christian PR firm that represents well-known, bestselling authors. We have a very good relationship with them.
Media tours are just one option we offer. They are not required.
Online Ad Campaigns and Website Traffic
God has blessed us with the capability to execute online marketing strategies that get proven results. We run profitable advertising campaigns for our books, and our website averaged more than 10,000 page views per month in 2022 (and yes, those page views sold a lot of books!). It is coming up on the first page or even number one for relevant Google searches. We thank and praise God for this.
Marketing and promotion are by far the biggest challenges that most authors face. So this is a significant advantage to our approach.
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We help Christian authors succeed—it is a divine calling for us. If you are looking to publish a Christian book, please feel free to contact us. Just tell us a little about yourself and your book, and let us know how we might be able to help you achieve your publishing dreams!
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT US
Called Writers Christian Publishing was co-founded by a husband and wife team, Chris and Shannon McKinney.
Meet Our Founders
Chris McKinney is the executive editor of Called Writers Christian Publishing. Chris has been writing professionally for many years, and began writing Christian ministry material in 2013. Chris is the author and co-author of several notable Christian books. His ministry articles have been published by CBN, Crosswalk, Engage Magazine, and many other publications and websites.
Chris was formerly the executive editor of GODSPEED Magazine, where he had the privilege of serving under David Aikman, a legendary Christian journalist, author, and former new bureau chief for TIME magazine. Chris also worked alongside Troy Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and bestselling author, and many other notable Christian ministers and writers. Chris has also been a featured guest on various Christian radio shows, podcasts, and television shows. He is available to ghostwrite or co-author Christian books.
Shannon McKinney is the relationship builder for Called Writers Christian Publishing. After a long and successful career in retail management and staffing company management, she heard the call of God to join Chris full-time in the publishing house. Shannon beautifully crafts interior designs for Christian authors, and handles many other responsibilities. If an author has a question or a certain need, she’s always available and eager to help!
Is Your Story Powerful Enough to be Made into a Movie?
Chris has actively worked for the last few years to build connections in the Christian movie industry. Major Christian directors have read and reviewed three of our book projects, and one of the manuscripts got to the final stages of their team’s internal review phase. They ended up selecting another project that is now a well-known, hit movie, but we are not giving up! We are currently working to turn one of our books into a screenplay. Called Writers is determined to break into the movie space because we believe that some God stories deserve to be told on the big screen!
It’s All About Good Ministry Fruit
God continues to make connections, open doors, and give us new ways and channels for promoting Christian authors. This enables our authors to get their message out and fulfill the calling God has for them.
God is using Called Writers to help build people’s ministries, and there is good ministry fruit for our labor. People are receiving spiritual gifts. People are getting breakthroughs, healing, encouragement, deliverance, and biblical teaching.
New ministries and even new churches have been created as a result of the work God has done through Called Writers. For example, one of our authors started a new ministry and even got offered her own Christian TV show shortly after her book came out. She began doing promotional interviews, her book began reaching people daily through our marketing campaigns, and everything started opening up for her. God gets all the credit.
Another of our authors used his book to start a racial unity movement in his city that is crossing political, business, academic, secular, denominational, and other lines. God is working through his book and his company to take territory for His kingdom!
One of our authors got a new role and a huge promotion after his book came out and his company saw that he was gifted and passionate about his topic.
We get tons of testimonies from people who were inspired or encouraged by our books, or who just plain enjoyed reading them. But most importantly, God has saved people’s souls through this ministry! We give God all the glory for these things. Only He can produce good fruit.
Are you ready to see more good ministry fruit from your labor?
NOTE: Called Writers Christian Publishing, LLC is a Christian organization with a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven mission. For that reason, we are only able to work with Christian authors whose fundamental beliefs, teachings, and messages are in line with what we consider to be biblical teaching on the essentials of the Christian faith.