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Why should someone self-publish?
You’re probably aware that there are fewer and fewer publishers contracting fewer and fewer titles by fewer and fewer authors. (Nearly 99 percent of submitted manuscripts are turned down by royalty publishers.) But if you have a message or a story you feel compelled to publish, self-publishing is a popular—and now, economical— way to do just that.
Can self-publishing be successful?
Successfully self-published books include The Living Bible, T. D. Jakes Woman Thou Art Loosed, and Joseph Girzone’s Joshua, The Christmas Box and, of course, Paul Williams’ The Shack.
Baker Publishing Group
Barb Barnes, Senior Editor
Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers. Baker is a leading Christian publisher in fiction, non-fiction, and academic books.
Barb’s primary focuses at Revell is to line edit fiction, so to maximize your fifteen minutes with her, she would like to review, in advance, the first several chapters (up to 20 pages) of your manuscript. Then, during your appointment, you’ll look briefly at some elements like dialogue, beats, narrative pace, point of view, and opening hook—and you’ll gain pointers for self-editing. A good edit and proofreading are vital for polishing your manuscript before submitting it to an agent or publishing house, and if you’re self-publishing, these are even more essential to your novel’s success.
If you are a non-fiction author, you may still benefit from meeting with Barb. Bloggers need to transition to book form, memoirists need to use strong fiction elements, and most trade nonfiction needs to weave story into its arc to engage readers and ingrain a point, so Barb can review to give tips along those lines.
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Bold Vision Books
A Traditional Publishing Company
Bold Vision Books is an independent Christian publisher looking for non-fiction and fiction with a compelling Christian message. Bold Vision offers high quality personal publishing & distribution through the nation’s best distribution companies. Bold Vision Books has two imprints: Nuts ‘n Bolts and Optasia Books.
Other services offered through our coaching company, kae Creative Solutions, we also offer content analysis, book development, editing, and ghost writing. We can help you design a powerful marketing plan, write your tag line, build your brand, produce promotional items, and create your pitch.
Meaghan Minkus, Editorial Assistant
Discovery House Publishers publishes books that feed the soul with the Word of God, fostering growth and godliness in the lives of God’s people. We publish books of general interest to evangelical Christian lay readers that are written at a junior high/high school reading level. Our list includes devotional books, Bible study materials and reference books, books about the spiritual life, commentaries, personal growth books, and books that address contemporary issues that believers face. We do not publish children’s books, curriculum, plays, skits, poetry, sermons, short stories, cartoons, cookbooks, autobiographies, dissertations, games, novels, or textbooks. We only use internal resources for greeting cards. We are interested in fresh, engaging, narrative non-fiction in all that we publish.
Cheri Cowell, Owner & Publisher
Looking for a publishing option that blends the creative control of self-publishing with a focus on quality from seasoned professionals or simply not sure how to navigate self-publishing? Partnership Publishing is the answer! Partnership Publishing is a fairly new model combining the positives from the pay-to-publish approach, such as greater author control, keeping 100% of your profits, and shorter production time, along with the expertise of seasoned professionals to guide you through the publishing process.
Dan Balow, Publisher
Gilead Publishing, a new, innovative, traditional book publisher focused on producing quality fiction that will appeal to adult readers who enjoy stories written from a Christian perspective. This includes novels for women and men in the Contemporary, Romance, Historical, and Mystery/Suspense categories. Gilead does not publishYA or Children’s product.
Janyre Tromp, Developmental and Acquisitions Editor
Kregel Publications is an evangelical Christian publisher whose mission is to develop and distribute—with integrity and excellence—trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ. We publish in a variety of genres and categories, both fiction and nonfiction, for men and women, ages 13 and up. Among our top interests are Christian living or devotional titles for specific audiences, women’s and family issues, and spiritual growth or discipleship with a unique author voice.
Judy Dunagan, Acquisitions Editor
The vision of Moody Publishers is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and a biblical worldview. Our mission is to educate and edify the Christian and to evangelize the non-Christian. Judy oversees the women’s line of books at Moody. She is looking to acquire more books and Bible studies that focus on discipling women and inspiring them to go deeper in their walk with Him. She’d love to see proposals with themes related to growing a deep prayer life and a greater love for the Word, a passion for revolutionary revival, and God redemption stories. Her target reader is typically between the ages of 30-55, but she also loves seeing proposals geared to millennials. Though Moody is still publishing some fiction, books on marriage and parenting are always welcomed.
Athena Dean Holtz, Publisher & Co-Founder
Bringing 30 years of industry expertise to an author-centric publishing model, Redemption Press is the “best of both worlds.” All the benefits of self-publishing, along with the support and representation of a traditional publisher. One thing I know. If you’re going to self-publish, the last thing you want to do is LOOK like you did it yourself. Your book should look and read at the same level of excellence as the largest traditional publishers, and available in all the same channels. We take the time to develop custom publishing and promotion strategies specifically for you and your message. No one size fits all at Redemption Press. We are a full service, turn key, custom publishing option providing as much or as little support as you need.
I’d love to meet with you to see if we’re a good fit for each other!
Revell (A Division of Baker Publishing)
Kelsey Bowen, Acquisitions Editor
Kelsey is an Acquisitions Editor at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, where she’s worked for five years. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and, when she’s not editing, she loves to write fiction with a good cup of Starbucks coffee close by. She is also active in her church as a worship leader. She currently lives with her husband Kyle, their daughter Peyton, and her adorable Hava-doodle, Izzo, in Allendale, MI.
Whether publishing fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, or youth books, each Revell publication reflects relevance, integrity, and excellence.
For the optimal 15-minute appointment experience, a completed book proposal and a 30-second elevator pitch to kickstart our conversation is your best bet. Let me know right away what the hook of your book idea is and who your target audience is, and let’s explore from there. I’m currently looking for adult fiction for Revell and nonfiction in the family/relationships category, humor category, and self-help/personal growth category. Please note that Revell takes very little in the autobio/memoir category and no children’s books at this time.
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Betsy Fata, Assistant Editor for Zondervan Books, a HarperCollins Christian company
As Assistant Editor to the Zondervan Trade group, Betsy Fata frequently reviews proposals and evaluates the potential for book publishing. A quality book proposal is more than just a fresh idea. When evaluating your manuscript, a publisher is looking for a well-rounded proposal that answers all questions that may come up about your book. We’ll utilize the 15 minutes by evaluating your proposal’s hook and the overall first impression it communicates.
Whether you’re just starting the process or if you’re ready to send off your proposal, Betsy is happy to meet with you.
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Sandi is an author whose works include Anchors of Hope: Finding Peace Amidst the Storms of Life and dozens of stories for Readers Digest and Guidepost, and numerous others. As author, conference host, and international traveler and speaker, Sandi feels honored to use pen and voice to help people find direction and renewed hope.
Crystal would like to meet with writers who desire to write for the children’s market, ages 0-10. Manuscripts and proposals for board books, picture books, beginning readers, or kids’ devotionals are works I would enjoy reviewing and critiquing.
Although she has ghostwritten many books for celebrities, organizations and the regular person, she believes everyone has a story and is glad to assist others in reaching their dreams of telling their story. Kathy has several books coming out in 2013/2014 including Vallikett’s Journey (with Donna D. Flammang), The Plain Unexpected Gift (from Kathi Macias – The 12 Days of Christmas), and God’s Daily Influence (a devotional book for the busy person).
Susan is an author whose works include her memoir, A Search for Purple Cows – A True Story of Hope, in addition to both fiction and non-fiction short stories included in Guidepost’s A Cup of Christmas Cheer and Chicken Soup for the Single Parent Soul. She has written magazine articles for Guideposts Magazine and Focus on the Family. She enjoys encouraging other writers with insights she’s learned from working with editors and other publishing professionals.
Lorilee Craker is the author of 12 books, including the New York Times bestseller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears, the ECPA bestseller My Journey to Heaven with Marv Besteman, and the 2012 Audie Awards nominee for best audio book, Money Secrets of the Amish, which she wrote and narrated.
Kim de Blecourt
Kim de Blecourt is an author and speaker who loves to encourage new talent. Kim will help you shape your one sheet or book proposal so that you are ready for your meeting with editors or agents. Feel free to sign up for a 15-minute meeting with Kim, and be prepared to put your best foot forward at Speak Up.
Shannon will take one-to-one appointments with writers seeking input on the “proposal to print” process of a non-fiction book. Having just been through this process, herself, Shannon shares her fresh and current experience and perspective.
Katie M. Reid
Katie is an author, speaker, and co-host of “Stop! Hammock Time.” She is also a go-to idea gal. Katie casts creative vision for aspiring and established writers alike. She is glad to help you: discover your niche, fine-tune book ideas, and enhance your online presence. Katie offers consultation for social media assistance, book proposals, event planning, and brand-building.
Erica, author and speaker, writes Bible studies and teaches biblical principles for life change. She’s passionate about God’s Word and its ability to transform us personally, along with our relationships. Both of her latest studies along with her DVD teaching series are through Moody Publishers. Whether you long to write your own study, strategize how to take your teaching to the next level, or discuss Bible study topics and ideas, Erica is happy to collaborate with you!
Bruce is an established writer, speaker, counselor, and author of Desperate For Hope. He'll be taking one-to-one appointments with aspiring writers and speakers who want to take the next step in their ministry. He specializes in helping people find their voice, pick a lane to serve in, and love others well. He's also available if you just need a little encouragement and prayer!
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Branding: Make Your Words Count (SuzyQ – Suzanne or Shawn Kuhn )
Meet with Suzanne or Shawn Kuhn to discuss ways to get an edge in promoting your brand. Explore how to find your audience and expand your platform. Learn how to increase your discoverability with the public using social media to engage and relate to your audience. You could even chat about maximizing an event to make every moment count. You have 15 minutes to pick SuzyQ’s brain. Come ready with your questions and find your edge.
Building Your Platform (Shannon Ethridge)
Shannon Ethridge, B.L.A.S.T.
Connect with million-copy best-selling author Shannon Ethridge and pick her brain about how to take YOUR speaking or writing platform to the next level! Feel free to bring your personal bio, professional headshot, logo, or one-page summary of whatever project you are working on to get her incredibly insightful feedback as a 20-year veteran of the speaking and writing industry.
PLATFORWARD: Build Your Platform, One Step at a Time (Kris Meade)
Kris Meade, Meade Agency (CEO)
Platform is everything when it comes to securing a book deal and gaining traction in your speaking ministry. But one of the most common questions from authors and speakers is, “How do I grow my platform?” In this 15-minute session, meet with CEO of Meade Agency, Kris Meade, the nation’s premier marketing and production company for Christian brands and ministries, to discuss your own platform. In the new course Platforward, you’ll learn how to build your platform with 30+ practical, step-by-step video lessons taught by the team at Meade Agency. Including topics ranging from Marketing 101, Social Media, Podcasting, DIY Graphic Design, and everywhere in between, you’ll discover a solid foundation of marketing basics taught by experts in the field. Join the community, get equipped, and be encouraged with Platforward: Build Your Platform, One Step at a Time!
Life Coaching (Anne Denmark)
Anne is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and a faculty member for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute where she teaches interactive on-line courses. As an entrepreneur she works full-time in her life coaching business, Life Discovery Coaching in partnership with her clients cultivating transformational change and growth in their personal and professional lives.
Life Coach & Consultant (Brenda Yoder)
Brenda is a life coach and consultant who helps people get from one place to another. Her experience as an educator, licensed counselor, speaker, writer, parent, and ministry leader provides Brenda with a wealth of personal and professional experiences to help individuals reach their dreams, remove obstacles, grow personally, and discover God’s strength within them. Connect with Brenda to process where to go next with your personal or ministry goals.
Professional Consulting & Encouragement (Kathe Wunnenberg)
• Are you longing to fulfill a dream but feel stuck?
Come experience an energizing time with Kathe Wunnenberg and leave this session with fresh hope to press on.