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1. Zondervan

Christian PublishingZondervan is the gold standard of Christian publishing. They’re the best known and have been around for a long time (80 years!). If you’re looking for the highest quality, I would start here. They are a branch of Harper Collins, which gives you the power of one of the biggest publishing houses behind you.

If you want me to namedrop a little bit, they’ve published Rick Warren, Rob Bell, and Hal Lindsey.

They publish a variety of genres, including Christian children’s books, Christian fiction, and Christian nonfiction, including memoir.

Recent Sample Books:

  • “Move” by Greg L Hawkins and Cally Parkinson, a nonfiction book which surveys 1,000 churches to determine whether church goers are actually growing closer to Christ.
  • “The Mountain Midwife” by Laurie Alice Eakes, a novel about a woman who wants to abandon her family roots of midwifery to go to medical school.

2. Moody Publishers

Moody_Publishers_logoMoody has a great reputation in the Christian community, mainly because of their reputation for the Moody Study Bible and Moody Bible Institute (even I took a correspondence course in Biblical Hebrew from them eons ago). But does their publishing branch match up to their reputation in other ventures?

They do have a good pedigree, since they were founded in 1894, and they do have good name brand recognition among the people you want to buy your books. They also have a good stable of authors like John MacArthur, A.W. Tozer and Gary Chapman.

Overall, I would rate this as a pretty great publisher to go with. Not my first choice among the ones on this page, but in the top three. A bonus is that they accept a huge variety of nonfiction and fiction. For their fiction categories, they accept the following: Children, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA (Young Adult), and Mystery.

The worst thing about Moody is that they’re not very friendly to submitters. You just can’t send them your manuscript, because they accept no slush pile. Instead, these are the three ways to get a manuscript to them:

  • Through a literary agent
  • Through an author they publish (a personal connection)
  • From meeting them at a writers conference

Sample Titles:

  • How Should Christians Vote? by Tony Evans. Most Christians begin with the question of “who” they should vote for, rather than asking “how” they should vote — in other words, what principles should be used to determine who to vote for?
  • The Turning by Davis Bunn. Five people hear a voice from God that commands them to fight against the cultural direction of America. What happens next is unpredictable.

3. Bethany House

About half of their titles are paperbacks, and the others are published only as ebooks — which is important if you absolutely need your book in print. Some Christian book publishers have the bad reputation of only publishing bonnet fiction, and that’s not Bethany House at all; most of their fiction doesn’t mention overt religious themes in the descriptions at all, although the Christian undertones are present in the book. But The Atonement by Beverly Lewis does have the traditional Amish garb on the cover:

Bonnet Fiction

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4. Crosslink Publishing

Crosslink Publishing makes it very easy to submit a manuscript to them. There’s a button on the upper left hand corner of their website which lets you submit directly to them, which sure beats waiting for an agent to accept your manuscript. They also are very open about the type of contract you would get, publishing a sample author contract on their website.

They sell their books at a pretty low price point — Confessions of a Ninja Mom on Amazon was selling for $4.84, which means your royalties would be lower by a third than if you were selling at $15.00 for a paperback. Awaken Your Might, a Christ-centered devotional aimed to improve your leadership skills, is priced at $3.99 (!!). These are good price points if you are a reader, but not such good price points for an author trying to earn money. But obviously their business model is more about selling tons of copies at a lower price point, so if that’s what you want as an author, go for it.

This manifesto lets you know a little bit more about their philosophy of publishing, including a commitment to absolute transparency and that authors should get a decision on their book within 7 days (a record in the industry!)

Overall, I think this is a better choice for nonfiction than it is for fiction. I didn’t find very many fiction titles that they’ve published, and had a hard time figuring out the pitch for the novels they do have.

Sample Titles:

    • The Rise of the Prophet (fiction). A Young Adult novel that retells a familiar biblical story.
    • The Gift of Rest (nonfiction) looks at Rest from a biblical perspective, going from Genesis to Revelation.

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5. Christian Faith Publishing

CFP-logo-dark copyChristian Faith Publishing makes it easy to learn about them with the helpful videos on their landing page. They also promise to create a 30-second book trailer for each of their titles released, which is a nice thing to look forward to as an author.

These are the genres they publish: fiction, children’s, poetry, and non-fiction. They are looking for books with “positive content.”

Authors who submit manuscripts to CFP will get a response within 5 days, after a review board decides whether or not to accept or deny it.

Every author receives publishing services such as editing, custom cover and page design (illustrations if needed), digital formatting (eBook), book trailer, press releases, author web page, and book distribution. Their book distributor is Ingram and Spring Arbor.

If you want to learn more about their publishing process, they have a video series called “Publishing Basics,” which explains many of the steps in publishing your book.

6. Lighthouse Christian Publishing

The website is a little decrepit, but since they’ve just published their 400th title, they can’t be doing that badly. Still, if you don’t want to go for a Christian self-publisher, but your book doesn’t have the market audience for a major publisher like Zondervan or Thomas Nelson, a small publisher like Lighthouse might be a good option.

They publish a number of fiction titles, including the genres of:

  1. Christian Romance Fiction
  2. Christian Historical Fiction
  3. Christian Young Adult
  4. Christian Fantasy
  5. Christian Children’s Books

Sample Title:

  • “Oh, Those Chinaberries” by Hilda Sanderson (Young Adult – YA – Fiction). Antoine was in love with Marilee, and as they go into the eighth grade, they have a very eventful chinaberry fight that leads to a lot of turmoil in their relationship.

7. Thomas Nelson

37---ImageThomas Nelson is a really solid publisher, one of the best. It’s kind of a sibling with Zondervan, because both are subsidiaries of HarperCollins (don’t worried, you won’t be quizzed on this).

What’s the difference between Zondervan and Thomas Nelson? Not that much. Both are largely Protestant, and evangelical in the broad sense of that term. The biggest difference is that Zondervan is an upstart (1931) and Thomas Nelson has been around for centuries (1798). Also, Thomas Nelson has annual revenue which far surpasses Zondervan. What do age and gross earnings have to do with you, the author? Not that much, to be honest.

Thomas Nelson publishes big time authors, people like John Eldridge of “Wild at Heart” fame and Sarah Young of “Jesus Calling” fame, as well as Shauna Niequist, Max Lucado, and the Jesus Storybook Bible for kids, which recently just sold 2 million copies.

I wouldn’t call them theologically discerning, but more ecumenical in their approach. Which is fine, because this is a business and not a church. It’s difficult to get a manuscript accepted here, but if you get in it’s a great sign about the quality of your submission.

Sample Titles:

  • The Stone of Ebenezer, by Susan Van Volkenburgh. A novel retelling the Biblical story of the battle over the ark of the covenant.
  • Steve Farrar, Manna (nonfiction): When you’re in the wilderness, how will God provide for you?

8. Faithwords

Faithwords describes itself as catering to the “Christian inspirational market.” Which can pretty much be summed up by a single one of their most popular authors: Joel Osteen. As far as fiction, their most popular author is Paul Young who wrote “The Shack,” as well as Ted Dekker.

So they’re hitting a much broader market for Christian books than more conservative, evangelical publishing houses like Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. It’s more like self-help combined with a light Christian veneer.

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9. Jericho Books

jericho_logoJericho Books is the edgy cousin of the Christian publishing companies. They are looking for “non-traditional voices.” So if the above publishers seemed too straight-laced for you, this might be a good fit for your book.

Some notable authors: Brian McLaren, famous for “A Generous Orthodoxy,” and also my friend Sarah Thebarge, famous for “The Invisible Girls.”

And I gotta say that I love that ram horn logo.

The downside of this publisher is that the website is a little scant, and I’ve had a hard time finding out basic info about them, such as submission policies. If someone does find out, please leave that info in the comments.

So far, from what authors they have on the website, they are focused on nonfiction alone, so submit your fiction elsewhere.

Sample Title:

  • Becca Stevens, “Snake Oil.” The book is about the natural body lotions company that Stevens started, and how she employs women who have suffered sexual abuse.

84 Comments

  • Denis / June 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Thank you for putting this together. I have an inspirational urban story. I am considering self-publishing or using a Publisher.

  • Linda / July 13, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

    I am trying to decide on which way to go with publishing my book and this article was helpful. I wish you had given more information on Christian Faith Publishing since it is one that I have been checking out.

    • Lorana / August 4, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply

      I did my first book with Christian Faith. I was promised a lot on the phone that didn’t show up in the contract. When I called them out on something they said they did on their FAQ questions, they quickly removed it and said it wasn’t in my contract. For what they offer, they charge a lot.

      • Inspiring Author / September 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm

        I have worked with Christian Faith and they have always gone above and beyond. The price I paid was extremely reasonable, especially considering the hours and man power really go into publishing a book. So thankful for them! They should be number 1 on this list.

      • Evangelist Prince Uc Okorie / March 18, 2017 at 2:47 am

        I need the contact information of Christian Faith Publishing, their email address. I want them to publish my books.
        Am from Abuja Nigeria.
        Thanks.

    • Michael Zoran / January 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply

      Christian Faith Publishing is a BIG disappointment! … This author only mentioned the $0.50 royalty that Christian Faith “claims” is all that they charge. The author didn’t mention the $3,500 I found out about AFTER the review board approved my book.

      I am disappointed with Christian Faith Publishing, because all of their videos, brochures, and their entire website make it seem as if the only form of “royalty” they will be paid is 50 cents per copy of each book sold. Unfortunately, that is not true. I was told I would need to pay $3,500 to get my book published.

      I received a phone call telling me the Board of Review read my book called “Hearing God’s Voice” and that they wanted to publish it. I was then told there would be a $500 payment that was needed! … This $500 is something that was never mentioned before. I was also told there would be an additional $295 that would be needed several months later! I asked how much the “total” cost would be. I was told it would all add up to $3,500 that I would need to pay over the course of time.

      I was told that the $0.50 royalty fee comes out of the $3,500. This is very different than what Christian Faith Publishing describes online on their website and in their videos. As a result of that deception and leaving out those important facts, I do not trust Christian Faith Publishing enough to work with them.

      • Sally StJohn / January 13, 2017 at 11:15 pm

        That answered that. Thanks.

      • David Hamil / February 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm

        I’m still looking at Christian Faith Publishing myself. I knew there would be a fee since they are not a traditional publisher. Like you, I was told $495 down and $295/month for 10 months. They’ve been upfront and honest throughout my dealings with them. Nothing hidden.

        I’ve not made up my mind with them as I have my manuscript with CrossLink Publishing (under review) at present time.

  • adam / July 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Since I am currently being published by Lighthouse Christian Publishing, I was excited to see it made the list.

    • Courtney / August 4, 2016 at 4:46 am Reply

      Hi Adam! Congrats on your book venture with Lighthouse Christian Publishing. Would you be able to explain to me a little more about the publishing process you’ve experience with Lighthouse?

      • Adam Gambill / August 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm

        Hi Courtney. So far, Lighthouse Christian Publishing has been great to work with. The president of the company answers all of my emails quickly and has proven to be great to work with. I submitted my manuscript a few weeks ago and I’m already working on cover design, which is really cool.

      • Layla / February 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

        How much do they charge? I was going to work with Christian faith publishing but they are insanely expensive…

  • C. J. Simmons / August 1, 2016 at 2:13 am Reply

    The information has enlightened me on companies that publish different genres. As a author, I’m in need of one company that publishes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

  • Lorana / August 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Christian Faith Publishing says they do editing, but it’s only grammatical. They promised me book signings but then said they never do them, even though their website said they did those as well as National TV air time. After I pointed that out to them, they removed the wording but refused to honor what they said they did, saying my contract did not include it. Your “wonderful” marketing consists of press releases and a video trailer that they say the do a voice over for, but they try to slip it by without one. Get everything they promise you in writing. On the good side, once I spoke with the president, he was very helpful with everything except the book signings and national tv air time issue. Overall, I think you can get the same work done elsewhere for less money.

    • Inspiring Author / September 9, 2016 at 1:46 pm Reply

      I think it depends on the type of book you are publishing. What type of book did you publish? They were wonderful and help so much with editing- all the way down to the way sentences are structured.

    • Lisa Fry / January 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm Reply

      Who would you recommend? Obviously you have done a tremendous amount of reseach. Thanks to advise. I am writing my first book now and would love your insight.

  • Dana D. Otey / August 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm Reply

    I really appreciate this website. It has been very informative and encouraging to my heart. A few years ago, the Lord began giving many Christian hymns and praise songs to write along with numerous Christ-centered poems. The songs I’ve been able to share with people in a variety of settings: nursing homes, prisons, churches, yard sales, grocery stores, people’s homes, on buses, at pickleball tournaments, etc… Not only does God give me the words to write but the tunes as well. A number of people have asked me if I’ve gotten any published yet, and I always have to say, “Not yet, but I’m ‘thinking’ about it, and I ‘want’ to.” I also tell them I don’t know ‘how’ to go about getting published. Well, now, I have a better understanding on how to get started! (thanks to this website) Please pray for me that God will ‘burn’ in my heart to take on this mission so that I will ‘get off the fence’ and do something! To Him be the glory! For Jesus’ sake, Amen

    • Mary / January 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm Reply

      Hi Dana. I was excited to read your entry because we are so similar. Since 2000 God has given me many poems and songs and tunes as well and I have illustrated 13 of them into a double page spread book which I have been working on getting published. They inspired me so much that I wanted to share them with others. I self edited them, with a lot of advice and feedback, making copies at Staples. I am encouraged by this site also! I was working with Amazons create space until I finally realized that they do not bind it on the shortest side. Back to the drawing board.

  • Bonnie Veblen / August 25, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply

    Can you tell me which of these publishers would be most likely to be interested in publishing my new Bible-based Holistic Arts Education Platform? Thank you for your help. Bonnie Veblen

    • Bookfox (Author) / August 26, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

      Hi Bonnie,

      So these publishers by and large are ones that I handpicked because they publish creative work. For educational books, I would look at a much bigger list of Christian publishers and try to find ones that are explicitly seeking educational resources.

  • Dave Ellis / September 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Westbow will up-sell you to the moon and back. But at least they will give you a terrible product. They sold my books back at a very generous 50% off retail—the only problem is that they priced the book at $27.99 (should have been a $14.99 book at most). I suspect a lot of other publishers on this list are similar on this “paid” blog post.

    • Bookfox (Author) / September 16, 2016 at 8:14 am Reply

      Not a paid blog post. 800+ blog posts, and Bookfox has never done a paid blog post.

      Sorry to hear about your experience with Westbow.

      If you have other Christian publishers that you think are better (either traditional or self-publishing), please leave them in the comments as a resource for other writers. I often revise lists like this too, so anyone you bring up might be included in a future edition.

    • John Thorngren / October 1, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply

      Dave –
      Please contact me about WestBow. I am in the process of possibly signing with them but have run into some problems.
      Thanks,
      john
      ten.r1490377453etrah1490377453C@pro1490377453cDNAX1490377453ET1490377453

    • Lee / October 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm Reply

      Dave –
      How are you? Westbow is an alliance with Author Solutions who run operations out of the Philippines. Just like Xlibris, Tate Publishing and some others, their main concern is selling authors their own product. They will increase the retail rate in order to drive their revenue through their author buy back programs. If you decide to write another manuscript take a look at Christian Faith Publishing.

    • ed cyzewski / November 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm Reply

      Westbow is just a front for Author Solutions, and Author Solutions has many, many complaints and problems. I would not list them #2 or #50 on a list of Christian publishers. Check out David Gaugrahn’s posts about Author Solutions for more info. While I would agree about putting Zondervan up top, the top 10 should have established publishers like Bethany House, Eerdmans, Tyndale, etc., not a vanity press.

  • Hilda R. Lachney Sanderson / September 25, 2016 at 12:06 am Reply

    I think you should add Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC to your list. I am almost 78 and had a lot of manuscripts I had delayed submitting because I was and still am somewhat computer illiterate. My first YA novel, Riddles of Nifiter, was submitted and published by Royal Fireworks Press in 1996, long before publishers began to require submissions online. When I finally got on the internet about eighteen months ago, I first sought out Lighthouse Christian Publishing. They did a wonderful job, but I was impatient and thought they took too long with OH, THOSE CHINABERRIES. Since connecting with Tate Publishing in early 2016, they have astounded me with the efficiency of their organization. After releasing HABAKKUK’S TRIUMPH, June 28th, 2016, they are almost ready to produce GINNY’S GUARDIAN ANGELS,(The cover mock-up they have already sent me is absolutely astounding.) and they are already working on two more acceptances. They certainly do not drag their feet about reading submissions and getting the job done in an organized way. They let the author know at each stage how the book is progressing. I am getting ready to submit a fifth book to Tate, my seventh overall. I can’t sit around and wait to die before getting timely responses from other publishers. If you want it done in a timely manner, submit to Tate.

    • Ramona / December 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm Reply

      I have also published with Tate although once the book was in the marketing phase it has not been pleasant. Terrible customer service, not answering emails, phone calls or filling orders in timely manners. I have been waiting for a reply to have my website completed since April of 2016 it is not December. I definitely would not recommend Tate Publishing. I recommend doing research and checking BBB to see ratings. This site listing the top ten is the best information I have seen in a long time.

  • Jerilyn Hutton / September 25, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply

    Very helpful! Thank you! I’ve written a children’s book that I’d like to publish and need guidance all the way through!

  • CEZAIRE PARKER / September 28, 2016 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Hello, as a novice writer of a Christian-based self-help book of testimonies, would someone please direct me to the “in’s and out’s” of publishing (e.g. what to ask for in a contract, what to expect out of a publisher and the industry, whether I should copyright my literature before taking it to a publisher, what aspects should I develope on my own outside of the narrative, etc.)?

  • Martha Cerezo / October 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Hello, am interested into the translation of Christian books from English to Spanish, as my way of serving the Lord; I just obtained a Bachelor´s Degree in Spanish. Would someone please give me advise in who to contact. Thank you in advance GBY..

  • Nathan B. Grant / October 14, 2016 at 8:27 am Reply

    Hello, I’ve Published a children’s Book a couple of years ago and is having a hard time getting questions answered. Who would be a person to talk in such a case. Thanks!!

    • Bookfox (Author) / October 14, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply

      I offer writing coaching if you’d like to talk to someone knowledgable about the industry, and also children’s book editing, if you want me to take a look at your next manuscript.

  • Tiffany Whiting / October 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

    I am just curious what is a great non-fiction and fiction publishing Company geared children,teens

  • KEYANA NELSON / November 5, 2016 at 7:37 am Reply

    I’m in the process of writing a book about my son’s testimony and I’m trying to figure out what would be the best thing to start off doing. What type of Publishing Company would I go through or would I do self publishing? Also I want to do children books. If someone is reading this comment could you please respond back to me via email at moc.l1490377453iamg@149037745387nos1490377453len.a1490377453nayeK1490377453

  • James Friend / November 15, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

    I am a born again christian that has been moved by he Holy Spirit to write short Children Christian stories about the adventure of a small Jack Russell Terrier that Was my only son. He was adopted and was my constant companion. The stories are geared to children and each has a Biblical message. My wife who is terminally would like to see at least one of Teddy’s stories in print before she passes. I have one prepared manuscript (Teddy’s Adoption, a Forever Home). I would like to submit this work for inspection and advice.

    In Christ Jesus,
    James Friend

  • Jeff Gannaway / November 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm Reply

    What are some of the books published by Christian Faith Publishing and have they been successful? I did some time in the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild and he kind of dislikes self publishing if you want to be a seriously taken, potential New York Times Bestseller kind of novelist or writer. But I’m thinking of using CFP for my novel that may end up a trilogy.

    • Bookfox (Author) / November 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm Reply

      I would email and ask them this. I didn’t see any titles listed on their website.

      • Tyree Fowlkes / November 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

        Does Christian faith publishing books sell well?

      • Bookfox (Author) / November 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        There’s no specific answer to that. Every book is different.

  • Naomi / November 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm Reply

    On the Jericho site, if you hit contact down in the tiny bottom print, it directs you to the Hatchette Book Group.

  • IFEANYI AARON ANTHONY / December 1, 2016 at 6:14 am Reply

    Calvary greetings,
    I’m writing a book titled “The Risen Lord” would like to have it edited and prove read. Kindly assist me in having it published.

    • Bookfox (Author) / December 2, 2016 at 8:22 am Reply

      I’m emailing you!

  • RD / December 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm Reply

    DO NOT add Tate Publishing to this list. They really should be out of the business. It would take a whole book for me to describe the horror they’ve put me through on my latest book. I am currently working with Westbow on another book and have already run into a snag with them. I really don’t know who I should trust in the publishing business

    • Krystal / January 21, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply

      Tate Publishing is closing. I’m an author and just received an email and article stating such. I’m so confused. No warning or anything. They do offer the opportunity to request my ready to print files. Ugh, so digusted. So, now I’m left out in the cold. I’m not even sure if I can order more copies while I transition to a different publisher.

  • Brenda / December 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm Reply

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  • Lavette / December 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Hello, firstly thank you very much for this information. It has been insightful and educational. I do have a novel(maybe novella by industry standards) I have been working on (completed) and would like to know if you would consider reviewing, proof reading and critiquing my work. I’ve had some feed back from family and friends but would like outside biases and professional feedback. Even though, I have reached out to and been contacted by some of the publishers listed here, I don’t want to prematurely start looking into publishers.

    Thank you for your time
    Lavette

  • Susan Doherty Hannaford / January 11, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply

    Dear Bookfox!! I have published a novel in Canada, A Secret Music, that won the Grace Irwin Prize for best Christian book of 2016. I have the foreign rights and would like to publish in the U.S. I did get a contract from Lighthouse but upon looking into their business practices, there are so many unhappy writers. I contacted two of their writers, and their experience was not good. Of your list, can you guide me to a publisher? I do not have an agent. Crosslink??

    • Bookfox (Author) / January 11, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

      I emailed you!

  • Aharon Kroosh / January 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Hi All,
    Iam an Indian born-again Christian. I want to publish my book named “Korah’s Atonement”. I have released the same on Amazon. Its my story about my walk with God in the busy city life of Bangalore India. I target young Christian readers to inspire them to press on with their convictions of being a servant of Christ amidst struggling situations with friends and colleagues.
    I really unable to find a Christian agent and most reply back that they have workloads and that they donot accept unsolicited submissions. Also, Iam someone who doesn’t have the capacity to pay any upfront amount. Can someone suggest to me the best available option ?

    • Bookfox (Author) / January 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply

      I emailed you!

  • Rhoda G. Penny / January 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Hi. I self-published “An EXTRA Ordinary Life” and am seeking a new publisher to take over the book. It has received two excellent reviews – one on goodreads.com and http://www.adnetonline.org/Resources/Faith-Formation/Reviews/Pages/default.aspx on a Christian Disabilities Network. The book is inspirational and has a strong message. I have 270 twitter followers, but I need an ethical, reputable company who believes in the book and helps with marketing. Please advise me where I should go. Check out my twitter @RhodaPenny and my FB page “An EXTRA Ordinary Life.” I believe there is a good fit out there somewhere. Much work has already been done, but I also need a tougher editor to make it even better. Thanks.

  • Krystal / January 21, 2017 at 6:37 am Reply

    Thanks for write-up. It will be very helpful as I search for a new publishing home. My. Book Seventy and Seven has been released for over a year and I’m getting great feedback so I need to find a new publisher and FAST!

  • Mike / January 23, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply

    First I really appreciate all the comments on the different publishers. Can anyone give me a good true picture of the best to work with. I really though CFP might be the best to go with. My book is on Protocol and Etiquette and I would like for each young person to know how to do things correctly. Appreciate a good honest who is the best. Also any range on what all the cost are. Have a great week

  • Janet Mailer / January 23, 2017 at 9:26 am Reply

    I have a compilation of devotionals spanning over 5 years. I would like to submit them for publishing. These include prayer requests which would have to be redacted. I add an appropriate scripture to each one. Who would be best to contact?

    • Bookfox (Author) / January 23, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

      Hi Janet,

      First, get the manuscript ready. You need to redact all the prayer requests before you send it to a publisher. Since most of the publishers on this page focus on fiction, they might not be right for a devotional. I’m not sure of an alternative list.

  • Nancy FEMENELLA' / January 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm Reply

    I would like a suggestion as to an alternative to Westbow Press.
    I have written a second Christian children’s book, I have my own illustrator.
    I found Westbow to be VERY expensive. Especially since I prepared
    Almost every aspect of the book myself. Please help me if you can.
    Thank you.
    Nancy FEMENELLA
    moc.l1490377453iamg@1490377453allen1490377453emefn1490377453

  • Dion Johnson / January 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Looking and in need of a publisher to write my book “The Wicked Triangle”. Please reply for me to start my new venture. God bless.

  • Heidi / January 25, 2017 at 5:08 am Reply

    I had written a testimony based on before and after accepting God. I m now looking for a publishing company that would be interested in my story without breaking us. I am having a hard time trying to distinguish who is good and who is not. I have been searching for the last six months. Any other suggestions would be geratly appreciated.

  • B. E. Adi / January 29, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply

    I am also writing a Christian book titled “The model of revelation knowledge.”
    It’s about 100K words and illustrated. Can anyone advice me on the perfect publisher for an illustrated book?
    I’ll also like to translate it to other languages.
    Thanks

  • Marlene Martin / January 30, 2017 at 4:32 am Reply

    Hi, thank you for this information. I am a Doctor of Theology and I writing a Christian academic book. Can you suggest a publisher.

  • Adam / February 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm Reply

    I just wanted to say that I am very pleased with Lighthouse Christian Publishing. My book, The Christian Dilemma, is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble as a nook, and the Lighthouse website. One thing I really like about Lighthouse is that they help market your book, which is a big thing.

  • Joslyn / February 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply

    I want to publish my fantasy (I’ll call it a novella) this year. I am looking into CFP but want to be sure it’s right for my preferred genre. So far, I have published a children’s eBook on Amazon. I just really need more visibility.

  • Monique S Welsh / February 5, 2017 at 2:51 am Reply

    Concerning Christian Faith Publishing, I am having a great experience so far. I looked through their website after seeing them here and decided to call them. The very first conversation was very informative. The literary agent told me up front all about the money (about $3,500-$3,700) that could be made into a payment plan. There were no surprises there. They were very, very informative and timely. When my story was accepted I had an agreement right away. Of course you HAVE to read contracts carefully so I will be taking my time to do that. All in all, so far it’s been wonderful!

    • David Hamil / February 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

      Agree! My experience with CFP has also been great. Open and upfront on everthing, including pricing, and services offered, from the start.

  • Monique S Welsh / February 5, 2017 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I just wanted to know from anyone who used Christian faith publishing, how long did it take for you to make your money back??

  • Joslyn / February 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm Reply

    Thank you for that Monique. I have been really doing my homework and for the most part have been hearing good things about CFP. It also helps to be able to read about your positive experience. Nothing like a testimonial.

  • Jakes86 / February 13, 2017 at 6:35 am Reply

    I had my draft reviewed and approved for prublishing by CFP. I’m yet to sign the Contract with them yet, though i was told i will pay a sum of $495 nothing more was stated. Please can anyone with previous encounter with CFP shed more light on this

    • David / March 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply

      $495 down and $295.mo. for 10 months was the price I received. I decided to go with CrossLink Publishing.

  • Pam Hlady / February 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm Reply

    I warn anybody considering self-publishing: DON’T DO IT. It will end up costing you more and really, when you get done, aside from selling e-books, you get NO representation at all from the publishing company in the stores. You, the author, the writer, are expected to also be the salesman. I paid both Xlisbris ($10,000 by the time I got done with them) and Green Ivy Publishing $3,000 who promised to sell it for me – or maybe that’s just what I wanted to hear) and in both cases they sold it online only. Personally I am looking for a traditional book publishing company that is Christian based, only because I am a Christian writer and don’t swear throughout my book. My book, Traveling 101 is just a good fast funny read – the kind of book you’d pick up in an airport to read on the plane!

  • Joslyn / February 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm Reply

    I spoke to a representative at CFP who told me that the sum -from the details about my book page length et. alt. that it would be about $300 tho get started if the manuscript is accepted. Overall it would be 3500-3700 over 6 months which I would pay in installments. I was also informed that they would not collect royalties from me until I had earned all of the money I had paid for their services back.

  • Toni / February 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Hi Jerilyn, I just saw your post about writing a Children’s book. I have the manuscript completed. Needs editing. I have the cover page finished. Still need a few illustrations done. So can you advise me on christan editing, and illustrator’s you may know. Who did you publish with? I need all the help I can get. Novice ,Toni

  • Shareen / February 25, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply

    My husband is working on a confession book/work book to help see themselves the way God created them. It’s kind of like a Charles Capp booklet. I wonder if there are certain publishers that might be more fitting for this? He also has an idea for a book that goes along with music… not sure where to turn. He’s a great Christian artist and has traveled all over performing his music. I appreciated any advice. You can check him out at kennethcarrmusic.com / moc.l1490377453iamg@1490377453ksret1490377453hguad1490377453sgnik1490377453ehT1490377453

  • Mike Lynn / February 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I understand with a little homework and research you can format your own ebook and post it for sale. Has anyone gone this route and if so pros and cons. Any updates on using CFP or Outskirt Press. Who is the best for publishing a self-help or education type book

  • Joslyn / February 28, 2017 at 5:42 am Reply

    You can find more information about eBook formatting on sites such as bookbook biz. It gives some pros and cons about specific eBook file types.

  • David / March 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I recently signed a contract with CrossLink Publishing and looking to get started, working with them soon. They are a small traditional publisher w/ no price-tag to author. I was blessed that they accepted my manuscript for book publishing this year.

  • mildred angango / March 16, 2017 at 12:28 am Reply

    l ama first time writer and would like to submit my manuscript for your perusal and publishing

    • Bookfox (Author) / March 17, 2017 at 10:52 am Reply

      Sorry, but I’m an editor, not a publisher. If you need help with editing, contact me.

  • Adam / March 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply

    I’m currently considering Westbow Press, but know very little about what they want. For instance, do they want a manuscript and proposal, just a manuscript, or sample chapters etc. I have The Christian Writer’s Market Guide by Jerry Jenkins and saw where it was published by Westbow. I’ve looked on the Westbow website, but can’t find anything about submissions. I would appreciate any insight into this. Thanks.

    • Bookfox (Author) / March 17, 2017 at 11:02 pm Reply
      • adam / March 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

        That was very helpful. Thanks.

    • Ronnie / March 20, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply

      I’ve published two books with Westbow. I am currently looking for a new publisher and here’s why;
      1. Westbow overpriced the soft and hard copies. Few people will pay $19.95 for a softcopy book.
      2. The marketing tools Westbow sold me have not been worthwhile. Specifically, I purchased their Internet Press Release. While I have no doubt that the press release I wrote for them was sent out to a long list of internet sites, it had no impact whatsoever. Of course, the reply to my questions was along the lines of, “we just send it out, it is up to the sites to publish it further.”
      3. Annoying follow-up calls asking me when I will buy more of my own books. But, at least they will sell them to me at a discount.

  • Stephen murray / March 23, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply

    Hi I am an author out of Trinidad and Tobago. I would like to know if there are publishing company’s​ that are foreign author friendly.

    • Bookfox (Author) / March 23, 2017 at 11:44 am Reply

      Yes, I think most would be.

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