1. Zondervan

Zondervan 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 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. Dove Christian Publishers

Dove Christian Publishers is a hybrid publisher, meaning that some of their books are traditionally published and do not charge the author, and others are self-publications, meaning they charge you to publish with them. 

They publish fiction and nonfiction, and they do not provide advances.

They say that they’re looking for authors with some kind of social media platform, and also for books that will do well in the Christian market. They say that some books can take as long as 12 months to publish, but the majority require 4 – 6 months for publication (12 months would be a normal time frame, while 4 – 6 months is extremely quick in the industry). 

They provide 25% royalties on e-books, which is industry standard (although some indie publishers go up to 50%), and 10% – 15% royalties on physical books.

Sample Titles:

  • More Than a Great Partner: How to Find and Keep the Right Mate. A great self-help book helping unmarried people to find the right partner and married people to stay married. 
  • The Regency. In this high-octane thriller, an assailant kills a Washington D.C. pastor and then pursues a young woman.

4. 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

Sample Titles:

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As an author, a former professor, and a book editor with a decade of experience, I’ll help you improve your book.

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5. 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!). Make sure to read the comments at the bottom of this post to see about the experiences of other authors with this publisher.

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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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?

9. 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.

Sample Titles:

10. 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.


  • 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.

      • Rebecca / May 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm

        Use want to let you know that I also went with Christian Faith last June. What they did is actually stole my book. Many of the things they told me over the phone was one thing, but when it came time to pay me my royalties, they said something intirely different. My book has been on the market since last September, and they have failed to pay me one cent of my royalties. They are first time author scame artists. I am currently looking into finding a lawyer.

      • Susan Rheil / June 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

        I have published 2 books with Christian Faith Pub. 1st one was April of 2016 and the 2nd one is almost done. I think they are now doing the book trailers. The pub consultant Nicole has been very responsive and patient. I am very happy and I have been getting my royalties too. I know I’m not selling a lot of books yet but everything that was promised to me has been delivered and exceeded my expectation. Can you be more specific as to what that particular item that they “deleted” I would like to know because I want my book to be published by a company with no integrity issues and I woukd like to rhink that my publisher is as good as they can be and probably better.

      • Chris / June 8, 2017 at 7:19 am

        Take a look at all of the positive reviews CFP has from their authors on the PA, BBB website. Some of the largest publishing companies in the market don’t have a fourth of the positive reviews. Looks like a lot of authors are really happy they chose CFP!


    • 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.

      • Andrea / May 2, 2017 at 6:23 am

        I talked with Christian Faith and was told about the fee up front even before my book was accepted.

      • Rebecca / May 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        Use want to let you know that I also went with Christian Faith last June. What they did is actually stole my book. Many of the things they told me over the phone was one thing, but when it came time to pay me my royalties, they said something intirely different. My book has been on the market since last September, and they have failed to pay me one cent of my royalties. They are first time author scame artists. I am currently looking into finding a lawyer. You would be smart not to go with this so called Christian Publisher.

      • Chris / June 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        Mr. Zoran,

        I am sorry for your disappointment, but we do everything we can to let authors know that there is an author investment to publish with CFP. We do not know the exact investment until we have reviewed a manuscript and accepted it, tallied a word count and discussed illustration or image counts with the author. We clearly disclose that fact that there will be an author investment on the home page of our website and verbalize it to our authors before any decisions are made, agreements signed or money spent. We do not hide this text in small print, but in fact list it in the first block of text under “What We Do”. Christian Faith’s royalty split is one of the best in the industry in that once the author investment has been recouped by the author in full, CFP is entitled to only $0.50 per book/ebook sold from that point on.

        This is the text verbatim on our home page regarding an author investment:

        We are selective in our approach because we deliver personal care and national marketing exposure to each title we publish through a short-term, affordable monthly installment plan which is to be recovered by you the author from book sale proceeds before we are entitled to any royalty compensation whatsoever!

        Again, I apologize for your disappointment and if there is anything we can ever do to help you publish your work, please feel free to contact us again.

      • Emma Berstein / June 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

        I chose Christian Faith Publishing to publish my manuscript and I am beyond pleased with their services and publishing package. The costs were explained in detail to me upfront and I called back three or four times with questions which were all answered before I even signed the contract. I am the happiest about my cover design. I had an idea of what I wanted in my head and when I saw the cover CFP designed for me it beat all expectations. CFP has been very honest and responsive. I would recommend them to any author looking to publish

      • TONJA JACKSON / June 14, 2017 at 9:57 am

        I would like to add that at first I was reluctant to work with CFP. Due to the cost. So I continued to look elsewhere. The Lord himself told me “Anyone can publish your book but I want you to go with CFP.” The Lord blessed me with the finances and payment plan they offer. And I am very satisfied with them.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • kim kennedy / April 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

      so sorry for yor loss, i was a Tate author also when they closed thier doors an took our money!

  • 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.l1498585379iamg@149858537987nos1498585379len.a1498585379nayeK1498585379

  • 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

    Copy and paste the link below to view The Publishing Jungle Webinars! “Every Christian author should have this information!” C. Brown, Webinar Attendee

  • 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

  • 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!

      • Brad / June 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm

        I have a similar issue regarding finding a literary agent. Many of them wil not accept unsolicited manuscripts. It’s like you have to know someone to have a chance as a first time author. I am a teacher. Could you email me suggestions

      • Bookfox (Author) / June 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

        Yes, you do have to know somebody. I would recommend going to a conference and meeting literary agents face to face. In my experience, they always give you manuscript a fair read if you say in your cover letter/email that you’ve met them as such and such literary conference.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.l1498585379iamg@1498585379ksret1498585379hguad1498585379sgnik1498585379ehT1498585379

  • 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.

  • TJ Williams / April 5, 2017 at 7:57 am Reply

    I have completed the manuscript for my first children’s book and it has been accepted by Page Publishing (unsure if I will proceed with them), but my question is in regard to illustrations. How am I to know how many illustrations the book will require?

    • Bookfox (Author) / April 5, 2017 at 8:20 am Reply

      If it’s a typical children’s book, it will have 32 pages, and an illustration on each page. If you need editing for your children’s book, let me know!

  • Eunice Gordon / April 5, 2017 at 6:22 pm Reply

    I am interested in you helping me publish my books. Have written about 12-13 Christian books.

    • Bookfox (Author) / April 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm Reply

      I’m not a publisher, I’m an editor. If you’re interested in editing help with any of your books, please contact me!

      • Karolyn Anderson / May 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        Are 14-15 pages acceptable for a children’s book?

      • Bookfox (Author) / May 23, 2017 at 10:37 pm

        Usually they’re 32 pages, but in some cases a book could be that short.

      • Karolyn / May 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        Thank you.

  • John / April 6, 2017 at 4:07 am Reply

    I want to publish my Christian books, I saw many good work you have done through internet

  • B. E. ADI / April 8, 2017 at 9:39 pm Reply

    Does anyone know how long it will take to get the publishing kit from Christian Faith Publishing?
    How long does it also take for them to publish a book?
    I sent a message through their website and got a response that I would receive a kit in a couple of days.

    • David / April 10, 2017 at 7:09 pm Reply

      B.E Adi,

      When I made a similar request of CFP last fall it took nearly a week to receive it in the mail. However, when I called them they were able to e-mail me the information.

      Although I’m publishing my book through CrossLink Publishing, I believe I saved all of the CFP information too. E-mail me at: moc.l1498585379iamg@1498585379limah1498585379.l.di1498585379vad1498585379 if interested.

      • B. E. Adi / April 11, 2017 at 4:46 am


        Here’s what happened. I sent them a message and they told me I’ll get a publishing kit in a couple of days. They never told me how. So when I contacted the lady assigned to me, she told me they don’t send publishing kits outside the US (I live in Italy BTW). She told me I needed a US home address. She seemed to respond in a rude manner using short email responses.
        So I asked her if there was a solution for those living outside the United States. I got no response up till this very moment. So frustratingly I decided to put them aside for their rudeness. Yesterday I also discovered crosslink publishing. I found their site to be very accessible and everything was easy to follow. For the time being I want to go with the ebook option first.
        Thanks but I kinda doubt I will ever return to CFP

  • Doug / April 18, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply

    Dear Bookfox,

    Thanks for compiling this list of publishers. I’m hoping you can answer a couple of questions for me. I’m a psych professor and a friend and I would like to write a book about psychology and Christianity. The basic idea is that, although some might think that Christianity and psychology are incompatible, actually this perception comes from the personal negative views of some psychologists. Psychology research and the Bible are actually quite compatible. So, what we have in mind would be somewhat apologetic, but Bible teachings/psych findings could also help people in their everyday lives. Any advice about where to go? Also, do we need to finish the entire manuscript before seeking a publisher? Thanks very much.

    • Bookfox (Author) / April 18, 2017 at 11:02 am Reply

      For nonfiction, you can pitch a book before you write it and some publishers will accept. For fiction, you need have written the thing before approaching publishers. I’m not quite sure of the right publisher for this manuscript, but I would recommend querying a lot to see who could be the right fit.

  • Doug / April 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm Reply


  • Doug / April 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Dear Bookfox,

    Given that our book might not fit easily into a particular genre, do you think it would be wise to seek an agent, who might know better who might be interested? If so, any tips about how one finds an agent? Thanks again.

    • Bookfox (Author) / April 20, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply

      This is a good resource here on Bookfox.

      Yes, a good agent should know how to place things that blur genre lines.

  • kim kennedy / April 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply

    smart choice by not adding Tate Publishing a so called Christian based publisher! Knowingly took a lot of honest and trusting peoples money knowing they were closing their doors! Coming from one of the very hurt and confused Tate authors!!!!

  • Christiana / April 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm Reply

    How does one submit a manuscript to faithwords? It wasn’t stated and I didn’t see it at their website either when I visited. Thanks

  • Amy / April 18, 2017 at 8:05 pm Reply

    I wrote a Christian fiction book. I was shocked by cfp, price. There is no way I can pay that kind of money. I really just want to share this story that God gave me through a series of dreams with the world. Can you suggest a good publisher, that won’t charge so much? Very Limited income, with a story to tell.

    • David / April 20, 2017 at 11:28 am Reply

      I know you’re asking Bookfox but thought I would chime in. You can submit you manuscript to CrossLink Publishing and they will let you know “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” with 7 days. If a positive response form them and you want them to publish your work, then there is not change (zippo) for publish your work with them. I believe the only real concern that some have is they require exclusive rights to publish your work. Meaning, once the agreement is in place, you can’t just decide to go elsewhere. I can understand that because they have invested a lot of their time and $s into the work.

      My 0.02,

      • David / April 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

        Excuses the typos … need an editor I guess 🙂

      • Amy / June 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        Thanks I will give them a try!

    • David / April 20, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

      CrossLink Publishing, if they are willing to produce a Christian fiction book. No charge.

  • Carone / April 26, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Great article. Love the information here. I do find though that most publishers are accepting manuscripts only through an agent. I’m not sure if these places listed here are the same.

    I recently chose to self publish a series of three Christian books. I find self publishing to be easier than I thought and many friends were kind to me to help with book cover, editing etc.

    I made sure it was looked over by three pairs of eyes. If you do not have the funds to afford traditional publishers I believe self publishing is a great way to go and most of your money could be focused on promotion.

    Amazon has several programs to help those just starting out. I had to do a lot of reading etc to figure out which would be best for me. Just want to encourage those here who might not be in a position to afford traditional publishers to consider self publishing as an option and use a print on demand service for paperback and hard cover like create space. I do hope the writer here explores the self publishing avenue for the readers so they can get their material out.

    In the meantime if u need info I’d be happy to share my experience so far. moc.l1498585379iamg@1498585379gleno1498585379raC1498585379

  • Jennifer / May 3, 2017 at 2:05 am Reply

    Has anyone come across Covenant Books Publishing? Also, has anyone have a thought about why we should pay upfront instead of the publishers shouldering the costs?

    • Bookfox (Author) / May 3, 2017 at 9:47 am Reply

      In traditional publishing the publisher pays you upfront, but there is much more competition. In self-publishing, you pay a company to publish you, but they accept anyone with money. Those are the two options, and there are upsides and downsides to each.

  • Nikki Hill / May 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Great source of info here. I am a first time publishing author having written my first illustrated christian children’s book. I’d like to partner with ministries to see it translated and sent to orphanages and slums in 3rd world countries around the world. It is a ministry to children about who the Father is. With these high aspirations would self publishing even make since over choosing a traditional publisher?

    • Bookfox (Author) / May 5, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply

      Since self-publishing would probably be less expensive per copy, it would likely make more sense to self-publish, because it would be cheaper for the ministries to purchase.

      If you’d like help editing it, let me know!

  • Elvis J. Rose / May 8, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply

    I am writing my first Christian book which is about my life. I need everything from Editing to Publishing. Who is the best Christian Book Publishing Company? To help me once I finish writing to completion, and not cost an arm and a leg, and stick by their promises?

  • Anne / May 10, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply

    Very great information even from the comment section. Does Faithwords accept manuscript? I don’t see it anywhere on their site. Or they are only publishing books from known personalities? Thank you

  • Tony B. / May 12, 2017 at 4:08 am Reply

    For all the people checking into Christian Faith Publishing, this review here seems to take the cake. I was astonished and quite moved by this authors experience. Please, before going to CFP read this review. I’m sorry bookfox if you don’t like links but this review is insane! Mad respect for your resource here and what you provide. http://christianpublishingcompanyreviews.com/index.php/category/worst-christian-publishers-2017/

  • Katrina / May 12, 2017 at 5:36 am Reply

    Hello BookFox!
    I’m so glad that I came across this page and even more excited that you are involved with helping others and answering questions. I run a nonprofit organization for college women and I have recently written a nonfiction book to encourage the women of my generation. I guess, because I’m young, I have no idea what the next steps would be. I graduated with a degree in English Lit but I’m not sure if my work is strong enough for publishing. I believe in my book, but it’s just sitting around. Do I need an editor in order to submit for publication? Do I need to find a literary agent? Where do I locate one? How do I write a submission letter to a publisher? Do I need to copy write my manuscript before I submit? I have so many questions and I feel so lost. All I know is that I think I’ve written something special that many young girls would be encouraged by. Any help or suggestion would be so appreciated! Thank you!

    • Bookfox (Author) / May 12, 2017 at 7:19 am Reply

      Most publishers require an agent to submit to them, but a few don’t. You can find those few and get a smaller deal, or you can send to a lot of agents in the hope that they can get you a bigger deal.
      It helps to get your book copyedited beforehand — email me at johnmattfox at gmail with the word count and first 10 pages if you’d like to get a quote on copyediting.
      Yes, you have to write a “Cover Letter.” Look up examples for how to do this. I also edit these.
      No, you never have to copyright your manuscript. Because you wrote it, it’s already receives protection under the law.

  • Bob / May 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm Reply

    The New Broom, a whimsical portrait of Pope Francis, is complete. It tells of his efforts to reform the Church and the Curia, and more importantly, it offers answers to many questions that Catholics and non-Catholics alike, ask. What is your most appropriate recommendation? I am a retired rhetorics professor and am 84 years old.

  • Bobby Lamar Boone / May 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply

    I have a book that will be ready in a few weeks..I’ve been working on it for about 6 month’s. Please let me know what I need to do for consideraation?

  • Beth Watts / May 27, 2017 at 2:43 am Reply

    All of this and maybe 2-5 success stories. Man. Why was Christian Xulon Press not on the list? They seem to be on their game with their name and website?

  • Cecelia Jones / May 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm Reply

    As a new author utilizing the channels of traditional publishing, once the author engages via contract for one book title with one publisher, is the author obligated to publish additional series and books that follow with that same publisher?

    • Bookfox (Author) / May 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply

      Not automatically, no. Some contracts have those type of clauses inside them (a two-book deal, or the right of refusal on the next book), but most contracts don’t have those clauses.

  • Joslyn / June 2, 2017 at 12:48 pm Reply

    I just visited the Xulon Press website. I had heard the name and even received a call from a rep but I don’t know that I would go with them. I saw that they have different publishing packages for different “income levels”. I think the thing that didn’t appeal to me is that if you’re short on funds you get less support for your project and I find that rather discouraging. I keep going back to CFP. I think it’s because they are saying up front that they are a Christian publishing company and there is a specific price $3500-$3700 dollars. That’s less expensive than many of the others. It does not sound as if you’ll get less “bang for your book” with them and they have a payment plan. I would like to work with them if I had the funds. I just keep looking into them.

  • Stephanie Linko / June 8, 2017 at 7:26 am Reply

    It was important to me to choose a publisher that shared my same beliefs and believed in my manuscript. I submitted to Westbow and Crosslink Publishing as well but Christian Faith Publishing was the only publisher to actually review my manuscript. I didn’t want to publish with a publisher who will accept anything and everything which is why I ended up publishing with CFP. They explained the cost to publish and went over the process and the marketing efforts they guaranteed. Everything was very detailed and easy to understand in the contract as well. Joe was my specialist and he really worked with me through the process which took about 7 months. I am very pleased with CFP and I have already recommended them to two people at my church who are writing books

  • jennifer / June 10, 2017 at 2:10 am Reply

    Anyone here had an experience with Redemption Press?

  • Barbara Jean Seaberg-Bailey / June 10, 2017 at 5:12 am Reply

    Through prayer, our blessed Lord Jesus led me to Christian Faith Publishing. The publishing company was very thorough in explaining everything to me. A trusted friend with a legal mind reviewed everything for me and was also pleased with the clear outline of the contract. Alisha was my publication specialist. She was a joy and a blessing, as well as being very patient, kind, and thorough to work with. My book came out beautifully. I would definitely recommend Christian Faith Publishing to current authors, as well as for people who are planning to write a story, book or novel.

  • Robert N. Ruesch / June 14, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply

    Here is the deal. Christian Faith Publishing delivers what they promise. This company sets the standard for indie publishing as far as I am concerned. They work with you as if you were the only author they have. Personal service, professional contacts, excellent artwork that is what is needed to gather attention about your book along with concise editing and direction. Another professional typesetter looked at my book and stated the typesetting, layout, and design what the best they have ever seen from an indie publishing company. I recommend them without reservation to the point another author friend I told about CFP has signed with them.
    The contract presented to you is easy to read and understand. Chelsea is my publication specialist and would respond quickly to any request or question.
    Bottom line you can not go wrong with Christian Faith Publishing, I was led to them through prayer, and you never go wrong starting with Lord on your side.

  • Brad / June 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I am looking at Christian Faith right now. They accepted my manuscript on the first attempt. I was told that 70% are usually turned down on the first try and they offer ffedback for how to improve it. Has anyone here had there manuscript submission turned down by Christian Faith and been offered feedback by them in the process?

    • David / June 21, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply

      Brad, I seriously doubt that they turn down “anyone” much less 70% considering they will get $3,500 per author they accept. Please do your diligence before contracting with this company. Not only do they have tons of complains on this site, but other sites as well. Have you tried the traditional route? Just Google “Christian Traditional Publishers” and there are many to look at. Also remember, just because a company says they are Christian doesn’t mean they are. Just look at Tate Publishing. They said they were and now they are out of business due to multiple lawsuits. Also, there are other subsidy publisher out there that don’t charge as much. I have gone both routes myself; traditional and self-publishing. And although I personally like to self-publish myself (as I do everything myself), there is nothing more rewarding than getting accepted by a traditional publisher. It validates you as a writer, and you know your work is quality considering that this publisher was willing to pay for all of the publishing costs themselves. I would give that a try first before going with a subsidy publisher. Either way, good luck.

  • Rita Lane / June 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Hi, I know you are an editor and I appreciate this site very much!,my question is where may I find up to date info on literary agents? when I search all the info is from last year, which is frustrating when it lists who is accepting new submits right now! I have written 17 picture books but I don’t have a dime to self publish. Unless you know of a traditional publisher that will accept new authors without an agent? Thanks for any info!

    • Bookfox (Author) / June 17, 2017 at 7:01 am Reply

      Search for “New Literary Agents.” Although information from last year is probably still current.

      Also, for your children’s books, please check out this list of publishers who accept manuscripts without an agent.


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