Christian Publishing Company – Secrets to Getting Your Book Published |

A Christian publishing company is the best way to publish a Christian book or Christian novel. Unless you are someone with name recognition, you will have a difficult time finding one of the main stream publishers to publish your book. This is true with Christian publishing companies too, but the Christian companies will have a much better understanding of the topics you are discussing in your book. There are a few secrets to getting noticed with book publishers. Even if you are the best writer in the world, you won’t get anywhere if you don’t know how to market yourself.Here are a few secrets to getting your book published:Market your book everywhere.

Most people are simply lazy. They contact one Christian publishing company, and when that doesn’t work out, they give up on their dream. If you are serious about publishing your book, you are going to have to have the right attitude. This is a marathon and not a sprint. Get out there and talk to as many people as you can about the book you are writing.
Make business connections.

There is an old saying when it comes to getting a job. The saying is that it is not about what you know but who you know when looking for a job. This is true in many aspects of life.

Internet forums are a great way to meet people. Are you writing a novel? Is it a biography? Are you writing about a popular Christian topic? Unless you are writing on a very obscure topic, you can probably meet many people that would be interested in reading your book in internet forums. If you join book publishing forums, you can meet other people who are interested in publishing books, or you may meet people who have already figured out how to publish a book. Experienced authors are great because they can show you how to get a Christian publishing company to notice your work.
Write multiple books.

It could be that many people aren’t interested in the topics covered in your Christian book. If that is the case, you may want to consider writing other books on other topics to get your name out there. A Christian publishing company is going to pay more attention in what you have to offer if you have written on several topics.
Learn all about self-publishing a book.

Marketing a new book to a Christian publishing company is all about presentation. Before you pitch your work to a publishing company, you should self-publish your book first. Remember that you want to stand out. Professional book publishing corporations are flooded with aspiring authors that want to publish a book, but most of these authors are turned away. You have to find a way to stand out from other authors. Do not be like everyone else! Get copies of your book made through self-publishing companies. These are a few secrets to getting your book published. It doesn’t necessarily matter if you have great content. You must know how to market your book and stand out from the competition. Working with a self-publishing company will help you stand out when you meet with a Christian publishing company.

The Publisher’s Life – “Who Published Your Book” |

As a beginning author and a beginning publisher, the most dreaded, insecure question you can be asked is: “Did you publish it yourself?” As I wrote in the previous article, sure, being self-published leaves you in good company and there is really nothing inherently wrong with it. In fact, if you look at the facts self-publishing is an act in courage and belief. In confidence and direction. I would almost argue that perhaps the most valuable lesson learned from successfully (success loosely defined: finding reviews, getting peer complements and the like) self-publishing your own writing is that you actually do it. This may sound simple, but I’ve come to realize that 99 percent of the people out there do more thinking than acting. My non-profit group is called the Standing By Words Center, and as the phrase suggests, being able to stand by your words is a terrific and yet hard thing to do. How many times have you thought, or heard others at an art museum say, “Gezzz, I could do that!” Well, the point is you/they haven’t. A commitment to the entire process of creation is a hard thing to do.Anyhow, so you have your book published and sure you’ll get a pat on the back from your close friends and family The gee-whiz, what a good job you did, but from others you’ll hear, “Cool, who published your book?” When you say, “I did it myself,” there will be the pause, or maybe the mind-reading moment that I alone endure in which you know your answer comes up short in some way or another. Do get me wrong, I do believe a good publisher can make all the difference in the world and I approach all authors I now publish with as much respect as possible. However, in my case, with no writing training, no MFA connections or degree, and a wish to get started as a writer self-publishing was just right for me. I will say, though, that I did harbor a longing to get my writing picked up by a publisher other than myself. It was a challenge really and I did pull it off, but mostly because of my work as a self-published author had continued to bolster my belief in my writing.I can’t lie. I am glad I have experienced working with other publishers now. I have come to believe that a really good publisher should self-publish your own work and experience the effort it takes. And, you should have another publisher work on a book you’ve written. The lessons learned from these two points-of-view will make you a better book publisher (and author) in the end. How? I’ll explore that in the next article.