On Publishing Christian Books: To Every Faithful Who Wants to Share the Word of God
What You Totally Need to Learn on How to Get a Christian Book Published
In today’s modern age, more people are hungry for spiritual comfort. It’s evident, that many non-fiction books—like self-help books—have emerged to help readers who are seeking for answers and longing for guidance.
As a fellow Christian, there’s nothing more meaningful than to share your spiritual journey toward sharing the Word of God.
Here are essential ideas and practices you have to consider when publishing your own spiritual book:
Find your purpose.
God has called you to write for a purpose. Seek that purpose and devote yourself to it passionately. And remember, your sole purpose must begin with the Lord.
- What are you trying to prove in your writing?
- Why do you write?
- To whom is the book addressed to?
Once you discover and get a clearer view of your objective, commit with it.
Read fervently and write humbly.
If you have read books like The Purpose Driven Life, The Shack, or The Secret then you probably get the gist of inspiring and thought-provoking writing. Most Christian authors don’t know how important reading is, when in fact, a good writer reads good writing. Immerse in the scripture and learn the principles.
When you write, don’t try to sound clever. As a Christian writer, be honest and write with simplicity. Your purpose is to deliver a message. Be diligent in writing; set writing schedule. Say a prayer before you write so that God’s wisdom will cast away all your doubts and fears.
Learn how self-publishing
The self-publishing industry is also home of many scams and rip-offs, so be cautious. You have to research carefully before taking the first step. Even if it’s your second time to self-publish a book, you should always take extra precaution.
Here are some recommended Christian self-publishing companies:
- Westbow Press
- Christian Faith Publishing
- LitFire Publishing
- Lighthouse Christian Publishing
Find an editor and designer.
Unless you have a knack on designing and editing, you should find a self-publishing company that caters your writing needs. Book covers, manuscript errors, and marketing strategies can be too intimidating for you.
In Christian books, book covers give emphasis on the title and the message it conveys to the readers, so choose the best cover design.
Spread the word.
Publicity and book marketing are both essential strategies for authors. You should learn the importance of blogging, podcasting, and social networking. Not only these strategies will widen your book’s exposure; they will give your readers the opportunity to communicate with you online.
Join different Christian authors in a group page or forum. Engage and learn useful advice. Invite your friends on your book launch. Let them know what your book is about and why they have to read it.