The books we publish say a lot about the vision of our company. As you browse this website, you’ll notice that we publish books that encourage Christians to live for the Lord, provide glimpses into the lives of those in ministry, and/or are evangelistic in nature. Above all, we want to see the Lord glorified and individuals living fulfilled lives for Him.
Our team of ten is bound together by the love of Christ and service to Him. Each teammember, from publisher, editors, graphic designers, and the maintenance man, uses his or her gifts in this Kingdom work. Our backgrounds vary from business owners, teachers, and other interesting and and sometimes unusual careers.
We believe Christian books should be well-written and well-designed. Because of this paradigm, our books go through a thorough, multi-stage editing process and our graphic designers take care to make sure the physical appearance of our books and eBooks match the quality of the words in our books.
Our base of operations is in Abbotsford, Wisconsin. This sets us strategically close to major U.S. book printers, a large Amazon distribution center in Kenosha, and many of our other partners in this work.
Our authors are individuals with a sincere heart for the Lord. Some are missionaries and pastors who are serving the Lord in the U.S. and various countries of the world – from South America to India and in-between. Our mission is to partner with the Lord’s people to publish good books – books that share the gospel, strengthen Christians, and give glory to God.
100% of donations given during the checkout process, or in any other way, are used to give books and Bibles to individuals, as a ministry effort, or to those who are in prisons and to the poor. Our goal with these books is to reach the lost, encourage Christians, and otherwise support and build up individuals as the Lord helps us reach them. One of the advantages of being a publisher and at the same time giving away books is that our costs are lower than is typically the case. We have only the printing and shipping costs to deal with, and because we work with many ministry authors, we have access to hundreds of ministries that are equipped to distribute books to readers in need.
If you have questions concerning larger contributions, please contact us at 715-223-3013, or use the contact form here and put “Donation Question” in the subject box.
Publishing for Ministries
With ministry authors in mind, we designed our publishing process to be as easy and efficient as possible. After your manuscript passes our review process and your contract is signed, we’ll send you a checklist, which is streamlined and self-explanatory. This list includes items such as: (1) a book cover design questionnaire to help us design a cover that best fits your book’s market, (2) an editing cover sheet, which helps our editing team refine your book for enjoyable reading while preserving your message, and (3) marketing plans, so we may tell people about your book before it’s even in print.
As soon as you’ve finished the publishing checklist, you are basically free to go back to ministry – that is, until it is time to review and approve our team’s work. The entire publishing process takes from four to seven months (can be sooner, if a deadline needs to be met).
The very first step is our review of your manuscript. If you’re ready to begin, please click the button below to upload your manuscript for review. If you only have a sample chapter ready, we’d like to review what you have and offer relevant writing advice to help you write the best book possible.
Minimum Requirements – In order to cover the costs involved, we generally need to anticipate selling at least 1,000 books. In some cases, this number is lower, and in other cases we may undertake non-profit ministry projects. While this means our publishing criteria is somewhat undefined, we can tell you that we’re mainly looking for authors in ministries where it’s clear that the Lord is doing something great.
Terms – Our typical contract is for five years, which gives us time to see fruit from our labors. We usually pay a 30% net royalty for books sold through our distribution channels, and in cases where our authors sell books at book tables and on their own websites, we sell books to them at the discounts listed here. If you’re giving away books as part of your ministry, we’ll provide special ministry prices based on the cost to print the books.
Editing – Each book is given an editorial review first, during which we may highlight some macro areas needing further development. After any changes have been made, an editor, proofreader, and final reviewer will work together to produce the best possible book. All work is done in “Track Changes,” so you as the author can review all suggested changes before they are finalized.
Cover Design – You’ll receive what we call a “cover design questionnaire,” which gives you the opportunity to voice your opinion on design and text that will appear on the cover. In most cases, because of thorough initial research, one of the first cover concepts is utilized for the final cover.
Book Formats – A typical project starts with a soft or hardcover print book and an eBook. Depending on demand, we may later issue a soft and hardcover, an audiobook, and deluxe editions such as imitation leather covers, etc.
Distribution – Our books are distributed directly to Amazon and Ingram. Ingram, the largest distributor of secular and Christian books, makes our books available to bookstores, retailers, libraries, and online retailers such as Barnes & Noble, CBD, and others in the United States and around the world. Our eBooks are distributed worldwide via retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Kobo, and dozens of smaller distributors.
Marketing – We ask our ministry authors to first of all not let their book become a distraction from their main ministry. That being said, we do want you to take your book with you wherever you go, displaying it when you speak at churches, and as appropriate, saying “that’s covered in my book.”
What we’ll do on our end is make sure your book is appearing in the most related book searches possible, so people looking for your genre of book can find it. We also utilize paid SEO advertising, solicit reviews for our books, send samples to appropriate partner distributors, and in situations where interviews are likely, we send press releases to radio and TV stations.
Above all, the most important aspect to publishing Christian books is to make sure the Lord is behind a project. If He is not, and the author or publisher’s agenda is a personal one, the project is going to fail (this is true even if the book sells well). Our primary objective is to ensure we’re doing the Lord’s will with each and every project and only take on projects where the Lord is moving.
The printing presses we use are state-of-the-art, efficient machines, allowing us to print high-quality books for reasonable costs. This program is geared towards ministries that need books printed to give away in ministry or for your own distribution. Our goal is to give ministries an advantage with high-quality, cost-effective printing solutions. After all, we think Christian books should be the most nicely-printed books of any genre.
You will need to know the answers to the following:
- Book dimensions
- Page count
- Type (soft or hardcover)
- Features (cover type, paper type, etc.)
- Destination (state or country)
Printing prices range from as low as $2.00 (if giving away books in ministry) to our standard discounts for authors (see discounts here).
Our roots are in prison ministry, sending books to various prisons across the U.S., as well as sending books to third-world countries. The book ministry continues to this day, and we’d love your assistance. If you wish to use your own book as a free ministry resource, please ask us about our ministry print rates as notated above. If you’d like to use any of our existing books in your ministry, please feel free to use the “Kingdom Codes” listed in our online bookstore. For bulk ministry rates, call us at 715-223-3013.
Fun fact: Aneko is Greek in origin, meaning: To have come up to, arrived at, to reach to, to pertain to what is due, duty, as was fitting. Strong’s Number: 433. Also of interest: Begins with the Greek letter Alpha and ends with the Omega.