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CFI PUBLISHING

The Writer's Guide to Publishing

Congratulations, Your Christian Publishing Goals are in Reach

Completing your Christian manuscript is quite an accomplishment. Now it is time to publish, CFI PUBLISHING is ready to help you reach your goal. With CFI PUBLISHING, you don't need to hire an agent, spend months or years shopping your manuscript or endure numerous rejection form letters. Instead, we offer you the personal attention, control and experience you want for publishing, promoting and selling your book.

All the Support You Want

With CFI PUBLISHING, you're in control of the publishing process, but you have ongoing, personal support when you need it. With guidance from our dedicated Publishing and Marketing Consultants, you can:

Check This  Provide input to the design and layout of the book
Check This  Retain the rights to your work, so you profit from selling foreign or movie rights or from attaining a traditional publishing contract
Check This  Select the promotional services that best fit your plans

We simply provide the services, advice and expertise you need to reach your goals. That means you get the book you want into the market much faster than with a traditional publisher, and you have the potential to earn larger royalties on each book sold.

All the Publishing and Promotional Services You Need

When you work with us, we focus on more than just printing a book. As a result, we have the most comprehensive list of services to help publish, promote and sell books. Our website has a complete list of services, but our Publishing and Marketing Consultants are also available to help you choose the best services to help you reach your goals.

From a Leader in Self Publishing

Since our start, we help authors publish in the Christian genre. Be published in poetry, children's, fiction, self-help, spiritual, plus memoirs and almost every other category you would find on a book shelf. That means when you publish with CFI PUBLISHING, you're working with a company that has experience helping authors reach their goals.

With CFI PUBLISHING, You Can:

Check This  Have a custom-designed book cover and interior as part of the package price  Check This  Publish in both paperback and hard cover formats
Check This  Publish with a full-color interior, which is great for children's books Check This  Make your book available on virtually any eReading
device
Check This  Have access to a full service, in-house art studio to create illustrations and custom artwork Check This  Select from a comprehensive range of promotional and Web marketing services
Check This  Have your book available for order at more bookstores worldwide and online retailers, including Amazon.com Check This  Publish within 60 days if needed
Check This  Buy books for resale with author-only discounts Check This  Have access to professional copyediting services

 Publishing Options CFI PUBLISHING Traditional
Need an agent to represent you No Yes
Editing and proof reading available Yes Yes
Custom designed book you control Yes No
Print on demand Yes Yes
Own the rights to your book Yes No
Marketing and publicity services available Yes Maybe
Distribution through all sales channels, including Amazon.com Yes Yes
Control cover artwork Yes No
eBook formatting and distribution Yes Yes

 

What Does It Take to Get Published?

With CFI PUBLISHING, you can get from manuscript to book sales faster and easier than you might think. Our CFI PUBLISHING process is designed to allow you to have expert help available at each step and the resources you need to fulfill your vision for your book. It just takes five simple steps.

Step 1

Complete and Sign CFI PUBLISING Contract

You'll begin the book publishing process by speaking with a Publishing Consultant to discuss your project goals. From copyediting to promotional press releases, you have the flexibility to create a custom project plan for the submission, production and promotion of your self-published book.

Step 2

Submit Your Materials

A Manuscript Coordinator will contact you within three business days after you sign your contract to discuss where and in what format to send your materials. Your Coordinator will work with you directly until we have all the materials we need to create the initial copy of your cover and galley. Your Coordinator will also send you a walkthrough to assist you with the Online Submission Process, where you will indicate any specifications you have for the design of your cover and interior.

Step 3

Review Initial Book Cover & Interior Design

After the Coordinator has received all of your materials, he or she will assign your book to a design team and the design process for your cover and galley will begin. Within 10 to 15 business days (two to three business days for rush customers, you will receive the completed initial cover and galley.

Step 4

Participate in Review Call with Your Design Consultant

After sending your cover and galley for review, your Design Consultant will call you within two to three business days to discuss changes (if any) you want made to the design of your book. If more in-depth conversation is needed, a time will be set up for you to discuss your requirements with your Cover Designer or Book Designer in more detail.

Step 5

Approve Your Cover and Galley

When the layout of your book is complete and you're comfortable with how everything looks, you will approve your cover and interior galley. Your Design Consultant and Check-in Coordinator will be able to discuss any concerns you have about what's next in the publishing process.


Let us help you publish, promote and sell your book.

Getting from manuscript to finished book is quite an accomplishment no matter what genre or page count you publish. However, there is more to publishing than just printing. Having a well-thought-out plan for each phase and an overarching goal in mind are important keys to becoming a successful author.

Publishing Your Book

At this phase, consider how your cover and title can help you stand out among competing titles. Also, decide whether you need special artwork or illustrations. Which formats you want to use and how you will protect your work should also be considered at this stage. We can help you make sound decisions in each of these areas and select the services that best fit your goal and budget.

Promoting Your Book

Your marketing plan is as important as your manuscript, so the time to start thinking about promoting your book is when you are close to submitting your manuscript and not waiting until you are holding the first copy of your book. Careful planning, targeted promotions and professionally created materials and distribution are critical when it comes to effectively promoting your book. That's why at CFI PUBLISHING, we offer a comprehensive selection of promotional services to help you promote your book directly to readers, through advertising, online, in bookstores and in the media. Which services are best for you? Let our Marketing Consultants help you decide.

Selling Your Book

Even before your book is in print, think about how you're going to generate sales. By combining your promotional efforts with sound bookselling strategies, you can help create interest in your work. If you're going to sell directly to readers, take advantage of exclusive volume book discounts we offer to our authors. Bookstores and the Internet are two other key channels you want to consider when you think about book sales. We offer a Bookseller Return Program (that will make your book even more attractive to bookstores) and a full suite of Internet marketing services including your own website. We can help you create the right plan and provide the services you need to achieve your bookselling plans.

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