Like a runner at the starting block you’re probably filled with eager anticipation. It is day one! You’ve finally put your pen down. Your manuscript is finished, complete…and you’re ready to publish.
At Published By Parables...
We understand the Value of a Dollar; We Know the Importance of Producing a Quality Product; and We Publish what we Publish for the Glory of God. Because your book is your gift to God and the larger Christian community you build your own publishing package based upon your goals, objectives, needs and resources.
Surf and Explore our site -- then use our easy-to-use “Tell Us” button to tell us about yourself and about your book.
We're a one-stop, full-service Christian publisher. We know our limits. We know our capabilities.
You won't be disappointed.
ISBN - BAR CODE
It is important, very important, that your book be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This creates a public record documenting your ownership of the material. At Published By Parables you retain all rights to your intellectual material. We provide copyright registration if your book is not yet registered.
Copy editors are the gatekeepers of good grammar. Editorial services are available for minimal charges. However, you may have a friend, a fellow church member, or a family member who is capable of doing this for you. The important thing is for your book to reflect your best effort and devotion to Christ.
The most important identifier your book can have is the ISBN. Without an ISBN number (and a bar code) your book will not be listed on the U.S.- Global distribution network, nor will it be stocked in most bookstores, either online, or down the street from your house. If your book is for in-house church studies, then you may not need either an ISBN or a Bar Code.
Your book is special, unique. You’ve invested time, effort and hours writing, praying and seeking God’s guidance. The hardest part is over but a very important decision is yet to be made – your cover.
Published By Parables uses classic cover designs that reflect the poise, values and virtues of God’s Kingdom. Check out our online Christian book store for cover samples. Nothing flashy here -- just a touch of elegant simplicity.
A .pdf format according to our specs is required
Published By Parables participates in the world's largest U.S./Global book distribution system.
This system is utilized by 39,000 independent and chain bookstores, libraries, online retailers and wholesalers.
The network includes every major retailer (iBookstore, Kobo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble Nook, etc…) in more than 195 countries. Your book gets worldwide distribution through Published By Parables.
SELLER RETURN PROGRAM
Your interior book design is just as important as your cover design. Our professional interior book designs and layouts reflect that extra level of Christian care in the publishing of your book. Whether your book is a novel, a devotional or a commentary your interior pages either help or hinder the enjoyment of reading your book.
Elegant, yet simplistic professional book interior designs create a beautiful, reading experience.
A .pdf format according to our specs is required
Participate in our Christian marketing program. The Marketing Group that we work with prints and mails a lovely Christian catalog six times each year.
The Circulation of the catalog reaches 5,000 Christian retailers, 4,000 ABA retailers, and 3,000 Librarians. It features new and bestselling titles for the Christian audience, showcasing the best in Bibles, inspirational fiction, non-fiction -- gifts & games -- and your Christian book too!
The Book Seller Return Program allows retail outlets the right to return unwanted or overstocked copies of books.
Published By Parables allows you to opt in or opt out of the Book Seller Return Program.
Through the Book Seller Return Program the cost of the returned books, plus postage, is covered through the premium paid for participation in the program.
People just like you are discovering the challenges to getting published. We want you to know that there are options.
Publishing your book is not all smoke and mirrors. Its also not as cut and dry as some would have you believe. God, who called you to write your book, will provide the grace sufficient to the task of getting it published. God always finishes what He starts. Count on it.
At Published By Parables our eBook distribution will distribute your titles to every major e-book retailer in the world,
Amazon Kindle*, Apple iBooks, and Kobo as well as 70 emerging e-book retailers.
No need for you to invest precious time in developing and maintaining eBook distributor relationships. All of that is taken care of for you, giving you more time to do what you do best…write.
AMAZON'S LOOK INSIDE
Amazon's Look Inside is a full-text searching feature built into the regular Amazon search process. Search results combine books that have the words in the bibliographic citation as well as in the text.
Only registered Amazon users can use
Look Inside. And, only those publishers and author's of books that elect to participate in the program are allowed to give a Look Inside to those registered useers.
Writing -- Publishiing -- Marketing. It seems an author's work is never done. It's not work when you have an author’s blog/website. You write about interesting stuff related to your book’s subject matter—interview other authors in your genre; even ask book bloggers and fellow authors to review your books. A bookstore to market and sell your book? No problem. Its an opt-in service provided through Published By Parables
BOOK PRESS RELEASE
Want to sell a ton of books? A Professionally-written Press Release (Done Right) Can be Your Safest, Smartest ‘Next Step’ for Marketing Your Book! Even Though You Are Not A Globally-Renowned Author, you can Enjoy Roaring Success And Rocketing Sales.
The Press Release team that we utilize is comprised of 6 former journalists with the PR writing skills and connections you need to succeed as an author. Journalist Written. Distributed to a minimum 2500 targeted journalists. TV/Radio Net-works, Newspapers. Magazines + Online. Syndication with Major News Wire and Social media. Free Re-Release after 14 days
Enhance the appeal of your book through social media with a 60 second video
promoting your book. You book is like our sub-title – Earthly Stories With Heavenly
Meaning. Communicating that story and that meaning is challenging.
Through video you can convey your unique story through the social media of your choice. You hold the reins when it comes when and where you use your video (Facebook, Youtube, Godtube, etc) Attract readers to your book. Go to the “Video” section on this site and view “The Last Martyr 3” Check out some of the other promotional videos too. You won’t be disappointed.
AMAZON'S AUTHOR PAGE
Reach More Readers! At Amazon’s Author Central, you can use your own Author’s Page to share the most up-to-date information about yourself and your books with millions of readers.
We start the creation process for your Author Page by adding your biography, photos, then you add a blog, videos, and tour events to your Author Page, your homepage on Amazon.com. The Author Page on Amazon.com provides a handy place for customers to learn about you. Helping customers get to know you is an effective way to introduce them to—or better educate them about—your books.