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That story is told in Athena’s memoir, Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, and the book is offered for free to authors considering publishing with us. Redemption Press is firmly in the hands of a solidly experienced and professional leadership and strives to be the best at what we do for the glory of God. We are accountable to Him for the honesty, integrity, and quality of our work.
What is the difference between Redemption Press and your other imprints, Reliant Publishing and Encore DTP?
As a publisher, we constantly seek new publicity, marketing, and promotional venues for our authors. Books under consideration for exclusive opportunities, national conferences, or high-end placement must first undergo all four editorial levels (content, line, copy, and proofread) to meet the criteria for the Redemption Press imprint and the requirements of our partners.
Because we help many authors at various levels of skill and targeted placement, we’ve created additional imprints to serve them without the energetic editorial requirements we place on all works bearing the Redemption Press imprint.
Reliant Publishing is the imprint designed to help new authors publish with the basic essentials they need, including cover design, layout, printing and distribution. Books published under this imprint also receive a copy edit.
Encore DTP (Direct to Print) is specifically for authors who’ve been in print before, and perhaps they aren’t happy with their publishing arrangements or their publisher has gone out of business. If they simply want to get their print book and e-book back into print and distribution, we happily utilize their print-ready files to funnel them back into the sales channels again.
Please bear in mind that we also offer traditional offset printing techniques, which enables authors to choose special embellishments on the cover (foil, embossing, matte, and spot gloss lamination) as well as hardcover, full-color coffee-table books, and casebound children’s books. These specialty processes are not available in the print-on-demand technology.
Can I upgrade from Encore DTP to Redemption Press?
If additional editing is required to help meet specifications, the $250 will be applied toward the editing cost.
Please be advised that most books will require additional levels of editing, unless the book has already undergone multiple levels of editing by professional editors currently working in the inspirational book market.
Can I request a sample of one of your books, so I can see what kind of quality they represent?
How long will it take before my book is in print?
For books that have already been in print and are not undergoing any changes other than a new ISBN and publisher name, the average turnaround time is between four and eight weeks. For books that include editing, illustrations, special formatting, or other non-standard work, the timeline will be extended. A normal turnaround time with editing and formatting runs from six to eight months depending on a variety of issues.
Redemption Press is not a “fast food” publisher. We never compromise on quality for the sake of speed. If you want to speed things up, however, a quality-controlled, fast-track option may be available.
How will my book look when it’s finished?
Your cover is printed on a high-quality laminated cover stock, with a matte or gloss finish, in vivid colors. Please call us if you are interested in receiving samples.
If I order books, how long with they take to arrive?
What should I expect from the publishing process?
What most people don’t realize is that a traditional publisher usually takes up to two years to publish a book, and the author is involved in the process to some degree, but has no control whatsoever.
Because we are your partner, we walk you through the entire process, and you have much more control and input than with a traditional publisher. Perhaps most importantly, you retain all rights to your book when you publish through us (see below).
How many books should I expect to sell?
If you are publishing your book to facilitate or build your ministry or platform, to bring to speaking events, or to share with friends and family, Redemption Press’s services will easily meet your goal. If you wish to become a best-selling author, that’s possible too, but it will take marketing, creativity, and work on your part! Your best opportunities will lie with our full-service imprint, Redemption Press.
How often will I get paid for the books that are sold?
You can expect to see your first royalty statement forty-five days after the first full quarter that your book is published.
When will bookstores have access to my book?
Will my book be placed on bookstore shelves?
Most importantly, your book will be listed in every bookstore’s database of titles, making it easy for readers to special order your book from their favorite bookstores.
What is the difference between Redemption Press and other print-on-demand publishers?
We offer three publishing imprints with varying levels of services, so authors may select the services which best meet their needs, with the guidance of professionals in the Christian publishing industry.
Do you have additional marketing or publicity services available?
Can I have my book indexed?
Can I make changes to my manuscript after it has been formatted and typeset?
Do you publish authors outside the USA or books in foreign languages?
We have published books in Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, and German. Due to the complex issues that arise with foreign language fonts and formatting, there is an extra charge for books published in languages other than English or Spanish.
What if I don't need editing?
You will notice that certain benefits are only offered to authors who choose the more rigorous levels of editing required with the Redemption Press imprint because we believe that all books benefit from—and need—editing.
Don’t worry, many of our staff are writers themselves so we understand this can be a sensitive area! However, we are obligated to give you the very best advice we can, and so we need to emphasize the huge benefits that the editing process offers. Once they see how quality editing raises the quality of their books, most authors are grateful for this gentle, yet honest, approach. Books that are published, and not simply printed, need to be edited.
We want to provide you with a book that you are proud to hand to your ministry, family, and friends.
What if I don't have a computer or internet connection?
Also, many retail mail and shipping stores offer computers with internet access, as do most libraries.
Please call 360-226-3488 for more information on how we can help publish your book.
Terms & Policies
Can I see a sample publishing agreement?
Can I publish with another publishing company?
Can I take my book out of print?
Do I have to buy any copies of my book?
If you want to purchase copies of your own book—to take to a speaking engagement or some other function, for example—you will receive a significant discount depending on how many you purchase. To get an author discount, the minimum order is only five books.
Do you ever turn down manuscripts?
Yes. From a theological viewpoint, we might be considered Bible-based, following the Apostles’ Creed as a framework for acceptable doctrine. We publish a wide spectrum of material for Christian authors but do not publish for authors adhering to Mormon (LDS) or Jehovah’s Witness doctrine or espousing new age spirituality. Our imprints address the level of editing a must book undergo.
Who owns the ISBN?
Some people mistakenly suggest that whoever owns the ISBN also owns the rights to your book. This is false. We own the ISBN purely as a convenience for our authors, and you retain the rights to your book.
Who owns the rights to my book?
Will my book be formally copyrighted?
Can libraries order my book?
Who determines the retail price of my book?
Will my book be returnable?
We believe that making our books returnable provides a considerable benefit to our authors. However, an author may request in writing to opt out of this advantageous arrangement.
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1218 Griffin Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022