It's been one successful year since Redemption Press established itself as the premier Christian self-publishing service, filling a void for Christian authors worldwide with unique and attentive services led by Athena Dean Holtz.
I was talking to a long-time author friend a few days ago and she said something that really humbled me. We were just catching up on life face-to-face on Skype, and she looked at me and said “my great grandson finished his Eagle Scout project today, because of YOU.” I felt as though I looked over my left and right shoulder thinking she must be talking to someone behind me, and said… “What? ME?”
I must admit, the fact that we ask you to send your manuscript in (before we tell you how much it will cost to publish with us) could be a scary thing. After all, there are some people out there who might steal your idea and leave you in the dust.
I was talking to an author the other day and she mentioned how finances were tight and she didn't know if she could get her book into print any time soon. I was reminded of so many examples of how I've seen God provide for authors in the most creative ways.
Recently a pastor asked if we could just publish his book and take our costs out of the royalties. When I explained that we are not a royalty publisher and don’t feel that business model is always in the author’s best interest, he asked me to explain why. I thought this explanation might be helpful to those exploring all the different publishing options.
What? A 108-page book listed at $19.99? What’s up with that?
Pricing is an ongoing challenge in the publishing industry when a book is printed using digital printing (print-on-demand technology, POD). Publishers may price soft-cover books a lot higher than normal for two reasons:
Redemption Press was born out of a compelling need.
On January 8, 2014, WinePress Publishing announced on their website that they were closing the business, leaving almost 2,000 authors stranded and orphaned…their books out of print and unavailable to bookstores or consumers.