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Step-By-Step: Getting Started with Self-Publishing Your Book

Step One: Self-publishing your Christian bookStep One

The first step in getting your book self-published with us is selecting one of our Publishing Packages

Our comprehensive self-publishing packages come with an extensive collection of features that are essential for any self-published author, and our team of experienced Publishing Consultants are ready to help you build the perfect package for your self-publishing needs.

Not only are our self-publishing packages packed with great features, we also offer non-exclusive contracts, which give you, the author all the rights to your self-published book. This important detail puts you in control of your book’s future. So, when the time comes to have your book picked up by a traditional publisher*, you can take all of your files with you – no questions asked!

Don’t worry if your manuscript isn’t completed. We know that writing your story can take some time. We are ready to help you through the writing process. Our Editorial Services can help you prepare, review, ghostwrite, translate, edit and much more!

Related Information: Christian Self-Publishing Packages | Sample Publishing Agreement | Editorial Services

*we do not guarantee your book will be picked up by traditional publishers.

Step two: Self-publishing your Christian bookStep Two

Submit Your Files

The second step is to submit your manuscript, graphics, author photo, and any other elements you want included in your book. Once you sign up to self-publish with us you will have 24/7 to access to our online Author Center.

NOTE: Before submitting your files, please review our Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and the Submission Checklist. Our self-publishing guidelines will help you move through our production process with ease!

Questions? Project Coordinators are available during standard business hours to answer any questions you may have. Call us at 1-866-381-2665.

Related Information: Author Center | Contact Us | B&W Guide | Color Book Guide

Step three: Self-publishing your Christian bookStep Three

The Production Process

Once you submit your book files, we have our Pre-production team review all of your files to ensure they meet our guidelines. If there are any issues with your files, we will contact you immediately. The production process typically takes less than 90 days as long as all your files are submitted correctly.

Once your files are approved by our Preproduction staff, we then move them onto our Design team. These award-winning professional will typeset your book based on traditional book typesetting standards and create a custom book cover based on the questionnaire and feedback you provide. Xulon Press does not believe in template cover designs. The bookstore industry knows us for the professional quality of books we create for our authors. It is important to choose a recognized and respected self-publishing company.

Step four: Self-publishing your Christian bookStep Four

The Book Review Process

Once we have completed the first round of your book interior and cover designs, we will post these to your Author Center for your review. This is where you can catch any last minute spelling errors and dot those I’s and cross those T’s. We give you up to 100 book corrections for FREE. Once you have reviewed your book and made your corrections, it’s time for you to approve the production process.

Step five: Self-publishing your Christian bookStep Five

Completing and Finalizing Your Book

Once your book is approved, we finalize all the parts (interior, cover, spine and back cover) to great one final book.

Step six: Self-publishing your Christian bookStep Six

Your Book Goes Live!

Xulon Press makes your book available to the largest distribution network of 71,000 retail and library customers globally, plus online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. We will also have our Book Sales Representative and Marketing Specialist provide you with a FREE consultation on how you can sell and market your book. If you’ve chosen the Best-Seller or Elite self-publishing packages, we will begin to launch your marketing campaigns and get you ready for the largest Christian book industry event – International Christian Retail Show!

Related Information: Book Marketing Products | Trade Show Schedule