We offer free manuscript evaluations, a win-win partnership, a free customized comprehensive written marketing strategy prepared by our publishing consultant who has more than 30 years in the Christian book publishing business.
We are the only self-publisher that specializes in books by and for pastors and ministry leaders. Is that you?
Basic Book Publishing Package
- SERVICES WE PROVIDE THAT NO OTHER PUBLISHER WILL OFFER YOU:
- Association with a 25-year-old highly regarded company whose mission is to equip the Church to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Higher royalties when your book is sold through our ChurchLeaders online store
- FREE one-year subscription to our award-winning Outreach magazine (6 issues)
- FREE PRO membership to Sermon Central. Includes unlimited downloads of videos, PowerPoint presentations, countdown videos, worship videos and background stills.
- MARKETING SERVICES THAT NO OTHER PUBLISHER CAN OFFER YOU:
- Almost all self-publishers require authors to do their own marketing, and while the success of marketing is ultimately up to the author, Equip Press is able to provide unique exposure to your niche market that would cost thousands of dollars to purchase. We even provide more marketing than most authors get with a traditional publisher!
- Guaranteed book excerpt or article with link to purchase your book on ChurchLeaders.com (over 1,000,000 visitors each month).
- FREE 50,000 website ad impressions on SermonCentral.com and/or ChurchLeaders.com, in most cases placed strategically near your excerpt or sermon on SermonCentral.com
- Your sermons related to the book’s content posted on SermonCentral.com. (Author must fill out an author profile to be eligible.)
- Your book will be made available and ideas for possible author interviews, article, videos, podcasts, resource section listings will be presented to the editors of our other websites (Outreach Magazine, Resources and Innovations, Church Plants.com
- Faith it and For Every Mom with millions of visitors a month) for possible review, excerpt and ancillary articles when appropriate. (Editors have the right to refuse content.)
- Presence on our Outreach Media Group/Equip Press social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter) that have millions of followers
- Excerpts from your book may be used in our opt-in email newsletters to a 300,000+-subscriber audience.
- Opportunities for discounted shared advertising space in special issues of our award-winning magazine, Outreach
DESIGN AND PRINT SERVICES
The stuff other self-publishers can do, but we do it really well!
- Custom and eye-catching covers by award winning designers
- Copy editing (spelling, grammar, punctuation). Content and developmental editing available for an additional fee
- Professional layout and interior typesetting
- ISBN number to facilitate the sell of your book
- Sales driven back cover copy
- Strategically written sales driven copy for Amazon.com
- E-book conversion and distribution available in all electronic formats—Kindle, Nook, iBooks, etc.
- US bookstore distribution
- Print on demand technology (Initial book order must be a minimum quantity of 50.)
- Discounts on author add-on purchases such as posters, postcards, etc. The more you buy, the more you save. Your publishing consultant has more details.
- 70% royalty on all net retail sales
- One hour marketing coaching with an experienced professional
- Add-on creation of a sales sheet for Christian Book Distributors (CBD) $300
- Global distribution for an additional $25.
Add-Ons for Basic Publishing Package Only:
The Preacher’s Bundle
Get your God-given message beyond the walls of you own church
Comes with the Basic Publishing Package and:
MARKETING SERVICES THAT NO OTHER PUBLISHER CAN OFFER YOU:
- Advertorial or ad, including design, for a 1/2 page four-color ad in Outreach magazine
- 500,000 web impressions on SermonCentral.com, ChurchLeaders.com or any of our other appropriate website(s).
- Optimizing web impressions by A/B testing headlines and callouts to identify successful marketing copy attracting clicks to your website or Amazon.com
- Quarterly reporting on marketing exposure
- “Featured Contributor” status on SermonCentral.com. This includes an expanded profile page where our audience will see your web ads with links to purchase your book
- Presentation of your book to Christian Book Distributors (CBD) and other distributors letting them know your book is available to stock bookstores.
- Your book will be featured at pastor conventions (thousands of pastors) where Equip Press exhibits
- Your book may be considered for a Sermon Series Kit (SSK)
- Using four to six of your transcribed sermons based on the topic of your book we create a sermon series kit. An SSK usually includes: 4 – 6 sermons, 4 – 6 video illustrations, one countdown video, one social media promo video, one PowerPoint template for each week of the series, one planning guide, and social media images for churches to use to promote the series.
- Possible creation of an online teaching course using your book’s topic sold to pastors on ChurchLeadersU.com. You receive royalties on all courses sold.
- Oh yeah, and the services that other self-publishers offer you like:
- 8 FREE copies of your book
- Four-color easy-to-assemble vinyl banner with rollup stand and carrying case
- Global distribution
NOTE: Outreach contributes thousands of dollars to ChurchLeadersU.com. Because our commitment is so great, we require the author purchase a minimum of 2,000 copies of their book to qualify for this package.
Expand Your Reach with Customizable Add-Ons for Any Publishing Package:
- Send a copy of your book along with a custom letter to the senior pastors of 100 of the largest churches in America ($2,500)
- Discounts on additional advertising (price quoted individually, call for details)
- Guaranteed results with “Pay Per Click” web-advertising campaign ($2 per click)
- Targeted press release for your local market ($500)
- Targeted HTML email blasts to promote your speaking appearances (price quoted individually, call for details
- One-time advertisement in The Christian Advance, a bimonthly newsletter to over 10,000 booksellers and librarians ($170)
- Custom designed file for a four-color flyer to promote your book online when you are giving away free copies Author does the printing from the file. ($150)
Helping your book have the furthest reach
|Custom book cover design||An experienced designer will create a beautiful and marketable book cover design based on your ideas and recommendations (see Agreement for details).|
|Professional interior layout||We will convert your edited manuscript to a professionally formatted book, using fonts and design to make your book more readable (see Agreement for details).|
|ISBN||Your book will be assigned a unique numeric commercial book identifier so booksellers can easily identify and purchase your book.|
|USA bookstore distribution||We will place your book in the country’s most comprehensive wholesale network serving 39,000 USA booksellers for on-demand printing and fulfillment.|
|Amazon Page||Your book will be posted for sale on Amazon.com with complete meta-data and with Amazon’s popular “Look inside the Book” feature for on-demand printing and distribution.|
|Global bookstore distribution*||We will place your book in the world’s most comprehensive wholesale network serving booksellers in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy, China, South Korea, Brazil, and India.|
|eBook conversion and distribution*||Your book will be professionally converted for Kindle, iPad, Nook, smartphones, and for every other eBook reader, and then placed for sale on each.|
|Bookstore catalog advertisement*||Your book will be featured in a popular print catalog distributed to 7,000 USA booksellers, librarians, and 27,000 eCatalogs worldwide.|
|Outreach magazine advertising*||Your book will be advertised with a partial-page advertisement in Outreach Magazine, the #1 magazine for pastors and church leaders.|
|Outreach optimized web campaign*||Your book will be advertised with 500,000 “impressions” on the Outreach network of websites within 90 days of your book’s release.|
|Targeted press release*||Your book will be publicized with a professionally written press release targeting your local media.|
|Banner and VIP discounts on marketing products*||Your book cover will be featured on a high-quality vinyl banner for your church or community, plus VIP discounts on Outreach products.|
|“Top-100” campaign*||Send your book and a custom letter to the senior pastors of 100 of the largest churches in the United States.|
* Additional costs apply