We offer free manuscript evaluations; a free customized 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 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 (coming May 2019)
- FREE one-year subscription to our award-winning Outreach magazine (6 issues)
- FREE PRO membership to SermonCentral.com. 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 a link to purchase your book on ChurchLeaders.com (over 1,000,000 visitors each month).
- 100,000 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 books content posted on SermonCentral.com. (Author must fill out an author profile to be eligible.)
- Your book will be made available to the editors of our other websites (Church Plants, Faithit.com and ForEveryMom.com 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.
- 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 sale 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 of marketing coaching with an experienced professional
- Five FREE copies of your book
Add-Ons for Basic Publishing Package Only:
- Add-on creation of a sales sheet for Christian Book Distributors (CBD) $300
- Global distribution for an additional $25.
The Preacher’s Bundle
Get your God-given message beyond the walls of your own church
Comes with the Basic Publishing Package and so much more!
- Advertisement 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), in addition to any ongoing specials
- “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
- Four-color easy-to-assemble vinyl banner with roll-up stand and carrying case
- 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.
- 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 so you can see where your book is being seen and by how many. Here’s the proof that your message is getting out.
- Your book will be featured at pastors conventions where Equip Press exhibits
- Possible creation of an online teaching course using your book’s topic sold to pastors on the ChurchLeaders store. You receive royalties on all courses sold.
- Global distribution if desired
- 10 FREE copies of your book
NOTE: Outreach contributes thousands of dollars to advertising your online teaching course or Sermon Series Kit to help you sell your book. Because our commitment is so great, we require the author to usually 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 ($150.) The 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 or any other list of your choosing.|
* Additional costs apply