You are wise to be skeptical. Sadly, just hanging a Christian shingle does not mean business practices will measure up. In fact, few, including those with recognizable names, are trustworthy. One of the best ways to know if someone is who they say they are is to examine the company they keep. Are they invited to teach and speak at Christian Writers’ Conferences? Who is linking to their website and where do the company’s leaders blog or share their knowledge? What do their authors say? Do an Internet search. Then ask God. He will tell you in your Spirit, and then you’ll know.
One of the questions we ask authors wondering if they have the technical ability to do this themselves is, “Do you know there is another way to center headers other than the tab key? Do you know how to set an indent or margins without the tab key? And finally, do you know what keys on your keyboard add code behind the scenes when using Microsoft Word—code is death to proper uploading for distribution.”
Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you are weighing your options:
As with every publishing option out there, marketing is the author’s responsibility. However, at EABooks you are not alone. Each package offers some marketing and promotional aids, and when your book is published you can participate in our post-publication author connection community to join hands with fellow EABooks authors. Monthly newsletters also give tips and ideas for marketing. For those who want to do more, our Marketing Coaching service is the leader in the industry for helping new authors build a firm foundation for their marketing with one-on-one coaching for 3-4 months. See our services for a detailed explanation.
We understand this is difficult. We invite you to have a 15-minute free consultation with one of our Acquisition Editors. You won’t get a high pressure sales pitch from us—just good solid information to help you weed through all of the choices. We will join you in praying for the right place for you and your project. Finally, we believe in excellence, because we serve an excellent God! We welcome the opportunity to prove to you that we are who we say we are.
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