CKN Christian Publishing is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts in Christian fiction and non-fiction, and we want to see yours! If you have a manuscript you believe falls into the Christian genres that you would like us to consider for publication and worldwide marketing please fill out the following information, attach your manuscript and submit (all fields are required in order for the form to be accepted.)
If we at CKN decide to accept your manuscript you will get paid monthly and within days of us receiving a check from the distributors. You will earn as much as 35% of the cover price while also receiving worldwide exposure to your efforts. CKN Christian Publishing covers all marketing and promotions for not only the book, but you as an author. Authors with multiple manuscripts will get further attention towards their submissions.
Authors with rights to back list titles are highly encouraged to contact us. While we thrive on seeing new books flourish, we still get excitement out of watching a forgotten asset come back to life. Don’t worry if you do not have manuscripts, as long as we are able to find a paper copy of the titles we will be able to move forward with publishing.
If you are under the age of 18, you are required to have parental approval to submit your manuscripts. You must have the permission stated on the first page of your manuscript, along with the name and contact information of your guardian.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept and publish everything we receive. If you do not receive a response within 90 days it means we are unable to publish your work at this time, this is by no means a reflection of your work.
Working with CKN
- What makes CKN a Christian Publisher?
CKN Christian Publishing started out as a small Christian promotion company and grew into something much larger. Now, as a publishing company we strive to publish books that uphold our Christian faith and values. Our goal at CKN is to find and accept books that will help readers to rise and develop their understanding of God’s Word and to apply it more abundantly to their lives. We hope that in publishing a variety of Christian based genres they will give readers the tools that support their journey with The Lord.
- Do you only accept the Christian genre?
Currently we are only accepting titles that incorporate the Christian faith. However, there are many sub-genres of the Christian genre in fiction and non-fiction categories. We want to have an all-encompassing selection of Christian titles to offer our readers. Some genres we will be accepting manuscripts for are: romance, historical, western, Amish, science-fiction, mystery and non-fiction genres such as Christian living, family resources, relationships, marriage, parenting and theology. We are currently focusing on publishing novels that bring Godly inspiration.
- If you accept my book what will I be responsible for doing?
Once we accept your manuscript, we do the rest. We want to make sure you have the time and energy to focus on the most important part, writing the books. We will follow through with a marketing plan and promotion of not only your book, but you as well!
- What format does CKN publish their books in?
eBooks are at the core of our business, but we will also publish in Paperback when applicable.eBooks are currently the most popular and most convenient way to publish and read. The process is finalized much quicker and we are able to do so much more with eBooks, such as adding in hyperlinks and additional promotion inside the book. However, we hope that print books never disappear, so if the books is successful we will then continue to publish the Paperback edition.
- Do I have to market and promote my books myself?
No! Once we decide we want to work with you, we will also create a marketing plan. One of the most difficult parts about having a successful book is the marketing and promotions that go along with it. You can write the best book ever, but without promotions and marketing the book will fail. We will use our site, mailing lists, social media, and other advertising outlets to get the word out and watch your book succeed. Not only will we promote your work, but you as an author as well.
- How can I help promote my book?
Although you are not required to, creating an online presence for yourself is crucial. The only way to attract readers is if they know who you are and that your work is out there. Although we will be promoting your work, you can help as much as you choose. Creating an author Facebook page, Amazon page, Goodreads page, and even interacting with Twitter followers can help immensely.
- If my book was published in the past can I submit it with CKN?
Yes! We are more than willing to work with you if you have previously published work. We understand that sometimes decisions are made prematurely and do not do as well as you hoped, and we want to help. We enjoy seeing forgotten books come to life in a new and up-to-date way and watching the success. We will bring the book to life again with a new cover, marking plan and promotion of the book in the best way we can. We will also work with you if you have a back-list that you have received the rights to.