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.