How long have you been in business?
Our owner and president has been in the publishing industry for over 27 years and is responsible for the production and selling of thousands of books including several bestsellers. The Saint Paul Press company was officially formed in 2007.
Why should I choose St. Paul Press?
At St. Paul Press we take your book from beginning to end at a price that you can afford. Your book is always “in stock”. We will never stop printing your title. Our staff will take your fully-written manuscript and turn it into a book for you. Our graphic design team will design two covers for you to choose from without any extra cost. You keep all of the rights to your book and you don’t have to order a single copy of your book. On top of that, we make your books available to every bookstore in the country (chains and independent) as well as to online retailers, e-book retailers and individuals.
Can I trust St. Paul Press?
The staff at St. Paul Press has over 65 years of combined experience in Christian publishing. We are a reputable company that can do the job for you.
Who are your business partners?
Fresh Eyes Proofreading and Editing (www.FreshEyesProofreadingandEditing.com) is a full service creative writing, copy-editing, and proofreading company. They handle the book editing and proofreading aspects of our company. Saint Paul Printing handles all of our promotional printing needs, such as postcards, bookmarks, flyers, posters, business cards, etc. Christian Media Promo (www.ChristianMediaPromo.com) promotes all of our titles through their online marketing program to thousands of churches, pastors, church leaders, bookstores, libraries, newspapers, newswires, radio stations, TV stations, news outlets, and individuals. Our technology is powered by industry-leading firms: Adobe, Microsoft, Dell, and HP. We work with the country’s leading digital book manufacturers, and we have marketing and distribution agreements with many organizations. Additionally, BCNN1.com (www.bcnn1.com) helps to promote our products to the urban community.
What kinds of books do you publish?
St. Paul Press publishes Christian books, and we reserve the right not to publish a book if it is not in agreement with our statement of faith. (Please read our statement of faith before submitting any title.) We publish books in many categories including: Christian living, self-help, poetry, children, men, women, theology, church growth, fiction, and seasonal titles.
Do I get a chance to review the book before it goes to press?
Yes, we send each client an online proof copy of their book before it goes to press. A printed proof copy can be sent upon request, however this may delay the release of the book.
How long does it take?
Generally, it takes about 60 days to get your book published and ready to order (approx. 40 days if you choose rush service). Once your book is approved by you and all corrections and changes are made, your book will be available to order from Amazon.com within about two weeks.
Do I get to keep the rights to my book?
Yes, you will retain all copyrights for the book. Our publishing agreement allows you to take your book to another publisher if you so desire. All we ask is that you let us know in writing, at least 60 days prior to moving the book to another publisher.
How many books do I have to purchase?
None. You are not obligated to purchase a single book to get published. There is no minimum order. We print and ship books whenever you need them.
Will bookstores stock my book on their shelves?
It’s up to each individual store as to whether or not they choose to stock your book. But we do promise that your book will be available to order in all major bookstores when their customers ask for it.
Will my book be listed with Amazon.com?
Yes. Once your book has been printed, your book will be available to order from Amazon.com within approximately two weeks.
What determines the retail price of my book?
The retail price of your book is determined by your book’s page count. The retail price is embedded in the bar code on the back of your book, so retailers will know how to price your book. You may also suggest a retail price for your book if you so desire.
How do I pay for copies I purchase?
We accept checks, money orders, and all major credit cards. Payment must be made when your order is placed. Orders paid by check may take 7-10 days longer to process. We prefer that all orders are made online.
Will my book have an ISBN?
Yes. Your book will be assigned the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) that is required for every book so that sales can be tracked and so that bookstores and retailers can search for your book and order it. Also, the Bookland/EAN bar code will be placed on the back of your book. Without this barcode, bookstores can’t order copies of your book.
Who owns the copyright to my book?
You own the copyright to your book. However, we recommend that you register with the U.S. Congress Copyright Office, which records your ownership of your work in a formal manner and they give you better recourse in case of copyright infringement. You may handle this yourself. Or, if you would like for St. Paul Press to handle this for you, we can do so for a fee of $135.00 on top of the government filing fee.
Do you publish books in full-color?
Yes. We can publish interior pages in full color.
Do you offer editorial services?
St. Paul Press does not offer editorial services, but we do use Fresh Eyes Proofreading and Editing which has done great work for our authors. You may visit their website at http://www.FreshEyesProofreadingandEditing.com.