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BookBaby vs. Christian Faith Publishing

Which is the right choice to help you spread the word?

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Writing a Christian faith book is an exciting time, and even more than that, it’s an outlet to help you spread the word to others. That’s why it’s important to choose the right company to help you publish your book, and you may find yourself weighing out your options between BookBaby and Christian Faith Publishing.

While both companies are great options in getting your book into the hands of readers, let’s take a closer look at what we here at BookBaby have to offer, versus the folks at Christian Faith Publishing.

Have More Freedom with BookBaby

Christian Faith Publishing can be a bit difficult when looking to publish your book. You’ll have to sign a non-disclosure agreement in order for their publishing team to even determine their interest. Additionally, they screen all of their books before publishing to ensure that they adhere to their specific guidelines and subject matters. While you want to be confident that your publisher has the same morals and standards as you, you’ll also want to feel a sense of empowerment – especially in choosing to self-publish. You’ll get the best of both when working with BookBaby.

At BookBaby, we hear your vision first. Our goal is to get your message out to readers – not ours. Plus, you’ll have full creative control in designing your book cover, the editing process, book formatting, and much more. We welcome Christian writers to curate their book with the help of our expert publishing specialists, without having to jump through hoops to get there.

Earn More through BookBaby

Writing your book is an act of servitude, but the more you make from it, the more resources you’ll have to spread the word. With Christian Faith Publishing, your full payment is returned on investment, and afterward, Christian Faith Publishing will charge a 50 cent royalty on every copy of your book sold.

BookBaby, on the other hand, offers Bookshop™, a free online storefront for authors to sell their eBooks and printed books (via Print On Demand) directly to readers. With Bookshop™, you earn 85% of your eBook sales, and printed books can earn up to 3X more than competing retailers. Best of all, you have total control of your very own storefront to help you showcase and sell your work.

BookBaby Christian Faith Publishing
eBook payout 85% 70%
Printed book payout Up to 3x more than competitors You pay 50 cent royalty fee on every book sold

Plus, your eBook will be distributed to over 60 stores in 170 countries. With BookBaby’s Print On Demand program, your printed book will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Network, Powells, BooksAMillion, and of course, Christian Book Distributors, and more! More distribution equals more readers, which equals more earnings.

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Watch Out for Vanity Publishers

Christian Faith Publishing is also what’s known as a “vanity publisher.” Essentially, authors pay them to publish their books, and in return they’re promised marketing and a wide variety of sellers. Also known as subsidy publishing, this is a different method than self-publishing in that the book becomes the property of the publisher. This means that your creation will no longer be owned by you, and you still won’t be able to be sure that it will get into the hands of readers.

At BookBaby, your book is 100% yours, down to the pricing options. You’ll know exactly what you’re getting each step of the way – including how much you’ll be able to earn from book sales.

Work with an Expert Publishing Team

The publishing team at BookBaby is here to work with you from the time we receive your manuscript, to holding your printed book in your hands. Our printed books are created right here at our U.S.-based printing facility, which has experience with printing Christian children’s books, biblical studies, memoirs, religious testimonials, and stories inspired by faith.

Helpful and Friendly Customer Support

Helpful and Friendly Customer Support

Being an independent author of faith doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own. Our customer support team is dedicated to answering your questions and helping you with any challenges along the way. Based right here in the USA, our self-publishing specialists are standing by to answer any and all of your questions by phone (1-877-961-6878), emails, and live chats, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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