APH is a direct publisher, not traditional. Direct publishing is an excellent option for authors who want to own and keep the rights to their work.
APH publishes Apostolic Pentecostal authors.
You own your book rights, and we can never "retire" your book or take it out of print. This is a problem when dealing with traditional publishers.
Our editors will not change the Apostolic doctrine that may be represented in your books, and you will be supported and celebrated in biblical truth. Most mainstream, secular Christian publishers and editors will want you to minimize Apostolic doctrine because it does not follow theirs.
One of the main benefits traditional publishers give to their authors is validation. They are known for accepting what they say are the best manuscripts (the kind that will generate the most profit) and rejecting the rest.
On the other hand, direct publishers typically are hired to do the work for a self-publisher, and their manuscript is neither accepted nor rejected.
But that isn't the case with APH. We screen all manuscripts and choose to accept or reject them. We have a reputation to protect and will not publish for the sake of publishing. We will only put our logo on your work if it meets our Apostolic doctrine requirement, writing ability, and storyline standards.
Traditional publishers reject GREAT manuscripts all the time. So keep in mind we will accept more manuscripts than traditional publishers because we do not have the same financial structure or obligations they do. But again, we do not publish anything and everything...we only publish great books!
You keep more profit when you publish through APH than with traditional publishers. When published by a traditional publishing house, an author's typical royalty is 20% to 30% for a hardcover and 15% for a trade paperback.
You keep 100% of the profits from your book sales, except for those sold in our online bookstore, where we take a small commission to cover our costs. Our prices are meticulously calculated to reflect only the necessary expenses of doing business.
Self-publishing is a daunting task. Even the most skilled person can struggle to navigate how to publish their work (and do it well). But we know exactly how it's done, and you can count on us to do it right. Furthering the gospel is why you write...and advancing the gospel is why we want your book to be the best. You've done the hard work of writing a manuscript; let us turn it into the book you desire it to be.
And remember, you're not just paying for a tangible product. Our logo on your book is a recognized symbol of quality and trust!
Our publishing fee is $2,000. This includes professional editing services, book cover graphic design, and interior layout and design. Because mistakes are hard to eliminate, we also hire readers to catch any mistakes editors may have overlooked. We do all we can to keep errors to a minimum. The more eyes, the better!
We can see the process through from beginning to end...even to distribution!
APH offers book printing services. The cost of books is not included in the publishing fee. However, you do not have to use our printing services for us to publish your book. You are free to choose any printing service of your choice.
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As long as you own the rights to your book, then yes, for a fee, we will re-publish your book using our logo if it is an accepted book. Accepting a book that is already published would include accepting both the content and the cover design. Sometimes we will accept the content but not the cover. If that happens, you can hire us to re-design the cover or choose another designer of your choice. However, if you choose your own designer, we will have to approve the design BEFORE you move forward in the process.
The fee for placing our logo on your book is $250, and a contract is required. There is an additional cost of $400 if you hire us to re-design your cover when a new cover is required to re-publish (or if you want a new one).
For logo and new barcode placement, all cover files sent must be editable in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. Original files that have not been flattened are preferred. Interior content must be updated with our logo, and a new ISBN will also be issued. We will work out the logistics of placement once approved.
APH owns an online bookstore which is available to its authors to use for a fee.
A signed, written agreement is required. Outside authors can submit their books for consideration to sell in our bookstore as well.
If you're ready to keep more profits and spend less time and energy preparing your book to be shelf ready, we're prepared to hear from you!