Our bestselling non-fiction books include My Heart Will Triumph by Mirjana Soldo, which remains a modern-day classic in spiritual autobiography.
Among our fiction titles, The Sound of Many Waters is a novel that brings a subtle Catholic message to readers from all walks of life.
And the enormously-popular film Apparition Hill has been a favorite among our DVDs and Blu-Rays.
What do these titles have in common? They are all hugely successful in reaching an audience beyond the Catholic world, and they are all distributed and promoted by Catholic Shop.
We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, but we do accept one-paragraph queries. We read every query, but we cannot guarantee a reply unless we are interested in reading the manuscript.
Submit your query at our CONTACT page, and please keep it as short as possible, focusing on the general synopsis. One to three sentences about the book will be enough for us to determine if it's a project that could work for our company.
In the general publishing industry, average retail royalties fall in the 5% to 7.5% range on paperback sales.
Although we’re a very small, selective publisher focused on a “niche” subject, we do try to pay our authors as much as possible, while also taking into account the substantial up-front costs, ongoing costs, and risks for our company associated with publishing a new title.
We generally offer two options for publishing an average paperback book:
Standard Arrangement - 5% to 7.5% Royalty, and our company covers all the publishing costs
- OR -
Partnership Arrangement - The author contributes to our publishing costs in exchange for a higher royalty. On average, such an agreement for a trade paperback would look like this:
In the long-run, most authors would see a higher income with the second option. Of course, nothing is certain in terms of sales of a book, so the Standard Arrangement option brings zero risk for authors. We decide on a per-book basis whether to offer a choice between both arrangements, or just one of them.
Publishers, especially small ones like our company, assume a lot of risk when deciding to bring a new book to market. The costs and tasks include everything necessary to bring a book to print and make it known to readers, such as:
Hence, when considering royalties, or when deciding whether or not to self-publish, it's important for authors to keep this in mind.
We publish books in a variety of formats, including:
We make the print version available to libraries, book stores (including the major chains), Amazon and other online retailers, CatholicShop.com, FaithShop.com, Medjugorje.us, and retail stores around the world.
We have a large audience and we’ve built up a reputation for producing/printing very impactful media related to religion, miracles, and/or the Catholic faith. Our marketing and promotion efforts include:
Please contact us if you have additional questions.
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