Encourage Publishing, LLC is a small press hybrid publisher exclusively publishing carefully curated works that lead to positive change, or encourage the world in an uplifting way. Our titles inspire, inform, educate, entertain, and motivate without tearing anyone down along the way.
We are dedicated to helping individuals, companies and non-profits bring their stories and information to the public in print, audio or digital form, through the spoken or written word, or through music.
OUR MISSION: To tell your story and conduct our business in a way that honors Christ and encourages others. We believe in the power of WORDS and MUSIC to change mind, body, and soul, and every day we positively change our world through projects that inform, inspire, and encourage others.
We are SMALL, but powerful! And by SMALL, we mean...anything but!
Learn about the POWER of SMALL!
We help you tell your story.
We are a small press hybrid publisher dedicated to helping individuals, companies and non-profits bring their stories and information to the public in print, audio or digital form.
Learn about The Power of SMALL.
We use music to change lives.
When you need a song composed for a special event, production, consultation,a guest artist or speaker, or the best private instructor possible, call us.
Special projects: Learn what we're doing to create spaces for healing through music.
We tackle tough publishing problems.
When you need quick help with short-term editing or writing projects, creative treatment, layout, a unique publishing issue, or a project to be privately published. Our team is a specialized group that works with national clients who need agility, speed, and confidentiality.
We know how to create buzz.
A production studio and publishing imprint for those of you who need something edgy, agile, and maybe a little annoying.
Encourage Publishing has been a hybrid publisher since 2014, and have always adhered to the highest standards for hybrid publishing as defined by The Independent Book Publisher's Association.
By definition, "small press" means we publish less than 50 titles per year. "Hybrid" is a little more complicated. There are basically three types of publishers. "Traditional" publishers own your work, make all decisions about title, cover, interior design and content, and pay you a very small percentage of net profits. They generally distribute widely but do not take unsolicited manuscripts or first-time authors. Your best path to traditional publishing is a literary agent. "Self" publishers range widely in scope (and business integrity). They focus on short-term relationships with the author, who pays for all costs with a markup built in. If you just want to get your book done for your own small application, this may be your best choice, but read the fine print, particularly regarding second run orders.
Hybrid publishers also have a variety of business models, but generally, offer some services at free or reduced cost and partner with the author on all publishing decisions. Authors have more control, make more money if the book has a market, and have more marketing opportunity and exposure than self-publishing. The hybrid model is a great choice for authors who have a vertical or niche market (meaning most books will be not be sold through traditional bookstore channels), and for authors who are not willing or able to make all of the decisions required by self-publishing or who need help with content, book design, and/or marketing and distribution.
...don't want the inflexible environment of a large corporation,
...need a publisher who doesn't need to control every detail,
...realize the "big guys'" business model is not a good fit,
...need someone to be completely transparent and responsive,
... need your questions answered, no matter the time it takes...
We don't waste your resources-or ours. We DO tailor our efforts to reach your niche markets first, and build long-term success rather than a burst of low-profit sales that quickly fizzle out. When you are ready, we can scale up and out-strategically.
We don't take a single step until we understand your mission. In fact, we DO require a written mission statement for every project. Our mission? To tell your story and conduct our business in a way that honors Christ and encourages others.
We don't have a "one size fits all" mentality. Because we are small and scrappy, we can, and DO quickly adjust your plan advantageously when opportunities, or obstacles, arise.
That's right. our work is lucent, or light-giving. We try to be a source of light and encouragement for our clients, and select projects based on their ability to inspire, educate, inform, illuminate, or encourage others.
We are never done learning. In this industry, every aspect is always changing. If a new technique, strategy, partnership, skill or software arises that is best for you, we invest in and learn it. We will never grow too big to learn.