You can feel the pressure to make some kind of decision to get your book done and out into the world. You feel your internal clock ticking…
GracePoint Publishing is the premier publishing house for leaders, teachers, and creatives like you. We are devoted to helping our clients accelerate and amplify their impact, the transmission of information, and inspiration.
We are a modern publishing company who understands that traditional book publishing represents only a fraction of the innovative ways information and creativity can be shared with the world. That’s why we not only help leaders, teachers, and creatives like you publish books, we also help you with speaking on stages, digital media, creating online classes and programs, magazines, blogs, music, podcasts, audiobooks, and who knows what else! Whatever it is, we’re ready to pivot and learn it in order to help you share your message with the world!
Just like you, our clients are connected to a sense of purpose, meaning, and mission. This connection gives them the courage and power to transcend the limitations (and fear) of their old beliefs and egos. They are driven to be leaders, innovators, and disruptors in their field, and aren’t afraid to take BOLD risks in the pursuit of their purpose and passion.
We are collaborative and work with our authors to promote their books, their message, and their work in the world. With more than 60 years of experience as publishers and multiple best-selling authors, we know exactly what it takes to get your book and your message out into the world.
Because not every great writer has access to hiring agents, our mission is to give all writers the same accessibility to publishing options, therefore, we work directly with writers and do not work through agents. We are different from other traditional publishers because they only accept certain types of manuscripts (and often only on request) and reject high numbers of submissions without giving reasons. If we reject your manuscript, we’ll tell you how to fix it and any potential costs. We want to know your ideas, and we want you to succeed.
If we accept your manuscript as is, you’ll then receive a publishing contract under one of our presses for eBook, paperback, and possible audiobook.
Then, we take care of everything involved with publishing. For instance, all manuscripts go through a series of steps before they become books. An initial read is done, and if there are improvements to be made, we help you by partnering you with one of our editors. Even if there are no structural changes to be made, it must still go through the steps of copyediting, proofing, book cover design, interior design, ISBN, and Library of Congress number assignment for both paperback and eBooks.
Once complete, we submit your book to worldwide distributors and work on your behalf for your book to be picked up by them. We have relationships with the major retailers through our distribution network, which creates greater opportunity for you and for the success of your book.
Just like traditional publishers, we don’t charge for publishing. We accept completed manuscripts for review and one of our acquisition editors will then make contact and discuss next steps. We may identify needs within the manuscript like development, deep or light editing, fact-checking, and other publishing obstacles.
So (you might ask), how do we make our money and stay in business? Most of the time when we get a book submitted, it’s in one of these stages:
Our paid programs aid and assist writers in all stages of pre-publishing, and post-publishing. First, we’ll work with you so your manuscript is in top-notch shape so it not only gets published, but also gets stellar reviews and increased book sales, making it a book you can be proud of! We encourage each writer’s direct involvement with developmental editing, book launch plans, ongoing marketing, and PR.
We are passionate about the planet, humanity, and making a positive difference in the world. We seek out marginalized voices and those who feel unheard or unseen. We care about our authors who want to contribute their voice toward conscious change. We work in collaboration every step of the way to make sure the book reflects the author’s voice (not all publishing companies do that!), and we have robust ongoing marketing strategies, so the books are not just languishing and fading away on online platforms.
GracePoint Publishing’s experience and vision has evolved over time, growing from the early days of self-publishing consulting, to a more hybrid approach, to a full-on traditional publishing company with consulting, marketing, and coaching divisions. If you are determined to self-publish, we can help there too! You can benefit from our years of expertise! Our professional teams treat every author with respect, listening to the vision and goal for each potential book. Our expanded marketing division and distribution teams understand trends and will design a launch strategy that meets the goals of the author and publisher. Please reach out for more information and to talk with a senior publishing consultant and find out the next step for your book.
We believe that if you have a message, it’s our job to help you get it out into the world.
We won’t let you publish crap. We’ll collaborate with you every step of the way. We’ll work with you to translate your idea into a tangible, impactful, and powerful product. We’ll protect the integrity of your message while helping you find the best way to lead, teach, and inspire the world. We’ll make sure you retain the rights and control over your work.
We know your potential and we will be your partner and guide in fulfilling the vision of your work. You don’t have to do it alone.