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6 Ways to Compare Christian Publishers Tate Publishing and WestBow Press

As leading Christian publishers, both WestBow Press and Tate Publishing & Enterprises let authors retain the rights to their work, utilize the largest book distributors in the industry, sell on all national book retail websites, offer several book formats, custom design, formatting and editing services, and offer a variety of marketing opportunities.

With choices among Christian publishers, how do you know WestBow Press is the right fit for you?

Take a look at this helpful chart to see how Christian publishers WestBow Press and Tate Publishing stack up

 

WestBow Press

Tate Publishing

Industry Reputation Is a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, two of the most established, well-known leaders among Christian publishers. Our titles are actively monitored by Thomas Nelson & Zondervan for possible acquisition.

Titles already picked up for traditional deals by Thomas Nelson or Zondervan:

  • Three Cups by Tony Townsley
  • The Reason by William Sirls
  • Call of a Coward by Marcia Moston
  • From Head to Foot (now titled Perfectly Unique) by Annie Downs
 
Family owned business based in Oklahoma with an office opening in the Philippines.
Editorial Standards Each WestBow Press title adheres to a set of Editorial Standards established by Thomas Nelson & Zondervan to ensure we are instilling confidence through our consistent communication of a Christian worldview. None listed on website.
Client Offerings Offers five levels of packages to suit any budget and publishing aspiration, starting at $999. Offers distribution through HarperCollins Christian Publishing through the Premier Reach publishing package. Pricing and services cannot be found up front on their Web site. You must agree to speak to a sales person for pricing details. Nearly all authors are asked to invest $3,985.50.
Support Team WestBow Press includes a full support team to help choose a publishing package, receive author book discounts, a production team to custom design your book interior and cover, and a marketing consultant to help you choose publicity services. Tate Publishing includes an editor, illustrator, cover designer and marketing rep.

Authors are expected to hire full-time professional book marketing and publicist representation.

Marketing & Publicity Our marketing services give authors the options to enlist publicists, host book signings at national conferences and book shows, and reach and audience through email marketing, radio and television interviews, social media and more.

Through affiliation with parent companies Thomas Nelson, Inc., & Zondervan, WestBow Press authors are able to host book signings at Women of Faith events and have their book reviewed by bloggers through BookLookBloggers.com.

With a contract, authors get the option of Web site, an audio book or four television commercials.
Royalty Earnings Authors earn up to 25% of net earnings on printed books and 50% of the total e-book price. Tate Publishing offers 15% of net sales.

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