WestBow Press | How to Self-Publish a Christian Book

A Glimpse of the WestBow Press Production Process

Learn how to self-publish a Christian book.

Pre - Publishing

Step 1. Take aim

Determine your goals for publishing your book.

Step 2. Inquire

Call 866.928.1240 to meet your publishing consultant, who will guide you on your publishing path.

Step 3. Choose your publishing package

Decide on your book's format and cover concept.


Step 4. Submit your manuscript

Send us either a digital or hard copy of your manuscript.*

Step 5. Collaborate to create your book

Work with your check-in coordinator as your book makes its way through editing, design, formatting or any other services you have purchased.

Step 6. Review eProofs

Once the separate elements of your book are complete, your publishing services associate will email you eProofs to review, and will inform you of the selling price of your book. Give final approval and your book is ready for the printer.

Post - Publishing

Step 7. Hold your book for the first time

Your book consultant will send you your complimentary author copy and book copies. Enjoy the moment. Take it in. You’re now a published author.

Step 8. Distribute

When complete, your book will be available through the WestBow Press online bookstore and the two leading book wholesalers in the United States: Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

Step 9. Promote

Work with your marketing consultant to chart your marketing plan and choose the promotional services to support your goal.

* Data entry fees apply for hard copy manuscript submissions. See Data Entry page for details.