6 Ways to Compare Xulon Press and WestBow Press

6 Ways to Compare Xulon Press and WestBow Press

As Christian self-publishers, both WestBow Press and Xulon Press offer a slew of services to serve authors commencing on their self-publishing ventures.

Both WestBow Press and Xulon Press let authors retain 100% of the rights to their work. They both also utilize the largest book distributors in the industry and sell on national book retail websites. Service opportunities include book formatting, custom interior and cover designs, editing, and marketing.

With such closely related publishing models, how do you know WestBow Press is the right fit for you?

WestBow Press

Xulon Press

Industry Reputation Is a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, two of the most established, well-known leaders among Christian publishers. Our titles are actively monitored by Thomas Nelson and 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
Founded in 2000 and based in Maitland, Fla. They are a division of Salem Communications Corporation.
Editorial Standards Each WestBow Press title adheres to a set of Editorial Standardsestablished by Thomas Nelson and Zondervan to ensure we are instilling confidence through our consistent communication of a Christian worldview. Xulon Press disclaims the right to reject or terminate any contract that does not adhere to their Statement of Faith. No other editorial standards are listed on their Web site.
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. Offers three levels of packages starting at $1,749.
Support Team WestBow Pressprovides a full support team to help choose a publishing package, receive author book discounts, production team custom design your book interior and cover and a marketing consultant to help you select publicity services.

Xulon Press assigns team members from their Production, Account, Book Sales and Marketing departments to assist authors.

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

Through affiliation with publishing companies Thomas Nelson, Inc., and 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.

Xulon Press’ marketing services give authors the options to promote their works through social media, press releases, catalog advertising, Internet advertising, book display and sales at various trade shows, book video trailers and printed promotional materials.
Royalty Earnings Authors earn 25% of cover price on print books sold through WestBow Press.com, 10% of cover price on print books sold through other channels such as Amazon, and 50% of net earnings on ebooks regardless of where the books are sold. The average net revenue authors receive on books sold through third party retailers is 25%; 75% on books sold through Xulon Press.

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