Publishing the Positive

We exist to captivate our readers and carry them to places of escape, encouragement, education, and entertainment—to broaden their horizons and urge them to new heights. More than anything else, we want to point people to Jesus Christ.

Publishing the Positive

We exist to captivate our readers and carry them to places of escape, encouragement, education, and entertainment—to broaden their horizons and urge them to new heights. More than anything else, we want to point people to Jesus Christ.

Spotlight!

Marry me or lose everything!
At her father’s funeral, Wendy Moylan is confronted by Randall Whitmore, her dad’s corrupt business partner who gives her a choice—pay her father’s outstanding debts within sixty days or marry him. Penniless, Wendy embarks on a desperate quest to locate hidden gold, deep in the deserts of New Mexico Territory. She enlists Kurt Jordan as her guide, a stubborn and impatient cowboy who holds Wendy’s future in his hands. Danger threatens as they search for treasure in hostile Indian lands, racing against a deadline. Will God allow her to discover the gold she seeks, or does an unexpected treasure await?

Are You Listening, God?

This collection of Roger Marum’s essays offers encouragement and hope even as it is fraught with the uncertainty and doubt of the author’s spiritual journey. His quest for answers to questions regarding God’s existence and relevance in his life often result in unexpected God-embracing epiphanies. The author believes the uncertainty embedded in faith is a foundational part of belief, a disconcerting corner stone, but a necessary one. These essays will make you smile, question, even shed a tear. You may even find your own deep experiences reflected in his stories.

Want to experience full surrender as God intended, but not sure how to start?

Do we really want to surrender all, or are there areas of our lives we are hesitant to release to God?

Through real stories and based on Exodus 14:13-14, I Surrender All will show you how to lay down every area of your life you hold most dear, in order to watch God do the impossible.

In I Surrender All, Michelle's years of experience as a pastor's wife, along with her passion to help others along in their spiritual journey come together in a unique reading experience.

Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. is a traditional publisher that partners with you in a nontraditional way. “Publishing the Positive" expresses our focus. We come alongside authors to ensure your work is published in the most professional manner possible. We function as a community, a family where cheerleaders and prayer warriors support you on your journey. Our publisher is a text or phone call away, we welcome queries, and proposals are answered in less than a month. If you want to belong to a company who understands you and wants you to be the best you can be, consider submitting to Elk Lake.

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Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. is a traditional publisher that partners with you in a nontraditional way. “Publishing the Positive" expresses our focus. We come alongside authors to ensure your work is published in the most professional manner possible. We function as a community, a family where cheerleaders and prayer warriors support you on your journey. Our publisher is a text or phone call away, we welcome queries, and proposals are answered in less than a month. If you want to belong to a company who understands you and wants you to be the best you can be, consider submitting to Elk Lake.

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Featured Authors

Six Steps to Publishing

Blogging

#1 Start Building Your Platform

Getting a book published has always been a challenge, but perhaps even more so over the last decade. Publishers assume a lot of risk when signing new authors. Therefore, they are interested in knowing how broad and extensive your platform happens to be.

Writing

#2 Write a Book Worth Reading

Every published author has a story about how they came up with the big idea for their book. Learn from them and look for ways to enter into your own personal creative zone. Be diligent and disciplined when it comes to writing. And most importantly, don't run away from feedback.

Editing Manuscript

#3 Yes! Hire a Skilled Editor

Here's the biggest secret in the publishing industry. Even the bestselling authors have hired editors. In fact, they have teams of people who help them prepare their books for publication. However good you are with your writing skills, you need a second set of eyeballs on your manuscript.

Publishing Agents

#4 Sign with an Agent

Agents are the gatekeepers in the publishing industry. After you write your first book, you'll soon discover that publishers don't want to read it unless your work is recommended by a literary agent. Some agents already have so many clients that they will not receive an unsolicited manuscript.

Publishers

#5 Choose the Best Publisher

Publishers, like ourselves, come in many different shapes and sizes. Some will only consider publishing well-known successful authors, while others are looking for rising stars and voices in the wilderness. If your calling is writing, remember that every author was once unpublished.

#6 Prepare for Launch

First time authors are usually surprised that it's easier to write a book than it is to prepare for publication and the subsequent marketing campaign. This is the season where you spend every waking hour growing your platform and communicating with your network of adoring fans.