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!

A six-year-old Stone Age Papuan boy, Benjad, is thrust into the modern world when a soldier- turned-missionary and his wife rescue him from an evil shaman who has killed his parents. The shaman, enraged, plots the murders of both the boy and his adopted family.

The story is filled with humor, action, and suspense as it traces Benjad’s adjustments to his new life. A theme of a conflicted worldview between his clan’s traditional demand for vengeance and his Christian faith is ever present. The conflict culminates twelve years later in a deadly struggle between the young man and the murderous shaman in an unexpected finale.

Why dig into the Psalms? The Psalms are a poetic feast for the mind, soul and spirit. In them, you will find intimacy with God. For a hundred generations, hungry souls have found nourishment there.

Psalms 365 is specifically designed to help you develop a life of worship and prayer like the biblical David. Let author David Kitz take you on a journey—a journey to a deeper understanding of God’s will and his ways for your life. Each daily reading provides insight and inspiration for practical Christian living, allowing the Good Shepherd to guide you to the center of his will.

 

Books don’t exist. At least that’s what they want you to think.

Calessa knows reading is banned. Now that she knows she can, however, how can she stop?

The Answers, the notorious leaders of Ashkelan, are in pursuit, and Calessa has no choice but to befriend a fugitive.

You, the reader, must decide how  Calessa and Axen will travel realms in search of the final answer. As they collect quotes of classic novels, the answer will reveal itself, freeing the city of Ashkelan and changing the future of readers forever.

Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has over two hundred authors and more than three hundred books in print. We publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction, and fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist. Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), the Christian Indie Publishers Association (CIPA), and is an associate member of the Christian Retailers Association.

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Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has more than one hundred fifty authors and in excess of two hundred books in print. We publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction & fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist.

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Featured Authors

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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.