Browse through our most frequently asked questions. We have categorized them to make it easier for you to find what you need. 

 

 If you have a question that is not listed here, please don't hesitate at all to contact us.  We are here to help!

General Questions

Q: I have designed my own cover for my book, and would like to use it, will this be possible?


A: Yes, you have the liberty to design and use your own book cover! Our graphic artists will look over your cover to ensure everything is good to go with your book sizing and meets all of our printers requirements.




Q: Does Holy Fire Publishing work with authors outside the United states?


A: Yes! We work with many authors all over the world. They come from different countries like UK, South Africa and Australia, and many more.




Q: Is there a way or tool used to keep track of the book sales?


A: Yes! Once your book is published, you will get access an account where your book sales will be reported. This account will also be where you pay your annual digital catalog fee.




Q: It has been a while since my book was published. Can I still make some changes with it?


A: Yes! Changes can be made to your book interior and the content and cover. There will be a $250 fee for an interior book revision and a $350 fee for a book cover revision. All you have to do is send us an email and we will help you get started with your book revision. Our contacts are here: https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/contact-us




Q: Can I still cancel my book with your company?


A: Yes. You can cancel your book with us at anytime. Just please give us a 30-day notice.




Q: Which genres does your publishing accept?


A: We publish many different genres. We release fiction, non-fiction, stories, biographies, etc. Our main goal is to glorify God with everything that we publish.




Q: Do you offer editing services for my manuscript?


A: Yes. To view our editing services click here. https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/editorial-services to know more about our Editorial services.




Q: Do you also publish non-English books?


A: We welcome the idea of publishing books with specific languages. However, for now, we would prefer English language. We believe that books written in English reach a wider audience across cultures and nationality. But, in the case where you have already published a book with us that is written in English and would like the same book to be published in another language then we would be happy to consider that.




Q: What type of pictures can be used in my book?


A: It depends on the book you are publishing. If you opt for a black and white book, then all of your pictures will be greyscale photos. If it is a colored book, you can then use both --colored and black and white. It is recommended that all pictures are 300 dpi. This will ensure the best quality for your book.




Q: Can you edit my pictures to make them look better?


A: It is recommended that all pictures be a minimum of 300 dpi in order for them to look good in print. If they happen to be lower than that, then, the pictures may look grainy. When your book is formatted, by our publishing specialist, it will be sized to fit the page, or section, in the book to your liking. Also, if the book is a black and white book, your pictures will be converted to greyscale photos. Beyond that, there is no further editing done by HFP.




Q: Why are there so many blank pages within my book and at the end, as well?


A: Each new chapter or special page such as Acknowledgements, Dedications, etc are always on odd pages (right-hand side of the book). This is optional, but we think it makes the book look more professional. If this is not what you want, just let your publishing specialist know how you like it and we will do our best to make it happen. Also, our printer needs a minimum of two blank pages at the end of the book, with the last page being an even numbered page.




Q: Do you publish Christian fiction?


Yes we do. However, we are not going to publish any book that is contrary to the gospel and Christian beliefs.




Q: How long have you been publishing Christian books?


We have been working with Christian authors to spread God's word through the printed word since 2003.




Q: I can no longer login to my account. What should I do?


When logging into your account, please put in your email address instead of your username, and then your password. If you still can't login after that, please let us know and we will get back to you as soon as we can.




Q: Do you publish crime and mystery, which comprises of murders, corruption, greed, and crude use of power?


We do publish crime and mystery, however we do not publish graphic violence, torture, foul language etc. and/or anything that is contrary to the gospel and Christian beliefs.





Publishing Process

Q: How many printed books can a customer order once the publishing process is done?


A: Since we are an on demand publisher, books are ordered and sent out to customers as they are purchased. Once publishing is complete, customers can already purchase your book online. There are no limits in terms of number of books can be purchased.




Q: How long will it take to publish my book?


A: It typically takes 30 to 60 days to publish a book. That time can vary depending on email response time. Other services added in the middle of the process may affect the timeframe, too.




Q: Is there anything else needed to publish my book, that is not included in the publishing packages?


A: Everything you need to publish a book is already included in our publishing packages. You do not need to purchase anything else from other companies. We also offer editing and typing services for a separate cost.




Q: If I have a revision, how many free books will I receive?


A: There are no free books with revisions. Free books only come with publishing packages.




Q: Can I add an e-Book option after I publish my book? Or should it be added before the publishing?


Once your book has finished the publishing process, you will be able to add-on any services at anytime! Days, months, or even years later.




Q: What types of Editing options do you offer?


We offer two different types of editing. Line and Heavy. You can view the differences, and the costs here: https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/editorial-services




Q: Do you have a package only for e-book publication?


Not at the moment. We do hope to expand and extend our services in the future, but for now we only offer ebook as an add-on to one of our publishing packages.




Q: Once my book is published, do I have to pay anything else?


The only thing you need to maintain is the annual Digital Catalog Fee $19.99. the annual digital catalog fee to keep the book available for printing, and distribution. This is covered in the publishing agreement. This is not our fee, but one the printers require in order to keep the book available.




Q: If I cancel my book with, when will it be in effect?


Once we have cancelled your book, no new copies will be available for purchase anymore. Bookstores who have already purchased your book will still be trying to sell them, and you may still see your book online. This could take a couple of weeks, or more.




Q: What does “Non exclusive contract” exactly mean?


With our non exclusive contract, this means that at anytime, you as the author can cancel your contract with us, and go with another publisher. We do not require you to stay with us under contract for years like some other publishers do.




Q: Do I send my completed manuscript digitally or via mail?


Once we have payment for your package, our publishing specialist will contact you to get your manuscript. The quickest way is to send your manuscript online through email.However you can send your manuscript through mail, however we would need to create a digital file if it is hand written or printed out. There will be a fee for that service.




Q: I sent in my publishing agreement a while ago but would like to make some changes before I choose and pay for a package.


You can definitely change that information, before or after you pay. Our publishing specialist will work with you on what you would like for your book, and can change that information for you during the formatting process.





Cost, Payment and Royalty related questions

Q: I have designed my own cover for my book, and would like to use it, will this be possible?


A: Yes, you have the liberty to design and use your own book cover! Our graphic artists will look over your cover to ensure everything is good to go with your book sizing and meets all of our printers requirements.




Q: Does Holy Fire Publishing work with authors outside the United states?


A: Yes! We work with many authors all over the world. They come from different countries like UK, South Africa and Australia, and many more.




Q: Is there a way or tool used to keep track of the book sales?


A: Yes! Once your book is published, you will get access an account where your book sales will be reported. This account will also be where you pay your annual digital catalog fee.




Q: It has been a while since my book was published. Can I still make some changes with it?


A: Yes! Changes can be made to your book interior and the content and cover. There will be a $250 fee for an interior book revision and a $350 fee for a book cover revision. All you have to do is send us an email and we will help you get started with your book revision. Our contacts are here: https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/contact-us




Q: Can I still cancel my book with your company?


A: Yes. You can cancel your book with us at anytime. Just please give us a 30-day notice.




Q: Which genres does your publishing accept?


A: We publish many different genres. We release fiction, non-fiction, stories, biographies, etc. Our main goal is to glorify God with everything that we publish.




Q: Do you offer editing services for my manuscript?


A: Yes. To view our editing services click here. https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/editorial-services to know more about our Editorial services.




Q: Do you also publish non-English books?


A: We welcome the idea of publishing books with specific languages. However, for now, we would prefer English language. We believe that books written in English reach a wider audience across cultures and nationality. But, in the case where you have already published a book with us that is written in English and would like the same book to be published in another language then we would be happy to consider that.




Q: What type of pictures can be used in my book?


A: It depends on the book you are publishing. If you opt for a black and white book, then all of your pictures will be greyscale photos. If it is a colored book, you can then use both --colored and black and white. It is recommended that all pictures are 300 dpi. This will ensure the best quality for your book.




Q: Can you edit my pictures to make them look better?


A: It is recommended that all pictures be a minimum of 300 dpi in order for them to look good in print. If they happen to be lower than that, then, the pictures may look grainy. When your book is formatted, by our publishing specialist, it will be sized to fit the page, or section, in the book to your liking. Also, if the book is a black and white book, your pictures will be converted to greyscale photos. Beyond that, there is no further editing done by HFP.




Q: Why are there so many blank pages within my book and at the end, as well?


A: Each new chapter or special page such as Acknowledgements, Dedications, etc are always on odd pages (right-hand side of the book). This is optional, but we think it makes the book look more professional. If this is not what you want, just let your publishing specialist know how you like it and we will do our best to make it happen. Also, our printer needs a minimum of two blank pages at the end of the book, with the last page being an even numbered page.




Q: Do you publish Christian fiction?


Yes we do. However, we are not going to publish any book that is contrary to the gospel and Christian beliefs.




Q: How long have you been publishing Christian books?


We have been working with Christian authors to spread God's word through the printed word since 2003.




Q: I can no longer login to my account. What should I do?


When logging into your account, please put in your email address instead of your username, and then your password. If you still can't login after that, please let us know and we will get back to you as soon as we can.




Q: Do you publish crime and mystery, which comprises of murders, corruption, greed, and crude use of power?


We do publish crime and mystery, however we do not publish graphic violence, torture, foul language etc. and/or anything that is contrary to the gospel and Christian beliefs.





Book Distribution and Support

Q: What does google book search do with my book?


A: Google book search also known as google books, is a distribution service where google shows a sample of what is inside your book to show to potential customers. 20% of your book will be shown on google books. If interested, customers will be guided to a link where they can purchase your book.




Q: If I live outside the U.S., how will my book be able to reach people?


A: We will distribute your book online internationally. Your book will be available online all over the world targeting many audiences. Bookstores in your area will also be able to purchase your book to put on their shelves if they choose to.




Q: Will you also help in promoting and selling my book?


A: Yes. We do have other options for you to promote your book. We have Google book search, bookstore advertising, social media promotion, press release writing and Newswire distribution. Learn more about these options here. https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/what-we-offer




Q: What exactly do you do with the Press Release?


A: A Press Release is a valuable tool to get your book the exposure it deserves. Typically, we post a professionally written press release on our media page, where radio, newspaper and TV sources can view it. You can also send your press release to any media you choose. We understand the key elements of a well-written press release. Our team of press writers is on hand to expertly draft your press release to catch the eyes of reporters and editors. This is a great opportunity to make a big impact, announcing your book to the world. Learn more about this in ‘Our Options’ segment of this page: https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/what-we-offer




Q: Which retailers will get my book?


A: Your book will be available to 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 220 countries and territories around the world. Some of these partners are Amazon, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, Ingram, Blackwell, Google Books and many others.




Q: How does the distribution works?


Holy Fire Publishing distributors reach 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 220 countries and territories around the world. Through Print On Demand process, your book will be readily available for your readers around the world.




Q: Where can I buy copies of my book at author's price?


You can order copies of your book by logging in to your account, and you will find a button that says place a book order. You will fill out your home shipping address, and how many copies. We will then send you an invoice for the discounted author price and shipping fee.




Q: How can our local retailers purchase my book for their shelves?


The retailers can find your book through their distributor. You can also tell that your book is available through Ingram. If they do not already work with Ingram, you can give this phone number for bookstores to get in contact with Ingram directly [Ingram Book Company 1-800-937-8200]




Q: My book isn't selling well, what can you suggest me do?


A good way to get more sales of your book would be to hold book signings, engage in your local community and church where people will get to know you! Create blogs and videos could help as well. We do have other options for you to promote your book. We have Google book search, bookstore advertising, social media promotion, press release writing and Newswire distribution. Learn more about these options here. https://www.holyfirepublishing.com/what-we-offer




Q: If I order books, will it come from America only?


It depends. We have printers located internationally. We can use these locations to print your books so shipping fees will not cost more.




Q: When you say “International Distribution”, what exactly does this mean?


International distribution means that we distribute your book online throughout the world. Bookstores in your area will have access to purchase your copies to put on their shelves. The shipping costs would be taken care of the bookstores, as they will be the ones that choose to purchase your book for their shelves.




Q: What does “Book store distribution availability” mean?


Our bookstore distribution availability means that your book is will be distributed and available to bookstores internationally.





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