Christian Services Network

Steps in Publication

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Free Book Evaluation
Free Book Estimate
Book Development
Cover Design, copyright, ISBN
Publishing and Printing
Marketing, Fulfillment and Distribution

Free Book Evaluation

Send us your completed manuscript for a free evaluation! A professional editor will review your manuscript and even proof a few pages for you to demonstrate where you are in the book development process. Then, we will send you a free book review and a firm quote to create your bookstore-quality book. There is no charge to you for this free analysis. We only proceed to the next step after your approval and acceptance of our firm, 'no surprises' bid.

Free Book Estimate

You will receive a firm bid for all the steps necessary to bring your book to completion, including transcription (if needed), editing, proofing, typesetting, cover design, film and printing. We 'plug in' at any point you need us in the creation of your book. If your ministry can perform any of these services in-house, CSN will work with your staff.

Book Development

Once you accept our bid, the process of transcribing begins (if needed) and/or proofing the draft of your manuscript. The completed draft will be forwarded to you for your comments, changes and/or approval. Your input at this stage is very important to us.

Wherever you request CSN to 'plug in' to your project, we will review the status of your manuscript with you 'step-by-step.' You will join the CSN family as we help fulfill God's vision for your book.

Cover Design, copyright, isbn

Our expert graphics team will incorporate your special, original cover design desires into a powerful cover. This is an important step! The cover attracts buyers to your book. It is also a complex step where careful control coordinates film, digital files, ink coverage and half-tones to ensure accurate reproduction.

A copyright in your name, an isbn and a barcode will be assigned by CSN on your behalf. You are the author and you retain all the rights to your work, and to the cover art as well.

Publishing and Printing

CSN is a national publisher who is also a high volume print broker. That means we have contracted volume discounts from established, reputable book printers across the country. We pass these volume discounts on to you so you receive great prices for true, BOOKSTORE-QUALITY printing.

We suggest that you discuss your printing with us early in the planning stage. We will help you clarify your printing needs. The most important decisions you will make with regard to your printing will be what size of book, what sort of paper, and what binding will be used. We will also discuss how many copies you should print based on your needs.

Marketing, Fulfillment and Distribution

Our relationship with the client doesn't end when you receive your completed books. CSN will help develop a specific marketing package for your book, including postcards, flyers, and brochures. In certain cases we can assist you in pre-selling your book, even raising the needed finances prior to printing. (See our two most popular marketing plans.) CSN also offers 800 number order capability, book storage, and order fulfillment.