If you are ready to tell your story and document your legacy, Kharis Publishing is here to help. All you need to know about Kharis Publishing and our submission guidelines

It’s time to publish your book, tell your story, and document your legacy for posterity’s sake. As a leading inspirational and faith publisher, Kharis Publishing is committed to publishing the message that has been given to you, to help you “write in a book what you see…” (Revelation 1:11, NASB). There is a message in your heart for the world; a message which only you seem to have seen or capable of seeing. It’s time to share it. We will publish your book and distribute it, free of charge. Editing, colorful cover design, ISBN, Library of Congress cataloging, distribution etc.? Yes, all on us, as it should be. All we ask for is your partnership in getting the word out regarding your own book. Kharis Publishing is innovating the traditional publishing model in a way that enables you to share your message professionally and effectively.

Mission

From the start, our mission has been two-fold: 


  • Provide an innovative publishing platform for professionals, businesspersons, pastors, workplace leaders to tell their story and share in a book form what God has put in their hearts, with a focus on under-represented writers, including women and first-time authors. As we have grown and branched out to all kinds of authors, we have remained true to this original mission. It has been truly an honor to be a part of telling your story.

  • The second part of our mission is to provide mini libraries/resource centers to select orphanages in developing countries, so that these amazing kids may learn to read, write, and dream of a better future. When you publish or buy a book through Kharis Publishing, you are a huge part of giving the gift of literacy to these orphans.

TOP REASONS OUR AUTHORS CHOOSE TO PUBLISH

Share the word God has put in my heart, and be a faithful witness

Build credibility as a subject matter expert and become an influencer

Transform lives with godly and inspirational message.

Document and preserve my legacy for the next generation

“Tired of submitting to the big publishers (and their agents) – Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, Penguin Books, WW Norton – and getting turned down each time? Kharis Publishing can help – the Word in you doesn’t have to be held back.”

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History

We got our start from the campus of John Brown University in 2015. Since then, we have grown as a leading faith and inspirational publisher. We have also moved our headquarters from Arkansas to the greater Chicago area, IL.

Like all traditional publishers, there is no out-of-pocket cost to you at any stage. Editing, printing, and distribution? Yes, all on us, as it should be. We believe in your story. So, we empower you to tell your story in a way that glorifies God and inspires humanity, at no cost to you through our traditional publishing option. Kharis Publishing is an imprint of Kharis Media LLC. However, we expect all authors to take advantage of our generous Author-buy Back program to get copies of your own book for personal use and promotion, at 50% discount.

Are you tired of submitting to the big publishers (and their agents) – Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, Penguin Books, WW Norton – and getting turned down each time? Kharis Publishing can help – the Word in you doesn’t have to be held back. Burned by unprofessional and predatory practices of some self-publishing platforms out there? Kharis offers a traditional option that gives you peace of mind. Stressed about navigating kindle direct publishing, KDP select, and all the other options from Amazon books? Kharis Publishing can save you all that stress, and free you up to focus on writing your story and running your busy life.

MEET OUR AUTHORS

Jean Mpi: author of “Grow by Design”

Jean Mpi has been helping people unlock their potential for over a decade through her practical and uplifting teaching. She lives in Windsor, UK and is also an experienced commercial lawyer in England & Wales.

THE KHARIS ADVANTAGE

A few ways we are committed to helping you tell your story.

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TRADITIONAL & "INDEPENDENT" BOOK PUBLISHER

Being a traditional book publisher means there is no out-of-pocket cost to you at any time, except if you are buying your own author copies for personal use. But we are also an independent publisher - which simply means that we are not affiliated to some big corporate group calling the shots behind the scenes. We cherish our 'independence' and freedom to serve authors irrespective of how big your platform is. Learn about Kharis' innovative approach to traditional book publishing....

we've got your back

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK, FROM START TO FINISH

We take care of everything about your book:

      Full-color cover
      Professional editing
      Interior formatting
      Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audiobook
      ISBN
      Library of Congress number
      Printing
      Distribution
      Promotion
      Social Media Marketing
      Sales Report
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BIG ENOUGH TO GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT, BUT SMALL ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU AS A PERSON.

Being a traditional book publisher means there is no out-of-pocket cost to you at any time, except if you are buying your own author copies for personal use. But we are also an independent publisher - which simply means that we are not affiliated to some big corporate group calling the shots behind the scenes. We cherish our 'independence' and freedom to serve authors irrespective of how big your platform is. Learn about Kharis' innovative approach to traditional book publishing....

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WE DISTRIBUTE YOUR BOOK

Our partnership with two of the biggest names in the book industry means that your book will be widely available for sale in several retail outlets online, including:

Amazon
      Barnes & Noble
      Books-a-Million
      Walmart
      Google Books
      IndieBound
      Etc.

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YOU BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Publishing with Kharis, or purchasing a book from us, means that you are part of our social mission to equip orphans with literacy tools (computers and books), so that these amazing kids may learn to read, dream, grow into a life bigger than their current circumstance. To support or learn more, click here…

We have developed an innovative system that leverages the traditional publishing model and digital printing technology in a way that is guaranteed to continue to benefit our authors and readers for years to come.

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If your book is not entirely Christian in nature but simply a leadership, self-help, or business manuscript, then, you may want to consider Imprintos, the business imprint of Kharis Publishing group. Imprintos is a leading publishing and distribution house dedicated entirely to helping leaders, executives, and influencers publish their book, amplify their voice in print, and document their legacy for the next generation. As with all Kharis Publishing imprints, Imprintos will donate a portion of its proceeds to build resource centers or mini-libraries for orphanages in developing countries, so that those kids may learn to read, dream, and grow.


Imprintos offers the Traditional Publishing model, which means that there is no out-of-pocket cost to the author to publish, distribute, and promote their book. But this requires authors to purchase some copies of their books for personal promotional use during the initial press run – a great option for leaders, coaches, influencers, and motivational speakers.


A major distinctive of Imprintos is that you will be assigned to a national book PR agent who works with you for media placements – TV, radio, podcast, blogs, and print media. This is an improtant service that has made Imprintos attractive to leaders, executives, and influencers who want to grow their brand in addition to selling their books.


For limited time, Imprintos is currently accepting unsolicited un-agented submissions through their website, with a focus on nonfiction (leadership, business, self-help, memoirs, health and wellness). Visit Imprintos submission guidelines here to learn whether your manuscript is a good fit.

PUBLISHING WITH KHARIS

Author-Partnership

Author Partnership

Author Partnership As a traditional publisher, we take all the risks in acquiring, publishing, and distributing your book. The least we ask from you is to demonstrate some commitment to the success of your book as well. Typically, our authors have shown their commitment in two ways: 

  1. Aggressively promote the book in their circle of influence, especially within the first three months of the book’s release, in synergy with publisher’s efforts. We provide authors with a detailed step-by-step guide.
  2. Purchase discounted author copies (50% discount off the retail price) for use in promotional activities, giveaways, book signing, personal website sales, etc.

Note: While the average number of copies purchased by our authors (at 50% discount) varies from one author to another, it is not a pre-condition to acquiring your manuscript. Every submission is evaluated based on its merit during our rigorous acquisition process.

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Submission Guidelines

 For a limited time, we are accepting unsolicited submissions. Our current focus is on faith and inspiration/motivational content. Women, minority writers, first-time authors, pastors, and business leaders are encouraged to submit a query. Children Books? Only if you have illustrations ready.

Fiction? Yes, only if it is family-friendly, and has a unique selling point.

To submit a query, you must follow these simple steps:

  1. Read about author partnership above and then send a query. If we are interested in your work, we will request a full proposal.
  2. Please DO NOT send your full manuscript until one of our acquisition editors specifically asks for it.
  3. Your manuscript must have received initial professional editing and be polished before it gets to us.
  4. If you are ready, click here to submit your query online.
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