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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.


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.



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.”



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.



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.


While other publishers could not see past the unusual natural of my unique book project, Kharis Publishing took a chance on me and this unusual idea, and for that I am very grateful. They were very encouraging throughout the publishing process and the editor, Karen Herceg, was excellent in her suggestions, advice, and encouragement. On top of that, as an educator I love the fact that a portion of the proceeds of every book goes to provide orphans with literacy materials!

Dale Hathaway

Author: Mathematical Devotional

Kharis Publishing made me what I am today. I am eternally grateful to them for plucking me from the depths of obscurity and elevating me into an emerging voice in African Literature and beyond. I like that Kharis Publishing treats you like part of the family, right from the querying stage up to when you hold your pristine, nice smelling author copies, they pretty much involve you and make you part of the process in the publishing of your book. Their graphics team are the stuff of legends! Additionally, their social responsibility vision of raising literacy levels amongst children from deprived backgrounds resonates well with me.

I am proud to be part of the Kharis Publishing Family and cant recommend them highly enough. It’s a whopping five stars rating from me, for this quintessential publisher.

Andrew Chatora

Kharis is a great christian publishing company. Their feedback is consistent and reliable. The staff is encouraging and wonderful to work with. I have so enjoyed my publishing experience with Kharis.

Anna Pranger

Author: "Loved" and "Chosen"

Kharis Publishing has been a pleasure to work with. Not only have they produced our book with quality and consistency, they did so with the mission in mind. We salute Kharis Publishing and recommend that authors engage Kharis Publishing in their next project.

John Telman

Author: The Book of Easy Answer

After checking out their website and seeing that they support orphanages in Africa I was delighted and said yes! From the beginning I felt so welcomed and heard. They included me in every step of the process and responded to all my emails in a timely manner. It was such an efficient process. I had never written a book before and they were very patient and kind to me as I embarked on a new endeavor. I am beyond happy that I agreed to join Kharis Publishing!

Hali Swatzell

Author: After All I've Been Through

“Kharis Publishing allowed me to deliver my message to the world! While I received two other publishing offers, I decided to publish my book with Kharis because they simplified the process, allowed me freedom in all aspects of the process, and I wanted to participate in their support of magnificent social causes around the world. Thank you Kharis for believing in me and my message!”

Stephen D’Angelo

Author: A Single Day of Peace

As a first-time author with a desire to share my thoughts on a reimagined and important vision of missional leadership to a wider audience, Kharis Publishing was a great blessing to work with. They gave me my first opportunity to be a published author, they walked with me through the process very patiently, and they bent over backwards to answer my questions and concerns. They went the extra mile to present my book as a legitimate and worthwhile read. I am so grateful for my experience working with such great people.

Lee A. Carter

Author: Leadership-in-Community

Kharis Publishing has been a blessing to me by giving me the opportunity to publish my testimony of God’s life changing truth in “Called to Truth”. They beautifully designed the cover of the accompanying study guide “Your Journey to Truth” to portray my heart for the book

Denise White

Author: "Your Journey to Truth" and "Called to Truth"

I submitted my writing to a Christian book proposal website.  Kharis Publishing found my manuscript and contacted me.  I had not heard of Kharis but they have made me feel a part of them from the beginning.  They took time with me and patiently explained every step to me and answered all of my questions promptly.  They allowed me to be a part of the whole process. I also love their book/library program in Africa. So happy to be a part of it! I am excited to be a part of the Kharis Publishing Family!

Ingrid Simmonds

Author of Don't Let Sand Fool You

Kharis welcomed me from the start with open arms. They took my thoughts and opinions seriously and kept an open line of communication.

Heather Rendulic


I’m thankful that Kharis Publishing understood my vision and brought my words to life, creating the most beautiful book cover and providing valuable marketing resources to bring my story to others

Peyton Garland


As an Author who has seen both the good and bad side of the publishing world, I am here to tell you that Kharis Publishing is a breath of fresh air for me as a Christian. They are very professional in their dealing with their authors and are passionate about serving and pleasing God.

R. Tyler Scott


I am delighted to have published my first book with Kharis Media Publishing.

Federico Siggilino


What intrigued me about this publishing house was their involvement with orphans, making little lives easier.

Sanet Smit

Author Frankie Goes Home

My experience with Kharis Publishing has been fulfilling. I am a first time author, who by God’s Grace received offers from two publishers.

Oghomwen (Owen) Jones



A few ways we are committed to helping you tell your story.
Kharis Publishing - About us


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....

Kharis Publishing - About us


Since we are a growing publisher, you are sure of our undivided, personalized, and respectful attention, all the way from acquisition to promotion.

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We take care of everything about your book:

  1. Full-color cover
  2. Professional editing
  3. Interior formatting
  4. Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audiobook
  5. ISBN
  6. Library of Congress number
  7. Printing
  8. Distribution
  9. Promotion
  10. Social Media Marketing
  11. Sales Report
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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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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.”



Barbara Austin, author of “Not in the Fire”

Barbara Austin grew up in the green mountains of Vermont and currently lives in rural Massachusetts with her daughters Tonna, Mary, Taylor and Rachel. She has held numerous positions in her local church, including organizing a monthly women’s breakfast, and some of her career pursuits have included children’s librarian, personal care attendant, orphanage custodian, nanny, and carhop. Her home has been the site of day care for the elderly, children’s daycare, and a bed and breakfast. She remains steadfast as an active listener to the “still small voice” that prompts her responses to the need around her.

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.


Kharis Publishing - About us

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.






You deserve to be heard.Your story is that important.And we are here to help.

More Kharis Authors

Jean mpi

Jean Mpi

Author: Grow by Design
Will Sanborn

Will Sanborn

Author: OUCH! When Ministry Hurts
sharon swan

Sharon Swan

Author: Jungle Prophet
Barbara Austin

Barbara Austin

Author: Not in the fire
Wiley Graf

Wiley Graf

Author: A Way of Escape
Jo Anne Mitchum

Jo Anne Mitchum

Author: Addicted to Hope
Nancy Duci Denofio

Nancy Duci Denofio

Co Author: Addicted to Hope
Dale K. Hathaway

Dale K. Hathaway

Author: Mathematical Devotional
Charlotte Liptack

Charlotte Liptack

Author: Hope Abides
Eunice-Pauline Olatunji

Eunice-Pauline Olatunji

Author: The Untouched Part
John Creel

John Creel

Author: Jesus: He Who Is, Who was, and Who is to Come
Terry Smith

Terry Smith

Author: Gaudy Baubles and Fartworms