Monday, April 6, 2015

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Jeremiah Zeiset, Life Sentence Publishing

Briefly describe your publishing house.

We get excited about partnering with the Lord’s people to publish their books – books that share the gospel, strengthen Christians, and give glory to God. Everything we do is designed to be easy and efficient, with ministry authors in mind. The moment your contract is signed, which happens after we’ve reviewed your manuscript and had a phone conversation (or two), we’ll send you a checklist. This checklist is streamlined and self-explanatory. It includes items such as: (1) A book cover design questionnaire, to help us design a cover that will be best for your book’s market, (2) An editing cover sheet, which helps our editing team preserve your message, while refining it for enjoyable reading, and (3) Marketing plans, in order to begin telling people about your book before it’s even in print.

Do you publish first-time authors? 

Yes, we do. The purpose of the book and its potential audience matters more than having published previously.
How can a writer best prepare for an appointment with you? Bring your manuscript and your marketing plan. If you don’t have a marketing plan, be prepared to say why you wrote your book and how you are planning on getting it into the hands of readers.

Anything else you would like to add or any specific current needs? 

Don’t hesitate to request an appointment with me while I’m at the Write-to-Publish conference. Even if your manuscript doesn’t fit what we do, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, as well as offer critique. In the end, we all have the same goal of seeing the Lord glorified.

On the web: Life Sentence

Write-to-Publish will be held June 3 – 6

in the Chicago area.

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