Publishing the Positive

We exist to captivate our readers and carry them to places of escape, encouragement, education, and entertainment—to broaden their horizons and urge them to new heights. More than anything else, we want to point people to Jesus Christ.

Publishing the Positive

We exist to captivate our readers and carry them to places of escape, encouragement, education, and entertainment—to broaden their horizons and urge them to new heights. More than anything else, we want to point people to Jesus Christ.

Recently Published

Ada Brownell

A handsome young man inherits a ranch in ruin and a brilliant doctor finds himself confined to an insane asylum because of one seizure. Yet their lives intersect. Will they achieve their dreams?

Rebecca Price Janney

Written in the tradition of Jan Karon’s beloved Mitford Series, Easton at the Forks is a heart-warming story about two people, two centuries apart, joined by loss, blood ties, and home.

Mind Writer

Born with a rare genetic mutation, Eighteen-year-old Rinee Newburgh has been kept in a secret government facility all her life. Her abilities cause her to cross paths with an assassin.

Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has more than fifty authors and in excess of one hundred books in print. We publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction, and fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist.

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Who We Are

Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has more than fifty authors and in excess of one hundred books in print. We publish all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction & fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist.

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Featured Authors

Featured Authors

Six Steps to Publishing

Blogging

#1 Start Building Your Platform

Getting a book published has always been a challenge, but perhaps even more so over the last decade. Publishers assume a lot of risk when signing new authors. Therefore, they are interested in knowing how broad and extensive your platform happens to be.

Writing

#2 Write a Book Worth Reading

Every published author has a story about how they came up with the big idea for their book. Learn from them and look for ways to enter into your own personal creative zone. Be diligent and disciplined when it comes to writing. And most importantly, don't run away from feedback.

Editing Manuscript

#3 Yes! Hire a Skilled Editor

Here's the biggest secret in the publishing industry. Even the bestselling authors have hired editors. In fact, they have teams of people who help them prepare their books for publication. However good you are with your writing skills, you need a second set of eyeballs on your manuscript.

Publishing Agents

#4 Sign with an Agent

Agents are the gatekeepers in the publishing industry. After you write your first book, you'll soon discover that publishers don't want to read it unless your work is recommended by a literary agent. Some agents already have so many clients that they will not receive an unsolicited manuscript.

Publishers

#5 Choose the Best Publisher

Publishers, like ourselves, come in many different shapes and sizes. Some will only consider publishing well-known successful authors, while others are looking for rising stars and voices in the wilderness. If your calling is writing, remember that every author was once unpublished.

Launching a new book

#6 Prepare for Launch

First time authors are usually surprised that it's easier to write a book than it is to prepare for publication and the subsequent marketing campaign. This is the season where you spend every waking hour growing your platform and communicating with your network of adoring fans.