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.

Spotlight!

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Don’t know what words to say in prayer? Feel like your prayers don’t reach God? Are some of your prayers answered “no”? This women’s ten lesson Bible study book will answer those questions and many others. This is a revised and enlarged version with commentary and questions. Plus, it includes a “Letter from God” at the end of each lesson which will touch your heart and draw you closer to your loving Heavenly Father’s heart. You’ll find this a helpful, encouraging, and inspiring study for yourself or a group of women.

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Fantasy inspired by the Book of Esther… Bel-Tygeon, the fallen god-king of Belaal, has bowed to the Infinite and accepted life as a mortal. Now he is desperate to return to his kingdom. Hunted by his enemies, he accepts refuge among the Eosyths, at the bidding of Serena of Clan Darom. But Serena and her family are also Bel-Tygeon’s enemies, and he must conceal his true name and royal rank from them—even when he realizes that Serena is the woman he has sought for years. The woman he loves. The woman he longs to proclaim as his queen. Yet she can never be his. 
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Janice Lewis, seventeen, and beginning a university course in Sydney, finds a friend in Hisako, a Japanese fellow student. However, when Hisako meets Ben Lewis, Janice’s dad, old hatreds bubble to the surface. What is the secret Ben has carried since the end of the Second World War—a secret which has the potential to destroy more than one family relationship? Told against the historical background of the Cowra Breakout in 1944, Tomodachi is an exciting, fast-moving Australian historical novel for older teens.

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.