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

Sandra Barnes
Does perfect love endure all things?
In the midst of temptation, two high school friends struggle to remain sexually pure.
JANACLESE MITCHELL has an innocent, childlike faith and
believes her parents’ marriage will be restored, but when she
suspects her mom has a new love interest, she’s hurt and afraid. She’s determined to prove that perfect love endures all things
just like 1 Corinthians describes, even if it means experiencing
a forbidden relationship of her own.
CYNDRAY JOHNSON, a recently reformed rebel, has a
simple goal—no man on earth will ever touch her again. Watching her best friend fall in love is a bit unsettling, but maybe ... just maybe a love of her own can keep her out of trouble and soften her combative attitude.
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Two women, two cases, and a bloody white rose ...
Helen Meeker has been moved Chicago against her will and given a partner she does not trust. The pair face two disparate cases. The first requires saving an innocent man from execution and the second sees Helen employ a bizarre trap to bring Fredrick Bauer out of hiding.
In this action/adventure/whodunit, Helen and her new partner, Teresa Bryant, form an uneasy alliance as they face assassination attempts, a baffling mystery concerning a bank robbery and the murder of a guard, and the challenge of decoding a book containing information the Nazis can't afford to have to come to light. The White Rose takes readers into the confines of Wrigley Field, the world of high society and into the darkness of organized crime as Helen interacts with legendary figures from history and the most diabolical criminal masterminds of 1942.
Erica Marie Hogan

Three couples. Three countries. One War ...

On August 5, 1914, the world changed forever. For John and Beth Young, the happiness they finally achieved was snatched out from under them. For Emma Cote, her husband Jared would do his duty, despite her feelings. For Christy Simmons, an uncertain future with the boy she loved. The lives of six people from across the British Empire to America were changed forever.
When John, Jared, and Will find themselves thrust together in France and Emma and Christy decide to seek out their missing husbands, the lives of these three families intertwine in ways none of them could possibly have imagined. Working together in a field hospital, Emma and Christy learn to rely on and protect each other.
Lost together in a strange forest and cut off from their unit, the three soldiers run and hide. But the further they go, the more they realize the chances of all of them surviving the war unscathed are nonexistent

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

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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.