Global Christian book publisher Ark House Press has recently launched a new pastor publishing initiative.
Ark House Pastor Publishing is specifically aimed at pastors and speakers who have the platform for selling books as they speak, but want to avoid the costs and headache of lugging books all over their nation, or the world.
Just a few short years ago, the model for pastors as authors was to pay to print larger quantities in a country like China, and then have stock on hand to sell where the pastor was speaking. But with the costs of shipping books, carrying them on airlines, as well as to other countries, it quickly became apparent that the logistics outweighed the benefits.
Matt Danswan, CEO of Initiate Media, said: "With the advent of digital printing, printing short runs of books and having them shipped to where authors are speaking is the new model.
'This used to be too expensive to achieve, but in this day and age, and with the volume of book printing we do at Ark House, we have been able to secure pricing low enough to make this entirely possible for pastors.
"Ark House offers its authors the full gamut of publishing services, but at the same time does not acquire the rights to a title. So pastors and speakers get all of our benefits, including global distribution, but at the same time they are not locked into a contract."
Ark House prints in key locations around the world, including the US, UK, Singapore, India, South Africa and Australia, which then also services New Zealand.
So no matter where pastors reside, or are traveling to, stock is printed in the local market, as well as being delivered direct to venues.
"One of the great benefits to our authors also is the fact that authors' books carry the Ark House imprint, which is a recognized, respected Christian publishing house," Mr Danswan commented.
"And as our company supplies full e-book files as well, our pastors get all the benefits of being with a quality publishing house, but without signing away their rights."
For information visit www.arkhousepress.com.