self-publishing guide for

the Christian Author

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  • Not sure what publishing option is best for you?
  • Do you just want a simple step-by-step process to follow?
  • Tired of wading through the overwhelming amount of information?
  • Feel called to publish a book, but have no idea where to start?

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Self-Publishing Guide

For the Christian Author


Many Christian authors today are choosing to self-publish their books, and for good reason! Self-publishing allows you to maintain creative control and ownership of your book while keeping a lot more of the profits than traditional publishing. However, choosing to act as your own publisher basically means that you’re going into the publishing business, which requires time, work, and cost. The good news is you don’t have to start the journey of self-publishing without a map! Over the years, I have consulted with many authors and walked with them step-by-step through the process of writing, publishing, and promoting their books. In this compact guide, you’ll find all the basic information you need to start your self-publishing journey — from cover design, editing, printing, and more to the importance of selecting the right platform for promotion and distribution.

What's Included

Step-By-Step Author Checklist

I have taken all the guesswork out of the process and provided a simple, chronological checklist for you to work through at your own pace. 

A Christian Author's Biggest Hurdle

Do you feel like the Lord has called you to write a book, but you wrestle with the idea of self-promotion? A whole chapter is dedicated to discussing why your book is an agent of Kingdom expansion and legacy, and serves as a gift only you can give to the world. The world needs to hear what you have to say!

The Secret Sauce

Want to know how to set your book apart from all the rest? I cover the details about what potential readers are looking for without them even knowing it, which allows your book to be presented in a way that is worthy of your message. 

Already Published? Now what...

I have asked an industry professional to give you the lowdown on platform creation and product exposure. You will learn how to grow an audience, become social media savvy, and build a website that gets your book sold.


How I can Help You

With more than 15 years of experience in both traditional publishing and self-publishing, I have walked first-time authors and New York Times best-selling authors through the publishing process hundreds of times. I’ve created simple, yet effective checklists that take you from A to B without any of the guess work and provide all the know-how to get your book not only into your hands, but the hands of those who need your message.


What other People Are Saying


Renée Evans is my choice when building a book. She is skilled, knowledgable, and dependable. Her work is thorough and quality impeccable. She will be an important part of my future writings.

- Danny Silk, Author and Speaker


Renée Evans is an incredible publishing professional. She cares about words, she cares about design, and she holistically works with an author to honor both their aesthetic and soul.

- Whitney Gossett, President of Content Capital


Meet The Author

Renée Evans

Renée Evans started her career in publishing at one of the largest Christian publishing houses in Australia. She began as a book designer and title acquisitions manager, and then went on to manage the imprint for three years before moving to the United States. In the U.S., she continued as a freelance pagination designer before co-founding Red Arrow Publishing, and also branched out as a self-publishing and platform creation consultant part-time while balancing motherhood and itinerate ministry. With more than 15 years of publishing experience and consulting, it’s Renée’s passion to help her clients of all levels accomplish their dreams of being a published author. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Joaquin; three children; and a hyperactive black lab puppy, Bailey. Renée and Joaquin are the senior leaders of Bethel Austin Church.

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