Creating a finished book from a raw manuscript is no small feat. Luckily, we have a lot of experience and we make the process very simple for our authors. Although we do request that you approve every step of the process, we take care of the many tedious tasks required to successfully publish a book.

Editing and typesetting

No matter how thorough of a writer you may be, or how many of your friends and relatives may have “proofed” your work for you, nothing can take the place of a professional edit of your work. One of our staff editors will pour over your work, identifying and pointing out to you typographical, syntax and grammatical errors. With your approval, all of these errors will be corrected, so that your manuscript can then be “typeset” and readied for printing. Typesetting entails taking your fully-edited manuscript and re-sizing it to the appropriate format while also selecting the most visually pleasing fonts, chapter headings, line spacing and similar visual elements.

Custom Illustrations

Based upon your story-line, we will create illustrated characters, figures and scenes for your children’s book (if applicable). The first step is our development, for your approval, of a full-color main story character. After you are fully satisfied with and approve your story’s main character and art style, we will proceed to illustrate the remainder of the scenes for the story.

Interior Layout

Once your manuscript has been edited by our staff and the changes approved by you, we will need to set the text in an appropriate layout for your book’s trim size. Proper formatting is crucial to creating a finished book that looks professional. Utilizing industry standards, our art department will make certain the proper margins, fonts, page headings and crop marks are applied to your digital files before we move to the printing process. As with all other steps in our publication process, your finished layout files will be sent to you for approval before we move to the next department.

Cover creation

With your input and ideas communicated to our staff of professional graphic artists, we will create a visually stunning, full-color custom cover design for your book. Your custom cover needs to “wow” potential shoppers into purchasing your book, since it is often the only thing a potential buyer will see at a quick glance. Your book needs to stand out among the sea of other books on the shelves, and a top-notch cover is one way to achieve that.

Printing and eBook conversion

Once your fully-edited and typeset book is merged with your custom-designed cover, we will obtain the necessary ISBN/retail barcodes (for printing on the back cover) and your book will be uploaded to our vendor print facility and professionally printed. Your complimentary copies will be boxed up and shipped to you, and any orders placed by stores or by Amazon fulfillment warehouses will be shipped as well.  Your completed book will also be “digitized” and converted into eBook format.

Crossing Racial Boundaries  
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I would like to thank Covenant Books and their professional team of experts who helped me write, review, edit, design and print my book for publication and distribution. I really enjoyed working with my Publication Assistant, Ashley. She was wonderful, professional, genuine and courteous. She explained and guided me through every phase of the publication process. I am really pleased with the finished product, awesome work, and a well-crafted master piece! They far exceeded my expectations.

Kenneth Myambo   
Katerina's Story  
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Are you searching for an honest, trustworthy publisher? Do you expect their staff to treat clients with kindness, respect, and understanding? If so, you will discover it all and much more at Covenant Books. In short, Covenant exceeded my expectations throughout the year, from beginning to end--such a remarkable achievement for a company, especially in this day and age.

Lee Griffin   
The Quiet  
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As a first time author I was absolutely blown away how easy and seamless the publishing process was. With the help of their awesome staff guiding me along the way, from the layout to cover design, ever detail was perfectly and professionally done, including the very smallest of details, with my vision in mind. Covenant Books turned my dream into reality and I look forward in working with them on future works.

Chris Reed   
A Divided Church in a Twisted World  
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Recently, I had a book published through Covenant Books. I must say, they have an excellent system and a wonderful team. It was a pleasure to work with this company; I could not say enough for the creative team they have that developed my cover and my video trailer--it all makes me want to publish my next book with them.

Sherri Martin   
Common Ground  
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Working with Covenant has been wonderful! From the very first phone call with Joe, I felt like I was working with folks I'd known forever! They make you feel at ease and answer all your questions with no worries. Denice has been more than patient and professional with each of my "new author" panic moments. Editing and designing my cover was also very easy...they seem to live by the motto "it's your book, we are just here to help you make it the best it can possibly be to bring you the most success!" I hope to work with them again once my next book is completed, and ready for publishing.

Paula Appleby   
Pure Moments: Poems and Short Stories From a Woman’s Heart  
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My experience working with Covenant Books has been wonderful. The people are very easy to work with and they made the process of publishing a book so much easier than I thought it would be. I appreciate their assistance and expertise so much along the way. They have done everything they promised they would. I love how my book turned out. I would highly recommend them to other authors.

Cheryl Bippus   
A Divided Church in a Twisted World  
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Recently, I had a book published through Covenant Books. I must say, they have an excellent system and a wonderful team. It was a pleasure to work with this company; I could not say enough for the creative team they have that developed my cover and my video trailer--it all makes me want to publish my next book with them.

Sherri Martin   
Tully and Mr. Shakers Britches  
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Every step of the process with Covenant Books has been easy. Kris, my publication assistant, has been extremely helpful and is always kind.

Jenny McKinney   
Guard Against the Storm  
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I just received my completed book from Covenant Books publishing, and I could not be more pleased with the results. I have worked with several other publishers on previous projects and nothing compares to the ease, professionalism and customer service of Covenant Books. Their supportive staff handled everything for me including cover design and the layout for the 150 photos in my book. My experience with Covenant was thoroughly enjoyable and I am already looking forward to working with them on my next project!

Timothy Merritt   
The Antics of Lacy and Penny, Our Family  
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As a brand-new author and being unfamiliar with the world of publishing, I did not know what to expect. But, throughout the process, the crew at Covenant Books partnered with me from the early stages of acceptance, contract wording, editing, design and publishing. I never felt alone. Communication channels remained open the whole time and the team immediately responded to my many inquiries. I would recommend this publishing team, as they were outstanding.

Arlene Belmont   
Tully and Mr. Shakers Britches  
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Every step of the process with Covenant Books has been easy. Kris, my publication assistant, has been extremely helpful and is always kind.

Jenny McKinney   
Curly Cauliflower  
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As a first-time author, I made a few mistakes along the way. My representative, Kris, very graciously walked me through the process. I am very pleased with the final product and would recommend Covenant Books to other writers, whether they are seasoned authors, or just starting out like me.

Rosanne Swift   
Curly Cauliflower  
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As a first-time author, I made a few mistakes along the way. My representative, Kris, very graciously walked me through the process. I am very pleased with the final product and would recommend Covenant Books to other writers, whether they are seasoned authors, or just starting out like me.

Rosanne Swift   
The Antics of Lacy and Penny, Our Family  
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As a brand-new author and being unfamiliar with the world of publishing, I did not know what to expect. But, throughout the process, the crew at Covenant Books partnered with me from the early stages of acceptance, contract wording, editing, design and publishing. I never felt alone. Communication channels remained open the whole time and the team immediately responded to my many inquiries. I would recommend this publishing team, as they were outstanding.

Arlene Belmont   
Common Ground  
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Working with Covenant has been wonderful! From the very first phone call with Joe, I felt like I was working with folks I'd known forever! They make you feel at ease and answer all your questions with no worries. Denice has been more than patient and professional with each of my "new author" panic moments. Editing and designing my cover was also very easy...they seem to live by the motto "it's your book, we are just here to help you make it the best it can possibly be to bring you the most success!" I hope to work with them again once my next book is completed, and ready for publishing.

Paula Appleby