You've seen their names on the shelves of the local bookstore: Francine Rivers, Beth Moore, Tom Clancy, Rick Warren, Tim LeHaye, etc. You've seen biographies about D.L. Moody, Corrie Ten Boom, and the Hudson Twins. Slowly but surely, a dream forms in your own mind; A dream that becomes a quietly entertained heart-felt longing to see your own name on a book one day; to have your own story in print. With advances in technology and drastic changes in the publishing landscape, it's now possible for anyone with such a dream to get themselves into print.
We must become so heavenly-minded that we are compelled to be of earthly good! Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.
While many small publishers, sometimes called vanity publishers require up-front fees than can run into the $1000's of dollars, there are publishers that don't require any up front fees. This is just one of the tidbits of information you can find in this book. Save yourself stress, save yourself cash, and tell yourself you can still do this!
Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author
However, other POD publishers out there such as Lulu and Createspace do not require upfront fees, and therefore open the door to the publishing world to literally anyone with access to a computer and the Internet! In addition to these sources, if an author is not concerned with a book they can hold in their hand, companies such as Smashwords are now available to take your manuscript and have it turned into an ebook.