Publish With Us
We publish the best of modern Christian literature.
Could your book be a part of our collection?
Do you have an inspirational life story to share? Christian teaching that God has placed on your heart? Poetry or artwork to share with the Christian community and beyond?
As a traditional publisher, we aim to bring the very best Christian books to the widest possible market. For both new and previously published authors, we are a Christian publisher of choice. Renowned for our author care, professional service and good communication, the majority of our authors come to us through recommendation. (Take a look at our Trustpilot page to see what other authors are saying about us.) And if you are a first time author, you can be sure we will explain the publication process step by step as it unfolds.
We have moved quickly with industry changes and new technology. We were one of the first UK Christian publishers to sell books on Amazon Kindle. However, we also have a traditional distribution network to Christian bookshops and churches nationwide as well as contracts with secular retailers and online services (e.g. Amazon). Our books are currently produced in hardback, paperback and eBook editions. Unlike most traditional publishers, we offer our authors a much higher royalty on eBook sales – up to 50% – and we allow our authors to retain full copyright of their work.
In most cases there is no fee for publication. However, we will often require you as the author to purchase a number of copies of your book when it goes to print, at a small discount. You can sell those copies on to friends and family, and make a profit even before royalties from our sales are included. In this way, you will also contribute towards part of the cost of publication and our early marketing. When you have submitted a manuscript to us and we have read it, we will be able to determine how many copies you will need to purchase (if any).
Luke and the team at Onwards and Upwards have taken my manuscript and partnered with me; encouraging, editing, listening and advising to bring my book to publication. Their care and enthusiasm continues in the marketing process, so that I feel my book is as important to them as it is to me. I highly recommend them.Alison Stedman
When I approached Onwards & Upwards about publishing my first book, I found them incredibly helpful and encouraging. As I proceeded with them, they gently guided me through the process right up to the finished product. I am genuinely very impressed!Alan Hoare