My Latest Book Project Update

September 9, 2022 
Last week I had a conversation with three members of the publishing company’s staff. We discussed all sorts of details about my upcoming book Drawing Near: Meeting God in His Creation. And yes! That is now the official title and subtitle!

The is just a sample cover. The completed  book cover will look different and the name has been changed to Drawing Near: Meeting God in His Creation.

We also discussed the publishing timeline. The timeline begins with the cover design. The cover design will be out in two weeks! I can’t wait to see it. It’ll be exciting. Following that will be the interior design. Hopefully the book will be printed mid-December. The actual release date of the book will be in 2023, but I will be able to make copies available to my readers as soon as they’re printed. Keep watch here for more details!

Please pray for the cover design and also that I get the manuscript completely ready for printing in the next two weeks. There’s still a lot of work to be done. Most of this work involves formatting issues to make the manuscript ready for print. The majority of the manuscript has been professionally edited, but some portions still need editing. Pray I get the needed changes done and my editor gets it back to me quickly.

August 8, 2022
Last week I had a exciting conversation with Morgan James Publishers, who will be publishing my book Drawing Near. The conversation went well and we are closing in on a timeline for the book’s release date. After our conversation, I sent them the completed and edited manuscript. They will let me know if they want any changes.

This week I’ll be finalizing the photos that will appear in the devotional. Once I do that I’ll be sending them off to the publisher.

One thing to note: I will have printed copies about 4 to 6 months before they are available in bookstores. I will be able to make those copies available to you through my website.

I ask that you will continually keep this book project in your prayers. They are much appreciated! Thank you.

June 27, 2022
It’s official! Praise God! I signed a publishing agreement with a Morgan James publishing today. I never thought I would be working with an actual book publisher with my devotional. I thought I would be self-publishing it as an independent author. I praise God this publisher wants to work with me and they will get the book into bookstores around the country. That I would never have been able to do by myself. The book will reach people beyond my reach. That’s God at work!

I now I asked for your prayers as the publisher and I begin to work together in the design and development of the book. Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

June 9, 2022
On Thursday, June 2, I had a good conversation with the likely publisher of my devotional book. We just have a few more things that need to be taken care of before we sign a publishing agreement. Pray that everything falls in the place and God guides both the publishing company and me in making the best decisions.

May 31, 2022
On Thursday, June 2 I am scheduled to speak with my book publisher. We are going to discuss items in the publishing agreement and discuss a plan of action. Pray for a phone call. Also, pray I could find a good attorney or someone else who is familiar with publication agreements who can go over the legal information with me. Thank you!

May 4, 2022
On Friday, April 29,  I talked with a publisher about my book. That conversation went well. They will be making a decision on whether to extend me an offer. If they extend me an offer, my wife and I will talk it over and pray to see if we want to accept the offer. We appreciate your prayers in all this!

April 25, 2022
I do have some exciting news! As my previous update stated (see it below), I had planned to go with IngramSpark as the publisher of my book.

IngramSpark is for people who self-published their book. They make the process easier. With IS, I would do everything by myself using their website, input and tools to create the book. After the book is completed, they would help me distribute it and make it available on demand.

Earlier this month a friend of mine suggested I get together with a friend of his who is a book publisher. So my friend connected us through email and on Friday, April 29 I will be meeting with the publisher.

If we decide to work together, the publisher would take over of lot of the design and production work and help me create a marketing plan. Pray that God guides our time and the correct decisions are made.

March 23, 2022
I have decided to use IngramSpark publishers to publish my book. IngramSpark comes recommended to me by some fellow authors. IngramSpark allows independent authors to inexpensively produce both print and e-books of high-quality for distribution through a variety of websites and stores.

Now that I have a publisher, I’m excited to get some other things moving. I’m now working on a design. Please pray for me as I go through this process. Since I don’t have a big budget, I am designing the book myself with help from Ingram Spark’s online design tools and other websites’ design tools. Pray for me as I go.