Grow LPC Books

LPC's Go Fund Me Campaign

LPC Go Fund Me Growth CampaignLPC Books is Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Because Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is a mouthful to say and because there are several Lighthouse Publishing firms, we are slowly trying to rebrand our name.  LPC Books is short and defines what we do – publish books.

Many authors may not realize that LPC is a ministry and affiliated with Christian Devotions Ministries. Book publishing is not a gold mine. I’m reminded of what my friend Ron Benrey told me years ago. “Want to know how to make a little money in the publishing business?” he asked. “Start with a lot of money.”

Some authors assume that their publisher makes a ton of money off their book, but that simply is not the case. At least not with LPC. Our authors and editors receive the first 75% of all revenue. Of the remaining 25%, we pay for design, marketing, and general overhead, (web hosting, domain names, production manager’s salary, etc). If I, as the publisher, end up with 10% of the revenue at the end of any given month I feel blessed.

Why launch a Go Fund Me campaign? 

Finding qualified managing editors is difficult. They don’t just fall out of the sky. Especially given our business model. (Editors and MEs earn their salary on royalty sales, just like our authors. For this reason, our MEs and editors must be confident that the title on which they work will sell — and sell well. : ) To find qualified managing editors we need to advertise on job sites.

Launching new imprints takes money. New imprints need: domain names, web site development, branding, logos, marketing help, etc.

Dr. Dennis Hensley, Professor of Professional Writing at Taylor University, will often recommend his students to serve as interns with LPC. We’re trying to help college students gain experience within the book publishing industry, and it’s unfair to Doc’s students to run a slip-shod internship program. Much better to have a professional in charge. We don’t make money training interns, but it’s one way we give back to the industry and try to make positive changes.

Finally, we would still like to build a street-level sales team. We are unsure of how large an investment this may require, but as with making films, we know it will cost more than we expect.

Our 2017 goals are:

* Launch three new fiction imprints
* Add four new managing editors
* Grow our editor internship program
* Build a street-level sales team  that works independent of Amazon’s shadow
* Begin production of our first film

 
If you still have questions regarding our Grow LPC Books campaign, visit: www.gofundme.com/LPCBooks. We consider this our LPC church-building program. If you believe in what we’re doing share our plans.

You Will Keep In Perfect Peace Him Whose …

You Will Keep In Perfect Peace Him Whose ...You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3

Lord, please today give me your perfect peace. Keep my mind and thoughts steady. I trust in you. You are all I have. 

The path of the righteous is level. You make the way of the righteous smooth. ~ Isaiah 26:7

Lord, remove the obstacles and barriers before me. Sand this path in the same way those men in our home sand our floors. Make my way smooth!

My soul yearns for you in the night. In the morning my spirit longs for you. ~ Isaiah 26:9

Father, during the night my fears flourish in dreams. At 5 AM my fears haunt me. Please, replace my dreadful thoughts with a longing for you. 

Your judgement leads to righteousness. Grace does not lead to righteousness. Isaiah 26:10. All we (I) have accomplished, you have done for us. (me) ~ Isaiah 26:12

Thank you Father for the good run we enjoyed so far. If now is the time to make a change, please me it clear. If the Promised Land lies ahead, please let me know. If not, let me know that, too.

Tyre will Return to Her Hire as a Prostitute

Tyre will Return to Her Hire as a ProstituteTyre will return to her hire as a prostitute. Yet her profit and earnings will be set apart for the Lord. Her profits  will go to those who live before the Lord for abundant food and fine clothes. ~ Isaiah 23:17-18

Thank you, that even sinners can contribute to your kingdom and help others. May I, even in my sin, be a blessing to others.

Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. ~ Matthew 6:4

Lord, please test my motives and purge any selfishness and ALL prideful acts.


Karen desperately needs a job. Will you help her?

Lord, care for John’s spouse who is a stroke victim. He is disabled vet with lots of medical problems. Both need your love, protection, and care.

Lord, here is Karen’s petition: (a different Karen – You have lots of people with the same name 🙂

We desperately need your prayers as we currently find ourselves in great financial. Both of us are up in age; health problems have rendered us disabled. Our combined Social Security is less than $1,500.00 per month. After making our mortgage payment of $501.00 we barely manage to make ends meet. So far we have managed to squeeze by, but our resources are depleted. Last week the engine blew up in our old Taurus. To replace the engine the cost would be $6,000.  As an older car the repair cost would exceed the car’s value. We are in a dire situation. We live in a rural area, with no neighbors and no family anywhere even close. The closest town is more than a dozen miles away. We have no way to buy food, medication, or keep our doctor appointments.  Please pray for us. We need a miracle.

Lord, please, please send a miracle!