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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

General Information FAQ

What is Inspiring Voices?
Why should I choose Inspiring Voices over other book publishers?
Do I still own the rights to my book if I publish with Inspiring Voices?
Can I publish my book with Inspiring Voices and another publisher, too?
How much does it cost to publish with Inspiring Voices?
Can I publish a non-English book with Inspiring Voices?
Can Inspiring Voices publish my book if I live outside of the United States?
Does Inspiring Voices edit my book?
Will Inspiring Voices promote my book?
Who will be able to purchase my book?
Is there a minimum or maximum number of books that I can or must order?
I am not comfortable ordering things online. Can I buy a package and/or services through the mail?  
Who is my assigned publishing or marketing consultant? How can I find their contact information?
What types of books are ineligible for a Library of Congress Control Number?
How can I get in touch with Inspiring Voices if I have questions that are not in the FAQ database? 

Good News of the Week

What is the purpose of the Good News of the Week?
What kind of news can I submit?
What are the requirements of the Good News of the Week?
What if I don’t want to display my name but just want to submit a story?
Where will my entry appear?
How can I submit my entry?
How often will the Good News be updated?
How often can I submit an entry?
Why hasn't my Good News of the Week submission been displayed?

What is Inspiring Voices?

Inspiring Voices is dedicated to helping you share your words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. As a self-publishing service, we are here to guide you through the process of getting your book in print. We offer our professional advice, outline the necessary logistics, then step back and let you take charge of the final decisions related to your published book.

The mission of Inspiring Voices is to allow any consumer, regardless of their writing experience, the opportunity to tell their inspiring story and make it available for others and, in the process, extend the core mission and values of our organization.  In telling one’s own story or in listening to another’s we all find a sense of inspiration, healing, fulfillment, joy and connection.  

You’re here to make a difference with your words, experience and wisdom. We’re here to help you do just that.

We understand the need for security and vow to protect your personal information, copyright-protected materials and privacy. Please review our Privacy Policy for details.

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Why should I choose Inspiring Voices over other book publishers?

Publishing your book is an excellent opportunity to spread your passion of helping others. People from all walks of life have a story to share with the world, and Inspiring Voices is your light in the confusing and complicated publishing tunnel. We make it easy to get your book in print through our constant support and professional advice. Learn more on why we think you’ll find the inspiration to publish your book with us.

Benefits of Inspiring Voices

Whether your book publishing goal is to offer support, provide encouragement or spread an uplifting story, Inspiring Voices has the answers. Inspiring Voices offers you the ease of getting your book in print with a team of experienced professionals. If you’re ready to share your story with the world, we are here to help.

Trusted Community of Authors. You publish your book with authors who have similar values and outlooks on life as you and your book.

Powerful Support. Our one-on-one author support will help you every step of the publishing journey as you travel closer toward the day you hold your published book in your hands.

Top Notch Marketing Options. You gain access to elite marketing services allowing you to reach out to a vast audience.

You Remain in Control. We’ll offer our professional opinions throughout your publishing process, but every final decision, ranging from font choices in your book to cover design, is in your control.

Retain Your Rights. You created the content of your book, so we think it’s only fair you retain all copyright for your original work after you publish with us. 

Inspire Thousands of Readers. Once you have a published book, your message and story has the potential to encourage thousands through worldwide online distribution.

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Do I still own the rights to my book if I publish with Inspiring Voices?

Yes. You retain ownership of the rights to your book. Unlike traditional publishers, you keep the rights after the book is published.

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Can I publish my book with Inspiring Voices and another publisher, too?

Yes. Since you retain the rights to your book, you can publish your materials with another publisher, sell the rights to a movie company, or anything else you wish to do with the material.

We do not have restrictions if your book is currently available through another publisher, or if you wish to publish your book elsewhere in the future. The only limitation is that you cannot use book files we create for you in their finished form and print the book exactly as it is with another publisher.

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How much does it cost to publish with Inspiring Voices?

Our book publishing packages offer various combinations of our publishing and marketing services for a truly customized indie publishing experience. With Inspiring Voices, you can choose the publishing package that best suits your publishing goals. View all of our publishing packages here.

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Can I publish a non-English book with Inspiring Voices?

Yes. Any language can be published through Inspiring Voices as long as there is a font that supports it. Check our allowable font list to ensure the font used in your manuscript supports the characters of the language.

Apple doesn’t support the following foreign languages in e-books (e-books written in these languages won’t be available via the iBooks Store):

Amharic
Arabic
Burmese
Central Khmer
Chinese
Hebrew
Japanese
Judeo-Arabic
Judeo-Persian
Lao
Mon-Khmer languages
Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Persian
Persian, Old
Samaritan Aramaic

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Can Inspiring Voices publish my book if I live outside of the United States?

Yes. Authors all over the globe can publish with Inspiring Voices. We currently have world-wide distribution and printers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Does Inspiring Voices edit my book?

Some of our Paperback & Hardcover publishing packages include editing services. We also offer our professional editing services as add-on services. We urge you to check out the details, because editing is an important step in publishing a quality book. Let one of our professional copy editors add a finishing touch of expertise to your manuscript and catch any grammar, spelling and punctuation errors that you may have overlooked.

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Will Inspiring Voices promote my book?

All Inspiring Voices packages include a listing your book in our Bookstore. Each package also includes additional levels of marketing materials and promotion options. We also offer free newsletters filled with tips on how to self-promote and market your book. Depending on your goals for your book, you may want to include other marketing services to promote your book to a concentrated or wide market. Additional promotional services can be purchased separately.

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Who will be able to purchase my book?

People all over the world will have access to your book through our online Bookstore. Thousands of retailers, such as amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, will have access to ordering your book.

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Is there a minimum or maximum number of books that I can or must order?

No, there is neither a minimum nor maximum order requirement. Our service allows you the freedom to order as many or as few books as you wish. Quality books are printed and shipped in the same amount of time it takes to place any online order. With Inspiring Voices, you're free from the hassles and costs of buying and storing books that you might not need.

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I am not comfortable ordering things online. Can I buy a package and/or services through the mail?

We understand ordering things online can be scary. However, we assure you that our ordering system is completely safe. We do not store your credit card information and we always protect your privacy. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

If you are still unsure about ordering online or would prefer not to use a credit card, you can place an order for a package or services through the mail. Request an order form from your Publishing Consultant, print it, fill it out and mail it back to us. We will be in touch with you soon.

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Who is my assigned publishing or marketing consultant? How can I find their contact information?

We can assign a publishing or marketing consultant if you call us at 1.866.697.5313. If you already have an assigned consultant but are unsure of the correct contact information (i.e. name, phone number, e-mail address), we can access your account and provide you with the correct information. Please call us at 1.866.697.5313 and we will assist you. 

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What types of books are ineligible for a Library of Congress Control Number?

The Library of Congress sets strict guidelines about which books may receive a Library of Congress Control Number.
The following types of books are ineligible for Library of Congress Control Numbers:

  • Books which do not list a U.S. city as place of publication on the title page or copyright page
  • E-Books (i.e. books published in electronic format)
  • Serials
  • Custom editions
  • Items under 50 pages with the exception of genealogies and children's literature and catalog exhibitions submitted by museums and art galleries
  • Textbooks below the college level
  • Items not intended for wide distribution to libraries
  • Religious instructional materials
  • Expendable educational materials
  • Translations except Spanish
  • Music scores
  • Crossword puzzle books

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How can I get in touch with Inspiring Voices if I have questions that are not in the FAQ database?

You can contact our customer support team through our Contact Us page or by phone at 1.866.697.5313.

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Good News of the Week FAQs

What is the purpose of the Good News of the Week?

The goal for the Good News of the Week is to highlight positive news stories, magazine articles, videos and blog posts. Inspiring Voices’ mission is to share words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world.

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What kind of news can I submit?

We are looking for content that inspires, uplifts and spreads joy among readers, such as positive news stories, magazine articles, videos, blog posts, etc.

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How can I submit my entry?

Please send any submission to goodnews@inspiringvoices.com.

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What are the requirements of the Good News of the Week?

Your submission must contain the following information:

  • (required) A link to the news from an outside source, whether it’s to an article, event, video on YouTube, podcast or blog.
  • (optional) An approximately 50-word description (about one or two sentences) of the resource including a title/headline of the post.
  • (optional) Your name as you would like it to appear under the post (example "submitted by Jane Doe"). Please let us know if you would prefer to not have your name listed.

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What if I don’t want to display my name but just want to submit a story?

Pease let us know about your preference to remain anonymous when you submit your news via e-mail.

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Where will my entry appear?

Your entry will appear on the bottom of the homepage of Inspiring Voices for approximately 24 hours.

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How often will the Good News be updated?

We will update the Good News of the Week once a week, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

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How often can I submit an entry?

As often as you like; however, it is under the discretion of Inspiring Voice to post an entry.

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Why hasn't my Good News of the Week submission been displayed?

We receive many submissions for the Good News of the Week and unfortunately cannot post them all.  If you do not see your submission posted on the homepage, please ensure that your submission meets our story type guidelines, submission requirements, and adheres to the editorial standards of Inspiring Voices. Once you have verified your submission, you may resubmit your story to ensure that we receive it. However, the final decision to post a submission lies with Inspiring Voices. 

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