Paraklesis Press and Sally Apokedak are creating books for a bright future
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What is Patreon? 

Patreon is a place where patrons come alongside to support those who are making the world a better place by producing wonderful art.



If someone is creating art the world needs, you may want to offer support. In exchange for your support, the artist will provide you with some of their works to enjoy.  (Look to the right side of this page for our support levels and click here if you want to see samples of some of the rewards.)


How can you know if you want to support Paraklesis Press? 

One way is to look at the books we are publishing. We are hoping to acquire six titles in 2018, but so far we have only one title out. If you would like a free e-book, so you can read it and evaluate us, send an email to publisher at paraklesispress dot com and let me know what format you'd like.

Another way for you to evaluate us, is for us to tell you a bit about ourselves. So . . . 


We are publishing books that lean a bit to the right of center

According to Verdant Labs, an overwhelming number of book publishers and editors are Democrats (over 97%). That's all well and good. I have many friends who are Democrats. My own father was a Democrat. So I'm not kidding when I say that some of my favorite people are Democrats.

But critical thinking is healthy and children need to read many different views in order to learn to think critically. It's hard to get those "many different views" that are needed, when 97% of editors, and arguably 97% of books being published, are bending one direction on social and religious and political issues.

So I wanted to see some publishing companies that leaned to the right side of center. And the more I considered this need, the more it seemed that I ought to be willing to publish books I love instead of complaining about the lack of such books. I felt that I ought to be willing to labor, in love, for the books I wanted our young people to read.


So here we are--launching a new small press.

And maybe it won't just be a labor of love. Maybe we'll  make some money at it. Maybe if we fit into a niche, our roots will go down deep and our authors will push up like tender shoots pushing through the pavement.  After all, God delights in using the weak things and the poor things and the foolish things to shame the strong and the rich and the wise.



So our goal is to plant a few books in a hostile environment. To supply some parents with a few books that NY publishing houses don't want. Books that lean a little to the right of center. (For more discussion about what this means, see this post.


Why is Paraklesis Press asking for patrons?

We are inviting you along for a few reasons.

  1. It takes time and money to bring a new business to the place where it is self-sustaining
  2. We want to be a bit different from many other small publishers in that we want to offer our authors advances right from the start. We believe the workman is worthy of his wages and we believe that writers need to eat, so we will pay as much as we are able to pay to our authors now, and we hope to one day be able to give them good advances and to be able to sell their books well so they can earn a living wage.  
  3. We want to give others the opportunity to partner with us because we see the children in our country as a mission field and we see service to them as a privilege. So we invite you to join in the privilege. Thank you for offering monetary support and/or prayer support and/or marketing support--we appreciate whatever you can give! 
And one day we hope to tell you we don't need your support anymore. One day we hope you can put your money and time energies to use on other good causes. Because we think our books will sell. 


We think the NY publishers are wrong

We think they are living in a bubble. We think they are missing what half the people in the country want to read. We think there are more conservative people in this world than the NY publishers think. We think our books will appeal to those conservative people--to the people leaning a bit to the right of middle.

What's with the funny name for this little publishing company?

Paraklesis is a Greek word. Thayer's Greek Lexicon says this:

Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak'-lay-sis)

PROPERLY:
  • a calling near, summons (especially for help)
  • imploration, supplication, entreaty
  • exhortation, admonition, encouragement
  • consolation, comfort, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment; thus of the Messianic salvation . . . so the rabbis call the Messiah the Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25)

UNIVERSALLY:

"persuasive discourse, stirring address--instructive; admonitory, consolatory; powerful hortatory discourse"

We hope that the books we publish will encourage and comfort and console. And maybe a few of them will entreat or exhort. They may even deliver stirring addresses or persuasive discourses on occasion.

Paraklesis Press.

Founded in 2017. 

We shall see how far the Lord takes us.


Tiers
Neighbors
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
YOU GET  . . .


>  my sincere thanks

>  one e-book (your choice)

>  listed as patron  

    ~ not as good as being 

       listed in The Lamb's 

       Book of Life, but still 

       pretty cool, this side

       of heaven.

   ~ if you'd rather not be

       listed as a supporter,

       no problem. Just let 

       me know--publisher 

       at paraklesispress dot

       com--I get it. I really 

       do. 

Friends
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
YOU GET . . . 


>  all previous rewards

>  exclusive posts 

     ~ occasionally I'll post

        thoughts on social

        or political issues  

        that may or may not 

        relate to publishing. 

>  a quarterly newsletter

    ~ to keep you informed 

        about the publishing 

        company along with 

        book reviews and 

        recommendations for 

        the young readers in

        your life.

Family
$9 or more per month 1 patron
YOU GET . . .


>  all previous rewards

>  a handwritten thank-you 

    card

>  e-book copies of all our 

    books  

Kissing Cousins
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
YOU GET . . . 

>  all previous rewards

>  downloadable, monthly 

    journal pages

Ministry
$17 or more per month 0 patrons
  YOU GET . . . 

 

>  all previous awards

>  one swag item per quarter 

    ~ you might receive a tote 

        or a mug or a framed, 

        hand-drawn 

        inspirational quote, 

        for example.

Publishing Abroad
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 YOU GET . . . 


>  all previous awards

>  listed on copyright pages of 

     our books 

    

Mission
$49 or more per month 0 patrons
YOU  GET . . .


>  all of the previous rewards

>  a custom-made journal 

>  one paperback copy of all 

    our novels 

Adopt a Book
$390 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
This would be a great project for and individual or for a Bible Study group, Sunday School class, book club, or writer's critique group. 


You will feed the soul of a child! Of many children. You will also be the publisher for one book put out by Paraklesis Press. Your name(s) will go inside the book, and you will get ten percent (10%) of the cover price for every unit sold, which you may keep or donate back into support for Paraklesis Press or for some other worthy program.


You may be involved every step of the way, if you like. Choose between several books we have planned, if supporting certain content is important to you, and then watch over our shoulders, and weigh in on our choices, as we edit and design covers, if you like. 


Or, if you are too busy for that, you may sit back, trusting that we will do excellent work with all the energy that God provides. 

Paint a Pretty Picture (Book)
$975 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
Picture books are quite a bit more expensive to publish than novels. And that's why publishers don't do a lot of them any more. They have to be priced high to cover the cost of production and parents just don't buy them as much as they once did. Many parents think nothing of paying 29 dollars for a video game, but they are not willing to shell out 16.99 for a picture book.

But children need picture books. They are such an important part of their development. If you feel, as I do, that picture books need to be made, you may want to adopt a picture book. If you do, you will get ten percent (10%) of the retail price for every unit sold. You may keep that money or donate it back to Paraklesis Press or to some other worthy cause. 


Since PBs are not print on demand, you will also be given 300 to 500 books that you can sell or give away. 

Goals
$22 of $200 per month
Once we reach 200 a month we will be able to enter our titles for awards programs.
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What is Patreon? 

Patreon is a place where patrons come alongside to support those who are making the world a better place by producing wonderful art.



If someone is creating art the world needs, you may want to offer support. In exchange for your support, the artist will provide you with some of their works to enjoy.  (Look to the right side of this page for our support levels and click here if you want to see samples of some of the rewards.)


How can you know if you want to support Paraklesis Press? 

One way is to look at the books we are publishing. We are hoping to acquire six titles in 2018, but so far we have only one title out. If you would like a free e-book, so you can read it and evaluate us, send an email to publisher at paraklesispress dot com and let me know what format you'd like.

Another way for you to evaluate us, is for us to tell you a bit about ourselves. So . . . 


We are publishing books that lean a bit to the right of center

According to Verdant Labs, an overwhelming number of book publishers and editors are Democrats (over 97%). That's all well and good. I have many friends who are Democrats. My own father was a Democrat. So I'm not kidding when I say that some of my favorite people are Democrats.

But critical thinking is healthy and children need to read many different views in order to learn to think critically. It's hard to get those "many different views" that are needed, when 97% of editors, and arguably 97% of books being published, are bending one direction on social and religious and political issues.

So I wanted to see some publishing companies that leaned to the right side of center. And the more I considered this need, the more it seemed that I ought to be willing to publish books I love instead of complaining about the lack of such books. I felt that I ought to be willing to labor, in love, for the books I wanted our young people to read.


So here we are--launching a new small press.

And maybe it won't just be a labor of love. Maybe we'll  make some money at it. Maybe if we fit into a niche, our roots will go down deep and our authors will push up like tender shoots pushing through the pavement.  After all, God delights in using the weak things and the poor things and the foolish things to shame the strong and the rich and the wise.



So our goal is to plant a few books in a hostile environment. To supply some parents with a few books that NY publishing houses don't want. Books that lean a little to the right of center. (For more discussion about what this means, see this post.


Why is Paraklesis Press asking for patrons?

We are inviting you along for a few reasons.

  1. It takes time and money to bring a new business to the place where it is self-sustaining
  2. We want to be a bit different from many other small publishers in that we want to offer our authors advances right from the start. We believe the workman is worthy of his wages and we believe that writers need to eat, so we will pay as much as we are able to pay to our authors now, and we hope to one day be able to give them good advances and to be able to sell their books well so they can earn a living wage.  
  3. We want to give others the opportunity to partner with us because we see the children in our country as a mission field and we see service to them as a privilege. So we invite you to join in the privilege. Thank you for offering monetary support and/or prayer support and/or marketing support--we appreciate whatever you can give! 
And one day we hope to tell you we don't need your support anymore. One day we hope you can put your money and time energies to use on other good causes. Because we think our books will sell. 


We think the NY publishers are wrong

We think they are living in a bubble. We think they are missing what half the people in the country want to read. We think there are more conservative people in this world than the NY publishers think. We think our books will appeal to those conservative people--to the people leaning a bit to the right of middle.

What's with the funny name for this little publishing company?

Paraklesis is a Greek word. Thayer's Greek Lexicon says this:

Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak'-lay-sis)

PROPERLY:
  • a calling near, summons (especially for help)
  • imploration, supplication, entreaty
  • exhortation, admonition, encouragement
  • consolation, comfort, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment; thus of the Messianic salvation . . . so the rabbis call the Messiah the Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25)

UNIVERSALLY:

"persuasive discourse, stirring address--instructive; admonitory, consolatory; powerful hortatory discourse"

We hope that the books we publish will encourage and comfort and console. And maybe a few of them will entreat or exhort. They may even deliver stirring addresses or persuasive discourses on occasion.

Paraklesis Press.

Founded in 2017. 

We shall see how far the Lord takes us.


Recent posts by Paraklesis Press and Sally Apokedak

Tiers
Neighbors
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
YOU GET  . . .


>  my sincere thanks

>  one e-book (your choice)

>  listed as patron  

    ~ not as good as being 

       listed in The Lamb's 

       Book of Life, but still 

       pretty cool, this side

       of heaven.

   ~ if you'd rather not be

       listed as a supporter,

       no problem. Just let 

       me know--publisher 

       at paraklesispress dot

       com--I get it. I really 

       do. 

Friends
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
YOU GET . . . 


>  all previous rewards

>  exclusive posts 

     ~ occasionally I'll post

        thoughts on social

        or political issues  

        that may or may not 

        relate to publishing. 

>  a quarterly newsletter

    ~ to keep you informed 

        about the publishing 

        company along with 

        book reviews and 

        recommendations for 

        the young readers in

        your life.

Family
$9 or more per month 1 patron
YOU GET . . .


>  all previous rewards

>  a handwritten thank-you 

    card

>  e-book copies of all our 

    books  

Kissing Cousins
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
YOU GET . . . 

>  all previous rewards

>  downloadable, monthly 

    journal pages

Ministry
$17 or more per month 0 patrons
  YOU GET . . . 

 

>  all previous awards

>  one swag item per quarter 

    ~ you might receive a tote 

        or a mug or a framed, 

        hand-drawn 

        inspirational quote, 

        for example.

Publishing Abroad
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 YOU GET . . . 


>  all previous awards

>  listed on copyright pages of 

     our books 

    

Mission
$49 or more per month 0 patrons
YOU  GET . . .


>  all of the previous rewards

>  a custom-made journal 

>  one paperback copy of all 

    our novels 

Adopt a Book
$390 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
This would be a great project for and individual or for a Bible Study group, Sunday School class, book club, or writer's critique group. 


You will feed the soul of a child! Of many children. You will also be the publisher for one book put out by Paraklesis Press. Your name(s) will go inside the book, and you will get ten percent (10%) of the cover price for every unit sold, which you may keep or donate back into support for Paraklesis Press or for some other worthy program.


You may be involved every step of the way, if you like. Choose between several books we have planned, if supporting certain content is important to you, and then watch over our shoulders, and weigh in on our choices, as we edit and design covers, if you like. 


Or, if you are too busy for that, you may sit back, trusting that we will do excellent work with all the energy that God provides. 

Paint a Pretty Picture (Book)
$975 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
Picture books are quite a bit more expensive to publish than novels. And that's why publishers don't do a lot of them any more. They have to be priced high to cover the cost of production and parents just don't buy them as much as they once did. Many parents think nothing of paying 29 dollars for a video game, but they are not willing to shell out 16.99 for a picture book.

But children need picture books. They are such an important part of their development. If you feel, as I do, that picture books need to be made, you may want to adopt a picture book. If you do, you will get ten percent (10%) of the retail price for every unit sold. You may keep that money or donate it back to Paraklesis Press or to some other worthy cause. 


Since PBs are not print on demand, you will also be given 300 to 500 books that you can sell or give away.