The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan."
Bezalel Media LLC is an independent publishing imprint that showcases the work of Christian authors whose writing falls outside the boundaries of faith-based art.
Inspired by the story of Bezalel, the artisan handpicked by God to construct the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant in Exodus 31, our authors practice their craft with skill and diligence, seek community with others, and share their stories for the benefit of others.
We are different from most indie publishers in that all of our authors are their own project managers. They choose their own book designers, marketing resources, and distributors (Amazon, Bookbaby, Lulu, etc.).
All of our authors work with Inkling Creative Strategies, our sister company, for at least one service, including developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, typesetting, and more.
Our mission is to provide an avenue for authors of faith who work with Inkling Creative Strategies to share their work and provide them with the tools to do it in a manner that uses their creations to glorify our ultimate Creator.
Okay . . . so can anyone who works with Inkling Creative Strategies be published with Bezalel Media?
Publication with Bezalel Media is on an invitation-only basis. To be selected, authors must be professing believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God who died and rose from the dead to cancel the debt of sin.
I am a writer who is a Christ-follower, but I don't explicitly write about salvation/the Gospel/testimonials/conversion stories/other "Christian stuff." Is my work still eligible for consideration?
Yes! Bezalel Media's authors create in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, middle-grade, and fantasy. While some do write explicitly Christ-centered stories, doing so is not a requirement.
We believe that just as God expresses the full extent of His creativity in making and caring for the world, Christian artists are not limited to only certain topics or types of writing.
Cool. Are there certain specific services you have to sign up for in order to publish with Bezalel Media?
No, any author who signs up for any paying service, including editing, mentorship, or typesetting, will be considered.
Do you handle all the ins and outs of publishing (cover design, book design, marketing, distribution, etc)?
While Inkling Creative Strategies offers typesetting as a service, you are responsible for securing your own cover designer and marketing opportunities, as well as choosing a platform to publish and distribute your book.
Will I receive any royalties from working with you?
It is your responsibility to keep track of your book's sales. Bezalel Media does not cut checks or manage authors' finances.
What are the benefits of being a Bezalel Media author?
When self-publishing a book, your work alwayslooks more professional if it is affiliated with a brand or company beyond yourself.
Bezalel Media gives you the opportunity to publish your book with an existing company that supports your values and will help showcase the incredible work you've done.
Our logo will appear on the back cover, title page, and spine of your book. However, because Bezalel Media is an established business in the state of Ohio, you are not simply slapping a logo on your final product.
You are partnering with a company that cares about your work and sharing it with an audience.
Do you have a preferred independent publishing platform for authors to use?
No. Our authors have used Kindle Direct and BookBaby with great success. Because Inkling Creative Strategies specializes in Kindle Direct, it can even help with setting up your account and uploading your files.
How can I find out more?
The first step is to schedule a Virtual Meetup with Kori Frazier Morgan, Chief Literary Strategist at Inkling Creative Strategies.
This is a complimentary 30-minute consultation where you'll discuss any issues, questions, or concerns you might have about your current work in progress or the publication process.
You will not only leave with more information about Bezalel Media and Inkling's services but also possess the answers and knowledge needed to resolve any writing problems you might be having right now.