Hello and thank you for visiting Theophilusbooks.com
This website emerged from a need to find a free and Christ-centered online presence for pdf books. The usual secular players have become more complex in recent years. When I took out my old dusty Scribd account for a test run, much had changed – including a new $8.00 per month membership fee in order to sell books. Other procedures also turned me away. I enjoyed it more when it was less encumbered.
There are other pdf book websites, but the ones I found were not quite as intimate as I would like. Another reason for avoiding the typical book selling places – like Amazon, Smashwords, Blurb, Lulu and the like, is that they are all secular, they require membership, and they all take their percentages. Don’t get me wrong; there is nothing wrong with any of that.
It just isn’t for me.
I wanted to have a landing page and an online presence where I could communicate with potential readers and have a direct relationship with them. If they wanted something special for their PDF book – like a different page color or dedicated to someone special, I could do that for them immediately – with no problem. That requires more freedom and flexibility than the classic approaches currently available. It’s also probably why I have wanted to do my own typesetting and book cover making. I can change things easily and on-the-fly.
So I kept praying and waiting on the Lord to show me what to do with new Christian books that I was beginning to write and professionally typeset. I kept being drawn to just having a modest presence here.
I decided to re-purpose an old WordPress business account – one that had been languishing for quite a while; paid yearly, but underused – and set up shop off the beaten track, but still among those who blog and write.
Then I thought, if I’m feeling that there’s a need that’s going unfulfilled, perhaps other writers feel the same — especially new writers and/or Christian/Messianic Jewish writers. The model that is most near to the idea in my mind of a Christ-centered book service is Creation Swap, which is a great place to find both “for purchase” and “free” Christian images. There is, however, a limit on how many free images a month.
For now, this little website is far simpler.
Theophilusbooks.com is for Christian/Messianic Jewish writers to have an online presence, to either supplement what they currently have or as a primary starting off point. There is also affordable publishing services available for anyone who would like professional typesetting for content – books and other documents.
The website is free, it’s new, and it will evolve, as our Lord directs.
- If you are a writer with Christian/Messianic Jewish content, please consider including an author page here. Click on For Authors for more details.
- If you are a Christian/Messianic Jewish writer and your unruly docx content needs professional typesetting and/or content editing, please click on services for more information.
- If you are a secular writer in need of affordable publishing services, we love gentiles too!
- If you are a reader, please support new writers and/or Christian/Messianic Jewish authors and buy a book!
All Glory to Our Father,
Website Image Source: Scott Foster | CreationSwap