CPP-All Things Christian Publishing


Create & Publish A Book

For Christian & Wholesome Markets

Dr. Bart Dahmer, Founder & CEO 

I've been privileged to have helped prepare, package, and publish more than a thousand Christian novels, textbooks, children's books, specialty books, music albums, screenplays, and online courses through my Christian publishing company. I've worked with clients in nearly all 50 US States and several countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Collectively, we've marketed and sold tens of thousands of these Christian tiles globally.  

Hello, I'm Bart Dahmer, a Christ-follower, a husband, a father, a Gideon, and a deacon at my local church. I'm also the founder and CEO of Innovo Publishing LLC, and The Christian Publishing portal. 

In this course, I'm going to guide you through the essential steps you need to create, publish, market, and sell your own Christian book while avoiding common mistakes. 

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Dr. Bart Dahmer - Christian Publishing Portal Founder

The Course Curriculum

In this course, you will learn how to create publish a Christian book (that is intended for print) from start to finish.

By taking this course, you will learn HOW TO...


1. Planning & Preparation.  

We'll start with the most important component of any Christian creative effort which is our relationship and fellowship with the Lord. Then we'll review the CPP's 7-Steps to Project Success model, and help you set project goals and a practical step-by-step plan to achieve your  goals. 

* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

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4. Publish your book in the US and globally.

We'll discuss the pros, cons, costs, and ease of use of several publishing options, including direct sales, platforms like Amazon, and independent presses. We'll provide advice and recommendations for which to use based on your goals and situation.

* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

2. Create your book's content using best practices and insider tips. 

We'll discuss the key components of your book, including the manuscript and cover--and all of their required and optional components. We'll also provide best practices, insider tips, and several downloadable tools to help you optimize and jumpstart your content creation efforts.   

* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

5. Market and promote your book to increase awareness and demand.

We'll discuss many ways to market and promote your book. We'll begin with several no/low costs options that have proven effective, and address other fee-based solutions. Along the way we'll provide best practices, insider tips and recommendations based on common situations and goals.

* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

3. Package your content into a print-ready, retail-ready book.

We'll dive into the design and format requirements for key components of a retail and print-ready book. You'll rest easy knowing your book will print properly and look great (so you can relax) and make a Great first impression. We'll also provide information, tools, and situational recommendations to help you decide which items to do yourself or to hire the CPP's trusted Christian experts to help. 

* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

6. Sell your book, accept payment, and fulfill the order. 

We'll discuss the entire transaction of selling your book yourself or through 3rd Parties, including methods and platforms for securely accepting payment and fulfilling orders to your customer.

We'll address several industry-standard approaches and provide advice and recommendations based on common situations and goals.

* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

7. Managing the lifecycle of your book to keep it evergreen

The first edition of your book is only the beginning. In this module we'll cover options for updating your book's content and periodically releasing new editions or additional complementary titles. We'll also discuss the criteria for retiring a title.


* Downloadable resources included - see list below.

Additional Enrollment Benefits

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Downloadable Resources Included With This Course 

  1. A PDF with key scriptures and prayer prompts for walking humbly with the Lord.
  2. A prebuilt and editable project plan following our 7-Step publishing model
  3. An ebook edition of how to write a book by Dennis Jernigan--a prolific Christian author with options for 30 minute coaching & Q&A Zoom sessions 
  4. A prebuilt, editable manuscript template featuring recommended frontmatter pages, chapters design, and backmatter pages.
  5. A summary of several publishing platforms with URLs & situational recommendations.
  6. A summary of low/no cost marketing and promotion options and paid variations.

Learn from a fellow believer, called to Christian publishing

I believe all the education and work experiences the Lord provided for me while working in leadership roles for a Fortune 50 company were to prepare me to do this work. Helping fellow believers get the Word out for Christ through Christian publishing is my calling. I love doing this work, and look forward to helping you.

Learn from a fellow Christian author whose walked the road

I've learned and personally applied every aspect preparing, publishing, marketing & selling a Christian book. It wasn't a chore for me--it was a joy. In fact, I did all of these things with my own Christian novel first. Now with over a thousand titles under my belt, I'm a little wiser and better able to help you avoid many of the common mistakes I made and apply best practices from the start.

- If you ever get stuck, we're here to help. You'll never have to go it alone. -

No Question Goes Unanswered Guarantee

All of our courses have a place for you to ask questions of me. I receive automatic notifications of questions sent in from my courses, and I'll respond in a timely fashion to you. You'll never be left without a response.  So relax. You are in good hands.


No Question Goes Unanswered

Who is this Course for?

  • Christian authors, artists, and ministries who want to learn how to publish a Christian book from a fellow believer and publishing they can trust. 
  • Those with a desire to avoid common publishing mistakes that may lead to more work and expenses later when the mistakes need to be rectified.
  • Anyone who already has too much to do, and doesn't want to be overwhelmed, or bogged down with no one to turn to if they get stuck. 
  • Anyone who wants to publish Christian novels, biographies, devotionals, study guides, bible studies and similar titles intended for print (i.e., paperbacks and hardbacks).  
  • NOTE: For those interested in publishing children's books, text books, eBooks, flipbooks, or audiobooks--consider our other courses designed for those specific types of books.
CPP-All Things Christian Publishing


Create & Publish A Christian Book

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Frequently Asked Questions

Email us (cpp-info@cpportal.com) if you still have questions!

What's the course format?

All lessons have a combination of introductory, prerecorded videos, textual materials, and downloadable lesson-specific resources.

How do I get help if I have questions?

All courses have an option for asking questions. We'll respond to your questions quickly so you can get the support you need.

What tools and tech do I need? Will I have to buy anything else?

All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone and a good internet connection. No special software or other purchases are required.

Is there a community for the course?

CPP Pro Members will have access to our Pro-only community as it comes online, where they can interact and engage with other members. CPP Pro Membership provides an all-access-pass to ALL current and future courses and other benefits. Learn more about CPP Pro Membership here.

Can you publish my Christian book for me?

This course is meant to be DIY and allow you to publish your book independently.  However, if you end up needing hands-on help or support because you don't have the time or simply don't want to do it yourself, we offer discounted "done-for-you" project quotes. Just send us a note at cpp-info@ccportal.com and we'll get in touch to discuss how we can help.

What is the refund policy?

Since enrollment gives you instant access to the entirety of this this digital product along with all of our downloadable course resources, your purchase is non-refundable.