​​​Meet Leslie Turner

Owner, Encourage Publishing

"Nothing is more satisfying and challenging than helping someone bring their story to life. It is such an honor to be able to help our clients express sometimes extremely difficult and always important messages in a captivating manner, true to their style and voice. We LOVE OUR CLIENTS!

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812-987-6148|  info@encouragebooks.com

Who is Encourage Publishing?

We help you tell your story.

Encourage Publishing, LLC is a small press hybrid publisher dedicated to helping individuals, companies and non-profits bring their stories and information to the public in print, audio or digital form, through the spoken or written word, or through music. We believe in the power of WORDS and MUSIC to change mind, body, and soul, and hope to ENCOURAGE our world through projects that inform, inspire, or both.  In addition to a host of partners that help us accomplish our mission, we have four entities within Encourage Publishing that define our work:

Encourage Books, Encourage Music, Turner Creatives, and new in 2017

Christian Media Clearinghouse


Our core competencies lie in the areas of inspirational works, music motivation and education, higher education, children's literature, business and informative writing, and blogging.


Our deliverables cross every form of media: print, digital, audio, mixed media, also video through our partner companies. In addition, we now have an independent division, Christian Media Clearinghouse, serving other publishers, booksellers, the media, and families by providing independent blind study theological vetting and family subject rating.


What is a small-press hybrid publisher? By definition, "small press" means we publish less than 50 titles per year. "Hybrid" is a little more complicated. There are basically three types of publishers. "Traditional" publishers own your work, make all decisions about title, cover, interior design and content, and pay you a very small percentage of net profits.  They generally distribute widely but do not take unsolicited manuscripts or first-time authors. Your best path to traditional publishing is a literary agent. "Self" publishers range widely in scope (and business integrity). They focus on short-term relationships with the author, who pays for all costs with a markup built in. If you just want to get your book done for your own small application, this may be your best choice, but read the fine print, particularly regarding second run orders.


Hybrid publishers also have a variety of business models, but generally, offer some services at free or reduced cost and partner with the author on all publishing decisions. Authors have more control, make more money if the book has a market, and have more marketing opportunity and exposure. The hybrid model is a great choice for authors who have a vertical or niche market (meaning most books will be not be sold through traditional bookstore channels), and for authors who are not willing or able to make all of the decisions required by self-publishing or who need help with content, book design, and/or marketing and distribution.


Many of our clients only need quick help with short-term editing or writing projects, creative treatment, layout, have a unique issue, or a project to be privately published on a very limited scale.  TURNER CREATIVES is our "Seal Team", a specialized group that works with national clients who appreciate our agility, speed, confidentiality, and professional results.  We tackle tough problems so you don't have to. Please call Leslie Turner directly to discuss your needs. 812.987.6148.   CONTACT US TODAY.