How Books
Get Acquired

at HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Webinar with Jenny Baumgartner

Sr. Acquisitions Editor, Nelson Books

What is Author Gateway?

Your Path to Publishing Success 

Author Gateway is a community for authors. We provide insight from traditional publishing, advice, training, and professional materials, brought to you by HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Through Facebook community, online courses, webinars, and more, Author Gateway exists to help authors define success, feel confident, and find fulfillment in publishing books.

Advice You Can Trust

We know how to help authors write, publish, and market their books. Backed by more than 200 years of experience, HarperCollins Christian Publishing is home to Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, and some of the bestselling books and most influential authors in the world. Author Gateway members gain access to expert advice you cannot get anywhere else.

Is Author Gateway Right For You?

Just Getting Started?

If you are just sitting down to write your book, actively writing, or you are struggling to finish, then like our Facebook page and get support from our community.

My Manuscript Is Ready

If you’ve finished your manuscript but aren’t sure what to do next, then join our Facebook community to get expert advice and insights from fellow authors.

Help Me Market My Book

If your book is published but it seems as if nobody knows about it then post your questions and ideas on our Facebook page to get professional insights and resources.

“Like” us on Facebook

Whether you are in the writing process, have a manuscript ready to publish, or you have your book in hand and ready to sell, it’s time to meet your people.

What You Get

Inside Access

Learn exactly what you should (and should not) be doing to sell more books through Author Gateway podcasts, webinars, online courses, and more, with social media experts, publicists, literary agents, and the people who acquire, edit, design, manufacture, market and sell some of the most popular books in the world at HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

Pro Materials

Create a sales sheet for your book using the same template HarperCollins sales reps use to pitch books published by Zondervan and Thomas Nelson. Browse our collection of templates for book proposals, sales sheets, marketing plans, marketing materials, and other resources available to Author Gateway members and developed by HarperCollins Christian.

Pro Providers

You’ve decided your manuscript is ready for an editor’s input. Now what? Author Gateway provides lists of professionals such as literary agents, editors, ghostwriters, book designers, publicists, social media marketers, web developers, book trailer producers, podcast producers, and others. Author Gateway is the place to turn when you need help.


Author Gateway is a community of supportive and experienced authors and industry professionals. It is a place to connect with others on a similar journey. Share your questions and get insights and answers. Celebrate your wins with people in the fight with you. Share your disappointment and get encouragement from those who’ve been there.

How Books Get Acquired

At HarperCollins Christian Publishing


Webinar with Jenny Baumgartner, Sr. Acquisitions Editor at Nelson Books