We are all trying to share our experiences by writing and we live in a world where Christian values need to be shared. You have past memories, experiences or ideas to share andyour future is to write a book.
I have published two books through Xulon Press. They did a good job and I had to pay a fair sum to have them provide a proofreader, publish the book and advertise it. There are other ways of publishing, which require additional work but will give the author control over things like the price of the book. This price is set by Xulon. Then the companies who distribute the book add their overhead. My first book was fairly priced. The second over-priced so I am looking at options to bring the price down to the consumer.
Nevertheless, I can say that I feel blessed in that I have sold between 2,000 and 2,500 copies of the books and there is nothing like it when someone reads your book then writes a review on Amazon.com telling you how much it inspired them.