Mark Batterson’s publishing journey started with Xulon Press

Filed in The Xulon Experience by on March 20, 2014 4 Comments

A message from New York Times bestselling author, Mark Batterson:

Xulon Press author Mark Batterson“The first book you publish is always the hardest and most important one. Why?

Publishing transforms you from the would-be writer into the published author you were always meant to be.

I honestly believe that most people have at least one book in them. The problem is that many people go to the grave with their book still in them. Why? Nine times out of ten, they never finish the book because they never start it. Ten years ago, I went from being a pastor, harboring a secret 13-year dream of becoming a writer, to actually being a published author. My first book, ID: The True You, was a small step yet giant leap. It was also the birthing place for every book I’ve written since then.

In my experience, it is vital to start with the right plan, the right team and—above all—the right partner. In 2004, I could no longer ignore the publishing dream that God put in my heart, and Xulon helped that dream become reality. They were my first publishing partners.

Like me, Xulon Press believes there are many of you who have a book hidden away on the inside, and all you need is a place to begin. Make Xulon Press the starting point for your publishing dreams, as they were for mine.”

Mark Batterson

About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church ( in Washington, DC. One church with seven locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and most recently, All In. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah

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  1. avatar J M Ibiwoye says:

    I totally agree with you. I am on the right path. You encouraged me.

  2. Good to meet you as a partnership, my desire is to develop my leadership skill. thank you

  3. avatar Mazviita Marovatsanga says:

    I do not doubt your competence and good leadership.
    My book idea has been in my head for six years now, and so will you help me ?
    I await to hear from you.

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