SoulStory Publishing

Join our authors who are changing the world with their stories by using an impactful publishing service that empowers you to retain control of the story that is only yours to tell.

Empowerment Publishing

Publishing that empowers the author: focused on helping you get the absolute most out of your author journey so that it remains authentically yours. 

SoulStories are those stories we read that remind us we're here together. They remind us that we're all connected by the same powerful emotions of life we experience regardless of varying details in our circumstances.

Nothing compares to the stories most authentically shared... the author's courage to bring their truth to the pages, the blind trust that it's worth telling to bring light to someone else. 

Burning Soul Press Publishing was created to celebrate the triumph and growth of life, to acknowledge that even when bad things happen, there's an inner strength that arises within and lessons that are taught by everyone and everything who crosses our path. We are here for the authors who recognize that not sharing is to withhold stories that could inspire, empower, or help many others who need to hear that they're not alone.

If you know your book can be more than just a book, you want feedback and guidance to have confidence that you’re pursuing this author journey in the most impactful way possible so that everything COUNTS, this is for you.

With Burning Soul Press Publishing, you have your very own team of book mentors, professional editors, publishing guides, marketing & PR strategists to help you publish your book under your own imprint and achieve every goal in your Author journey. 

 If you feel called to make a difference in this world through your book, Burning Soul Press publishing is for you.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
-Brene Brown

Why We're Different

Although Burning Soul Press supports all types of publishing, we are a hybrid publisher, meaning we fall between traditional publishing and self publishing—and you receive 100% of the royalties of sales that deserve to be yours.

We wholly support Self-Publishing and encourage authors to pursue it if they can properly invest the time (check out our Self-Publishing & Marketing guides for step-by-step guidance), but some authors may desire professionals to manage the publishing process and to leverage professional platforms. That's where hybrid publishing comes in—and publishing under your own established imprint allows you to have full creative control over your book and your brand.

Q: What is an imprint? 

A: An imprint is a trade name that a business uses under which a work is published. The imprint name is up to you, but it should reflect the mission of the organization, author, or stories published under it.

Burning Soul Press will only publish books that celebrate the true stories and journeys of our lives as a central or supporting theme. If your book has content that falls outside of that, our other imprint, WakeFire Press may be a better fit.

WakeFire Press


Unlike other publishing services that only focus on distributing your book, we help you publish your book under your very own branded imprint. Further, we walk with you through your entire journey through publishing, marketing, and PR so it isn't just about your book being published, but it's about the lasting impact of your book and the endurance of your message throughout time. Allow us to be your  very own team of professionals supporting you every step of the way. We treat your book as though it's our own-- because as creatives and authors, we know the importance of releasing this dream out into the world, and we don't take that lightly. 


For nonfiction authors only (memoir, inspiration, self-help where your story is a large focus of the book's message):

  • Global ebook, paperback, and hardcover print-on-demand distribution of your book so it can reach more people internationally
  • Book cover design so that your book stands out to your target audience and speaks to the contents inside
  • Interior formatting so the insides can match the outside for a seamless reader experience 
  • U.S. Copyright & Cataloging to protect your book and allow it to be purchased by retailers
  • A personalized PR pitching plan of 50 vetted sources to promote you and your book's message to media outlets, podcasts, magazines, and more
  • Professional developmental critiques plus line editing & proofreading 
  • Customized marketing and launching plans
  • Official publishing under your very own branded imprint, allowing you to establish and build your author brand and maintain full creative control, with the power of a full publishing team behind you
  • Logo creation for your new imprint
  • 100% royalties remain yours because this story is YOURS and you should be paid for it each time your book sells
  • A passionate team that is backing you every step of the way and who cares about your book as much as you do
  • Unlimited ordering of your book at wholesale price

If you are looking to publish a different nonfiction book, a fiction book, or simply have different choices, check out our self-publishing guided imprint, WakeFire Press

Check out our growing community of Soul Authors

“Lauren Eckhardt and Burning Soul Press made the journey of writing my memoir possible. She is a wonderful coach and encourager. The hundreds of hours we’ve spent crying and laughing together over the past year will always be some of my favorite memories.

-Gina Defa, Best-Selling Author of "The Parakeet Drawing"


“I’ve never felt so supported and taken care of in going all in chasing my dreams. Every single member of the Burning Soul Press team has made an impact. I want to thank Burning Soul Press for the support in helping me find avenues to reach out with this message. I appreciate you all very much.” 

-Jennifer Hobbs, #1 Best Selling Author of "Calmed."

"As I look back I see so much I would never have thought of doing, and so much I would not have known how to do, were I publishing this book independently. I am extremely grateful that Lauren Eckhardt came into my life when and as she did, and helped me to feel the confidence that I could and should share this book with others. When a publisher can be businesslike and still leave no doubt that you are also a friend, you know you are in the right place. And I have been floored by the advocacy and support I have received from each one of Lauren's team. To everyone who contributed to this launch, my thanks." 

-Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon, Author of "Lighting the Path"

Take control of your life's legacy today.



Become a Soul Author to publish your story.  It's the entire journey of becoming an author that changes lives with your story, message, and impact. 



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Note that not all stories are accepted within Burning Soul Press. We reserve the right to reject applications for books that aren't deemed a good fit.

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or if you want a self-publishing guided option with more options and controls for all nonfiction and fiction books,
check out our WakeFire Press imprint.

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