A home for your Catholic self-published books


Are you a Catholic self-published author?

Do you want to get your amazing Catholic book into even more hands?

Are you tired of competing with search algorithms and having your listing get buried when you know it deserves more attention?

Do you sometimes feel out-of-place in secular marketplaces while also overlooked in faith-based ones?

Do you want to elevate the standards of self-published books and show what Catholic indie authors & illustrators can bring to the table?

If you're nodding your head and saying AMEN, you're in the right place.


At Thy Olive Tree, we know what it takes to self-publish Catholic books and we want to support you in this bold journey. To that end, we curate a selection of high-quality independently published Catholic books. Our goal is to showcase the amazing, and often unseen, work of independent authors and to provide customers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

To ensure a great shopping experience, we are highly selective about the books chosen to enter our market. Our goal is to elevate the impression of Catholic self-publishing, making our market a portfolio of books unlike anything you’ve ever seen.


Our community provides you with a platform to showcase your work and bring in extra revenue at no upfront cost. 

Additionally, accepted authors receive the following benefits:

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Social Media Marketing

Introduction on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Inclusion in our Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Shops, as platforms allow. Free exposure through social media + e-blasts throughout the year. 


Catholic Self-Publishers' Community

Access to a private Facebook group of Catholic self-publishers. Your ultimate support network!

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Round Tables

Access to private "round table" video calls with other Catholic self-publishers to discuss specific publishing topics.

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The opportunity to participate in our organized giveaways on Instagram & increase your followers, as space permits.

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Book Review Program

Enroll in our Book Review Program where Catholic influencers, bloggers & news sites review, promote & curate lists of books.

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Book Photography

Send us a free copy of your book and we'll take photos for promotional use & post them on social media. The photos are yours to use as well!


I'm Kate, Owner & Founder of Thy Olive Tree. I believe in the power of numbers and that together we can increase visibility of our creative works.

When I set out to self-publish my first book, I had no idea what I was doing! I longed for a community that could support me on this journey. When it came time to market my book, I felt like a little fish in a big sea of options, but none that felt quite right.

To participate in a market like this would have been my dream a few years ago when I was just starting. With a tug from the Holy Spirit, I decided to create one. 

If you, like me, long for community and support, I hope you'll consider joining! May God bless you and the books you bring forth.



Think your book found its new home? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about how our program works, including our selection criteria and application process. We can't wait to see what you've created!


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