CSPA provides Christian authors with affordable coaching, manuscript development, editing, titling and copywriting, consulting, and more--all to the end of presenting high quality manuscripts to publishers that can become successful books.
Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2010
The Christian Self Publishing Association, (CSPA) is pleased to announce its founding and the launch of its website, http://www.christianpublishinghelp.com. "There are many fine publishers authors can choose from to self-publish their Christian books," says CSPA president Jim Kochenburger, "so there was no need for me to launch another one of those. But there is a very big need for authors to receive affordable professional coaching, consultation, education, advocacy, and empowerment. That's where we come in."
CSPA provides authors with affordable coaching, manuscript development, editing, rewriting, titling and copywriting, consultation, and more--all with the goal of presenting high quality manuscripts to publishers that can become successful books. The quality of books that stores will gladly stock and that consumers will want to purchase.
"Though I have seen a number of high quality self-published titles, it is disappointing to me that so many authors present manuscripts to publishers that have little chance of selling well, either because they are ill-conceived, poorly written, unedited, or have a weak title and an unappealing cover. We help authors craft the best book they can, and then navigate the often confusing world of self publishing," says Kochenburger.
CSPA already offers these services to authors: Writing Coach, Manuscript Development, Titling and Cover Copy, Manuscript, 360 Manuscript Review and Rating, Publisher Problem Resolution (mediation), Award of Excellence Review, Publisher Comparison, and more.
Though CSPA exists primarily to serve the interests of Christian authors, it will also pursue and maintain positive relationships with the publishers who serve them. "We have an Award of Excellence for Christian publishers that serve their authors exceedingly well (as gleaned through CSPA administered author surveys). Each month we will tabulate the author ratings for each publisher and update it in our Publisher Comparison Chart and on our website. Award-winning publishers will be notified and will be able to use that information in any way they see fit. We will also help to manage author expectations and mediate conflicts that sometimes arise between authors and publishers," Kochenburger adds.
The CSPA blog can be found at this link: Christian Self Publishing Association Blog. This blog offers authors solid reasons to self-publish as well as tips and advice for doing so.
Entries for the Christian Self Publishing Association Award of Excellence are welcome from any self-published Christian author. Entry details can be found here: Award of Excellence.
Publishers currently included in CSPA's Publisher Comparison Chart include: Xulon Press, Tate Publishing, Pleasant Word (now Winepress Publishing), CrossBooks, WestBow Press, AuthorHouse, iuniverse, xlibris, lulu, and createspace. To correct information in this chart, or to be added to our chart, publishers should contact us here: Publisher contact form
Jim Kochenburger, President and Founder of the Christian Self Publishing Association, served variously as the Vice President, Operations Manager, and General Manager of Xulon Press for 8 years. He is a Christian publishing industry veteran of over 20 years and has overseen the sucessful self-publishing of over 9,000 self-published Christian titles. Additionally, he has contributed to and edited hundreds of Christian books for publishers such as: Strang Communications, CharismaLife Publishers, Group Publishing, David C. Cook Publishing (Cook Communications), Youth Specialties/ Zondervan, and others. He is a best-selling Christian author and the self-published author of "101 Movie Clips That Get Families Talking."
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