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Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts on my manuscript...You did an awesome job and your attention to detail helped so much! (Tim McKitrick, Timothy Publishing Services, author of "The Hope of Glory")
"Thank you again for all of the time and effort you put into making sure this book is all that God has created it to be. I'm filled with so much joy and excitement." (Asia Carter, author of "Woman in Motion")
"I would especially like to thank Jim Kochenburger, my editor. He was helpful in his comments and corrections, as well as extremely encouraging." (Dawn Morris, "One Will Be Taken")
"Thanks Jim. You did a great job. I am not surprised. Now I know why your services came so highly recommended. " (Lawrence Maeba)
"I am grateful for what you have done and am well pleased" (Lisa Jackson)
"I've got to tell you, the video trailer has gotten rave reviews. Thank you again!" Lonnie R. Walker II
"I took your advice and changed the title of my book. Thanks for the advice because you were right....You made some great changes and I felt confident publishing the completed project. Thank you again!" (Trudy Kay Rowley)
"I truly believe the effort you put into this is going to make it a much better book."--Joel Hunt
Nick Brown--"You are blessed with a true talent."
Joel Rissinger--"Your edits are fantastic--thank you so much!"
Alvin Wilkerson--"Thank you for the great job you did with Bishop's book. It has been a pleasure working with you."
Pamela Valerio--"You did an excellent job, thank you so very much."
Minister Ronny Mills--"Thank you for your services. Be blessed!"
"Thank you so very much! Next year I go on to the next book; hope to do business with you then"--Jennifer Leotaud
"Thanks for your wonderful review."--Pastor Tekena Ikoko
Yoruba M. Chillus--"Thanks a whole heap!"
Wajidally Kahn--"Thanks for completing the manuscript. It was wonderfully done."
"I like the editing you have done...I am finding myself feeling as if I am reading a new book. I have recommended you to 2 friends who have written a book."--Benay Behnke
John Stewart--"Thanks for your work."
"I thank you again for all you've done. I had no idea the magic and life a good editor could bring to an ordinary piece of writing. I am truly amazed and blessed for all your help."--Sylvie Hache
Catherine Sheets--"It's been great doing business with you. Wish you all of God's blessings and thanks again!
"Hi Jim! People are in love with the books. Both books are impacting lives for God. Thank you!"--Lawrence Maeba.
"I don't know how to thank you for using your great talent to edit my work. I couldn't have done this without your help."--Jerry Roberg
"Thank you once again for your help, time and guidance.. Thanks a million ." Claudette Allen
You have put together a project that was nearly shattered due to a broken vessel of clay, in need of healing, yet unyielding to failure. God will use this work in a mighty way for His glory. Thanks, for your help and God's richest blessings. In Him, Ruth Stafford
D.B. Lantz
David Hollier
Celestia Tracy
Funsho Aduloju
Michael Bott
Raul Lopez
Jim Tunstall
Scott Delashaw
Sarswattee Khan
Cheryl Sellinder
Bernice Edwards
Rosie Wilson
Dennis Dwyer
Rich Trayler
Mary Mathes
Sabrina Ramos
Thanks for everything you did! John Anderegg

Category Archives: Traditional Publishing

Thomas Nelson Publishes First WestBow Press Book (Observations)

Thomas Nelson announced on March 11,2011 that their childrens’ division had selected its first WestBow Press title, Three Cups, to be published and distributed through Thomas Nelson. The company will release Three Cups with a redesigned cover on November 8, 2011. Get Jim Kochenburger’s observations on what this means.

Why the Self-Publishing Dislike? (Part 5)

Bookstores and distributors are excited about getting great books (even very good books) into the hands of buyers. It makes no difference whether that book is self-published or traditionally published.

Why the Self-Publishing Dislike? (Part 2)

People casting derision on self publishers just because they aren’t traditional publishers is analogous to getting mad over an apple not being an orange. Just as the apple and the orange are good in different ways, so are traditional publishing and self publishing.

Why the Self-Publishing Dislike? (Part 1)

As you look into self publishing, particularly online, it will not take long before you find those who demonize it, in whole or in part. The accusations can range widely, but when you boil it down, they demonize it because…

Reason 5 to Self-Publish–It Has Never Been More Affordable

Back in the old days of self publishing, when the vanity presses ruled the day, the decision to self publish was a $40,000+ decision. Authors would pay to “publish” and print their book, be given 10,000 copies of their book, and then wished good luck by the press–

Reason 4 to Self-Publish–Greater Profit Potential

Had I self-published the book and sold 30,000 copies, I would have earned between $3 and $9 per book, or somewhere between $90,000 and $270,000 (depending on the breakdown between bookstore sales and direct publisher sales).

Reason 3 to Self-Publish–Publish Your Book Your Way

Self publishing allows you to publish your book your way. The wise author also understands that with that freedom comes responsibility to become more savvy, particularly in the area of book marketing.

Reason 2 to Self-Publish–A Contract Does Not Guarantee You Will Be Published

An author gets the long sought traditional publishing contract, is paid an advance of thousands of dollars against future royalties, promised royalties of 18-20% on net for paperbacks (50%+ on e-books), assured of placement in brick and mortar bookstores, along with $5k-$10k of marketing and publicity. Though the book will not be released for 1-2 years, the author is excited to be signed. Nearly…

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