A part of the Christian Self-Publishing Association
Authors Served:
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

Publisher Comparison

Publishing Services Providers (PSP’s)
Comparison Chart (Updated 1-4-14)

 

Christian PSPs (Publishing Services Providers), Full Service

 

 

 CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM

(Four publishing packages, from $899 – $2,999)

XULON PRESS

(3 standard publishing
packages, $1,299-$4,699)
 

TATE PUBLISHING

WESTBOW PRESS (5 standard publishing
packages, $999 – $5,499)
 AUTHORHOUSE/ AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

 

 CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM XULON PRESS   TATE PUBLISHING  WESTBOW PRESS  AUTHORHOUSE/AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

Number of Books in Print

Over 200 so far! 11,000+ 9,500+  1,000 42,500+

Non-exclusive agreement

No agreement with us is necessary. You are your own publisher and sign an agreement with Lightning Source, the print on demand press. Yes Yes  Yes Yes

Retail Price for 150-page book (up to 6×9
trim)

Set by author. (Should be between $12.99 and 14.99 for paperback, no more than $9.99 for e-book.)   $14.99, paperback; $22.99, hardcover $12.99 paperback   $13.95 paperback, $30.95 hardcover  ???

Number of “FREE” or Author Copies

0 (We do not make you purchase a minimum # of copies by including them in the price of a publishing program.) 35 25  80  5

Author Discount % on 100 paperback copies, based on $16 book retail.

84.5% off retail! ($2.57) Note we give you the HIGHEST discount of anyone listed here. Why? We believe the author should make ALL the profit and get their books at cost to print!  30% off retail ($11.20) 60% off retail ($6.40)  30% off retail ($11.20)  ???

Publishing Timeframe in Weeks

4-6 weeks 13 weeks 16 – 24 weeks  12 weeks 17 weeks

PUBLISHING SERVICES

 CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM  XULON PRESS   TATE PUBLISHING  WESTBOW PRESS  AUTHORHOUSE/AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

Cover design/ Interior formatting included

Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes

ISBN # assignment included

Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes

Editorial Review/ Theological Review included

 We offer Editorial Diagnostic Review for $269. No/ No They do offer an Editorial Diagnostic Service for $329. Edit is included. Editorial Review, $342 No

Hardcover option offered

Yes, $229   Yes, $199 Yes, cost not known  Yes, $350 Yes

Color Books option offered

Yes Yes Yes  Yes No

E-Book formatting included

Yes. We offer an e-book only package and an e-book option for other packages.  Yes, in top package, add’l
$399 in other packages.
 Yes, included.   Yes, in four top packages, add’l
$99 for lowest package
No

Bookstore Returns Program included

No (The reason the others on this page offer this is to protect the $$ they make on your book sales. Since we make ZERO on your book sales, we do not charge for this.)   Yes, in top package. $699 lifetime for 2 other packages.  ???  Yes, in top 3 packages. Add’l $839  for two lowest priced packages. (Then $350 per year
renewal.)
Yes, $699. (Then $300 to renew each year.) –

Copyright
and Library of Congress (LOC)  Control Number included?

Copyright is included in Premier Plus and Prestige Pro packages. LOC control number is included.

Copyright included in top 2 packages, $179 add’l in other packages. LOC control number not included.

Copyright included. LOC control number not included.

Copyright and LOC control number included in all five packages

Copyright and LOC control number included in top three packages. In lowest price package, add’l $170 for copyright, add’l $70 for LOC control number. 

MARKETING SERVICES

  CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM   XULON PRESS    TATE PUBLISHING   WESTBOW PRESS  AUTHORHOUSE/AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

Christian Focused Marketing and Promotional
Services Included in Packages

• Book Trailer Videos 
• Social Media Book Marketing Program (incl. WordPress blog, Facebook, Twitter, and more!)
• Press release service  

 

• Christian tradeshows. (Two top programs include ICRS tradeshow. Top program includes Christian Product Expo Show.• Christian website advertising.• Church and bookstore catalog. • catalog• ICRS tradeshow. Westbow
catalog
No

Christian Bookstore Promotion

No Yes• New Release catalog included in top 2
packages.• Christian Book Browser catalog for top 3
packages.
 No  Yes, through reps to bookstore buyers. No

Author Website included

Coming Soon! No  No  No(Additional $479, then $29 month/ hosting.) No

Christian Website Advertising included

Coming Soon!  YesTop package includes 2 ads: one on  Christianity.com, the other on Sermonsearch.com. Add’l $399 per ad for other packages No  No  No

Press Release/ Newswire Service included

 For $149, we will pen a professional press release for you. Click here for Press Release Service.) Yes, with top package. (Add’l $499 for 2 other
packages.)
No No(Add’l $479 – $1,299) Yes

TV/ Video / Radio Promotion included

 No TV or radio promotion (ineffective).   Video is included in top two packages. (Add’l $349-$459 with other packages.)
• No TV or radio promotion.• Video in top package. (Add’l $499 – $699 with other
packages.)
• 15-second TV spots offered as an option with program purchase.• No radio or video. • No TV.• No video (add’l $2,729-$5,999)• No radio (add’l $2,874-$23,999) No

Social Media Marketing included

Social Media Book Marketing Package including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress blog, LinkedIn and many more social media sites for only $569!)

YouTube only via book trailers. 

???

Yes, top 2 packages include (blog-based) Social
Media Setup. Add’l $959 for
other 4 packages

No

Publicist Services included

No  No Provides minor support to authors. None Yes

ROYALTIES REPORTING

 CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM  XULON PRESS  TATE PUBLISHING  WESTBOW PRESS  AUTHORHOUSE/AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

Form and Frequency of Royalties Reporting

Paperback royalties reporting directly from Ingram monthly. E-book royalties reporting directly from Amazon, iBookstore (Apple), and Nook (B&N). Monthly updates 24/7 author visible online/
Quarterly payments
Quarterly payments Quarterly payments  Information needed.

Royalties on books sold through publisher
online bookstore (PAPERBACK based on $16 retail, 150 pages,

6 x 9 trim size.)

PAPERBACK: Author gets 82% (highest rate of all). PAPERBACK: 51% of retail. PAPERBACK: 40% of retail. PAPERBACK: 36% of retail. PAPERBACK: 36% of retail.

Royalties on books sold through web and brick
and mortar retailers.

(PAPERBACK based on $16 retail, 150 pages,

6 x 9 trim size.)

 PAPERBACK: Author gets 25.5% of retail.  (Highest rate of all.)

PAPERBACK: 21% of retail.

PAPERBACK: 11% of retail.

PAPERBACK: 12% of retail.

PAPERBACK: 12% of retail. 

BOOK-SELLING REACH

 CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM  XULON PRESS  TATE PUBLISHING  WESTBOW PRESS  AUTHORHOUSE/ AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

Onsite Bookstore included

 Coming Soon!

Yes, book page

Yes, book page

Yes, book page

Yes

Ingram/ Spring Arbor distribution included

 Yes (via Ingram)

Yes/Yes

Yes/ Yes

Yes/ Yes

Ingram only

Amazon included

 Yes (via Ingram)

Yes

Yes

 Yes Yes

Baker & Taylor, Inc. included

 Yes (via Ingram)

Yes

???

 No Yes

Barnes & Noble/ See Inside included

 Yes/Yes

Yes/ No See Inside

Yes/ Unsure of See Inside

 Yes Yes

Google Books Review/ Amazon Search included

 Yes/Yes • Google in Premier Plus and Prestige Pro • Amazon in all packages.

• Google in all packages.

• No Amazon

• Google

• Amazon

•  Google and Amazon in top four packages.

• $90 additional
in one package.

•  Google and Amazon in top four packages. 

• $90 additional
in one package.

Toll-free 24/7 order line included

 No

Yes, in top 3 packages

No

 No  No

HELP/ SUPPORT SERVICES

 CHRISTIANWRITERHELP.COM  XULON PRESS  TATE PUBLISHING  WESTBOW PRESS  AUTHORHOUSE/ AUTHOR SOLUTIONS

Toll-free Phone Support

 No

Yes

Yes

 Yes  Yes

Email and/or Online Form Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes  Yes

FAQ

 No

Yes

Yes

Yes, well organized

 Yes

Articles/ Blog/ Conferences/ Forum/ Discussion
Boards

 Blog

Blog

Blog, Articles

Blogs, Articles

 Blogs, Articles, Forum/ Discussion Board