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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

Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Amazon Pricing: Why is my book so cheap on Amazon?

Q: My book has a $15.99 retail, but Amazon is selling it for $9.99. How do I keep them from pricing my book so low?  A: Retailers (Amazon and other booksellers), whether brick-and-mortar or online, typically buy books from distributors* at a wholesale discount of 55%. This means retailers purchase your $15.99 book from Ingram/ Spring Arbor (distributor for…

Distribution to Tens of Thousands of Bookstores: What Is It?

Q: I am reviewing self-publishing sites—Xulon, Westbow, Author Solutions, and yours, ChristianWriterHelp.com—and see that all publishing packages include distribution to tens of thousands of stores. That sounds very exciting, to think my book will be in all those stores! How does this work?

Top Christian Quotes, Part 1

I thought you might enjoy and be inspired by these quotes that received the most “Likes” and “Shares” from the Christian Self-Publishing Association Facebook fan page, hosted by ChristianWriterHelp.com. Click here to visit the fan page and “Like” us! “God promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into the future. We only need…

QR Codes: Creative Way to Bring Multimedia to Your Book and Marketing

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry.  Though created in 1994 by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. (Source: Wikipedia) Look closely…

The Problem with Book Returns Programs Offered by Author Solutions, Westbow, Xulon and Others

As an author, it is difficult for me to comprehend why anyone would even think of returning my book (mock incredulity), but it is a reality for all of us. Each royalty statement I get from my mainline commercial publisher shows 1 in every 300 or so of the books I’ve sold are returned (on average), which…

Author J.S. White Raises $6,000 through Kickstarter for “RayJak and the Devil’s Halo”

I had the pleasure of interviewing author J.S. White on his latest title, RayJak and the Devil’s Halo (a perfect Christmas gift for the juvenile/ teen/ fantasy readers on your list). J.S. is a gifted, imaginitive author of 15 books, but on this one, he tried a new approach in publishing, using Kickstarter…and raised $6,000 to self-publish and market his…

30-second Book Marketing Survey: What’s Working, What’s Not?

For nearly a decade now, I’ve been a part of the self-publishing industry. When I led Xulon Press (until April 2010), I helped authors publish around 10,000 titles. (There are only a handful of people who can make that claim. I say this not to brag, but to assure you I have seen this world from a…

The #1 Downside of Using a Service Like Author Solutions, Westbow, or Xulon Press: Revenue Share

I am often asked about turnkey publishing services providers (PSPs) that serve Christian self-publishing authors, specifically: Author Solutions (which includes Westbow, Crossbooks, iuniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, etc.), Xulon, Winepress (the POD part), and others. Aside from offering a comparison chart of these PSPs on my site ( “Publisher” Comparison Chart ) and providing the upside of using…

“Whiteboard Wednesdays” Launched! Free Writing and Publishing Help

I am pleased to announce the addition of “Whiteboard Wednesdays” to the services we offer here at ChristianWriterHelp.com! From time to time, on Wednesdays, we will offer 15-20 minute whiteboard sessions FREE to any Christian writer who needs writing or publishing help. The first Whiteboard Wednesday will be held, July 27,2011! There are openings for only six authors: 9 a.m., 10 a.m.,…

Indie Christian Authors Grade Self-Publishers

Indie Christian authors have “spoken,” and graded their chosen self-publishing services providers, including: Xulon Press, Tate Publishing, Westbow, Crossbooks, Createspace, and Lulu. Everything in this post and in our Publisher Comparison Chart is based on our 20-Second Survey, completed by indie Christian authors who graciously took a little time to help us help you. (If you are an indie author,…

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