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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)
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"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!"
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Wajidally Kahn--"Thanks for completing the manuscript. It was wonderfully done."
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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.
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"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
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Thanks for everything you did! John Anderegg

Reason 1 to Self-Publish–The Game Has Changed

Back in 2005, in the face of unprecedented fiscal challenges to the Christian publishing industry, the mainline commercial publishers made an important business decision. This became public knowledge after a Thomas Nelson VP, speaking to a CBA group, announced that they were sticking with the proven performers (top selling, well-known authors) and bypassing the new voices–unknown and unproven authors. Smaller publishers that were already struggling to survive followed suit. This effectively closed the door of  the traditional mainline, commercial publishing world to most new or first-time authors. In reality, the trend had been set in motion much earlier. Thomas Nelson was just saying what everyone else in the “biz” had known for some time.

At the time, I was serving as VP of Xulon Press, then still privately held. (Salem Communications would acquire Xulon in June 2006.) At Xulon Press, we had already enjoyed brisk growth in our business (+100% growth in both 2003 and 2004) and were serving many self-publishing authors, at the rate of nearly 1000 new titles a year. The time for self-publishing to flourish was nigh. It seemed that for every mainline commercial publishing gate that closed, ten doors to the self-publishing world flew open.  

What the mainline publishers had put in place as a short-term strategy still exists to this day. Over the last few years, I have said that a new author has a better chance of getting struck by lightning than getting a “real” publishing contract with a topnotch mainline, commercial publisher.  (It may not have been absolutely true, but it sure FELT and FEELS true.)

Bottom line, the traditional publishers have lost their nerve for speculation and risk and, at the same time, lost control over the publishing industry. Authors are gaining more power each day. The game has changed.

Self-publishing allows new authors to realize their publishing dream now rather than never.

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