November 08, 2013
We received the recent version of "Religion Bookline" from Publishers' Weekly — the October 30, 2013, edition. Some folks might think we've gone mad, but we're happy here to bring up the competition, for now.
The stories included the following:
"Collaboration Leads to New Christian Self-Publishing Company, 1Source: A new partnership involving four established companies in Christian publishing will offer authors a variety of services, ranging from editing to distribution. The new company, 1Source, is a collaborative effort including Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors. It has already signed novelists Brandilyn Collins and Bill Myers."
"Free-to-Authors Self-Pub POD Service Launches in Christian Market: Charisma House has launched a new POD self-publishing service called Excel, offering free typesetting, custom cover design, and e-book formatting for authors. The launch is part of a wave of such ventures in the Christian market."
"New Custom Imprint for Christian Authors: My Healthy Church, the direct-to-church distributor and publisher of church resources owned by the Assemblies of God denomination, announced plans for the November 1 launch of Salubris Publishing, a custom book imprint for Christian authors."
Why would we bring this up? Because at PastorsPress.net, we feel that we offer something different, and we feel like you can look around and not find what we offer. On the opening of PastorsPress.net, a press release read, "With PastorsPress.net, manuscripts are carefully edited by people with longtime experience in this field, and a consortium of designers works directly with the authors. Authors aren’t dealing with a sales force and production managers, but working directly with the same people whom the big royalty publishers are using to edit and design their books. It’s personal service, directly from seasoned professionals, at a moderate cost.”