Christian Indie Publishing Association
Our Mission: To represent, promote, and strengthen the small publisher and independently published author in the Christian marketplace.
Despite all of the technical advances of recent years, it’s still not easy to be a small publisher or independent author. Reviews, Promotion, and Marketing are difficult and expensive. However, by banding together, we can help promote all of our books and publications.
Benefits of Joining:
Education / Networking
- CIPA Circular: a monthly e-newsletter featuring industry news and marketing tips. See a sample.
- Access to on-demand seminars on publishing and marketing.
- Calendar of events relevant to publishers in the Christian marketplace.
Marketing / Advertising
- Direct hotlink to each member’s website from CIPA’s website.
- Co-op marketing and advertising opportunities in the Christian marketplace.
- Representation for members’ products at trade shows.
- BookCrash Book Review Program.
- Promotional eblasts to retailers and consumers.
- Christian Indie Awards
Printing / Distribution Benefits:
- Discounted rates with Lightning Source and IngramSpark.
- Distribution option through Ingram / Spring Arbor.
Financial / Legal Benefits:
- Discounted membership to APSS and SPAWN.
- Discounted pricing for services offered through partner members.
CIPA is dedicated to creating the sort of services that you want; as a member, you are invited to give us feedback on our services and provide ideas for where you’d like to see CIPA go. In fact, your first chance to tell us what you want is right in the application.