By joining Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA), Christian authors and small publishers will reach new levels of success in the publishing industry. Learn strategies our members use to move their publishing business forward powerfully.
About Christian Indie Publishing Association
Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) was created in 2004 to provide independently published authors and small publishers with resources and tools to publish like a traditional publisher. Learning about the Christian publishing industry and how to self-publish is challenging. Why do it alone when you can join this Christian publishing association to provide the support you need? The culmination of the CIPA discounts, educational materials, and marketing tools makes your publishing experience easier and more profitable.
About CIPA’s Leadership
Sarah Bolme founded Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) in 2004 with the integrated marketing consultant Edward Bolme and Dr. Johnny Wilson, a periodical-industry veteran. All three owned small presses. The association was renamed Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) in 2019 to reflect the publishing landscape better.
In 2020, Susan attended the National Religious Broadcasting Convention with CIPA. On the last day of the convention, Sarah told Susan that she felt God was leading her in new ministry direction and was stepping down from CIPA leadership in 2021. She had been praying to find the right person to replace her. She felt CIPA was God’s ministry, and he would lead. Susan prayed with Sarah about her future ministry, and Sarah got chills during the prayer.
That night, Susan was awakened and wrestled with the divine prodding to manage CIPA. The next day, Sarah and Susan discussed this further. In 2021, Susan Neal RN, MBA, MHS, became the director of the association. She is a Certified Advanced Writer and Speaker Association Coach and hybrid author. She desires to help others publish and sell their books. She is the author of seven healthy living books. Her self-published number one Amazon best-seller, 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates, won the Selah award and sold over 15,000 copies in three years.
Susan is a nurse with a masters in health science and healthy living expert. She lives the healthy lifestyle that she teaches about in her books and on her website at SusanUNeal.com. She lives on five-acres in northwest Florida and has her own fruit orchard, vegetable garden, and chickens.
You can find Susan’s Healthy Living website at SusanUNeal.com.
Our Vision, Mission, and Values
To be the premier Christian small publishing and indie author association. To be known for its value, discounts, and training.
Equip Christian small publishers and indie authors with tools, resources, and discounts to sell more books. Help authors get their God-inspired message into the hands of more readers.
Serving others as if you were serving Jesus.
Read Some Real-Life Testimonials
“Authors investing time and money to independently publish their work need the knowledge they will gain from membership in CIPA. Don’t sabotage your success! CIPA is an essential resource of information and encouragement.”
Marlene Bagnull, Director, Colorado Christian Writers and Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
Vincent James Vezza
“One outstanding organization is the Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA). CIPA provides a platform to stay connected with Christian publishers, writers, and readers. Hidden Treasure Novels joined CIPA in 2015. CIPA enabled us to share an award-winning novel and subsequent titles at national conferences, in email blasts, and print catalogs…..”
Vincent James Vezza, Author and Founder of Hidden Treasure Novels
“CIPA has been a vast resource of information, training, and networking for a publishing company of our size that does not have a large staff but, has to remain on the cutting edge of the publishing industry. The collaboration opportunities and discounts on services make the CIPA membership a no brainer…. “
“The Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) is a great place for Christian authors and publishers to learn and grow. With considerable resources, the latest industry news, and opportunities to pool our resources for conferences and advertising, DAVIWN Publishing and my writing career have received a substantial boost from CIPA.”
David Winters, Author and Publisher
Listen to Those Who Recommend
“Membership with Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) has been a worthwhile investment. I am able to keep abreast of the ongoing trends in the publishing business and obtain additional support and information specifically relating to my book marketing efforts.”
Owner Precept Publishing
“In this fast-paced world of the publishing industry, CIPA helps me keep up with the ever-changing trends.”
Owner T2Pneuma Publishers
“I recently joined CIPA, and I’m excited about the connections with other kingdom authors. The resources found so far are very valuable, and I look forward to the monthly newsletters.”
Owner DayeLight International
Lee Ann Mancini
“CIPA is a valuable resource for all writing professionals. From the vastly informative monthly newsletter, to the wonderful member discounts and the community of all who are involved in the publishing industry, CIPA is the best organization servicing the publishing world!”
Author and Executive Producer of Sea Kids