Of course. Individuals and companies preparing to publish books for the Christian marketplace are welcome to join CIPA. We hope the benefits we offer will make your start-up phase easier.
If you published your titles through a subsidy or vanity press, then you can join CIPA if you are selling your book under your own name, your own ministry, or a website that you own. However, if you published your book(s) yourself, which is to say the publishing company is yours, then absolutely; we’d love to have you as a member.
The Christian Small Publishers Association was launched in January 2004 by integrated marketing consultant Edward Bolme; business manager Sarah Bolme; and periodical-industry veteran and Old-Testament scholar Dr. Johnny Wilson. All three are also small press owners and authors. The association’s name was changed to Christian Indie Publishing Association in January 2019 to better reflect the publishing landscape. Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) is a division of Marketing Christian Books Inc.