Wednesday, October 16, 2013
JERRY B. JENKINS 1SOURCE
Four established Christian publishing brands formed 1Source to offer authors the ability to work with seasoned editors, production, marketing, and distribution through a major wholesaler. The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors are collaborating to help authors take their work from concept to distribution. Bill Myers (McGee & Me) with more than 8 million books sold, and best-selling novelist Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark “Seatbelt Suspense” titles and now writing her 28th book, recently signed to release a new novel through 1Source’s Jerry B. Jenkins Select Line in Spring 2014, along with at least four other authors. Sheets estimates 120 titles will be published through Christian Writers Guild Publishers and Believers Press by Spring 2015. Books are usually published within 90 days and available in e-book, audiobook, trade paper, and hard cover formats. The Christian Writers Guild, which had previously announced a strategy to create an independent publishing division, decided to join the collaboration because of the extended services. Jerry Jenkins, best-selling author with more than 180 titles to his credit, including the popular “Left Behind” series, said the collaboration gives authors more choice in selecting and using specialized services all along the publishing supply chain. Chris Robinette of Anchor Distributors said, “For independent authors, there is nothing like this type of opportunity to be part of a direct sales program with a print-on demand solution. Anchor VP Vice John Whitaker said the company has helped a lot of small publishers and ministries through the years and sees this new opportunity as an extension of that.