This month, Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) celebrates its 15th anniversary and embraces a new name. The organization has changed its name to better reflect the current publishing landscape and the authors and publishers it serves. The association is now known as Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA).
Over the past 15 years, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous changes. According to R.R. Bowker, the official U.S. ISBN agency, the number of independently published books has grown by 156% over the past six years. Since CSPA’s membership is comprised of both small publishers and independently published authors, the name change was instituted to better reflect who is being served.
The mission and focus of the organization stays the same: To provide information, tools and resources to strengthen small publishers and independent authors, and to continue to represent this group to the larger Christian book industry.
The Association has a new email address. The new email is cipa[at]christianpublishers.net. Please make a note of this and add it to your contacts so you don’t miss any important communication from CIPA.
Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) will continue to sponsor the Christian Indie Book Awards. Voting for the 2019 Awards opens February 1, 2019. Watch for the announcement.