The 2010 Christian Authors Network (CAN) membership drive is officially underway. Please spread the word to all published authors.
I’m excited to announce that CAN is now open to industry professionals. They will make a wonderful addition to our team! Of course we’re still focused on authors, so that will never change! The criteria for membership has changed for our incoming authors. We’re looking for new and exciting ways to usher in folks who want to get the word out about their books. We’re also looking to have more people participate on the blog in 2010, so expect it to grow and develop over the next twelve months. We’re beefing up our presence on facebook and twitter, as well as updating the website. In other words, we are very much interested in getting the word out about our members’ books.
Here are the 2010 membership qualifications:
AUTHORS: Authors must have two books published (or contracted) from a CBA royalty-paying house (with at least one still in print) OR one book published and still in print from a CBA royalty-paying house, along with a consistent record of magazine article sales to Christian publishers. Authors will pay yearly dues (either by check or through PayPal), and should find a way to help CAN with their expertise in some way.
PROFESSIONALS: CAN is now open to applications for membership from those who earn their living as CBA industry professionals. This includes agents who consistently represent CBA authors, along with acquisitions editors, in-house copy/line editors and in-house marketers for CBA royalty-paying houses. This also includes professional freelance editors and marketers who work primarily with CBA books. There will be no charge for industry pros to join CAN.
There is a $50 fee for published authors to join CAN and incoming members will be expected to look for ways to serve their fellow authors, including possible involvement on the CAN blog and/or CAN facebook page. If you know writers or industry pros who might be interested in Christian Authors Network, please feel free to share this information with them. Published authors can send their requests for applications to CAN_Inc@yahoo.com. That’s also the address where the apps will be submitted. Thanks so much!