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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Suzanne Kuhn, founder of SuzyQ, has signed a strategic agreement with BelieversPress, effective May 1. BelieversPress is a 10-year-old custom publishing company and the production/printing partner of 1Source.
SuzyQ, founded in 2010 by Suzanne Kuhn, is an author-coaching firm focused on connecting authors with readers through virtual and live consumer and retailer engagement. Kuhn has more than 25 years of book retailing experience. She has worked with authors, publishers, and agents to help authors reach their audiences and sell books.
Says Kuhn, “The SuzyQ approach works with traditionally and independently published authors, from new authors to New York Times bestsellers. Our unique perspective and bookstore experience allows authors opportunities in the retail environment that they don’t typically get.” Her clients are regular attendees at ICRS, BEA, and CPE. Kuhn speaks at writers conferences around the country, and her column “Engage & Relate” appears bimonthly in CBA’s Retailers & Resources. She is married to Shawn Kuhn, and they have 3 college graduates.
BelieversPress launched ten years ago to serve authors publishing needs. In September, BelieversPress merged operations with the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and has since helped scores of authors, including best-selling authors Angela Hunt, Brandilyn Collins, Hannah Alexander, Sammy Tippit, and Bill Myers independently publish their books.
Says Dave Sheets, President of BelieversPress and Christian Writers Guild, “Suzanne and the SuzyQ brand bring a platform that integrates the best coaching for authors with the publishing services of 1Source, which includes the Christian Writers Guild, now in its 50th year of training and BelieversPress. We couldn’t be happier to introduce the SuzyQ coaching model to authors everywhere.” Sheets says the organizations are all about coaching and training authors to be successful in today’s marketplace.
Kirk Blank, President, The Munce Group, MTL Media and CPE Shows, has said this about SuzyQ’s services: “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Suzanne Kuhn for several years now for author and retail events and relationships. I believe that the combined efforts of BelieversPress and SuzyQ will be beneficial to independent Christian retailers and authors. Anytime we can strengthen the awareness and the importance of Christian retail to those who are developing products is a great thing.”
Says Steve Laube, President, The Steve Laube Agency, “We have found that the services of SuzyQ are among the most unique and valuable in the industry.”
Kuhn will continue to maintain her clientele as well as take on new traditionally and independently published authors, as well as launch new coaching services in the areas of writing, publishing, and marketing.
“SuzyQ’s one-on-one coaching and help with retailer relationships is invaluable,” says Cecil Murphey, New York Times bestselling author. “I’m amazed at the results. As a provessional author with years of experience and more than 135 published books, I’m glad I learned about her services. She’s accomplished things for me I could not have done on my own.”
1Source is a collaborative effort of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors to provide authors with a comprehensive suite of services to take an initial book concept through finished product, plus marketing and distribution, with the best technology and services in the industry.
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