At Redemption Press, it's not business as usual.

Redeemed how I love to proclaim it, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb/redeemed through His infinite mercy/His child, and forever I am.
-Fanny Crosby, 1882


Nine years ago, Redemption Press was born out of a need, inspiration, and bold faith.

Redeemed means to be "bought back," and Redemption Press fits in that category. The independent publishing company was redeemed out of the ashes of the highly successful WinePress Publishing that set industry standards for Christian independent publishing for decades before it fell into the wrong hands and died.

When Athena Dean Holtz responded to the pleas of authors abandoned by failed publishing companies, Redemption Press was born. She began the fledgling company with faith in a faithful God, non-existent funds, borrowed equipment, and a desire to use her experience to help authors get in print and stay in print.

Nine years later, Redemption Press has earned recognition and a reputation for excellence in independent publishing services.

Redemption is an apt description for the evolving, hybrid Christian-owned publishing company.

After COVID hit, and in-person writer’s conferences were shut down, Athena launched the popular She Writes for Him franchise with online conferences, Boot Camp training, and marketing resources.

Redemption’s quality in Christian publishing is being nationally recognized with writing and editing awards Redemption Press authors and editors have received in various genres.

A good name must be earned. Led by Athena and Ross Holtz, Redemption’s talented, and cohesive team has been recognized as a Best Christian Workplace by Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) in 2021 and 2022.

To strengthen and grow Redemption Press’s future, Athena and Dr. Ross Holtz have added Kelley and Carol Tetzlaff, and Shelly Brown, as minority co-owners.

The Redemption story goes on with the announcement of a new publishing imprint, Cole Street Press, with Kathy Ide, a well-known industry professional, as managing editor.

Redemption Press celebrates the past as we move forward in the future to fill and expand our author-centered niche in Christian publishing.

Redemption is our story and we're sticking to it!


From the spark of your idea to the distribution of your finished book, Redemption Press offers a full range of services to help your story-your message-reach your audience:

• Fiction Nonfiction Author Coaching Services: Improve your writing craft and shape your book idea into a solid draft

• Multi-layered Editing Services: Refine and polish your book toward excellence

• Cover Design & Marketing Copy Creation Services: Convert book browsers into book buyers

• Formatting & Interior Layout Services: Arrange the interior of your book into an attractive, easily navigated experience for your readers

• Uploading & Printing Services: Manage the production of quality e-books and print books

• Distribution Services: Distribute your book to multiple retailers to ensure your readers can find and purchase your books

• Social Media Services: Strategically target social media outlets to improve discoverability and engage your readers


Our newly redesigned editorial, marketing, and social media departments provide Redemption Press authors with access to some of the industry's most talented professionals in those fields. New and improved services include the following:

• Content Coaching: We help you learn to develop and refine your story and its message

• Line Editing: Improve your book's clarity, flow, and readability

• Copy Editing: Flush out grammar, style, and usage issues for excellence in presentation

• Proofreading: Identify typographical and other errors

• Marketing Copy Packages: Build sales opportunities for your book through strategic copywriting

• Online Marketing: Pursue the most relevant and results-oriented strategies to increase the visibility and discoverability of your books in an evolving marketplace

• Social Media Coaching: Evaluate your existing platform to identify the best connection points for you and your readers

By Your Side in Changing Times

As the Christian publishing world changes, we want you to know we are here for you.

• You are the author.

• You have a message.

• You should be in charge.

It's a simple business model, but all too rare in today's publishing world. That's why some have called us the "fresh face of Christian publishing." Our own clients have testified that Redemption Press is "clearly for the author and not for themselves." Our clients' responses reflect the Redemption Press way: to conduct business ethically, treat authors with dignity, and to treat each message in our care as a sacred trust.
We are uniquely positioned to help you share the message you've been given with the world. A staff member is ready to discuss your project with you. Why not start the conversation today?

"Because of actions meant for evil, I was forced to redo my book, but the cover and contents are infinitely better than before. A sticker on the new cover proclaims: "revised and expanded." The same could be embossed on my life right now. God is doing a new thing and Redemption Press has been His agent this time. This remarkable company holds a very special place in my heart." Linda Grabeman, Author of "No Prissy Shoes"

"It is very evident that Redemption Press is FOR THE AUTHOR and not for themselves. As an author working with them to get my book repackaged and republished, this is something I noticed in my dealings with them and I appreciate it very much." Ron Woodworth, Award-winning author of "For Such A Time As This" in the theology category

"Very speedy service! The finished product is so professionally done; I am delighted to have it as a ministry tool … the Kingdom of God has been greatly advanced because of (Redemption Press') obedience. Surely "others will need the road" and many are already using it!" Donald Henderson, Author of "God Signs: The Bible In A Nutshell"

Our publishing coaches are ready to help you determine the best solution for your manuscript, ready to assist you in the next step. There is no cost to talk to us, and no obligation to buy. Those who need to hear the message you've been given are waiting. Let us help you get started.


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