Christopher Matthews Publishing

Undiscovered books by new authors

At CMP we like to bring books by new authors to readers seeking a great read and a chance to discover tomorrow’s best-selling writer. In today’s crank-em-out-yourself publishing world there are a lot of books that otherwise would not see the light of day. Many should arguably never see the light of day. However, it is often the case that a writer has decided to self-publish because he has not been able to find a publisher or agent willing to take a chance on him, not because the writing is poor. CMP and its Young Adult / New Adult imprint, Soul Fire Press, exist to give those writers a chance to have their work edited and designed professionally and distributed on and offline worldwide.

A new kind of publisher

CMP is a new kind of publisher addressing the emerging paradigms of the publishing world. We publish books for today’s readers: books that are good reads and available as e-books as well as in print. We publish new authors whose work is exciting and needs to be read. Our books are print on demand and e-books, eliminating wasteful printing and minimizing our energy footprint. We care about readers, writers and the environment.

Author Run / Author Friendly 

A hybrid publisher helping new writers get published 

Writing a book you want to see published? With over fifty years of experience in publishing both fiction and non-fiction, as well as writing our own novels, we’ve been on both sides of the publishing fence. We know the quality and services you as an author want from a publisher and what the publisher wants from an author. We are looking for high caliber writing by new, undiscovered and talented authors. We know first-hand how difficult it is to find a publisher or an agent who will at least give your work serious consideration.  We also realize how confusing it can be to understand the business side of publishing, how hard it is to craft a book cover and interior design that looks professional rather than self-published. You will find we give you close personal service. 

Due to our size and reputation, we are selective in the books we choose to publish. We don’t accept every manuscript, but we promise to get back to you one way or the other. Submit your work for consideration, at Get Published button below. We promise to get back to you.

Second Chances
Jeremy Soldevilla

19-year-old Gabriel Turner excels at training pit bulls for illegal fights. When he runs into trouble with the law, he is given an ultimatum to either go to jail or join the military. He opts for the Army where he straightens out and serves as a handler of a bomb-sniffing dog he names Samuel L. Jackson. The two have each other’s back through terrible situations in war-torn Afghanistan. A brutal IED explosion changes everything.  

Most Recent Publications!

Deer Falls, Vol.1
Samantha Lady

Three teens face overwhelming obstacles—a murdered twin, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a deep hatred that defines a life.

The Key, the Outlaw, and the Treasure
Carrie Merrill

When 16-year-old Anna Holloway learns more about her father’s murder, she uncovers a series of clues leading to an ancient buried treasure. But now she must outrun a band of outlaws who would kill to get to it first. Their chase leads them across the country from the Old West to the East Coast. NOTE: This is a revision of Carrie Merrill’s Secret of the Hooked X which has been slightly revised.

New and Recent Releases from Christopher Matthews Publishing