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Our Service Philosophy

CONTENT

To help the author develop and create the best book possible. Material that has both commercial appeal and long-term value.

CAREER

To help the author determine the next best step in their writing career. Giving counsel regarding the subtleties of the marketplace as well as the realities of the publishing community.

CONTRACT

To help the author secure the best possible contract. One that partners with the best strategic publisher and one that is mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

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HELP! I’m a Debut Author

The Debut Author

When considering traditional publishing, new authors may think it’s harder than ever to go from unpublished (or “pre-published” as the popular euphemism goes) to published. However, that’s not the case.

The truth is, it has ALWAYS been difficult to become a traditionally published author.

When my first book was published in the 1990s, my uncle, a high school history teacher at the time, told one of his friends, an English teacher, about my success. The English teacher, said, “Do you know how HARD that is?” My uncle has always been supportive of me, but I think at that point his awe and respect level shot up 200%.

Now that the secret’s out, you can move forward with even more confidence if you:

1.) Keep writing and submitting your best work.

2.) Follow guidelines from agents, editors, and publishing houses.

3.) Be willing to write what will appeal to the market.

4.) Listen to the advice from your team of publishing professionals.

5.) Know you can negotiate, but be cautious and prayerful about the battles you choose during the process.

6.) Keep communication open between yourself and your agent.

7.) Be of good cheer.

Even the most talented and savvy new writer may need a few tries before seeing publication. However, the persistent and professional author with whom editors and agents want to work will find that the door remains open much longer than it will for uncooperative authors who don’t want to put in the time and work.

At our agency, we want to open doors for you.

Your turn:

What other factors do you think help a new author?

What new author have you recently discovered?

 

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2014 Bestseller List – Exciting New Developments!

A little over a year ago I explored the issue of best-seller lists for Christian books (“The Mystery of the Bestseller List”). However, in the last thirteen months, much has changed. The New York Times is adding some new niche-lists to their collection, which will affect Christian titles. A company …

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The Word Every Writer Desires

Success. It is a word that has a “sweet smell” for some and is the “gold ring” of achievement for others. But in order to appreciate success we must first define it. And there is the rub. Each one of us defines success differently…especially writers. Here are some definitions I’ve …

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HELP! I’m a Self-Published Author

Time and time again, self-published authors come to me asking for help. They self-published or published with a very small press and found that doing all of their own marketing and promotion resulted in sales in the three-figure range. Some authors are able to achieve the low four figures but …

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