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

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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.

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Book Concepts That Will Never Sell

As a public service to our agency clients and the general Christian publishing industry (but mostly because it is a real drag being serious all the time) here are some book concepts that will never sell.  Don’t even bother trying to develop them.

  • I Never Knew You: Depressing Bible Verses
  • The Dog that Returned to His Vomit: A Bible Story for All Ages
  • The Eglon Diet: The Purpose Driven Knife
  • Methodists are from Neptune, Presbyterians are from Jupiter
  • Right Behind: Biblical Proof of a Second Rapture
  • The Woman You Gave Me Made Me Eat It: Winning the Marital Blame Game
  • Bible Trash-Talk: Job gets lit up and other Bible passages where God had enough
  • Girls Like Sword-Drill Winners
  • Cheat Codes for Awana Games
  • Butch Butterman and His Friend, Mac the Friendly Ferret: Bible Stories from Weird People and Exotic Animals
  • God Wants You to Have Thick Hair
  • The Complete Book of Bible Complaints
  • The Complete Book of Bible “Begats”
  • 90 Minutes in Muscatine, Iowa
  • The World Will End in 2012 (Special 2015 Update)
  • Completely Unaffected: Industries, Groups and Sports Teams who will not be affected by the Rapture
  • Ole Johnson’s Bible Recipes with Lefse
  • Lutefisk: The Devil’s Food
  • Plagiarism: And Other Secrets to Faster Sermon Preparation
  • The Weak-Willed Parent: Give Your Kids What They Want so they Don’t Embarrass You in the Supermarket
  • The Sharp-Dressed Usher
  • You’ve Got to Stop Your Evil Ways, Baby.
  • Cramming for Finals: Intense Bible Studies for people over 100.
  • Moan, Whimper and Complain Your Way To Happiness
  • Setting the Bar Low: Spiritual disciplines for Procrastinators and Underachievers
  • A Broken Clock is Right Twice A Day: Inspirations for the Pessimist
  • Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway: Tips on healthy Living for Fatalists

Finally, as a public service to novelists, a handy tool for coming up with concepts for your next award winning manuscript.

The Dan Balow Fiction Formulas:

  • The (insert noun) of (insert another noun)
  • (noun) of the (insert adjective and noun)
  • (adjective and noun) of the (noun)
  • (Christian word) of the (Christian word)
  • (color) (noun) of the (noun)
  • When (plural noun) see the (meteorological term)
  • The (number) (plural noun) of (geographic location)
  • The (something from Pottery Barn) of (name of Amish town)

And special mention to those of you who write for Enclave Publishing

  • (Italian name) marries a (animal type) from (name of planet)

 

 

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Travel Woes? It Will be Okay!

As I prepare to attend the ACFW conference, I recall how many things can go wrong on travel. They can, and they do. But the world will not end. Please remember this. How do I know? Because I used to consider myself indispensable. But the graveyards are filled with indispensable …

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Proposals: Make Comparison Titles Work for You

When I mention adding comp titles to a proposal, this is the response I often get from both nonfiction and fiction authors: “AARRRGGHH! Why? It’s so hard!” Well, there are two main reasons as to the why: Comp titles show there’s a market out there for books like yours. Comp …

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Long Live Napoleon Solo

The middle of September 1964 was one of the most historic periods in world history.  Rarely has humanity seen the kind of cultural shift that occurred fifty years ago this month.  Subsequent generations will never be the same. In one week, families, friends, fiends, fish and fun boat-rides changed forever, …

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How To Stumble Onto Your Brand…

Erin Taylor Young has a remarkable gift for making her readers laugh out loud even as she’s delivering hard truths about living a life of faith. Her down-to-earth writing style invites readers into the books that God has given her and sends them away refreshed and assured that we’re not …

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