Steve Laube, president of The Steve Laube Agency, has announced the acquisition of the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency. Les Stobbe has been a part of the Christian publishing industry for 62 years, starting as an editor and book buyer, then publisher, book coach, ghostwriter, and the last 25 as a literary agent. Les has […]
This blog is re-posted from the previous one several weeks ago, as a reminder that the deadline for the Promising Beginnings Christian Writers’ Contest is fast approaching! Don’t miss this opportunity. Submit now… — Because I believe in the power, impact, and influence of Christian writers’ conferences, I am holding a contest again this year in which […]
Upon hearing the news that her short novel Restoring Christmas is a 2017 Christy award finalist, Cynthia Ruchti raised her face to the sky, clasped her hands to her heart, and said, “I can explain hard work. I can explain that God gives the gift of storytelling. But I cannot…ever…explain the outrageous favor of God.” […]
Discouraged by the daunting task of seeking publication with a major publishing house, but not ready to resort to self-publishing? Many small traditional publishers are open to new writers, accept unagented submissions, create attractive book covers, market the books they publish, and pay real royalties … without charging authors anything. You can find these publishers […]
I’m still basking in what the Lord did at the brand-new SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference last month! I’ve been reading (and rereading) the comments that attendees and faculty wrote on the evaluations and am in awe of what the Holy Spirit did in the lives of those who came. I want to share some of […]
I received almost 100 entries in my Promising Beginnings contest. It was very difficult choosing just one winner among all the wonderful submissions. But after a lot of prayerful consideration, I finally selected one.
Last time I briefly discussed the option of having a manuscript published by a subsidy publisher. But that’s not the only alternative to commercial publication. Here are three more.
Want to get a book published? There are several options available today: 1. Commercial (royalty-paying) publishing 2. Subsidy publishing 3. Self-publishing 4. Do-it-yourself printing 5. Electronic publishing