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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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What to Sell?

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who shared this trick question:

What do you sell to your customer? What they want or what they need?

I answered, “Hopefully, both!”

The answer?

Neither. You sell them what you have.

Aha!

Now to connect this question to the art of writing:

If you have an outstanding project but are hesitating to submit your work to our agency, don’t. Because the market has been challenging, we may need to decline your exceptional work. We refuse works of excellence every week. However, neither of us will ever know if we could have had a successful partnership if we didn’t have a chance to review your manuscript. 

Our agency is never desperate for submissions, nor have we ever been closed to submissions. We always enjoy reviewing proposals from authors who want to partner with us in what we all hope will be the next step to success in publishing.

Once we have your submission and agree to work together, we can pitch your work to editors. We expect the editors to decide that they want and need to publish your work.

We look forward to seeing what you have to say!

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Publishing in Generalities

While agents and publishers accept book proposals because they contain a number of specific things they like, most book proposals are turned down because of a general reason. For example, refer to the “Who We Are,” section of this website. Each agent has a set of filters we use to …

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Deadlines and Taxes

Two certainties in the life of a writer. Deadlines and Taxes.

You know what a deadlines is. It has the word “dead” in it for a reason. And intrinsic to the reality of taxes is that April 15th filing deadline.

But what about those taxes?

Many articles appear in early April about taxes when approaching the filing date. But I thought we should explore a couple items now so there won’t be any surprises come April.

First, the obligatory disclaimer. I am not a tax attorney or a tax accountant. I am merely discussing concepts and ideas which you may or may not use in your situation. And, as always, when it comes to your taxes, make sure to consult a professional.

Some of you may roll your eyes and say, “I already know this.” But remember there was a time when you did not. I get many “beginner” questions each year from debut authors who are discovering much of the business side of this industry for the first time.

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Fun Fridays – May 20, 2022

Buddy Greene proves that with enough practice you can play at Carnegie Hall! Sheer brilliance on an unappreciated instrument. It’s great that Bill Gaither showpieced this virtuoso. Hope it inspires you! (If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to …

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The Writers Conference Bell Curve

I’ve attended and presented at Christian writers conferences for more than three decades. (I know, I don’t look anywhere near old enough to make that claim, and thank you.) I’ve sometimes served on faculty at as many as a dozen conferences in a given year. (I know, it’s hard to …

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