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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.


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.


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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How to Develop Patience and Endurance in Publishing with Chase Replogle

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show.

You can listen to this episode here.


Many first-time authors think that all they need to do is write a book, upload it to Amazon, and voilà  Readers will come flocking.  This is not the case.  The reality is that the journey of writing and publishing a book is a long and arduous one. For most authors it takes 5 to 15 years to find success. 

So, what does it take to succeed in this business of writing and publishing?  I believe if authors want to reach their goals and accomplish their writing dreams, they must have these two qualities: patience and endurance. 

Today we have a special guest who is going to talk with us about his own writing journey and how the qualities of patience and endurance have helped him continue to move forward and not give up.  

He is the bivocational pastor and founder of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri. He also hosts the weekly Pastor Writer Podcast (, interviewing pastors and authors on writing, reading, and the Christian life.

Chase Replogle, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!

The post How to Develop Patience and Endurance in Publishing with Chase Replogle appeared first on Christian Publishing Show.

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When Your Proposal Doesn’t Sell

by Steve Laube

It happens. Despite all efforts and good intentions not every proposal we shop will end up being contracted by a major publisher. Of course our agency tries our best to keep that from happening. We carefully choose which projects and authors we represent. And our success rate is extremely high.

But that success rate is not 100%.

Here are a few examples of projects that I represented in past years that did not sell to a major publisher.

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Fun Fridays – May 7, 2021

This is a perfect video for Mother’s Day weekend. Please read the story, then click through to the YouTube video. A Mother dances with her blind daughter in an absolutely beautiful way. HT: Ann Voskamp’s “Only the Good Stuff“

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Ten Things to Quit Right Now

Many writers—especially (but not exclusively) when they’re starting out on this long, uphill journey of writing for publication—are often tempted to quit. Some face that temptation even after they’ve published, and some even after much success. Because it’s hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it (nod to Jimmy …

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I am using the 20th year remembrance of the death of Clifton Hillegass as inspiration to make a larger point about the direction an author’s life can take. Clifton (pictured above is his statue in Kearney, NE) was the creator of CliffsNotes and passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the …

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