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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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A Shocking Tragedy

We at the Steve Laube Agency were shocked and so very saddened yesterday morning to learn of the tragic events that took the life of our client, Dr. Robert Lesslie, along with his wife, two of their grandchildren, and two others.

We express our sincere prayers and our heartfelt condolences to all who knew, loved, and worked with Dr. Lesslie, who was highly regarded in his profession and in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, area. He was the author of numerous books, having been represented by the Les Stobbe Agency and, since 2017, by Bob Hostetler of the Steve Laube Agency. Those books include bestsellers such as Angels in the ER and the forthcoming Angels in the ER, Vol. 2 (published by Harvest House).

The words Dr. Lesslie chose to begin Angels in the ER resound with his trademark wisdom and sensitivity:

Twenty-five years in the ER have taught me a lot of things. I know without a doubt that life is fragile. I have come to understand that humility may be the greatest virtue. And I am convinced we need to take the time to say the things we deeply feel to the people we deeply care about.

Last December he posted, on his blog, the following excerpt from his forthcoming book:

One day, when I depart this body and find myself in the presence of the Lord, my time, however it will be measured, will be filled with the praises and the wonder of Jesus.

Dr. Lesslie lived as he wrote. “Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” (from William Shakespeare, Hamlet, V, 2, 4022).

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Your Reader

Not long ago, I met with a group of publishing professionals who broached the topic of audience. A couple of them discussed how their company envisions their reader. They went so far as to identify the reader by the name they had given her. They knew her age and discussed …

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A Common Platform Mistake

Some time ago I received a submission that went something like this (names and details have been changed to protect the innocent, guilty, and all those in between): I’ve published three successful nonfiction books. All three, in the area of business and leadership, are still selling very well. One of …

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Book Launch Secrets Webinar Replay

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show. You can listen to this episode here.   A couple of weeks ago, Thomas Umstattd Jr. and Steve Laube hosted a Book Launch Secrets webinar. More than 500 authors registered for the webinar from five …

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Read “A Christian Reading Manifesto”

Last year David Steele created this document: “A Christian Reading Manifesto.” It bears review for those of us in the writing of books and those who believe in the power of reading said books. Given the efforts of our secular culture to redefine words and their meaning, his statement “Reading …

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