017 How to Find Agents and Editors with the Christian Writers Market Guide

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Have you ever been frustrated while looking for an agent or editor? In today’s episode, we are going to talk about where to find good editors and agents using the Christian Writers Market Guide.

I am joined today by Steve Laube, the president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency and a veteran of the bookselling industry with nearly 40 years of experience. He and his agency have represented over 1,500 new books and Steve was named Agent of the Year by ACFW.

Steve, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!


Why are agents and editors so hard to find for many authors?

Does knowing about the publishing company ahead of time give your proposal a higher chance for success?

Let’s go through each section of the guide:

Section 1: Book Publishers

Section 2: Independent Book Publishers

  • Independent Book Publishers
  • Design and Production Services
  • Distributions Services

Section 3: Periodical Publishers

Section 4: Specialty Markets

  • Daily Devotional Booklets and Websites
  • Drama
  • Greeting Cards and Gifts
  • Tracts
  • Bible Curriculum

Section 5: Support for Writers

  • Agents  (often with tips by the agents themselves on how to get accepted)
  • Writers’ Conferences
  • Writers’ Groups
  • Editorial Services
  • Publicity and Marketing Services
  • Legal and Accounting Services
  • Speaking Services
  • Contests

Two Versions

Print & Online

Special deal for Christian Publishing Show listeners. You can get a year of access to the online portal with the purchase of a paper copy.

Simply email your receipt (or a photo of a paper receipt) to receipt@christianwritersinstitute.com and you will receive a special coupon code.

Sponsor: Christian Writers Institute

How to Use The Christian Writers Market Guide

Cost: Free!

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7 Responses to 017 How to Find Agents and Editors with the Christian Writers Market Guide

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    Elisabeth Warner March 26, 2019 at 5:31 am #

    This episode came at perfect timing! I’m getting ready to send my book out to agents. Your podcast has been so helpful for me in this process. Thank you.

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    claire o'sullivan March 26, 2019 at 6:56 am #

    Good morning ~

    I received Steve’s Christian Writers Market Guide this year, and it is plumb full of great information. I spent a half-day going through each section.

    If you are looking for a terrific resource, worth its weight in gold, buy this guide.

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    Christena ///struben March 26, 2019 at 6:59 am #

    Thank you for your suggestions and advise. I will share with writer friends and encourage them to use the Christian Market Guide.

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    Tisha Martin March 26, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    Yes! So many times we forget to see the great value in the Christian Writers Market Guide. There are a plethora of answers to our questions waiting to be discovered! Thank you so much for hosting this podcast, Thomas.

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    Kay DiBianca March 26, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    The Christian Writers Market Guide is a wonderful resource! I found my freelance editor and my publisher in its pages.

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    frenchydennis March 26, 2019 at 11:31 am #

    The cost of the 2019 Christian Writers Market Guide was taken from my account, but I never received the Guide.

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