What Book Changed Your Life?

A few weeks ago at the Blue Ridge conference, Steve Laube gave a keynote speech during which he asked, “Except the Bible, what book changed your life?” More than one book changed my life, but the first one that popped into my mind was Looking Out for Number One by Robert …

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I Love Change, Especially For Someone Else

Several decades ago, the British magazine, The Linguist printed a graphic with the phrase, “The strongest drive is not to Love or Hate; it is one person’s need to change another’s copy.” In the cartoon, the word “change” was crossed out and replaced first by amend, then by revise, alter, …

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Ask Me Anything

With Summer in full mid-form and some planning the rest of their year’s writing efforts, I thought it might be a good chance for you to post below any question you might have about the publishing business. Editing? Proposals? Why so many rejections? How does it all work? Will Amazon …

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Glad to Join the Fun

A Self-Interview with Bob Hostetler It is an honor and a joy to join Tamela Hancock Murray, Dan Balow, and my long-time agent and longer-time friend, Steve Laube, as a literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency. So, for my first SteveLaube.com blog post, I took the time to sit …

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Welcome to Bob Hostetler

I am excited to welcome Bob Hostetler as the newest agent with The Steve Laube Agency! Please give him a warm welcome. I’ve known Bob for years. First as a reader of his books, then as a fellow faculty member at various writers conferences, then as his literary agent. I’m …

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Fun Fridays – July 7, 2017

I’ve met some fast talking editors and authors…but none can match John Moschitta. The Guinness Book of Records “Fastest Talking Man.” First is the original Federal Express commercial that made him famous. Then is a fun interview with him reciting an entire Michael Jackson song in 20 seconds.

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