Steve Laube Buys The Christian Writers Market Guide from Jerry Jenkins

(Phoenix, AZ) The owner and president of the Steve Laube Agency has announced his purchase of the rights to The Christian Writer’s Market Guide from bestselling author Jerry Jenkins. Laube will become Publisher of the 2017 edition.

The Guide has been used as a resource in the inspirational market for over 30 years. It was created by writer Sally Stuart, who published it until 2012 when Jenkins took over. Laube says he plans to not only publish print and ebook editions, but he will also post the content online for subscribers.

IMG_1099“Publishing the Guide has been a privilege,” Jenkins says, “but also a ton of work. I’m eager to get back to writing and running my new Writers Guild (JerrysGuild.com), which has skyrocketed beyond my fondest dreams. I’m thrilled to see Steve Laube continue the legacy of this amazing resource. He’s been a leader in the publishing industry for years and has a unique heart for budding writers.”

Laube says, “Our agency has long advocated educating writers and providing them the tools they need for success. The Christian Writer’s Market Guide becomes part of our larger educational initiative under a division we call The Christian Writers Institute (christianwritersinstitute.com). I’m pleased that Jerry has agreed to remain associated with the Guide as a contributor and consultant.”

 

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38 Responses to Steve Laube Buys The Christian Writers Market Guide from Jerry Jenkins

  1. Christina Lorenzen July 25, 2016 at 5:08 am #

    Wonderful news for those of us who buy it each year. Thank you Steve. I’ll be waiting for the 2017 edition.

  2. Emily Akin July 25, 2016 at 5:38 am #

    Thank you for taking on this huge responsibility. I’m looking forward to the online edition. I think that’s a necessity for the survival of the guide. God bless Sally Stuart and Jerry Jenkins for assuring its survival.

  3. Lisa Godfrees July 25, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Oh wow. Congratulations!!

  4. Beverly Brooks July 25, 2016 at 6:30 am #

    Wahoo!!!!
    Fits well with the heart your agency has for guiding writers.

  5. Deanna Stalnaker July 25, 2016 at 6:30 am #

    That’s awesome! Congratulations! Jerry did a wonderful job but I know his heart is in his guild now. Looking forward to the new edition of the Writer’s guide. God bless you in your new endeavor!

  6. Marilyn Read July 25, 2016 at 6:34 am #

    I admire your commitment to educating authors and the practical help you offer. A generous offer to make this tool available to your subscribers. Thanks.

  7. Amy Boucher Pye July 25, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    Fantastic! Love to see your creativity and leadership.

  8. Emilie July 25, 2016 at 6:46 am #

    Oh wow! This is amazing! Congrats Steve 🙂

  9. Davalynn Spencer July 25, 2016 at 7:09 am #

    Glad to see the Guide remaining in great hands. Congratulations.

  10. Deb DeArmond July 25, 2016 at 7:51 am #

    Thank you, Steve!, this is great news. The CWM has been a valuable resource for so many. I had used it when coaching new writers and had missed it so much. . I will welcome its return!

  11. Barbara July 25, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    Congratulations! I know this is a really great resource, and I’m so glad that you’ve taken on this huge project. Thank you!

  12. Martha Rogers July 25, 2016 at 7:53 am #

    Great news! So glad to see the work Sally began continue in the capable hands of the agency.

  13. Jeanne Takenaka July 25, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Wonderful news, Steve! It’s great to know TheGuide will remain a quality publication!

  14. Schuyler McConkey July 25, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    Exciting news! I look forward to seeing what you’ll do with this, Mr. Laube. 🙂

  15. Sheri Dean Parmelee July 25, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Congratulations, Steve! I hope that you will still be working as an agent with those of us who hope to be brought on board with the Steve Laube Agency. Best wishes for great success!
    Best,
    Sheri

    • Steve Laube July 25, 2016 at 9:27 am #

      Sheri,

      So there is no confusion….

      The “Market Guide” and the Christian Writers Institute will technically be a part of what our agency provides to the industry.

      The agency itself is unchanged in any way, shape, or form. Instead it is expanding its ministry.

      I’ve long been an advocate and a participant in the teaching and educating of writers. These new initiatives merely give flesh to the idea.

      Our agency has over 200 amazing writers who we serve every day. It is a great time to be a writer!

      • Diana Holvik July 25, 2016 at 9:59 am #

        Hi Steve, I needed “Like” button for your answer to Sheri. I like the sound of what you do.

        Blessings

      • Tisha July 26, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

        Congratulations, Steve. I’m encouraged to see the heart behind the action. Looking forward to seeing what the Lord does!

  16. Lisa Crayton July 25, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    Great news! In great hands, again. Congratulations!

  17. Laura Bennet July 25, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Very exciting news! Congratulations! You will do a wonderful job.

  18. Janet Ann Collins July 25, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    Many thanks for taking this on! Will it come out annually as it used to?

    • Steve Laube July 25, 2016 at 10:02 am #

      Janet,

      Yes, the paperback book will come out in its annual form. Look for the 2017 edition by the end of this year.

      Plus we will also be offering the content online via subscription at http://www.christianwritersmarketguide.com. There the information will up to date throughout the year.

      The online content will be searchable and available on any device.

      • Tonia Woolever July 29, 2016 at 11:17 am #

        Steve, how soon will the online content via subscription be available?
        I don’t yet own a copy of the CWMG and was waiting for the 2016-2017 edition to be published when I saw your announcement. With a new book ready to go I am hoping I don’t have to wait to the end of the year to get information.
        I am THRILLED that it will be available and updated online! Thank you for that.

  19. Linda Riggs Mayfield July 25, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    Well, that didn’t work, did it? This post was supposed to be a comment on Friday’s with the visual Bach, but obviously isn’t. ‘Don’t know how that could even happen, but obviously it did. Steve, if you can delete this, please do! Thanks.

  20. Diana Holvik July 25, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    Congrats, Steve. God bless all your work [and play].

  21. Amber Schamel July 25, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    That’s a big responsibility to take on, but I’m excited to see your agency doing so. Congratulations! Looking forward to the online subscription.

  22. Janet Ann Collins July 25, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    This sounds wonderful, Steve. Thanks for doing it.

  23. Christine Henderson July 25, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    Congratulations on your new acquisition. Hope it brings more interest in writing with a Christian world view.

  24. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser July 25, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Cool. Congratulations to you and to us.

  25. Frenchy Dennis July 25, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    Can’t think of anyone more qualified to take over the Christian Writers’ Guide than Steve Laube. Thanks for all your work, Jerry. The CWG is an awesome tool!

  26. Candy Nichols July 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    Congratulations! I would like to be first in line.

  27. Peter DeHaan July 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    Congrats!

  28. Betts Baker July 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Congratulations, Steve. I’m very glad such a useful resource will continue to be available.

  29. Dianne E. Butts July 26, 2016 at 9:44 am #

    Hooray! Thank you, Steve!!!

    I know you’re a book guy. I hope you’re able to keep up the magazine side of the CWMG too. Christian writers can’t survive without this book. Sooo happy it’s continuing.

    • Steve Laube July 26, 2016 at 9:49 am #

      Diane,

      The column in The Christian Communicator will continue beginning with the issue after the one already in process. But instead of Jerry’s byline it will be mine.

      The column updates the print version of the guide in each issue.

      But we will also be creating an online version of the guide via subscription that will be kept up to date constantly. Any time a change or addition is made to the guide it will update online right away.

      The print version will continue but it is as static reference book that can only change once per year.

      Hope that answers the question.

  30. Steve Hooley July 27, 2016 at 6:27 am #

    Great news. Congratulation, Steve! It’s exciting to see all the things your agency is doing. May God grant you success in all your new projects.

  31. Tonia Woolever July 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Just found your agency because i was looking for news of the latest release of the CWMG… anxious to get my hands on the new guide and so looking forward to it being online… but really thrilled to find you all!

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    […] Steve Laube, literary agent and owner of The Steve Laube Agency, has bought the market guide from Jerry Jenkins. He plans to publish the guide in print and ebook versions. And here’s the part I’m excited about. Laube wants to provide an online version that writers can subscribe to, much like the Writer’s Digest Writer’s Market Online.  No word on exactly when the 2017 edition will be published, but I’m looking forward to it. […]

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