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Happy to be Here!

 

HAPPY TO BE HERE!

I am thrilled to be a part of The Steve Laube Agency and to post my first blog entry. I have been asked lots of questions about my new venture. I’ll answer a few here.

 

Will you continue to represent Christian romance novels?

Yes, I will! Steve was familiar with my client list when I joined the agency and we both believe Christian fiction is a vital part of publishing.

I am passionate about Christian romance novels. The talent of my clients, the dedication of the editors, and the support of the publishers make this endeavor worthy and God-honoring.

Are you open to nonfiction submissions?

Yes. I will be highly selective when considering nonfiction submissions. The author must show an ability to help the publisher sell the book through channels such as speaking engagements and the Internet. The author also needs to show takeaway value, and demonstrate why a book on the topic is needed at this moment in time. The author who can show us a fantastic nonfiction proposal should be pleased to partner with The Steve Laube Agency.

Do you have a lot of slots open for new authors?

My clients have been beyond wonderful and patient during this time of transition, and they are my first priority during these early days with The Steve Laube Agency, so I anticipate signing very few new clients right away. However, I am always open to submissions because when I feel passionate about an author’s work and think we will be excellent partners, I don’t want either of us to miss an outstanding opportunity. You can send proposals via email to my attention at ewilson@www.stevelaube.com.

Why are you excited about being an agent with The Steve Laube Agency?

 

For many reasons! We have an excellent team of knowledgeable professionals with a range of significant experience. Steve, Karen, and I have a great relationship so we can exchange important industry information to maximize our effectiveness. We are committed to providing our authors with top drawer representation.

As for our president, Steve Laube, I am privileged to be a part of his agency. I am dedicated to my career as a literary agent and to being part of the continued success of our highly-regarded agency. Throughout our partnership, Steve has demonstrated unquestionable integrity and incredible knowledge of the industry. I am honored to call him my brother in Christ, and my friend.

 

 

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More Great News for the Agency!

In the final step of our current expansion we are excited to announce that Karen Ball is joining The Steve Laube Agency as a new literary agent for the firm.

Karen is one of the most widely respected editors in the publishing business. For nearly 30 years she has built  and led successful fiction lines for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and, most recently, the B&H Publishing Group. She’s had the honor of discovering several of the best-selling CBA novelists, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Sharon Ewell Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and, most recently, Ginny Yttrup (a Steve Laube Agency client), whose debut novel Publisher’s Weekly declared “a masterpiece!”

Karen has also worked with numerous top novelists, including Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Robin Lee Hatcher, Brandilyn Collins, and many others. In addition, Karen is a best-selling, award-winning novelist and a popular speaker. She will work out of her office in Oregon where she lives with her husband, father, and two four-legged, furry “kids.”

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A New Agent Joins Us!

We are thrilled to announce that Tamela Hancock Murray is joining The Steve Laube Agency as a new literary agent for the firm. For the last ten years she has been with the Hartline Literary Agency representing a number of successful authors.

She interned on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of State before graduating with honors in Journalism from Lynchburg College in Virginia. Tamela brings significant writing expertise to the agency as an  author of twenty novels, novellas, and nonfiction works. When she’s not working as an agent Tamela spends time with her husband and their two daughters.

She will be working out of her office in Virginia, giving the agency a specific East Coast connection.

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How Long Does it Take to Get Published?

How much time does it take to get published?

I came to the publishing business from the retail side of the equation. The biggest adjustment was understanding how long the process takes. In retail there is instantaneous gratification. But book publishing is a process business.

There is no question the timeline varies from person to person and project to project. In the world of major publishers the diversity can be quite extreme.

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