Archive for the Christian Tag

The Shack “Too Edgy” for Christian Publishing

Long have I bemoaned (in an apparent vaccuum) the sad state of Christian publishing. As an editor at one of the larger Christian publishing houses makes me something like a pastor complaining about the state of the church. But I've slowed down on the frequency of my whining for several reasons, primarily because I started to see it as futile. Those who want
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The Voice of the Christian Writer

Have you ever wondered about the impact you’re having? I am tonight and mainly it’s because I’m not able to share in someone’s pain. My grandfather is dying and I want to be there, for him, my grandma, and my mom. But he’s too ashamed. So he’s distant. He wouldn’t admit it but he doesn’t believe death is natural. If
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The New Bible: The Books of The Bible

There are many parts of my position as acquisitions editor at WaterBrook that are really cool. One of those things is certainly discussing ideas that have significant potential for publication. The exchange of intellectual capital, so to speak, is invigorating and always interesting. I’m truly amazed at the breadth of skill, talent, and experience of the people I get to
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On Reading, Writing, and Acquistions: How do you choose?

So this morning I went off googling every which way soaking up all my necessary facts, trends, and data. And then I remembered our topic: Put God first. Oh yeah! So instead, I started thinking some more about the standard sources with which we typically measure successful publishing. The presses, the lists, booksellers, agents, media, and basically whatever else you
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