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Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

Putting Your Best Self Forward and Utilizing Social Media

According to Oxford English Dictionary, publicity is “the professional exploitation of a product, person, etc., by advertising or popularizing; material or information used for this; public exposure.” Let’s think about this. Isn’t exploitation a bad word? Not in this case. When it comes to publicity—positive publicity—exploit me all you want!

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Angela Breidenbach

ACFW Happenings

Encounters: Public and Private

As American Christian Fiction Writers publicity officer, I have the pleasure to promote both our organization and our authors. This year we’ve added some amazing opportunities for Christian fiction...

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Dr. Andrea Mullins

Publisher's Corner

New Hope Publishers Introduces Fiction with a Mission

I thrive on missions and have led conferences and Bible studies in every state and in several countries. One of my greatest adventures was the accomplishment of a doctor of ministry degree through Bakke Graduate University, a course of study that took me out of the classroom and into the streets for urban ministry as far away as Delhi, India. Most recently I led a team of nineteen to participate...

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Terry Burns

Heard It Thru Hartline

Getting The Necessary Training

I have a good friend who very badly wants to be a writer. He has a good feeling for telling a story, but he is “too busy” to be in a writing group or critique group or even to participate in some of the online possibilities. And of course a writer’s conference is out of the question. That’s like a person deciding he is going to do brain surgery by following the instructions in a textbook. 

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Wendy Lawton

Agent Column

Books & Such: Discerning Literature

What distinguishes Books & Such from the many other literary agencies? I’d say that staying connected is foundational to our agency. Books & Such is like every literary agency in that we vigorously work to place our clients’ projects with the best publishers, negotiate contracts in a way that’s fair but tough, and oversee payments...

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