Karen Watson

Publisher's Corner

When I See It

When people learn I work in fiction publishing, I am always eventually asked, “What kind of books are you looking for?” The implication and expectation in the question is that I have a Top Ten Wanted poster in my office with a description of height, weight, and noticeable scars that quantify a can’t miss, next best-seller. I don’t. The answer closest to the truth is: I think I’ll know what I’m looking for when I see it.

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Cara Putnam

ACFW Happenings

Meet Robin Miller

In January, new members will join the ACFW board, relieving some of us of our duties. While it is an incredible honor to serve, it also takes a gift of time and talent from the board members. Robin Miller (writing as Robin Carroll) will turn over the reins to a new president.

Before we let her leave, we decided she is someone you should meet if you haven’t already. Enjoy this back-and-forth with the talented and hard-working Robin Miller.

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Heard It Through Hartline

Tamela Hancock MurrayWhat a summer this has been! A personal highlight for me was seeing the majestic Grand Canyon for the first time. Attending the American Christian Fiction Writers conference, again this year was a professional highlight. I’m glad to be back this month with more news.

News from Bethany House:

Recently, Kyle Duncan, executive editor...

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Gotta Get It!?

Kelly Mortimer


“Readily salable”: That’s the definition of marketable in my dictionary. Hmm. I guess I’ll look up saleable—–“suitable for sale; marketable.” Okay, we could do this all day, and I don’t have time.

What makes a book marketable, or something the publishing house can sell? If only I had the answer, maybe I’d earn my wings and get to Heaven sooner. 

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Book Video Trailers

Ginger Garrett

I have two trailers running on YouTube for my new novel, In the Shadow of Lions. Both are quite different and have served different purposes. Let me tell you why I did mine, and confess what I regret.

First, book trailers are really just extensions of the cover, and the goal of any cover is to get readers to pick up the book, buy it, and read it. Unless the trailer is running on the point-of-purchase site, the marketing...

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Publicity - Everyone Needs It

Love Of Books

Kathleen Y'Barbo

I first discovered my love of books when, at the age of four, I stumbled on my grandmother’s leather bound set of Encyclopedia Britannica. Letters became words, and words became stories of far-away places and interesting people. Eventually I learned that my...

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