Walking On Broken Glass


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DAnielle Douglas

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

Dictionary.com defines publicity as “extensive mention in the news media or by word of mouth or other means of communication.” In the ever-evolving media marketplace, however, publicity has come to mean so much more. Publicity in the news media is wonderful, but countless magazines, blogs, Web sites, and social media outlets are also...

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Angela Breidenbach

ACFW Happenings

To Critique or Not to Critique

Critique partners are one of the most valuable tools a writer can rely on for support and objective feedback. But how do you find a partner? How do you know they know how to critique, and do they trust you?

American Christian Fiction Writers organization has put together a wonderful program that helps provides a way for authors to...

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Maggie Woychik

Publisher's Corner

Upon Following Bonnie’s Link

When Bonnie asked me to introduce Port Yonder to CFOM, I got excited. What’s more fun than sharing a fascinating slice of life with others? In my case I can show you how good I really have it. Of course, I’ve also had to endure (emphasis added for effect) not so good things, like a four-year bout with post-trauma stress after being hit by a drunk driver, a husband’s illness, several interstate moves in five years...

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Joyce Hart

Heard It Thru Hartline

Camera Ready Manuscripts

We’ve had an interesting February. I hope that by the time this column is out the snow will all be gone, all two and a half feet of it. To me March marks the beginning of spring and gives me hope that winter will soon be over.

Robert (Bob) Hawkins Sr., founder of Harvest House Publishing, passed away on February 9, 2010. He was eighty-seven years old. Bob is one of the pioneers in the Christian bookselling industry. Even though he gave the reigns to the company he started in 1974 to...

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Terry Burns

Agent Column

Agents Can Be Authors Too!

Publishers Weekly reported that books sales were down last year by only 3 percent. It seems funny to be happy that they were down only by that much, but given the state of the economy and particularly the state it was in then, that is very good news. We aren’t out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination, and getting books into print is still difficult, particularly for new authors. But it is a definite cause for optimism.

I’m pleased.

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