Emily of Deep Valley
Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

A Self-Publishing Reality Check

I have been in the literary industry for nearly twenty years in some form or another. I have learned a lot about this industry and as long as I am willing, there will always be something new to learn about our ever-changing industry. Currently, Urban and Christian fiction, e-books, e-readers, and social media are saturating the market. I am amazed at the drastic changes that have occurred in just the past five years alone.

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Angela Breidenbach

ACFW Happenings

Did You Know...

Every November a few things happen in the writing world. The new releases leap into the market for the Christmas season, and American Christian Fiction Writers members elect new officers for a two-year term.

The ACFW board rotates so half of the board changes each year, allowing half to remain for continuity. This year four officers...

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Terry Burns

Heard It Thru Hartline

Answers From The Agent

Are traditional books on their way out? Probably. But if so, when?

Scribes sitting in dark rooms, transcribing books and writings finally went away, but it took how long? The Gutenberg press was invented about 1441, and the Chinese had a printing press as early as 593, so it took thousands of years for the handwritten version to cease.

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Wanda Dyson

Conference Corner

Upcoming Conference

With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas soon to follow, no one is thinking much about conferences. But it won’t be long before conference season will be in full swing, and you don’t want to be risk missing some great conferences because you weren’t prepared. One of those conferences is Jerry Jenkins’s Writing for the Soul Conference, February 10–13, 2011, in Denver.

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