Journalist Ann Byle takes readers and writers inside the world of Christian publishing. Includes reflections and interviews from more than forty well-known authors, editors, agents and other publishing professionals. Provides inspirational and up-close insights from those who help shape the books that are enjoyed by millions as well as helpful information about the publishing craft for aspiring writers. Among the interviews are Jerry Jenkins on handling success, Terri Blackstock about writing fiction and Karen Kingsbury on connecting with readers.
A collections of interviews, this is equally parts writing tips and encouragement. Some of the marketing tips are outdated now (websites were just becoming a thing when this was written), but the rest of the book was not only easy to read, it was educational and enjoyable (if you like reading about publishing; otherwise it’ll bore you).
There’s something for just about everyone in this book, from tips on fiction and nonfiction, adult books and children’s books, writing, editing, and marketing. I would definitely recommend this book to any writer who needs a bit of encouragement and wants some advice thrown in as well.