Free Books, Free Shipping: How to Sell Christian Books without Amazon

The Christian publishing industry is at a crossroads. As Tim Challies recently mentioned in  The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon, the validity of a book is measured by its presence on Amazon. This means that Amazon ultimately controls the promotion (or absence) of orthodox Christian doctrine. The problem is not Amazon, folks. […]

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To Please the People

At what point should a writer write to please the people, and at what point should a writer write what should be said? A lively discussion on this topic was recently on Steve Laube agency’s “What’s Wrong with my Book” blog post by Tamela Hancock Murray. The wise recommendation was made to not defy the market’s […]

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BEST OF THE BEST Sites for Writers

All Christians are in a state of flux… ALREADY/NOT YET: We are  already, but not yet. We are  already, but not yet. We are  already, but not yet. We are  in God’s eyes, but not yet in the world’s eyes. As writers, we also know we have never arrived, but are on a journey to continually improve […]

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Review of Playing Saint, by Zachary Bartels

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels, which came out in 2014, gets top score in my book. As a pop Christian novel, it does an excellent job of intertwining history, intrigue, character development and theology. The protagonist is an up-and-coming tele-evangelist called Parker Saint. In avoiding a scandal, he comes face to face with “a demanding detective, […]

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100 Things to Do Instead of Editing your Novel

Write a blog post entitled “100 Things to Do Instead of Editing your Novel” Find articles and blog posts about how to edit your novel (see Lists) Comment on those blog posts in detail Read books about editing your novel (see Lists) Take your kids out to breakfast, they haven’t seen you in so long Spend […]

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