How Long Before My Book Is Published?

How Long Before My Book Is Published?

Here’s the place where I address common questions about the mysterious world of royalty publishing (as opposed to indie publishing). If you have a question you’d like me to answer, be sure to post it in the comments below. Keep in mind that I’m not as much an expert on some topics as those who are more experienced, but I have worked with three different publishers so far and can give feedback accordingly. How Long Before My Book Is Published? Let’s say you found a publishing home for your book or are seeking one. If you sign a book contract, how long are you expected to wait before that wonderful product shows up (as an e-book or in print form) with your name on the cover? I have no intention of ever glossing over the truth here, so I’ll be straight with you.  At a minimum you’ll be waiting at…

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I’ve Signed a Contract with Hartline Literary Agency

I’ve Signed a Contract with Hartline Literary Agency

I’m pleased to announce some exciting news. I have signed a contract with literary agent Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency for my next novel, DRONE. I’ve already been working with Cyle for a few months, and it’s been a great experience. He has already begun shopping the book proposal around to several different publishers, and hopefully I’ll have some good news before too long. I’m grateful for his help in fine-tuning the proposal and my opening chapters. I’d appreciate prayers as we pursue God’s leading and as I work on novel #4. My first two novels are still on sale ($1.99 and 99 cents) for Kindle. Check them out! Thanks for your support, and to God be the glory. Fatal Illusions ($1.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RTS3KLC/ The Tenth Plague ($.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6X6XDS

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A Chat with Novelist Heather Day Gilbert (with Giveaway)

A Chat with Novelist Heather Day Gilbert (with Giveaway)

Welcome to a newer dimension of my blog: interviews. I love to highlight author friends of mine who’ve written some fantastic books, books I can recommend to you and your friends. My guest today is Heather Day Gilbert, an author friend I’ve known for several years. Without further ado, join Heather and me as we sip our coffee and chat about Christian publishing. Welcome, Heather. It’s great to feature another Bob Jones University graduate here. I remember when you were seeking a publisher for your first novel, God’s Daughter. Look at how God has opened doors for you! Could you briefly describe how you got started in publishing novels and why you decided to be independently published? Oh, wow! It’s a long and winding story. Suffice it to say that I tried the road to traditional publication—I had three agents and submitted three novels over the course of a few years.…

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