Tuesday, December 31, 2013


March 14-15, 2014 The website is up and, though still in progress, gives you lots of info about the upcoming conference. I hope you will plan to join us. There is still plenty of time to get the early bird price. Many people make resolutions and set goals for the new year. What are your goals for 2014? •o Start writing the book you have been talking about •o Continue to learn more about writing •o Pitch an idea to an editor •o Supplement your income through writing •o Network with more authors •o Discover God's deeper purpose for your writing •o Get all your writing questions answered If any of those things are on your list or if you just like learning from and hanging out with other writers, you need to be at the Carolina Christian Writers Conference in March! Cec Murphey will be the keynote speaker. Editors and publishing professionals will be on hand to advise, instruct, and encourage you. Sharon Brisken, professional photographer, will be there to take head shots. Genre groups, private appointments, and so much more. A few scholarship are available. Check out the website frequently as it is being updated frequently. www.fbs.org/writers. March 14-15, 2014 Register

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Charlie Dokmo, interim CEO of NavPress, announced today that Don Pape will join NavPress as publisher on January 6, 2014. Pape currently serves as vice president of trade books and multimedia at David C Cook. In his new role, Pape will lead the publishing team acquiring and developing new NavPress resources that will be brought to market by the company’s alliance partner, Tyndale House Publishers

Friday, December 13, 2013


My friends at Deep River Books are accepting manuscripts from writers until January 15. If you have a manuscript you're ready to share, it's the perfect time to get it published. Learn more about the contest and the types of work they are accepting at www.deepriverbooks.com/contest -- thank you and good luck!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Established, online publisher is seeking contributions to sermon resource service. To send full-text, sample sermon, or to request editorial guidelines, write: sermoneditor@gmail.com.

Friday, December 6, 2013


•MISS KAY'S DUCK COMMANDER KITCHEN by Kay Robertson with Chrys Howard (Howard Books) is #5 in Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous. •AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ben Carson with Candy Carson (Zondervan) is #6 in Paperback Nonfiction. •SI-COLOGY 1 by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) is #8 in Hardcover Nonfiction; and #11 in Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction. •THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman (Northfield) is #8 in Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous. •HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #8 in Paperback Nonfiction. •THE GREATEST GIFT by Ann Voskamp (Tyndale House) is #11 in Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous. •JESUS > RELIGION by Jefferson Bethke (Thomas Nelson) is #12 in Paperback Nonfiction. •BREAK OUT! by Joel Osteen (FaithWords) is #13 in Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous. •THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine) is #17 in Paperback Trade Fiction. •HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) is #19 in Hardcover Nonfiction; and #24 in Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction. •FOUR BLOOD MOONS by John Hagee (Worthy Publishing) is #20 in Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous. •THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE by Timothy Keller (Riverhead) is #23 in Paperback Nonfiction.


‘Heaven Is for Real' Best seller sits on ‘The New York Times’ list for three consecutive years Since its release in November 2010, “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent has become a publishing phenomenon. On November 24th, “Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” (Thomas Nelson) was No. 12 in the Nonfiction Paperback category on “The New York Times” Best Seller List – its 156th consecutive week appearing on the list. Over the past three years, “Heaven Is for Real” reached No. 1 on the following lists: “The New York Times”, “USA Today”, “The Wall Street Journal”, “Publisher’s Weekly”, National Public Radio, Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) and Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). In addition to being ranked near the top on numerous best seller lists, Thomas Nelson has printed the eight millionth copy of the acclaimed title


Patricia “Diann” Hunt, beloved novelist, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, following a long, heroically-fought battle with cancer. She was 58. Diann was the accomplished author of 25 books. A Hallmark Channel film adaptation of her novel For Better or For Worse will air July 12, 2014.