Publishing has always been rife with rumors of publishers misjudging the potential of a book. For years Publishers Weekly would run an article on “sure-fire bestsellers” that were busts. Sometimes it is editors in the acquisitions department simply misjudging a book’s appeal—and sometimes it is marketing leaders applying what I call conventional wisdom to a book proposal.
By Dr. Norman L. Geisler and Jason Jimenez
Dr. Geisler, the author of more than 90 books and currently Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary, and Jason Jimenez, pastor of families for more than 15 years, have cooperated on a book providing an extraordinary resource for laypersons, teen and adult class leaders, and pastors.
The overall title for this series speaks to one of my purposes—to help writers recognize the God Moments in their life. Yet many of the God Moments in my life as a full-time literary agent may not have happened if we had not recognized family-related God Moments.
By Lori Hatcher
Hungry for God…Starving for Time: Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women was written for busy women, women like Lori Hatcher, a magazine editor and health professional with many articles to her credit. As the wife of a youth pastor and Bible study leader, she determined that today’s women need a resource that speaks to them where they are—in break rooms, carpool lines, or wherever they can snatch five minutes of quiet reflection.
By Tez Brooks
Tez Brooks provides a road map for single dads using a recurring automobile theme to impart wisdom gleaned from dads who have survived single parenting while offering hope that can only come from Christ. A single dad for seven years between marriages, Tez Brooks uses some of his own personal experiences, the stories of other fathers, Scripture, sidebars, and resources to address the need for self-awareness, direction setting, and giving God control.
By Lori Stanley Roeleveld
When a blog has more than a million pageviews, and others are getting 250,000 or more pageviews, you know Lori Stanley Roeleveld is touching a nerve. And when Jerry Jenkins admits he could not stop reading the blogs in Running from a Crazy Man you know it is well-written.
By Kristen Feola
We wondered how Kristen Feola would build upon the remarkable success of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast, with sales in excess of 60,000 copies. What she delivered is a book combining insights from her life as a fitness instructor and nutritional consultant with her love of spiritual disciplines, already on display in The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast.