Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thomas Nelson Publishing


Today's forecast for St. Peters: Mostly sunny, high 45 degrees, but it's 22 degrees as I type this.

Here's a publisher that's been around for a long time, with a rich and fascinating history beginning in Scotland and now located in Nashville, Tennessee. They spread the word by publishing Christian and inspirational materials.
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According to their website they do not accept unsolicited proposals, but Michael Hyatt, CEO and President of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has written a helpful article "Advice to First Time Authors" with the following tips: educate yourself, read blogs written by agents, write a killer proposal, have someone read your proposal, find a literary agent to represent you, or submit your proposal to Christian Manuscript Submissions. You can read his complete article by clicking above. In the article, he even gives names of literary agents who represent Christian writers.
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For non-fiction writers, you can download his article, the Thomas Nelson Guide to "Writing a Winning Book Proposal," as a PDF file.
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I recently signed up to read and review Thomas Nelson books on my blog. Although I haven't selected my first book yet, I have viewed their catalog and am considering which book to select. So, stay tuned.
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Tomorrow, watch for my interview with David Lee Kirkland, author of Yesteryear Tales, published by High Hill Press.
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And keep those e-mails coming to enter the "Santa Wore Cowboy Shoes" contest.
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If you're wondering about why I'm including these asterisks between paragraphs, it's because of operator error (mine). For some reason indenting and double-spacing between paragraphs doesn't work, so it's the only way I could figure out how to show a break to set the paragraphs apart.


4 comments:

  1. Yep, Donna, I'm still figuring out how this system works, too. Looking forward to reading your interview with Kirk!

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  2. Hey Donna,

    I signed up to review at Thomas Nelson, too...I read Eric Wilson's Field of Blood, Book 1 in a vampire-Christian trilogy (Yeah, I know. A VAMPIRE-Christian trilogy?). Just today I received my second book. Free books! Wheee! And on a totally unrelated note, I have to say Congrats on all your writing credits. COSMO? That's HUGE! Another Wheee!

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  3. Hi Cath,
    Free books are great!
    The Cosmo credit was a letter to the editor I wrote in the 1970s, but hey, they used my name with the letter, and that counts in my book.
    Donna

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