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So You Want to Write a Book?

posted by Scot McKnight

Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing by Steve Piersanti 6-09 Update



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Joan Ball

posted December 28, 2009 at 12:32 am


Deep sigh and a prayer for miracles in 2010…



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Diane

posted December 28, 2009 at 10:10 am


Scot,
A proposal, in the true spirit of Christian sacrifice and laying down one’s life for another: What if all the published Christian authors stepped aside for, say five years, to let the newcomers have a chance?
I can hear either the rationalizations (“I’ve got a platform for God here! I’m doing it for the Lord’s work!”) or the deafening silence … but let’s put this idea on the table. It’s easy enough to implement. There may be a few contracts that can’t be renegotiated, so we might have to, say, not implement for a couple of years … but it could be done.



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RJS

posted December 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm


Well…this hardly makes the idea of writing a book palatable.
Much work, intangible costs; no tangible influence, ministry, or benefit…unless one is very good, or very lucky.



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Baggas

posted December 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm


Very interesting stats.
Would be interesting to know if the Christian publishing industry is following the same trends, or if things are not quite as bad?



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