Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed

So You Want to Write a Book?

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

Comments read comments(4)
post a comment
Joan Ball

posted December 28, 2009 at 12:32 am

Deep sigh and a prayer for miracles in 2010…

report abuse


posted December 28, 2009 at 10:10 am

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.

report abuse


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.

report abuse


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?

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Jesus Creed. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog ...

posted 11:15:58am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the ...

posted 12:15:30pm Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: ...

posted 6:01:52am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's ...

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or ...

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.