April 30, 2010 | Written by admin

Dennis Hillman, Publisher at Kregel, offered an excellent response to my post about "what is reasonable in a book contract" a couple days ago. If you're interested in a publisher's perspective, go to the comments section and read his thoughtful response.

And BIG NEWS: Three authors I represent are finalists for the Christy Award (the books of the year awards in Christian publishing). Lisa Samson's THE PASSION OF MARY MARGARET is in the stand-alone novel category; Mark Mynheir's THE NIGHT WATCHMAN in the "suspense" category; and Kaye Dacus' STAND IN GROOM in the "contemporary romance" category. Congrats to Lisa, Mark, and Kaye!

And one very cool side note… Jeff Gerke, publisher at startup Marcher Lord Press, also saw one of his books named as a Christy finalist. To me, that's a very cool thing — one of the new, small houses up against the Big Boys. Gotta love it. Congrats, Jeff. 

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  • http://hopeofglory.typepad.com Nicole

    Lisa Samson wrote a profound novel in The Passion of Mary-Margaret. A classic. Beautiful.
    Mark’s novel was unique and entertaining and deserves this recognition.
    (Didn’t read Kaye’s novel.)

  • http://heidiwillis.blogspot.com Heidi

    Congrats to you and your authors! What an outstanding achievement!

  • http://www.jillwilliamson.com Jill Williamson

    Congrats to Lisa, Mark, and Kaye!
    And I think that Marcher Lord Press nomination is cool too. Hee hee.

  • http://www.stephanielreed.com Stephanie Reed

    Thanks so much for directing out attention to the response from Dennis Hillman at Kregel Publications (http://tinyurl.com/259c4o8). I would have missed it otherwise. For my two books published by Kregel, Dennis has been forthright, down to earth, and exceedingly kind and encouraging. In fact, everyone at Kregel is professional and accommodating. They truly conduct their business by their faith.
    Congrats to your authors!

  • http://www.marcherlordpress.com Jeff Gerke

    Thanks, man! Way to go to you too!