This last weekend I spent 3 days in Grand Rapids, MI at Carol Kent’s Speak Up Conference. When Carol asked me to fill a slot and teach on radio for both the writer’s and speaker’s track of conferees, I was excited to share how being a guest OR a host on the radio is a... read more
Last year at ICRS – Unite 2016 I posted a blog about my thoughts after walking the expo floor at the annual Christian booksellers convention. As you can see, I was highly critical of Xulon for the huge booth and tens of thousands they charged authors to promote their... read more
In February of 2016, Mark Levine, author of “The Fine Print of Self Publishing” made the statement that, “You guys (Redemption Press) are the only one I see out there who’s doing it right.” He gave me permission to quote him and I was excited to see how we ranked in... read more
All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world’s largest Christian retailers. Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra for Christianity Today More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family... read more
When I posted the Publisher Weekly article about Tate Publishing closing its doors, my good friend (and million copy selling author) Neva Coyle said “Ahhh, another Esther moment for you.” It hadn’t occurred to me quite yet how God has been preparing me for this very... read more
Tate Publishing Closes Its Doors By Ann Byle | Jan 24, 2017 – Publisher’s Weekly Tate Publishing & Enterprises, based in Mustang, Okla., has closed its doors, setting off a storm of customer complaints and lawsuits by companies such as Lightning Source and Xerox... read more
I’ve been around Christian publishing since 1987 when I helped our ministry self-publish an important resource for Vietnam veterans and their families. That book went on to be picked up by a royalty publisher and has since sold over 250,000 copies with a million in print.
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