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A Guide To Help Authors Find A Publisher

Updated on December 20, 2015
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Mr. Matthew Q. Dawson is a native Texan. He spent his childhood and young adulthood residing in Austin, Texas.

Secrets Behind The Book Publishing World

The genre of Christianity has become a very profitable market. During these very difficult times society has reached out for help in any way they can find it.

Christian and self-help books have become in high demand.

As a Christian Author-it is not absolutely necessary to use an agent that specializes only in Christian work. However, as an author it is important to know that most literary agents work with publishers in a specific genre.

So for me; if I am submitting a query letter I would submit first to the agent that specializes in the specific genre of my book, and then to any agent that my manuscript meets their specific guidelines for submission.

However let’s face it; it is the author’s primary goal to get their book published and gain success and start making money by selling and having their books promoted by a publisher.

This is the Literary agents job (to find us a publisher within in our books specific genre) so yes I would also submit my query letter to other agents that accept the content within my book.

There is nothing wrong with submitting multiple query letters. As a matter of fact the more query letters you submit the higher chances, you will have in getting accepted by an agent.

Below are some literary agents for your future reference:

Alive Communications
7680 Goddard Street, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

719-260-7080 (phone)
719-260-8223 (fax)

Acquisitions Editor
Van Diest Literary Agency
P.O. Box 1482
Sisters, OR 97759

I highly recommend that you “The Author” be prepared to receive as many rejection letters as you have submitted, so if you submit three hundred query letters then you must be prepared to receive three hundred rejection letters.

About right now you have got to be asking yourself, “Well then are you saying I will never get an acceptance letter”?

No, what I am saying is this, rather than getting your hopes set up way to high; set your mindset at being able to accept rejection.

I have seen many authors crushed and quit the writing career because they had expected a deal to be offered to them the first letter they received from an agent.

The goal is to just keep researching your agents; submitting your query letters and one day an agent will be interested in your work and represent you.

I wish you the best of luck in your books genre and if your book is a Christian book I most certainly hope you find Christian Literary Agents that are interested in your book.


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    Matthew Dawson 4 years ago from United States


    First of all let me offer my apologies for my delinquency in answering your question.

    This hub was written for both the Self-Publishing Author as well as the writers who are searching for a publishing house contract.

    Please note that I have many articles that specifically are designed for self publishers such as

    I welcome you to scroll throughout my hubpages where you will find many articles that will help you find publishing success.

    I wish you the best Luck with your publishing and writing endeavors.


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    B A Tobin 4 years ago from Connnecticut

    Very interesting! I have much more to read! Question: Is this the process for self publishing? or for your book to be published by a company?

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    Matthew Dawson 6 years ago from United States

    Dennis AuBuchon as always thanks for dropping by and leaving such insightful comments!!

    God Bless


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    Dennis AuBuchon 6 years ago

    Great hub

    Being an author in today's environment is not easy but if you have a good product and one for which you are proud of the results success will follow.

    In terms of success we all have our own definition as to what success means to us as individuals. In terms of writing I find that success can be measured by responses to what I write and and the satisfaction I have for created a quality product. Another factor of success is the number of people I touch with my point of view and the facts on both sides of an issue I present. Some sites have the ability to identify the number of times an article or hub has been accessed. This is a great tool for which I am glad exists. The more visitors to my articles the more lives I have touched and hope to have made a difference.

    We need more Christian authors such as yourself to enrich others with your topics and focus. Thanks for all the information in your hub and for being a Christian author.

    I also appreciate the fact that you mentioned that your type of writing is becoming more profitable along with self-help books.

    Keep up the good work.

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    sunny5555 6 years ago

    Great hub, I liked everything about it, in deed I do.

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    george 6 years ago

    random awesomeness I LIKE IT THATS HUB I LOVE GOD

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    Matthew Dawson 7 years ago from United States


    Through writing one can find much enjoyment; however if done right a writer can also share that same enjoyment with his/her readers abroad.

    Best of luck through your writing and I wish you the most profit that one could hope for.


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    Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

    Thanks so much for the helpful information. At one time I could not think I wouldn't be published although never even trying but no longer than I have been writing I am really just enjoying the delight of all the directions one can go and just pure joy of writing. Good luck.


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    yolanda yvette 7 years ago

    Very useful hub. Thanks.

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    fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

    If God is leading, success is assured!

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    sherrylou57 7 years ago from Riverside

    Thank you, for this informational hub!