Author Archives: ACFW

40 Days of Prayer, Day 13 – Hotel Staff

Day 13 Prayer – Hotel Staff Dear Father, Please bless the hotel staff that will be caring for us at the ACFW conference in Nashville. Please give them strength, energy, and patience as they park our cars, register us, make … Continue reading

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Re-Releasing Books

By Allie Pleiter Recently, I went through the process of independently re-releasing of some dearly loved books of mine from earlier years. The tiny novella Getting to Yes, the Rita-nominated (and also a Caroll finalist) My So-Called Love Life, and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 14 – Hearts Prepared for Worship

Day 14 Prayer – Attendee Hearts As We Prepare For Community Worship Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious! Psalm 66:1-2 Dear Heavenly Father: Remind those in attendance at … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 15 – Robin Miller, Conference Director

Day 15 – Robin Miller, Conference Director “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 16 – Genesis Contest Finalists

Day 16 Prayer – Finalists in the Genesis Contest Holy God, today as we hold before You all the expectations and dreams of those seeking publication for a beginning work, we remember who You are. We know You are great, … Continue reading

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Understanding Fiction Publisher Barriers

by Les Stobbe, Literary Agent I was 40 years old when I began acquiring fiction for Moody Press. My background included six years buying fiction and selling it in bookstores, four years of visiting Christian booksellers and interviewing them on … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 17 – For Those Pitching Projects

Day 17 Prayer – Clarity of Speech for Those Pitching Projects “I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.” Philippians 4:13 Dear Heavenly Father, as the ACFW National Conference approaches, we ask for wisdom and grace for … Continue reading

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FREE HUGS at ACFW Conference!

By Teresa Tysinger You guys! Can you believe the ACFW Conference is just a few short weeks away? It’s like a trip to Disney World for Christian authors. (If you think that’s overstating, then you’ve obviously never been to one.) … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did at a Writers’ Conference

By Cynthia Ruchti If this were survey results, and I’d polled hundreds of past conference attendees to ask their answer to the question, “What’s the dumbest thing you ever did at a writer’s conference?” your answer might show up on … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 18 – For Conferees to Learn

Day 18 Prayer – For Conferees to Grasp What Is Taught and to Grow From It But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God … James 1:5 (NASB) Thank you, God, for the opportunity to learn during … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 19 – Mentor & Specialty Appointments

Day 19 Prayer – For Mentor and Specialty Appointments But verily God hath heard me; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy for me. Psalm … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 20 – Conference Veterans

Day 20 Prayer – Conference Veterans The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. — Psalm 18:2 Lord, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 21 – God’s Timing

Day 21 Prayer – For All Attending To Rest In God’s Timing For Their Lives Heavenly Father, You know exactly what You’re doing. You are well aware of the time, the day, the week, the year. And You are never … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 22 – The Carol Award Finalists

Day 22 Prayer – Finalists in The Carol Awards But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Free

By Hallee Bridgeman Typically speaking – and every publishing house is different and contracts can vary – these are the royalties for an author with a major publisher: Hardbacks: 10%-15% Paperbacks: 8%-10% eBooks: 25% The majority of the earnings for … Continue reading

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