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Spotlight On...Publishing Houses

On Thursday evening, you have the opportunity to attend Spotlight On sessions-a focus on agents or publishing houses or areas of special interest. These Spotlights will give you a chance to ask questions and gather information about the company.

    Spotlight Session 1: Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    • KOBO

      Learn insights about how authors can use Kobo Writing Life (, Kobo’s free publishing platform to reach readers in 190 countries. Review the basics of eBook publishing as well as insights on sales trends and optimizing your eBooks to maximize your global sales. See why forward-thinking authors are using Kobo to reach customers far outside the US.

    • THROUGH THEIR EYES: The Industry Speaks from the Other Side of the Book

      Those who shelve, promote, review, and influence book purchases offer their professional perspectives on Christian fiction’s impact and the industry’s needs.

      Cathy Ellis, CBA The Christian Market Managing Editor
      Seth Satterlee, PW Religion Reviews Editor
      Melissa Parcel, RT Reviews Inspirational Reviewer
      Christine Sharbrough, Library Journal Reviewer
      Wilda Williams, Library Journal Fiction Editor

    • Agent Panel #1

      A panel of agents who represent Christian fiction:  Timothy Beals, Keely Boeving, Jim Hart, and Steve Laube.

    • Spotlight 1 - Bethany House Publishers

    • Spotlight 2- Tyndale Publishing

    • Spotlight 3- WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

    Spotlight Session 2: Thursday 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    • Agent Panel #2

      A panel of agents who represent Christian fiction: Rachelle Gardner, Julie Gwinn, Jessica Kirkland, and Tamela Hancock Murray.

    • Draft2Digital

      Get to know Draft2Digital from the source itself!

    • Spotlight 4- HarperCollins Christian Publishing

    • Spotlight 5- Love Inspired

    • Spotlight 6- Monarch Books and Lion Fiction at Lion Hudson

    • Spotlight 7- Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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    You must be at least 18 years old to attend conference without a parent/guardian present with you at all times.

    Participation of an individual presenter, agent, editor, or publisher in the ACFW conference does not constitute endorsement by ACFW. Conference attendees are advised to use due diligence and take personal responsibility when choosing industry professionals with whom to schedule appointments or enter into agreement.