ICRS

Update on ICRS

I’ve spent the last several days at ICRS in Denver and like most everyone who attended, I’m exhausted! It’s just like any event where you’re “on” non-stop for 13 hours a day. While it can be a blast, it wears you out! I’ll spend the next few days compiling my notes from all my meetings…
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What is ICRS?

I’m spending most of this week preparing for my meetings at ICRS, so I thought I’d explain it to you in case you’re wondering. ICRS stands for International Christian Retail Show. If you’re familiar with BEA (Book Expo America), ICRS is a smaller version for the Christian publishing and retailing world. It’s a trade show,…
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ICRS Part Three: Tidbits from Editors

On the Saturday before ICRS officially began, I attended a gathering of published novelists. They had invited editors and agents to participate in panel discussions, and I knew the questions would be interesting, coming from multi-published authors.So, I sat on the agent panel along with Janet Grant, Steve Laube, Danielle Egan-Miller, Joanna Mackenzie, and Wendy…
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ICRS Part Two: Publisher News

I thought you might be interested in a few specifics from my publisher meetings:Abdingdon Press (a Methodist house) is starting a new fiction line, headed by Barbara Scott (formerly of Zondervan). Their line will NOT be denominationally focused and they’ll be open to Catholic and Jewish themes/authors. They’ll be publishing mostly new authors to begin…
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Recovering from ICRS

I’m back! Coming to you “live” from Colorado once again. I know dozens of people have already blogged about ICRS but honestly, when I got home I was SO exhausted and I am so buried with follow-up that I haven’t been able to even THINK about blogging. I’ve managed to get my thoughts together so…
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I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.