Give Us Your Best Questions! The Christy Award Celebration Blog Tour

10 Oct

Amy Green, senior fiction publicist at Bethany House Publishers, is taking your questions about publishing as a run-up to The Christy Awards in November. (If you don’t know what a publicist does, basically she is in charge of author marketing tasks — everything from arranging book tours and sending out review copies to setting up interviews and running BHP’s social media.)

Sometimes, publishing can seem like a complex, mysterious world, especially for writers and readers on the outside looking in. At the upcoming Art of Writing conference, a panel of editors, marketers, and publishers will be answering questions you might have, as well as sharing some insight on the strengths and weaknesses of Christian fiction and where they’re excited to see it go next.

Take a look at the great people who will be weighing in: Beth Adams (Senior Editor at Howard Books), Karen Watson (Publisher of Fiction at Tyndale House Publishers), Dan Balow (Owner and President of Gilead Publishing) and Chris Fabry (Novelist and radio show host).

But, to make the panel as helpful as possible, Amy thought it might be fun to get some feedback from all of you. That’s right . . . this is your chance to ask the burning questions you’ve always wondered about the world of Christian fiction. To do that, click on the survey button below. They’d love to hear from you, and they’ll be choosing a few of the questions to ask at the event!



We’d love to see you at the upcoming Art of Writing Conference and Christy Awards! You can find out more about the event below, or if you’re already convinced, you can register here.

About the Art of Writing Conference: The Art of Writing is designed to bring Christian creatives and publishing curators together for a half day of intensive seminars that celebrate the creative life, provide practical tips for overcoming challenges in a rapidly-changing industry, and answer questions authors are asking.

The speakers represent a wide range of roles and areas of expertise. Andrew Peterson, young adult writer and founder of the Rabbit Room, will give advice on how to create and benefit from a vibrant creative community, while Wheaton College professor Theon Hill, Ph.D. will present a survey of the obstacles and opportunities of diversity in Christian fiction. Authors will receive encouragement for the ups and downs of the writing life from blogger Carrie Schmidt and author, agent, and ACFW public relations liaison Cynthia Ruchti. Finally, a panel of representatives from major ECPA publishers will share insider information on where the genre has been, where it’s going, and the exciting changes they see in today’s market for writers. Learn more about the speakers and sessions here.



Christy Award Celebration Blog Tour

Monday, October 9: Top Ten Writing Industry Issues at Seekerville
Tuesday, October 10: Give Us Your Best Questions at By the Book
Wednesday, October 11: Interview with Dr. Theon Hill at Reading is My Superpower
Thursday, October 12: Celebrating the Christy Awards…With a Giveaway! at Bethany House Fiction
Friday, October 13: Quiz: Pick Your Gala Dress at Dani Pettrey’s blog
Saturday, October 14: Eight Reasons to Come to The Art of Writing at The Power of Words
Sunday, October 15: Interview with Carrie Schmidt at Bookworm Mama
Monday, October 16: Interview with Cynthia Ruchti at Just Commonly
Tuesday, October 17: Christy Nominee Bingo and Giveaway at Faithfully Bookish
Wednesday, October 18: The Unofficial Readers’ Choice Cover Awards at Singing Librarian Books

9 Responses to “Give Us Your Best Questions! The Christy Award Celebration Blog Tour”

  1. Vicky D October 12, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    1. You must get a ton of books submitted to you. How do you choose which one to publish? Do you really read each one?
    2. How do you tell a author that you have already published that the book that they are currently submitting is just not good?
    3. Why does it take so long for the next book in a series to come out?

    • rbclibrary October 12, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      Thanks for the great questions! Be sure to take the survey. The link is in the body of the post.

  2. Paula Emmons October 12, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    What are the determining factors for a book to be published as a paperback or a hardback?

    • rbclibrary October 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

      Good question! Make sure to click on the link to take the survey and get your questions recorded.

  3. M.E. October 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    How has Christian fiction changed over the years? I know it’s become more popular and more accepted by Christians, but I know that wasn’t always the case (mostly when the subject involved magic, mythology, or fantasy). Would love to know a brief history of how things have changed. Thanks!

    • rbclibrary October 13, 2017 at 5:13 am #

      Be sure to click on the Take Survey link to get your wonderful question recorded!

  4. Kim Potter October 18, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    Do you publish all books by writers that you’ve already signed? Or what’s the process for choosing which to print?

    • rbclibrary October 18, 2017 at 7:01 am #

      Be sure to take the survey on this post to get your question recorded. Thanks for visiting!


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