The Power of Representation

May 16, 2015
Hosted by Athena Dean Holtz

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Do you need an agent to become a published author? Is the only door into a traditional publisher through an agent? What is the role of an agent, and how important is it? These are some of the questions we’ll be answering on the next episode of “Publishing Today: Clear Direction for a Changing Industry.” Join Athena Dean Holtz and her guests to discuss “The Power of Representation” and find out the inside scoop on literary agents from some of the best in the business. Over the last 25 years, the Christian publishing industry has changed their acquisitions model dramatically. Gone are the days of “slush piles” of hundreds and sometimes thousands of unsolicited manuscripts where in house readers and editors reviewed the work of potential authors and responded to 90+ percent of the submissions with a rejection letter. Today in the publishing industry, agents play a vital role in the traditional publishing process. Listen in and discover the power of representation!

Publishing Today: Clear Direction for a Changing Industry

Publishing Today: Clear Direction for a Changing Industry

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Our program is designed to educate and empower aspiring authors, thought leaders, business owners and others with a story to tell. Publishing is big business and with that comes a jungle of options rife with potential dangers. This show will be a resource to help you determine the best way to get your message into print, and uncover avenues to reach your audience, or potential audience. Each weekly show will also feature a special segment called “Ask Athena” that will directly answer your questions on any publishing, branding, or book marketing topic.

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Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz is the Publisher at Redemption Press and a recognized pioneer and leader in Christian self-publishing with over twenty five years in the field. A former co-founder and owner of WinePress Publishing, she has served as a book coach, speaker, mentor and frequent presenter on self-publishing and marketing at writer’s conferences. As a radio personality she hosted a weekly live radio program for women on two different Salem affiliated stations (www.alwaysfaithfulradio.com). Athena is a frequent blogger at www.athenadeanholtz.com and the author of three books, including "Consumed by Success: Reaching the Top and Finding God Wasn't There.” She resides in the Seattle area with her pastor-husband, Ross Holtz, and enjoys her role of wife and grandmother.

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