Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Random thoughts on marketing of Christian speculative fiction

I've been surfing the net, checking out blogs and reading the pulse. You may recall we toured about Trackers by Kathryn Mackel last week and discussed the fact that her publisher dropped the third book in what was scheduled to be a trilogy. This is happening/ CAN happen to authors in Christian publishing and elsewhere as we've seen by Holly Lisle's concerns about the remainder of her trilogy started by Talyn.

What can readers do?

Katie Hart shares an open letter to publishers about the frustration readers face with unfinished stories.

Rebecca Miller shares a two part study on what readers can do: Part one is here and here is the second part. The comments are worth reading as well...some interesting conversation happening out there.

Also, Rebecca posted at the group blog Speculative Faith with an interview with editor Nick Harrison from Harvest House regarding Christian spec fic.

Karen Hancock has a new book up her sleeve, but she's not giving out much for hints!

Any other thoughts?

1 comment:

Becky said...

Valerie, thanks for the link and for the information about Katie Hart's blog. I think this conversation is valuable, especially if we take to heart our responsibility in telling others about the books we love.

My new challenge: buy a good book, read it, AND tell five other people they need to go out and read it.

Merry Christmas,

Becky