EDITORIAL 2022

Session One

Is The Trade Book Dead?

What are readers looking for? Is it different from the typical trade book format? If so, what is it? This session will explore all the creative ways to update the trade book format.

Author
Kelsey Bowen

Senior Acquisitions Editor at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Author
Patnacia Goodman

Nonfiction Acquisitions Editor at Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Session Two

Making Theology More Accessible

Author
Devin Maddox

Books Publisher at B&H Publishing Group, and director of the books ministry area at Lifeway

Author
Ashley Marivittori Gorman

Associate Publisher at B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of Lifeway Christian Resources.

Author
Mary Wiley

Author of Everyday Theology, an eight-week Bible study exploring essential doctrines and why they matter in our everyday lives.

Session Three

Fostering Author & Agent Relationships

This panel will discuss the various approaches to fostering good relationships with authors and their agents. Moderated by Susan McPherson, author acquisitions editor for David C Cook

Author
Michael Covington

VP of Publishing & Acquisitions, David C Cook

Author
Judy Dunagan

Acquisitions Editor of Women’s Bible Studies and Books, Moody Publishers

Author
Samuel D. James

Associate Acquisitions Editor, Crossway Books

Author
Susan McPherson

Author Acquisitions Editor for David C Cook and their new imprint for women, Esther Press

Session Four

Unique Storytelling

This session will dive into creative ways to approach writing and develop content.

Author
Dave Schroeder

Director of Publishing & Consumer Products, WTA Media and Publisher for K-LOVE Books, the main imprint for EMF Publishing

Author
Ryan Whitaker Smith

Filmmaker and Author

Session Five

Pursuing and Sustaining Diverse Content and Authors

What is relevant to a more urban audience? How can editors foster growth and development for minority authors?

Author
Jevon Bolden

Founder and CEO of Embolden Media Group

Author
Kyle Hatfield

Acquisitions Editor – Children and Family, Harvest House Publishers

Author
Dorena Williamson

Author, Speaker, Bridge-builder

Session Six

Balancing Writing Skills and Platform When Working with Authors

How to coach and work with authors who have large platforms but are not skilled writers. How to coaching and work with amazing writers who don’t have large platforms.

Author
Deborah Sáenz Gonzalez

Associate Acquisitions and Developmental Editor, NavPress

Brain Trust Leads

Team Member

Trillia Newbell

Author, Acquisitions Director
Moody Publishers

Team Member

Susan McPherson

Author Acquisitions Editor
David C Cook

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