"I want two reactions: The first is, ‘Cool, I can sell that.’ And the second is: ‘What’s the book about?’ Because as a consumer, you will make a snap judgement on a title or cover, and you’ll say, ‘Cool, that looks interesting. What’s it about?”
— Premier Christian literary agent
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The world needs the distinct message God has put on your heart.
To keep this gift inside of you would deprive you and readers all over the world. This is why it’s so important that you win a book contract with a world-class publisher. Today is the day, not “someday.”
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In 2014, Caleb Breakey was desperate. He’d spent nearly a decade breaking into traditional publishing but only managed to sell 20,000 books. So he stopped writing for 4 years to learn internet marketing from a mentor who had spent $1 billion on online advertising. What good was a message, after all, if he couldn't get it out to the world? Now he’s helped hundreds of authors write books, build platforms, win book contracts, and transform the world through the written word.