How Books

Get Acquired

at HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Online course with Jenny Baumgartner, Sr. Acquisition Editor, Nelson Books

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HOW BOOKS GET ACQUIRED

at HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Gain a clear understanding of how a book is acquired and published from inside one of the world’s leading publishers.

Jenny Baumgartner

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 Jenny is Senior Acquisitions Editor at Nelson Books, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. She’s been in Christian publishing since 1998 when she joined Thomas Nelson’s gift book division. Since then, she has edited both nonfiction and fiction, partnering with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and the newly released A Serial Killer’s Daughter by Kerri Rawson, which was featured on the cover of Peopleand was the subject of a two-hour 20/20 special.

Learn First Hand

  • Which projects are considered for acquisition, which are not, and what you need to do for your book.
  • How she works with authors and how it differs from working with agents.
  • What to include in your book proposal and why the proposal is so important.

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  • Who determines whether a book is acquired
  • What happens in each step of the acquisitions and publishing process
  • What to expect when a book releases and what to expect when the publisher moves to the next season of new releases
  • What relationships an author has inside the publishing house–what to expect and what not to expect

Your Questions Answered

Jenny will reserve time at the end of the webinar to answer your questions and more, such as:

  • What is the best thing you can do to get your book acquired by a traditional publisher?
  • What can a self-published author do to get acquired by a traditional publisher?

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  • How are the acquisitions and publishing processes different between fiction and nonfiction?
  • What is an average advance and what influences the amount of an advance?
  • What is an average marketing budget and what influences the amount of marketing attention a book will receive?
  • What happens after a book is accepted for publication?

You’re working hard to write and develop your book.

You dream of getting it published and feel called to share it with as many people as possible. Yet, publishing feels so difficult to understand. It’s confusing and overwhelming and hard to even know where to start.

This FREE webinar, How Books Get Acquired at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, can help you get a clear understanding of what it looks like for a book to get acquired and published from inside one of the world’s leading publishers (HarperCollins Christian Publishing publishes more than half of the top 50 bestselling Christian books).

In this webinar, Jenny Baumgartner, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Nelson Books, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, will walk you through the book acquisition and publishing process. Jenny has been in Christian publishing since 1998 when she joined Thomas Nelson’s gift book division. Since then, she has edited both nonfiction and fiction, partnering with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors.

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