The Inside Scoop of Publishing Fiction

Today on The ARC, acquisitions and social media editor Shaina Turner walks us through the process of fiction acquisition and gives us a sneak peek at what her daily duties look like.

Here’s an excerpt:

The acquisition process differs slightly depending on the company and department, but at Tyndale House Crazy4Fiction, we start off by receiving proposals and manuscripts from various agents in the Christian and secular industry. The proposal typically consists of a summary, short hook, comparable titles, and a few sample chapters. If the proposal catches our eye, our acquisitions editors (or AEs) read it through and discuss whether the author and novel would be a good fit for our company and line of products. When acquiring, we’re often working more than a year out. So that means that if we acquire a novel now, in April 2016, it will most likely release in the spring or summer of 2017!

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Joy Reschke

Joy Reschke

Joy serves as the Digital Marketing Specialist at Tyndale House Publishers. As a digi-hostess, she enjoys interpersonal communication, email marketing, and customer journey mapping. In her spare time, Joy runs, reads, and travels.