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Introduction | Attraction to Simpler Life, Simpler Times... Simpler Choices? |
| On My Nightstand... | How to Place an Author Book Order |
Online Marketing for Authors



Greetings, Authors!

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well during this holiday season.

As valued members of the WaterBrook Multnomah family, we wanted to create a way to keep you in the know about everything going on in-house and to put names and faces to all those who support you and your books here. With that in mind, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our new Author Update Newsletter. Each month, we plan to feature articles highlighting the editorial process, providing insights into effective marketing strategies, general writing tips and tricks, our interpretations of industry news, and of course, what's on our shelves right now. This newsletter is a collaboration between all of the departments here at WaterBrook Multnomah, so you'll read articles from people across the company in editorial, sales, marketing, and production.

We hope that you enjoy this first issue and of course, we would love to hear from you. If you have any requests for specific topics for us to cover or need anything at all, don't hesitate to contact your editor or marketer.

Blessings and Merry Christmas,

Steve Cobb
President, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


Attraction to Simpler Life, Simpler Times... Simpler Choices?

Shannon Marchese, Senior Editor - Fiction


When I borrowed the boxed set of Little House novels nearly twenty-five years ago, the nine books were in pristine condition. The butter-yellow paperbacks with firm spines and colorful Garth Williams illustrations drew me in like a fly to salt pork. And instead of taking tender care of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels, I read them to pieces, literally. I had to buy a replacement set for my cousin, and I continue reading that old, ratty set to this day. True confession... [Read More]

On My Nightstand...

Laura Barker, Editorial Director


The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson

The recipient of ACFW's 2011 Award for Romantic Suspense, this novel is set in and around 1920s Cleveland, Ohio, at the height of Prohibition. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention the author is a long-time friend, but the plot of her novel drew me in so quickly that I would enjoy the read even without that added connection. A unique combination of “bonnet book” and mafia mayhem, The Silent Order offers plenty... [Read More]

How to Place an Author Book Order

Joel Ruse - Sales Assistant / Author Sales


Greetings from Colorado Springs and the WaterBrook Multnomah Sales Department!

We are blessed to have the opportunity to place your material in the hands of those who are searching for answers to life's struggles and are constantly being reminded who the Giver of Life is!
Many of you are aware that I am your point of contact for the sales department regarding author orders and event schedules.  Thank you for continuing to update me on your event schedules which has been a great help to the sales team.  I have also been blessed to partner with your ministries and work along side your assistants who place your orders for each conference and speaking engagement. Please share the Ordering Procedures Letter included with this note with anyone who may place orders for you.  By contacting Customer Service directly, you will be assured quick and immediate assistance to fulfill your requested order.

If I can be of help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.  We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you and your ministry.

Joel Ruse
Sales Assistant / Author Sales

Online Marketing for Authors

Chris Sigfrids - Online Marketing Manager


Facebook. Twitter. Goodreads. LinkedIn. Scribd. Websites. Blogs. MySpace (ok... not MySpace). YouTube. Vimeo. GodTube. SiddharthaGautamaTube (okay, let's hope we never see that website launch). Klout. Hootsuite.

The list goes on...

As an author, how do you navigate the ever changing online landscape? What can you do to ensure that you're taking advantage of every opportunity online to create awareness of your books, your speaking schedule, blog or website?

The answer is easy: Download the WaterBrook Multnomah Online Marketing for Authors document.

This resource will walk you through setting up a Facebook page, how to use Twitter, using video to promote your books, building a website and so much more!

If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm here to help!

Chris Sigfrids
Online Marketing Manager
Phone: 719.268.1913