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Amy Sleper

Amy brings experience from her work with the Minnesota Book Awards, Milkweed Editions, the University of Minnesota Press, Ivory Tower Magazine, and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Writing. Before joining Xulon Press in 2016, she marketed academic religion textbooks and reference resources with Fortress Press in Minneapolis. Amy’s love for books began at an early age, and she went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities with a BA in English literature with studies in technical writing. She enjoys creative nonfiction, poetry, contemporary fiction, and literary classics.

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How to Pick the Right Title for Your Book

How to Pick the Right Title for Your Book

The moment has finally arrived: you’ve finished writing the book you’ve dreamed of and labored over devotedly. Now the time has come to brand it with a title and send it out into the world. But what will you call it? How can just a few words embody everything about your glorious book? Fear not, […]

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Grammatical Gray Areas: Subject-Complement Agreement

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments
Grammatical Gray Areas: Subject-Complement Agreement

Celebrating National Grammar Day and National Proofreading Day March is a month that calls for grammar nerds—like us—to celebrate. After all, March 4 is National Grammar Day, and March 8 is National Proofreading Day. On days like these, authors, editors, and proofreaders finally get the respect we deserve! (Oddly enough, I’m still waiting for my […]

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Writing Strong Female Characters

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on March 20, 2017 0 Comments
Writing Strong Female Characters

In an age of Women’s Marches and calls for equal pay for women, the question of femininity and what makes a strong woman is in the spotlight. Art reflects life, and the presence of strong female characters in fiction is in high demand, as girls and women alike look for characters to read about and emulate, […]

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Lent for Christian Writers

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on March 6, 2017 2 Comments
Lent for Christian Writers

The season of Lent has a rich history in the Christian tradition, calling for believers to prepare for Easter and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. As writers, our work always calls for observation and reflection of the events, emotions, people, and scenes around us. So how can we allow this rich period of […]

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Why Having a Target Audience for Your Book Matters

Filed in Marketing Your Book by on February 24, 2017 0 Comments
Why Having a Target Audience for Your Book Matters

You’ve done it! You’ve written your book and have committed to publish it. You’re probably excited to share the final product with the whole world. Well, maybe not the entire world, but your target audience is definitely all Christian readers of all ages in the United States at least, right? Believe it or not, many authors enter the publishing process […]

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