Get to know Dan:
Dan started in Christian publishing in 1983 and over the years has been involved in the business side of the industry in marketing, sales, foreign and domestic rights management, audio books, digital publishing, and acquisitions.
He spent five years working with The Steve Laube as an agent, leaving temporarily in late 2018 to focus time on a publishing-related venture he owned before returning in early 2021.
Dan served on the board of the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association, the trade association for Christian publishers in the U.S. and was board chairman of the Global Publishers Alliance, a group of U.S.-based publishing executives involved in mentoring Christian publishers in other countries. He was an original member of the advisory board of the Christy Awards (now part of ECPA) and involved in training and mentoring Christian publishers through Media Associates International. (www.littworld.org)
Dan is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in Communications and has been married to Carol for 40+ years. They live in Wheaton, Illinois and have four grown children and six granddaughters.
Do I Need an Agent?
This presentation will cover what an agent does, help a new author determine if they need one, how to get their attention and what an agent will do for you. Based on the goals of an author, an agent might not be necessary. But an agent is needed, certain things need to be understood about how an agent works and how they can benefit the author.
Steve Laube Agency – Dan Balow, Agent
I am looking for authors of nonfiction for adults but will consider non-fiction for younger groups once in a while. I will also expand to consider compelling content for children. I do not represent authors of fiction. In a 15 minute meeting, I would like to hear a one minute summary of a book, why the author feels they need to write it and the audience they envision for the book. I'd also like to hear other ideas you have, since any agent is looking to establish an ongoing professional relationship with an author.See more at: http://www.stevelaube.com
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