122 – The Importance of Legacy with Guest Steve Laube

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The Importance of Legacy with Guest Steve LaubeWhat legacy are you leaving for those behind you? As writers, it’s so important for us to know and preserve legacies not just in our own lives, but in Christian publishing. Our guest, Steve Laube, shares how the industry is about to lose a legacy, and what he is doing—and YOU can do—to help preserve it.

About Steve Laube

Steve Laube, president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency, is a veteran of the bookselling industry with nearly 40 years of experience. In the 80s he was a bookstore manager and was awarded the National Store of the Year by the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). He then spent over a decade with Bethany House Publishers and was named the Editor of the Year by AWSA. Over sixteen years ago he became an agent where he and his agency have represented nearly 2,000 new books and Steve was named Agent of the Year by ACFW. He is the President of The Christian Writers Institute and publishes the annual Christian Writers Market Guide (also available online). In addition, he is the owner and President of Enclave Publishing one of the premier publishers of Christian fantasy and science fiction.

Saving a Legacy

In this podcast, guest Steve Laube talks about the importance of holding onto our heritage so we can share it with those who come behind us. That’s why he started a kickstarter campaign to save the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. For decades the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference has been the industry standard for Christian writers conferences. It offers an amazing opportunity for writers to learn about the publishing industry, grow in craft, network with writers, editors, agents and other publishing professionals, and most important, to commune with God in the beautiful redwoods of California.

Visit the Kickstarter campaign page to learn more about the conference and what you can do if you’re interested in attending or contributing to help save this writers conference.

The fight to save a legacy! #SaveMHCWC @karenball1 @stevelaubeagent Share on X

What kind of legacy do you want to leave? What or whose legacies have impacted you most?


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  1. Patti Lee says:

    Thank you so much for having Steve share. I have been devastated at the news of the conference shutting down. Mount Hermon is the backbone of my entire writing life and legacy. I started attending there in the 80’s; a newbie knowing nothing. I have so many lifelong friends and industry connections from my years there, and now I teach at conferences and send my newbie clients to Mount Hermon. I’ve heard bits about the Kickstarter from others and Facebook, but I needed to hear the facts from “the horse’s mouth” (sorry, Steve). Now I’m ready to donate.

    • Erin Taylor Young says:

      Patti, I’m so glad that this podcast helped you get the info you needed! Karen and I totally agree with you about the treasure Mount Hermon is, and we were glad to have the opportunity to get the facts from Steve and help spread the word!

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