In the third and final episode in this series, Kathi is back with literary agent Kathleen Kerr and the art director for Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Meg Schmidt. Together, they wrap things up by exploring not only some more book covers but also what authors can do to make their team want to work with them again.
Listen in and learn:
- What book covers Kathi likes.
- The importance of communication in the publishing industry.
- What makes Meg want to work with an author.
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Meg Schmidt is an Art Director at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and has worked extensively in the Christian publishing world. In her free time she enjoys good food, witty cheers, and long walks in the great outdoors with her dog, Jo.
Kathleen believes in writers. With long experience in amplifying authors’ messages, she has the passion and expertise to come alongside writers as they hone their ideas and navigate a changing publishing landscape. She’s always on the lookout for the bold voices that are shaping conversations in today’s culture.
Before joining Alive, Kathleen served as an acquisitions editor at Zondervan and Harvest House Publishers. She worked with bestselling, debut, and award-winning authors, helping to refine their messages, build their careers, and partner in their ministries. She also worked as a bookseller at an independent bookstore, where she learned that there are few greater joys than introducing kids to the books that will shape their own stories.
Kathleen graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with degrees in French and English. She now lives with her husband, Noah, and their two daughters in Oregon’s Willamette valley. She can usually be found reading, camping, and creating chaos in the kitchen.
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