In case you haven't noticed, there is a shortage of men's resources being produced by Christian publishers today. Or at least that is the perspective of literary agent, Dan Balow. We learn about how the publishers are more incentivized to produce books and resources for women rather than men.
Dan helps us see this as an opportunity, especially for men who have a desire to become an author. You'll gain great perspective on the publishing industry and motivation for those of you who've thought about writing a book on any topic.
Dan Balow 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, audiobooks, digital publishing, and acquisitions.
A significant amount of his experience was with Tyndale House Publishers from the early 90’s to the mid-2000’s. While there, Dan developed a wide-ranging perspective on the industry, taken from involvement with hundreds of authors, thousands of books and a love for the business.
He spent five years working with this agency as an agent, leaving temporarily in late 2018 to focus time on a publishing-related venture he owned before returning in early 2021.
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 five granddaughters.