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LandSoonCome Front Cover Art WebMeet CBP’s newest author, Barbara Coyle, and learn about her children’s book In the Land of “Soon Come.”

In the Land of “Soon Come” is an account of Coyle’s experiences in Negril, Jamaica. Coyle has been travelling to Negril and taking mission groups to the Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church since 2006, where she worked with Franciscan Fr. Jim Bok, a Cincinnati native and old friend of Coyle’s.

Coyle, a resident of West Chester, originally journaled her story to preserve the memories, and explain to her family why she felt so called to Negril. “Someday I want my children and grandchildren to know why this whole experience has been such a blessing,” she explained to me in a personal interview. Coyle didn’t consider publication until several years later, when she was thinking of various ways she could raise money for the Mary Gate of Heaven Parish. “All of a sudden, it was like I kept hearing in my heart, “Publish your book! Publish your book!” and I’m like “Who wants to read this story, God?”” But, like she allowed the voice to lead her to Jamaica, Coyle listened once more and began writing her children’s book.

Read more: Welcome to the Land of "Soon Come"

Welcome, writers and readers to Cincinnati Book Publishing's new blog. CBP staff and authors will be joining forces to bring you the best writing and marketing tips and publishing trends. 

First, a few words about me and our company.  I am an author, editor, and publisher with training and publications in American art, architectural, and political history. I fell in love with the publishing process and became enthused about reviving the Queen City's reputation as a publishing center. In 1992, I began my own consulting firm to manage fund-raising, writing, and publishing projects. Cincinnati Book Publishing grew out of that entity. Today, I manage the editorial department, while Tony Brunsman skillfully manages book design, production, and marketing. 

As executive editor for CBP, I field most inquiries about our editing and publishing services.

I find many would-be authors are frustrated with the traditional writing and publishing process.  Too many think the traditional process is rigged for insiders.  And, in some respects, that assumption is correct.

Traditional publishing with one of the "Big Five" New York City publishers is open primarily to authors with a successful record of published works and sales of 10,000 or more copies per title. While book sales are strong, economic pressures and volatility in the U.S. marketplace have dampened risk-taking among traditional publishers. The big houses will not accept unsolicited manuscripts; a prospective author must first contract with an agent who will sell the project to a publisher.

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