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Bruce R Barbour
Excellence in Literary Management

Bruce R Barbour has been active in book publishing for thirty years. He has held executive positions at several publishing houses including Fleming H Revell Company (family owned-business sold in 1979), Barbour and Company (co-founded and Exec VP in 1983-1986), Thomas Nelson (VP, Publisher, 1986-1993), and Random House (VP, Publisher 1994-1996). In 1997, Bruce founded Literary Management Group, Inc., a full service literary agency and publishing consulting firm that has represented best-selling authors and properties including Zig Ziglar, Sandra Felton and The Beginner's Bible and consulted with publishing houses including Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Gospel Light, Pneuma Life, Legacy, New Hope, White Stone Books and others.

 Literary Representation

Authors and Publishers know the benefit of having an experienced industry professional representing and working on behalf of the author to manage and facilitate all phases of the process, including: query; contract negotiations; and, communication.

Bruce's expertise in editorial, sales, marketing and management provide superior counsel and advice promising a mutually beneficial publishing experience for authors and publishers alike.

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 Consulting & Packaging

All owners or licensees of intellectual property can benefit from outside counsel from a consultant who has worked and managed in all areas of publishing, including: editorial; sales; marketing; production; operations; and, management.

Bruce's consulting services include: system audits; process development; management mentoring & training; re-engineering of organizational structure; turnarounds; start-ups; mergers & acquisitions; strategic planning; and, product development for authors looking for a turn-key solution to their self publishing efforts including, editorial, design, production, sales and distribution.