Welcome to 2014. And with 2014 comes a new change to Marcher Lord Press. Steve Laube has officially purchased Marcher Lord Press from Jeff Gerke. There will be a question and answer post on Monday, January 6th on Steve’s own site that we will link when the post is up.The official press is as follows:
STEVE LAUBE BUYS MARCHER LORD PRESS
(Phoenix, AZ) Steve Laube, president of The Steve Laube Agency, has agreed to
purchase Marcher Lord Press, the premier publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy for the Christian market. The sale was finalized on January 1, 2014.
Laube has long been a champion of the genre, going back to his days as an acquisition editor at Bethany House Publishers. Jeff Gerke, the founder of Marcher Lord Press, said “I could not have found a better person to buy the company I started in 2008.”
Marcher Lord Press has a backlist of about 40 titles with many of them nominated or winning both Christy and Carol awards for being the best in their genre.
The new Marcher Lord Press will be run as a separate company from Steve Laube’s
literary agency. The agency, founded in 2004, has four agents and over 150 active
authors (www.stevelaube.com) with contracts for nearly 1,000 new books. Gerke will
focus his efforts on his freelance editorial and publishing service business and his own writing.
“The plan is to continue with what Jeff started and release between 4-8 new titles
in 2014,” Laube said. “I have long believed that this genre has been underserved in
our industry despite its inherent ability to tell ‘Fantastic’ stories of philosophical and