(To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog). What’s it like to actually try to publish a Mormon-themed book? As an author, how many copies are you likely to sell, and how much money do you stand to make? And how do Mormon authors view the implications of the recent acquisition of Seagull Book and Tapes and Covenant communications by Deseret Book?
As we continue part 3 in our series on this acquisition, we interview Christopher Bigelow, president of Zarahemlabooks.com, and author of multiple Mormon themed books, including Mormonism For Dummies and The Mormon Tabernacle Enquirer.
- In the first half of this interview, Christopher discusses his early years as a Dungeons and Dragons publisher in high school, through his years as a writer for Ensign magazine.
- In the second half, Christopher discusses his journey as a publisher of Mormon books, and opines on the recent acquisition of Seagull/Covenant from a Mormon author’s perspective.