Lil Copan serves as Senior Acquisitions Editor for general trade books at Fortress Press. Having previously worked in acquisitions for several religious publishing houses — Eerdman’s, Abingdon Press, Ave Maria Press, and Paraclete Press, among others — Copan brings two decades of experience to Eerdmans. Among her areas of expertise are trade line development, project management, author and platform cultivation, substantive editing, and cross-platform content development.
Copan has worked with an impressive array of bestselling authors, including Madeleine L’Engle, Scot McKnight, Debbie Blue, Amy Frykholm, Thomas Lynch, and Lauren Winner. She acquired Frederick Buechner’s Faces of Jesus for Paraclete in 2004 and was credited by Jana Riess in a 2011 Publishers Weekly interview for having “brilliantly suggested” the concept for her book Flunking Sainthood.
Online Video Training Presentation
Lil Copan: “Discovering What Publishers are Looking For” – free
- Topics in this presentation include researching publishers and agents, finding a good match, the 3 key elements that publishers look for, and more
- 60 minutes including Q&A
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