Here’s how Alive is different

Want to know about us? Well, we’re all about you. Our goal is to add value to the amazing work you’re already doing. Here’s how:

We get more value for your ideas.

We know you want to find the right publishing partner for your content. But you also want to make sure you’re getting a top-of-market deal. We’re trained negotiators, and we’ll be your advocates through every step of the deal-making process.

We align your book with everything else you do.

Your book is just one of the exciting things you’ve got going on. We get that, and we plan strategically so your book amplifies everything else that’s important to you – your organization, ministry, events, social media, or company revenue.

We help you position your idea in an ever-changing marketplace.

We’re the most accomplished faith-based literary agency around. We’re deeply familiar with the key people, trends, and secrets in our rapidly changing industry. That means we can position your book idea so it appeals to publishers and readers alike.

We provide hands-on strategy beyond the deal.

Some agents swoop in for the deal and vanish afterward. That’s not our style. We’re your partners through the whole process, offering hands-on strategy and support for proposal development, marketing strategy, titling and cover design, and more.

We protect your time and energy.

You might be wondering – how on earth can I squeeze writing a book into an already packed life? We keep the process of book publishing simple and remove the obstacles that threaten your productivity. You can simply stay focused on writing a bestselling book.

We enrich your content with editorial insight.

We love developing great ideas, and we offer editorial insights most agents can’t. How? Well, we’ve spent decades as publishers and acquisitions editors ourselves, so we know exactly how publishers think and what they’re looking for.

Our team of expert agents

Over eighty years of combined publishing industry experience. Tens of millions of dollars in winning deals. Countless lives enriched by our authors’ ideas. And at the center of it all, a heart for God, people, books, and business.

Bryan Norman

CEO & President

Lisa Jackson

Executive Vice President

Micah Renck

Publishing Coordinator

Kathleen Kerr

Literary Agent

Carly Kellerman

Literary Agent

Rachel Jacobson

Literary Agent

We love celebrating our clients’ successes.

“The best decision I’ve ever made for my writing career has been to partner with Lisa Jackson.

Her unique editorial perspective and sharp marketing instincts have helped take my work to the next level. Knowing Alive is in my corner frees me up as an author to do the work to which I feel most deeply called.”

Emily P. Freeman bestselling author of The Next Right Thing