I have been closely associated with Rick Christian and Alive Communications for twenty years. That is long enough to test the authenticity of a personal relationship and the professional competence required when dealing with numerous publishers and many books. This is literary agency at its best: impeccable honesty, personal attentiveness, skilled advocacy, and wise counsel. I started out with a literary agent and ended up with a friend.
– Eugene Peterson, Translator of The Message
“I’ve been a long time-client of Alive Communications, and they’ve taken my career places I wouldn’t have dreamed. No other literary agency has their clout, integrity and influence in the publishing and film worlds. My latest contract, negotiated by Rick Christian, is an absolute work of art, suitable for framing. There has never been a more gifted, dedicated, demanding agent in the business. All that and he prays daily for me, my family and my writing. With Rick as my agent, I am the most blessed author ever.”
– Karen Kingsbury, New York Times best-selling author
Alive Communications is known as a literary agency with strong editorial skills and great marketing instincts. Its success as an agency is well documented and irrefutable. Alive has played a vital role in helping me to find great books and talented authors. I maintain a close relationship with the remarkable team of agents at this incredible agency.
– Rolf Zettersten, Vice President, Hachette Books
After countless rejections by lesser known literary agents, Alive took a big gamble on a couple of nobodies telling a wild tale about a real somebody. Alive caught our vision and launched our career to something much greater than we could have ever dreamed with multi-book and movie deals.
– Denver Moore, New York Times best-selling author
Alive Communications has played a huge role in the development and maturity of our industry. All of the agents who work there are real professionals, with a great deal of publishing and marketing experience, an uncanny instinct for trends, and a profound understanding of what makes a book connect with its intended audience. Alive is an essential part of our publishing strategy.
– Ron Beers, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Tyndale House Publishers
The Alive agents are an incredible force in the industry–a powerhouse that really shines. The agents know the pulse of the industry–both where it is and where it’s likely to be in the future–because they’ve written extensively and have held the top jobs at various publishing houses. I always enjoy hearing from an Alive agent because they do their homework and come to the table with some of the biggest ideas and freshest voices in fiction.
– Allen Arnold, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Thomas Nelson
The best in the business. Alive Communications is about more than just better deals. They personify value-added to every publishing agreement and have guided me to a more focused approach, writing less and producing more.
– Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times best-selling author