Randall Payleitner


Hello. My name is Randall Payleitner.

I am the Editorial Director at Moody Publishers (a mid-sized Christian publishing house in Chicago). I am also a Christian, husband, dad, son, brother, and friend. 

For more than a decade, I have done acquisitions, editorial, and some marketing work. I love good books. And, I believe everyone is better off/gets smarter when they read more books. 

Publishing is an amazing and ever-changing industry... Here is a list of things that were either off or below the radar when I started in publishing in 2005: ebooks, social media, online retailing (as the primary source for buying), smartphones, tablets, blogs, print-on-demand... and that's just off the top of my head. Come along with me as we explore the bold world of publishing in 2017 and beyond. To that end, I will post three types of things on this site:

  • I will write about what it's like to be a part of the publishing world, and the process of making books.
  • I will introduce you to other sites, people, lists, and links all related to publishing and books.
  • I will write short book reviews to help you, quickly, be able to figure out what to read next.

Contact me.

If you'd like more information about this site, book publishing, or having me come speak/teach... write a note below.

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All opinions expressed on this site are my own. They do not reflect the opinions of my employer (or anyone else).