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Abingdon to close book on fiction line Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Monday, 13 July 2015 04:06 PM America/New_York

Neil-AlexanderAbingdon Press, an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, has officially decided to cease acquisitions of new fiction books.

As Christian Retailing reported in August 2014, Abingdon had been re-evaluating the strategy for its fiction line. The company has now confirmed the redirection in its publishing program.

"Abingdon Press will cease acquisition of new fiction titles," Abingdon President and Publisher Neil M. Alexander said. "All books under contract, which includes new titles scheduled through 2017, will be published and actively marketed as planned."

As reflected in the internal shifting reported last year, the closing of the fiction line will see the United Methodist publisher focusing more of its attention on Christian Living titles.

"Abingdon Press continues to invest in staff and marketing and sales efforts in several other aspects of its multi-line publishing program, including an expanding Christian Living product line," Alexander said.