|Kregel, Gilead partner in new fiction publishing initiative|
|Written by Christine D. Johnson|
|Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:14 PM America/New_York|
Jerry Kregel, executive vice president of publishing, Kregel Publications, and Dan Balow, president and publisher of Gilead Publishing, announce the fall publication of the 50th Anniversary Edition of the 10 million–copy, best-selling novel Christy by Catherine Marshall.
The commemorative edition of Christy will also be the inaugural release by a new cooperative venture uniting Gilead and Kregel. Gilead, a newly formed company providing quality Christian fiction for a broad range of readers, is partnering with Kregel, which will exclusively produce, promote, distribute and sell the Gilead line.
“The agreement with Kregel allows us to focus on acquiring, developing and publishing great novels for fiction readers both Christians and those who want something to read that gives hope and encouragement,” Balow said. “We hope to be an example of how two companies can work together to accomplish something greater than either could separately.”
Kregel believes in the value of this partnership.
“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Gilead in this venture,” Kregel said. “The fiction that Gilead is producing goes hand in hand with the vision that has driven our own fiction line and will give us a greatly expanded market position in Christian fiction.”
Christy was first published in 1967 and by August 1968 had become a very early Christian entry into the rarified world of national best sellers. The 50th Anniversary Edition of the title will commemorate the year that set new records for Christian publishing. Format and release details will be announced soon.