Tagged with Authentic Media

A Summer of Changes: Trade Distribution Update

A Summer of Changes: Trade Distribution Update

AUTUMN IS UPON US and with it an opportunity to look back over the changes this summer has wrought across the trade’s distribution channels. Whilst less dramatic than last year, this year’s changes have still been enough to disrupt supply and rock the boat for many. To summarise: Authentic Media have switched from in-house distribution to Marston; CLC Wholesale have relocated to Chester and are now wholesaling Premier magazines; Joining the Dots have (as previously reported) ceased trading; and Malcolm Down Publishing has moved to Booksource. Continue reading

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Distribution Update: All change as publishers switch distribution channels at “unprecedented scale and speed”

Distribution Update: All change as publishers switch distribution channels at “unprecedented scale and speed”

UPDATED 24/4/2014: Penfold Card and Gift announce trade distribution via Marston and appoint regional reps.

OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS a number of leading Christian publishers have switched distribution channels in what Brian Wilson, IVP’s Chief Executive, has described as “a totally unprecedented scale and speed of change, the like of which I have never witnessed in my 20 years in this trade.”

Those that have come to my attention so far are… Continue reading

Taming the Tiger withdrawn from sale after EA investigation

Taming the Tiger withdrawn from sale after EA investigation

AUTHENTIC MEDIA have withdrawn the Christian bestseller Taming the Tiger from sale following an Evangelical Alliance investigation which concluded that “large sections of the book… which claim to tell the true story of Tony Anthony’s life, do not do so.” The extent of the alleged falsifications within the book — which include changed names and unverifiable claims about the author’s life as well as evidence of plagiarism — was reported at some length by Gavin Drake at the beginning of this month: Globe-trotting “Kung-Fu Bodyguard” evangelist investigated over biography lies (CrossWire, 1/7/2013). Continue reading

Supplier Update: Changes at Alban Books, Teal Press and TMD

Supplier Update: Changes at Alban Books, Teal Press and TMD

In this update: a few changes to the supply chain as Alban Books bid farewell to Augsburg Fortress but take on Kregel Academic and Mosaic Press; Teal Press venture into the world of social media with the launch of a facebook page and announce some changes in their trade representation; and TMD (Trust Media Distribution) hold onto Authentic Media and take on the full range of product from Make Believe Ideas. Continue reading

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

Chloe Lynch reviews Ali Martin and Liza Hoeksma’s “Heart to Heart: Eight ways to understand and heal your vital connection to God” – Our heart is the very core of who we are. Because of this, Scripture tells us to guard our hearts above all else. But how can we do this in the context of twenty-first century life? How can we understand what state our hearts are in right now and how can we bring ourselves to an attitude of honesty before God about the need for our hearts to be transformed and renewed? You’ll find some answers in this great new book… Continue reading

Trade Notes Roundup: Keeping track of the Supply Chain

A FEW LOOSE ENDS on the trade supply and distribution front, with a certain amount of to-and-fro between north and south as Authentic take Provident north  to Carlisle whilst No Frontiers head back down south to Eastbourne, that little hub of UK Christian trade activity. Authentic take over Exclusive Distribution for Provident Dernier Publishing: New … Continue reading

Wesley Owen: Excerpt from Press Release

Robin Parry has posted the following excerpt from a press release issued on Friday 18/12/2009: Authentic Book Publishing (including Paternoster)and 8 Wesley Owen Stores (Bath Birmingham, Bristol, Bromley, Coleraine, Derby, Glasgow and York) have been sold to Koorong, which is owned by the Bootes family. Based in Sydney, Koorong has 18 stores operating successfully throughout … Continue reading