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A Brave New World for Christian Bookselling: @SPCKPublishing CEO Sam Richardson answers questions from the trade

A Brave New World for Christian Bookselling: @SPCKPublishing CEO Sam Richardson answers questions from the trade

IN A PRESS RELEASE issued on Wednesday afternoon, 7 October 2015, two of the UK’s leading Christian publishers, the respected conservative evangelical IVP and the much-loved champions of theological diversity SPCK, announced that they were joining forces with immediate effect.

Whilst some in the trade were aware that IVP was experiencing some financial difficulties, this development — which has significant implications for the wider trade as well as for the two publishers and their staff — appears to have taken everyone completely by surprise.

My thanks, therefore, to Sam Richardson, SPCK’s CEO, who has very kindly offered to answer some questions fielded from members of the Christian Authors, Booksellers and Publishers facebook group about the agreement. Some issues can’t be addressed as freely as some might wish at this stage due to legal constraints and staff consultations that are still in progress, but I hope that all readers will accept Sam’s assurances in the spirit of openness and respect for due process with which they are intended and, even more importantly, heed the call for patience, prayer and continued trade commitment with which he concludes. As always, all comments welcome. Continue reading

A New Home for Young David

A New Home for Young David

CONGRATULATIONS to Young David as he prepares to leave Crafty Publishing to take up residence in a new home with SPCK who, I’m told, have promised him a much grander palace to share with his muse, Fiona Veitch Smith, and his artistic director, Amy Warmington (née Barnes). Fiona herself is delighted by the development and has … Continue reading

News Roundup: The Good News on Friday Edition

NO DOUBT there are many more good news stories kicking around out there waiting to be told, but today, three will suffice… By Royal Appointment, Booksellers to the Queen… CLC Wholesale join PubEasy – Official Announcement SPCK Shortlisted for IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year Award Update, 10/3/2011: Follow on report from the team … Continue reading

News Roundup: The Awards and Congratulations Edition

OVER THE LAST MONTH or so we seem to have had a plethora of awards in the Christian book trade, so without further ado, congratulations all round to those who’ve won, commiserations to the runners-up, and one or two other congratulatory notes as well because there’s more, much more, to life than winning awards. Rumours of … Continue reading

News Roundup: Baker Academic move to SPCK | Hodder titles now available from IVP | Letchworth Christian Bookshop hold Bible Reading Marathon | Living Oasis Phase 2 Openings Delayed | and more…

Baker Academic move to SPCK Hodder titles now available from IVP Letchworth Christian Bookshop hold Bible Reading Marathon Living Oasis Phase 2 Openings Delayed Unicorn Tree Books flood claim declined Web Shops for Churches Women in Christian Publishing Inaugural Event Baker Academic move to SPCK AS ANNOUNCED IN DECMBER LAST YEAR following their acquisition of 200 … Continue reading

Votewise Now!

Robert Willoughby reviews ‘Votewise Now!’: “I cannot recommend this book’s 116 pages highly enough – get ‘Votewise Now!’ and get voting with greater confidence.” Continue reading

Debts of the former SPCK bookshop chain: Church Times letter

Matt Wardman writes:

We have a letter published in the Church Times this week about the former SPCK bookshop chain. Kudos to the CT for putting it outside the paywall, where everyone can see it.

A fuller version, with a few points about the J Mark Brewer attempt (known to us as the Great Texan Wild Goose Chase) to dodge debts by putting a sort-of conflation of various bits of his organisations into Bankruptcy in South Texas, declaring lots of debts but none of the assets, is in this week’s Bookseller – but they don’t always put letters online. Continue reading