It has become harder and harder to keep Catholic authors who began their careers with small, niche Catholic houses loyal once they become popular.
One area of publishing where brand loyalty reigns is in religious books, and Roman Catholic books in particular, largely resulting from market fragmentation.
The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.
Looking at core religious works as literary texts, one with possibly unreliable narrators, rather than as the literal word of God might serve us all better.
Penguin Books India has recalled American Indoligist Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, sparking a debate about publishing freedoms.
As Chaplain of The Colbert Report and a bestselling author, Rev. James Martin S.J. is one few religious figures to star on the mass media. Here, the bestselling author discusses his career and beliefs.
Norway’s Bible Society turned a new translation of the Bible into a surprise bestseller by marketing more like a pop culture novel than a religious text.
The devout of all faiths adore their books. They mark their most cherished passages and pass them on to the next generation. Can the same ever be said for a digital edition?
Harper Collins will publish Sarah Palin’s latest book, A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas, which will call for a renewed emphasis on the holiday’s religious importance.
Christian publishing continues to grow internationally, especially in the global south, but faces the same challenges as general trade publishers.