Pocket Books has acquired the rights to publish the paperback edition of Parish the Thought: An Inspirational Memoir of Growing Up Catholic in the 1960s by John Ruane. Originally self-published in June 2007 under Ruane's own Roswell Press imprint, Parish the Thought has nearly sold out its 5,000-copy hardcover print run and garnered endorsements and reviews from such Catholic luminaries as Pope Benedict XVI, Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton Gregory and Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago. The pub date for the Pocket edition is Oct. 7.

Orbis Books, the publishing arm of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Ossining, N.Y., has promoted Bernadette Price to associate publisher. She was formerly marketing manager. In her new role, Price will oversee international marketing, electronic and new media initiatives, and special project development. She will also be primarily responsible for Maryknoll Productions, a line of educational video and print materials.