Ecumenical publisher Paraclete Press is rescheduling the publication dates of two titles originally set for release in May and early June following the new coronavirus outbreak. The Neglected C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Riches of His Most Overlooked Books by Mark Neal and Jerry Root will now be released on June 18, while the new publication date for Recital of Love: Sacred Receivings by Keren Dibbens-Wyatt is July 9.
Jon Sweeney, publisher of the press, cited a “mostly disrupted book market at every level” due to the pandemic as the reason for delaying the publications.
“As with you all, we have realized this is not a ‘business as usual’ situation,” he said in a statement. “We are facing a mostly disrupted book market at every level. We hope and pray that things will come back into working order soon.”
Paraclete’s books slated for publication in March and April remain unaffected. Changes to book releases are not the only adjustments being within the book industry in light of Covid-19. Publishers across the nation have moved staff out of office, while booksellers have been forced to lay off employees in compliance with various lockdown and quarantine orders. Additionally, BookExpo and BookCon have been moved to July.