Zondervan Reups with Gift Book Author

Mona Harper of Good Eye Management sold world rights to Zondervan gift associate acquisitions editor Danielle Peterson and Zondervan Books associate publisher Stephanie Smith to two new books by artist and poet Morgan Harper Nichols. The first book in the contract, How Far You Have Come, will feature poetry, personal essays, and original artwork with four-color spreads throughout. It’s scheduled to release in March 2021 through the Zondervan Gift division. A yet-to-be-titled two-color trade book is slated to be published in October 2021 through the Zondervan Books division. Nichols’s debut, All Along You Were Blooming (Zondervan Gift, 2020), featured artwork and poetry, and hit the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list, according to the publisher.

Imes Returns to IVP

In a deal brokered directly with the author, IVP’s Anna Gissing bought world rights to Being God’s Image by Carmen Joy Imes (Bearing God’s Name). The book, which is slated for publication in spring 2022, will explore the difference between bearing God’s name and God’s image, including "implications for human identity, vocation, gender relations, creation care, ethics, and eschatology," according to the publisher.

Broadleaf Goes ‘Wilde’

Valerie Weaver-Zercher at Broadleaf Books bought world rights to a book by Caleb Wilde, a sixth-generation funeral director. The untitled work of adult nonfiction will examine the afterlife and ancestral presence from a progressive Christian perspective, according to the publisher. Wilde represented himself in the deal.

Tyndale Takes One for Moms

Becky Brandvik, senior director, Tyndale Gift & Specialty, took world rights to a book by literary agent Blythe Daniel and her mother Dr. Helen McIntosh for a book tentatively titled I Love You, Mom: 30 Inspirations to Personalize with Love and Affection. The devotional, which is slated to release in February 2022, features readings and journal prompts geared toward mothers. Daniel represented herself and McIntosh in the deal.

‘Faces’ Lands at Paraclete
Jon Sweeney at Paraclete took world rights directly from author Roger Hutchison (The Very Best Day) to Faces: A Love Story. The picture book for readers of all ages features illustrations of diverse people, and it’s slated for publication in January 2021. "We need reminders of our diversity and the stories we tell through colors, shapes, scars, ages, and expressions, now more than ever as we live in quarantine," says Sweeney. "And when life returns to normal, we think people will cherish these faces more than they ever did before."

Elisabeth Elliot Bio Lands at B&H

Clarissa Dufresne, customs and specialty books publisher for B&H, bought world rights to bestselling author Ellen Vaughn’s authorized Elisabeth Elliot biography. Becoming Elisabeth Elliot will be based on unpublished, private journals of the Christian author and missionary, and it’s slated for publication on September 15. Wolgemuth and Associates represented Vaughn in the deal.