Tyndale Releases New Title in Visual Journey Series
Tyndale House Publishers has released Les Misérables: An Engaging Visual Journey, the second in the Visual Journey series that began with Hinds’ Feet in High Places: An Engaging Visual Journey in fall 2017. The inaugural book has sold over 50,000 copies, selling more copies in the last year than in its first year, according to the publisher.
Les Misérables: An Engaging Visual Journey, abridged by Jim and Terri Kraus, is Victor Hugo’s story of compassion, forgiveness, justice, and the will to survive amid the French Revolution. This special edition includes French-inspired watercolor paintings, decorative script, vintage imagery, and character bios.
Upcoming editions of reimagined classics include A Christmas Carol: An Engaging Visual Journey (fall 2021) and The Hiding Place: An Engaging Visual Journey (spring 2022).
Cook Creates Position for Action Bible Leadership
David C Cook, publisher of the bestselling The Action Bible, a comic-based version of Scripture, has created a new role—v-p for the Action Bible Portfolio—and named long-time DCC employee Amy Konyndyk to the position. Konyndyk joined Cook in 2008 and worked closely with illustrator Sergio Cariello and the editorial team to prepare The Action Bible for release in 2020.
“There is no one better suited for this new role than Amy Konyndyk,” said Michael Covington, v-p of publishing and acquisitions. “She has invested more than a decade in the Action Bible product line." The product line includes illustrated Bibles, curriculum, video, and devotionals, with 82 million units in print across 41 languages.
RBmedia Names New Publisher, Partnerships
Audiobook producer RBmedia has named Mark Warner as the new publisher for Christian Audio and leader of Christianaudio.com, its digital direct business. And it announced exclusive partnerships between its Christian Audio brand and three leading Christian publishers
Warner, who led the efforts to sign the new publishing agreements, brings 15 years of experience at HarperCollins Christian Publishing to the position. He will acquire all content for Christian Audio, manage partner relations, and oversee growth for the brand.
The new partnerships are with InterVarsity Press (IVP), Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing (P&R), and 1517 Media, publishing ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Doornbos to Retire from DCC
David C Cook announced the retirement of Cris H. Doornbos, who has spent almost 16 years as CEO of the Christian publisher, which is based in Colorado Spring. Doornbos, whose career includes 38 years in the Christian publishing and communications industry, will end his tenure as CEO on April 2, but will remain as a consultant until August 16. COO Scott Miller will serve as interim CEO starting April 2.
"We are grateful to Cris for the way his leadership has brought together three major ministry sectors—books, curriculum, and worship music—under a united vision that serves the local church around the corner and around the globe,” said board chairman Todd Rankin.
Cook has retained Torrey N. Foster, Jr., of Korn Ferry to conduct the search for a new CEO.