Majors Reups with Multnomah
Karen Yates at Yates & Yates has negotiated a world rights deal with Laura Barker, v-p and publisher for Multnomah, for two nonfiction books and a devotional from Katie Davis Majors (Daring to Hope, Kisses from Katie). The first, Safe All Along, is tentatively slated for spring 2023 and will “equip readers to experience peace that comes from trusting God in tumultuous times,” according to the publisher. The untitled devotional is slotted for fall 2023, with the second nonfiction book TBD.
Revell Takes a Trilogy
Rachel McRae at Revell acquired world rights from Janet Kobobel Grant of Books & Such Literary Management to The Suitcase Sisters trilogy by novelist Robin Jones Gunn. The novels feature three best girlfriends in midlife who discover God as they travel the world. The first book, Tea for Elephants, is set in Kenya and will be released in November 2023. Details about the second and third novels, which are set to be published in May and October 2024, are to be determined.
IVP to Expand FNV Bible Translation
InterVarsity Press is planning a follow-up to 2021's First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament (FNV) by Terry M. Wildman. The First Nations Version is a new translation that aims to “capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original language of the Scriptures,” according to the publisher. The new book, First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs is slated for release in 2024. It will VP said, feature songs and words from the “wisdomkeepers.” Wildman will receive input from the First Nations Version Translation Council and Native reviewers. English-language world rights were negotiated with help from Rain Ministries, the nonprofit Wildman founded that focuses on culturally significant ways Indigenous People can worship Jesus Christ.
Brazos Prepares to Fight
Robert Hosack, executive acquisitions editor at Brazos Press, took world rights to Fight Like Jesus by Michael Gulker. Chris Ferebee with The Christopher Ferebee Agency represented Gulker, who is an ordained Mennonite pastor and founder and president of The Colossian Forum, which offers churches a space to engage with today’s cultural issue. The book, scheduled for publication in spring 2024, will present a theological framework for conflict transformation that displays the power of Christian teachings around reconciliation.
‘Good Deeds’ Land at Broadleaf
Broadleaf senior editor Adrienne Ingrum bought world English-language rights to The Art of Good Deeds: The Joy of Giving directly from author Dwayne Ashley, a philanthropist who has raised more than $1 billion to support Black and Brown communities. He is also a recent recipient of the NAACP Pride Without Prejudice Award. The new book is an adaptation of Ashley’s The Art of Good Deeds Philanthropy Cards: 52 Cards to Guide Giving and Volunteering. It will be a four-color illustrated gift book that depicts a good deed on every page. The Art of Good Deeds is scheduled for publication in spring 2024.