Glahn Re-ups with IVP Academic

Jon Boyd, academic editorial director at IVP Academic, bought world-rights from Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary Inc., for two books by Sandra Glahn (Nobody’s Mother), professor of media arts and worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. The first, slated for publication in spring 2026, is A Woman’s Place Is in the Story, which provides a view of the role of women in Scripture—“not as sidebars or cameo appearances, but as participants in the narrative,” according to the publisher. The second book is an untitled work in biblical studies, with a publication date yet to be determined.

Behrman Signs Takes a True Story

In an unagented deal, Dena Neusner at Behrman House/Apples & Honey Press bought world rights to a picture book by filmmaker and playwright Marc Kornblatt. For ages 6-8, Mr. Katz and Me is based on the true story of a young girl who befriends her father’s B’nai Mitzvah student—an elderly Russian immigrant. Nanette Regan, who was represented by Sarah Thomas of the Bright Group U.S. Inc, will illustrate the book.

Zondervan Reflective Walks an ‘Old Path’

Kyle Rohane, senior acquisitions editor at Zondervan Reflective, bought world rights from Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary to a new book by Grace Hamman (Jesus through Medieval Eyes). Slated for publication in fall 2025, the book, Ask of Old Paths, explores medieval words and artwork related to the virtues and vices in an effort to increase readers’ “longing and appreciation for the life of love, for our ongoing sanctification, and for individual and communal wholeness,” according to the publisher.

Harvest House Nabs a Nurse’s Debut

Emma Saisslin, associate trade editor at Harvest House Publishers, bought world rights from Blythe Daniel of The Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc., to a debut book by registered nurse Rachel Taylor, tentatively titled After Baby Comes. The book draws on Taylor’s experience as a childbirth educator and features stories intended to encourage new mothers. It’s slated for publication in May 2025.

Zondervan Signs a Double

Zondervan Books’ senior acquisitions editor Paul Pastor bought world rights from Don Gates of The Gates Group to two books by pastors and podcasters Patrick Miller and Keith Simon. The pair co-host two podcasts, Truth Over Tribe and Ten Minute Bible Talks. The first book, Out of Place, slated for publication in January 2025, seeks to address an “increasingly hostile culture” with five biblical postures and practices. No details were available on the second book.

IVP Heads for the Wild

Ted Olsen, associate publisher and editorial director for media and trade books at IVP, bought world rights to Hannah Miller King’s tentatively-titled A Table in the Wilderness. King, who is unagented, said in a press release that the book centers on loss, disappointment, and how she was able to find “a sense of normalcy and belonging” through the sacrament of communion. The book is slated for publication in fall 2025.

Studying the Bible’s Judges

Patnacia Goodman, acquisitions editor at Baker Books, bought world rights from Jenaye Merida at WTA Media for a Bible study based on Judges 1-5 by Katie M. Reid (Made Like Martha). Tentatively titled I Have Decided, it is slated for publication in summer 2025.