W Signs Australia’s Former Prime Minister

Lisa-Jo Baker, acquiring editor at W Publishing Group, bought world rights from David Vigliano of Vigliano Associates to Plans For Your Good: A Prime Minister’s Testimony of God’s Faithfulness by former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. The book, which features a foreword by former vice president Mike Pence, encourages readers to “discover how they can access and see the many blessings of God in their lives, no matter their circumstances,” according to the publisher. It is slated for publication in the U.S. on May 21, and on May 23 in Canada and Australia.

Chosen Finds ‘Uncommon Answers’

Chosen Books editor David Sluka bought world rights from Mary DeMuth of Mary DeMuth Literary to Uncommon Answers: A Woman’s Guide to Partnering with the Holy Spirit and Receiving Extraordinary Answers to Prayer by life coach Deanna Shrodes. The book features stories of “verified miracles and advice on how to hear from God,” according to the publisher. Publication is slated for summer 2025.

Benfield Doubles Up at Bethany

Bethany House editor Jennifer Dukes Lee bought world-rights (excluding merchandising rights) from Mary DeMuth of Mary DeMuth Literary for two books by Jillian Benfield (The Gift of the Unexpected). The first, Overwhelmed & Grateful: The Key to Practicing Gratitude in All Life’s Rhythms, examines gratitude within life’s rhythms of “Order, Disorder, and Re-Order,” according to the publisher. Publication is slated for summer 2025. The second book in the deal is tentatively titled More: A Devotional for Raising Children with Disabilities, and publication is slated for spring 2027.

Broadleaf Tackles Grief

Lisa Kloskin, acquisitions editor at Broadleaf Books, bought world rights to Mourning Pages by Claudia Love Mair. The book centers on how writing can be used to process grief. Mair, whose previous works include Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White, serves as the coordinator of the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative, which is part of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Mair did not use an agent. The book is slated for publication in fall 2025.

Holiday House Reissues Kimmel Stories

Elizabeth Law at Holiday House Publishing acquired world rights to Days of Awe: Stories for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Eric A. Kimmel. The book is a reissue of stories published in 1991 that explore repentance, prayer, and charity—the three themes of the Jewish High Holy Days, with new illustrations by Sarah Green. Publication is scheduled for August 2025. Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary represented the author, and Anne Moore Armstrong at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.

Brazos Finds More Beauty

Chris Ferebee of his eponymous agency negotiated world rights with Grace P. Cho, senior acquisitions editor for Brazos Press, for A More Beautiful Way by Bethaney Wilkinson (The Diversity Gap), a podcaster and spiritual director. The book, which is scheduled for publication in fall 2025, focuses on “reclaiming a slow, sustainable, deeply rooted way of life so we can cultivate the kind of world we want to live in—one of peace, freedom, and connection,” according to the publisher.

Kat Armas Reups with Brazos

Rachelle Gardner of Gardner Literary negotiated world rights with Katelyn Beaty of Brazos Press for Kat Armas’s Empire and Belonging, to release in Summer 2025. Armas—a Cuban American writer, speaker, podcaster on race and justice, and author of Abuelita Faith—explores images and idols of empire in an effort to show how early Christians, and readers today, “can resist the lies of empire by building communities of belonging and liberation,” according to the publisher.

IVP Explores AI and Faith

Al Hsu, associate editorial director at InterVarsity Press, acquired world rights from Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary to AI and the People of God by Todd Korpi. A lead researcher of the Digital Mission Consortia at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, Korpi examines ethical and moral dimensions of artificial intelligence and its impact on faith, ministry, and the Christian mission. Publication is scheduled for early 2025.