The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on global publishing and bookselling has been severe, but authors and publishers are seeking creative means to reach online readers and develop new strategies to stay afloat. Christian publishing leaders from seven nations, including China and Italy, gave updates and prayed for each other in MAI’s online “Global Townhall Prayer Meeting”
God heard our prayers and blessed the November 5-7 LittAfrica conference in Accra, Ghana, beyond our highest expectations: “It took us to a deeper level of relationship with each other,” said publisher Luka Vandi Uti of Nigeria. “I gained knowledge of publishing needs across Africa.” Pastor Luka, general manager of Africa Christian Textbooks (ACTS), was
This article is an excerpt from the MAI webinar by Yna Reyes on “Publishing Program Planning: The hows, whys and whos of what books to publish.” Every book that your publishing house decides to develop will require publishing funds. Every title is an investment. Especially for those of us with limited publishing funds, every publishing
By Ramon Rocha The bottom line for accounts receivable is: “Books sold on credit are fictitious until the amount due is collected!” I used to preach this at the publishing house I led. While traveling this past year for MAI, I heard several Christian publishers cry out that they are facing the problem of rising
“Help! What can I do with lots of slow moving inventory? Our declining revenues are not able to cover our monthly expenses!” “Our cash may run out in 4 to 5 months!” MAI recently received these two urgent requests for help from two separate Christian publishers. These publishers serve in different regions but are both
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