Singapore to Host World Conference of Christian Publishing: LittWorld 2018

MAI is pleased to announce LittWorld 2018 will again take place in Singapore, October 28 to November 2, 2018. “The world of publishing is changing, but the one constant is the need for excellent content,” MAI President John Maust said.  “At LittWorld 2018, global publishers and writers will look at fresh new ways to help today’s readers see and apply the power of the Bible in their everyday lives and to know the Word made flesh.”

“I was very encouraged meeting people from all over the world who are passionate about communicating the Good News and who are involved in publishing/distribution.”

LittWorld plays a unique role in the training and encouragement of Christian publishers, editors and authors around the world. Men and women from 94 countries have participated in the triennial conference since it began in 1986. Nearly 280 publishing staff from 51 countries attended the most recent LittWorld conference in Singapore in 2015.

LittWorld 2015

“God has used MAI in a significant way these past 30 years since our founding in 1985,” said MAI Board Chair Greg Thornton, senior vice president of media at Moody Bible Institute. “And based upon energy shown by those gathered in Singapore, He has big plans ahead!”

Enjoy highlights from the 2015 LittWorld International Conference.

"The networking aspect of LittWorld was very valuable to me. I'll be spending time developing (hopefully) strong relationships with many of the people I met."

2015 Attendee

2015 Attendee

“I have been inspired to broaden my horizons. I have been involved in writing for magazines, but I want to write books. I have also understood the need of being global and local at the same time in our writing, and look forward to applying that."
"[I plan to] design my publication in a way that it will serve the needs of a reader rather than serving my own. [I will] share the truth with those who have not yet heard the Story."

2015 Attendee


Through LittWorld, we have seen publishing houses born, new books conceived, and skills refined for more effective publishing. Inevitably, participants come away with a new or fresh commitment to publish books and articles by local authors in the heart language and culture of readers.


Typically about half of LittWorld participants have never attended a similar training conference for Christian publishers and writers.  Serving in hard publishing contexts and largely alone, they come hungry for the training and consultative help they will receive at the conference.

LittWorld plenary speakers—all seasoned publishing professionals from around the world--instill fresh vision and skills for better knowing, serving and reaching readers in today’s fast-changing publishing world.


Along with large-group sessions, LittWorld features more than 40 small-group workshops in different tracks including:  publishing leadership, marketing and finance, digital publishing and social media, editorial, writing, graphic design and personal/professional development.

Benefits of Attending

Our follow-up interviews with LittWorld participants show they benefit from the conference in any of seven key ways:

  1. courage to pursue new vision;
  2. a renewed sense of calling;
  3. new professional skills;
  4. a new ministry focus;
  5. ideas for expanding markets;
  6. a sense of belonging to a global publishing family; and
  7. professional and spiritual encouragement.

We invite you to LittWorld 2018 in Singapore

October 28 to November 2, 2018 in Singapore!

Your effectiveness as a Christian publisher or writer will increase significantly as a result of participating in LittWorld 2018.  You will gain fresh skills and knowledge to succeed and survive in the fast-changing world of publishing and communications.  And you will get connected to a caring, global publishing community for continued learning, support, encouragement and prayer.

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