Chasing Paper is an important new collection of essays written by senior publishers from around the world who have spent their careers in Christian publishing. Here they discuss the dramatic changes witnessed by the Christian publishing industry over the last fifty years, how they and their companies responded to those changes, and what the future may hold for the Christian publishing industry, authors, and readers everywhere. Find herein a rare glimpse behind the scenes into how some of the gate keepers of Christian culture have navigated quickly shifting cultural and professional realities.
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Christian publishing has long stood as a cornerstone to American publishing more generally, but it has been a corner of publishing woefully underappreciated and understudied. Derrick seeks to right this wrong. By enlisting contributors intimately familiar with the industry, she offers an unprecedented insider’s look into Christian publishing. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand the national and international contours of Christian publishing over the past century.
—Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University
Christian publishing has altered out of all recognition since the middle of the twentieth century. Technical innovations and business developments, together with the decline of Christian retail stores and the increase in the number of publications, have all entailed drastic change. In this volume, Christian publishers—Catholic as well as Protestant, mainstream as well as Evangelical—report on their experiences, so shedding light on the international Christian culture that they have helped to shape.
—David Bebbington, University of Stirling
In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.