Religion publishing, once “the best kept secret in trade book publishing,” is no longer a secret: the top adult non-fiction category in terms of sales, religion publishing is a $757 million market in the US (2022) and was valued at $1.2 billion worldwide in 2020, according to the Association of American Publishers. Religion publishing is a diverse market with significant international sales and licensing potential, including a robust children’s book market, books from religious presses, trade books from Big 5 imprints, scholarly books from university presses and independent scholarly publishers, books and other products on inspiration, mindfulness, spirituality, and more.
In this illuminating Publishing CareerBuilder, we’ll hear from early, mid, and late-career professionals with a variety of perspectives in religion and spirituality publishing, on getting started and developing a career in religion publishing, similarities and differences from other publishing fields, and ways to make the industry more diverse and inclusive.
Panelists: Richard Brown, Senior Executive Editor, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group; Steve Byrnes, Director, 1517 Publishing; and Natalie Nyquist, Editor, Nelson Books/HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Moderators: Nicole Mintz, Director of Career Services, the George Washington University College of Professional Studies; and John W. Warren, Director and Professor, MPS in Publishing program, the George Washington University College of Professional Studies