Barbour Publishing launched its new imprint Shiloh Run Press. In addition to providing a new category umbrella for Barbour’s fiction line, acquisitions for the Shiloh Run Press imprint will focus heavily in the Christian Living category and on uniquely qualified new and experienced authors with fresh messages for today’s Christians.
Shiloh Run Press titles will begin releasing this spring, ramping up to approximately 35–40 titles by 2015. Among the first titles to release under the new imprint will be Thank You, Billy Graham, compiled by his grandchildren Jerushah Armfield, Aram Tchividjian, and Basyle Tchividjian. Shiloh Run Press will release audio editions of most of its new titles in both download and CD formats.
Shiloh Run Studios, a Shiloh Run Press subsidiary, will produce original direct-to-digital serialized fiction. Its first 13-part digital short series, Hidden Falls by Olivia Newport, releases weekly January through April. Shiloh Run Studios will release at least one new digital short every week for the balance of the year.
The company’s Barbour Books imprint will continue to aggressively market Christian promotional and bargain books with sustained focus on novella collections, illustrated Bible reference, devotional and inspirational collections, and a substantially increased Bible line-up. Casa Promesa, Barbour’s Spanish language imprint, with more than 100 titles, issues approximately 18–24 new titles annually.
Barbour CEO Timothy H. Martins sees Shiloh Run as part of a long-term opportunity to better adapt to a changing marketplace. “I believe this new approach will add some publishing clarity for our staff, authors & agents, trading partners, and ultimately our readers as we navigate the waters of change.”
The name “Shiloh” comes from the Biblical city referenced in Genesis 49:10 meaning “the one to whom it belongs.” Barbour’s The Names of God, by George Knight, further describes this foreshadowing reference to Christ by saying, “No matter what happens to us in life, we can rest safe and secure in the arms of the Shiloh—the One who holds the whole world in His hands.”