Barbour Publishing, the Uhrichsville, Ohio-based Christian publisher, is launching Shiloh Run Press, a new imprint that will publish both genre fiction and nonfiction, the latter focused on the Christian living category. According to a statement from the company, Shiloh Run Press will provide “a new category umbrella for Barbour’s successful original full-length fiction line.” Barbour CEO Timothy H. Martins states that the addition of the Shiloh Run Press imprint is intended to “add some publishing clarity for our staff, authors and agents, trading partners, and ultimately our readers as we navigate the waters of change.”
First Shiloh Run titles release this March, with 23 books planned for 2014, increasing to 35–40 titles per year by 2015. Among the March releases is Thank You, Billy Graham, a tribute compiled by his grandchildren Jerushah Armfield, Aram Tchividjian, and Basyle Tchividjian, as well as a “condensed and updated” edition of Les Miserables, adapted by Jim Reimann. Audio editions of most Shiloh Run books will be available in both download and CD formats.
Also launching is Shiloh Run Studios, which will publish original direct-to-digital serialized fiction, beginning with digital shorts in a thirteen-part series, Hidden Falls by Olivia Newport, which will release one episode each week from January through April 2014. At least one new Shiloh Run Studios digital short will be released each week in 2014.
The Barbour Books imprint will continue to publish promotional and bargain books, with a particular emphasis on novella collections, as well as illustrated Bible reference, devotional and inspirational collections, and “a substantially increased Bible line-up,” according to the company. Barbour’s Spanish-language imprint, Casa Promesa, has published more than 100 titles in recent years and will continue to release 18–24 new titles per year.