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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—January 6, 2014—David C Cook’s Chief Publishing Officer, Dan Rich, announced today that Alex Field has been promoted to Publisher of Trade Books and Multi Media. Rich says, "Alex has the talent, skill, and creativity to be one of our next generation of leaders who will take the Christian publishing industry into the future."
Field has been the Deputy Publisher at David C Cook for nearly five years, leading in the area of acquisition strategy and development. In that time, he has acquired and edited trade books with a variety of authors and ministry partners including Francis Chan, Kyle Idleman, Tullian Tchividjian, Matt Chandler, Louie Giglio, Matt & Beth Redman, Erwin McManus, Gary Thomas, R.C. Sproul, Glenn Packiam, Frank Viola, and many others.
Prior to coming to David C Cook, Field was the Publishing Director of Regal Books, the trade books imprint of Gospel Light Publications, in Ventura, CA. He led the Book team as well as the Youth and Adult Curriculum team at Gospel Light for six years, working with authors and partners such as Kirk Cameron, Eric Metaxas, Gary Smalley, Os Guinness, Josh McDowell, Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne, Delirious?, and many others. In 2008, Field was named one of "The Top 40 Leaders Under 40," by Christian Retailing.
Immediately after college, with an English degree from California State University at Northridge, Field was hired at the Los Angeles Timesin downtown Los Angeles, first as an editorial assistant, and later as a freelance journalist. In his time at the newspaper, he wrote new reports, feature stories, reviews, and profiles of various businesses and leaders.
“We are excited to have Alex in this new role. He has a unique dual understanding of journalism and publishing along with a passion for the Word. He has a pulse on what this generation and the next is looking for – honest and relevant teaching that points to Jesus,” said Rich. “His competitive nature drives him to excel in seeking out teachers and pastors who are making a difference creating fresh content that fulfills David C Cook’s mission –to go and make disciples with discipleship and worship materials that transform lives around the world.”
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces overone-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world.Additional information can be found atwww.davidccook.com.