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Grand Rapids, Mich., April 17, 2012–Zondervan has named Inter-Varsity Press (IVP) the exclusive distributor for the complete line of Zondervan church, curriculum, academic, and reference resources including The Story in the UK market. Product will begin shipping from the IVP warehouse on July 1, 2012. This addition expands Zondervan’s presence in the UK market beyond their existing partnership with Trust Media, who will continue to distribute all other Zondervan products in the UK including books, Bibles, Fiction and Zonderkidz.


“Part of our mission involves meeting the needs of people with resources that glorify Jesus Christ and promote Biblical principles. In addition, one of our core commitments is to listen to the church to better understand the needs of our audience. We believe that IVP is uniquely qualified to help us carry out our mission in the UK,” said Verne Kenney, Executive Vice President.


Zondervan and IVP are also pleased to announce the launch of The Story to the UK market. Combining product from Hodder & Stoughton and Zondervan, IVP will be bringing this Bible engagement campaign to the churches in the UK. The Story is helping people in over 7500 churches world-wide experience Scripture like never before. Carefully selected verses from the Bible are organized chronologically from Genesis to Revelation, providing a deeper understanding of how God’s story intersects with everyday life. Affordable, flexible, and easy-to-use, churches are using The Story not only as a powerful church-wide experience, but also in individual ministries, such as small groups, Sunday School and youth ministry.


“Trust Media is a valuable distribution partner and we look forward to continuing to work with them to grow the product lines they will continue to carry,” said Kenney.


About IVP:

IVP publishes Christian books that are true to the Bible and communicate the gospel, develop discipleship and strengthen the church for its mission in the world. IVP represents and distributes resources from a range of publishers from its Book Centre in Nottingham, United Kingdom. IVP was voted by booksellers as Christian Publisher/Distributor of the Year five times in the last decade.

To place orders, contact: 0800-622-968 or or

About Trust Media:

Trust Media Distribution (TMD) serves the UK Christian and general markets as well as fourteen other European countries with a broad range of Christian books, Bibles, music and DVD’s. Through their Penfold Division, TMD also supplies a wide and rapidly growing range of cards and gifts from their 60,000 sq ft warehouse in Carlisle.

To place orders, contact: 0800-28-27-28 or

About Zondervan

Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and a leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 80 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with additional offices in Miami, Zondervan publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, Zonderkidz and Editorial Vida brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at