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Abingdon Press partners with CLC International as UK Trade Representative

(Nashville, TN) – Abingdon Press and CLC UK have forged a new partnership effective June 2017. Through this relationship, CLC will undertake sales and distribution of Abingdon Press trade catalog products to trade accounts in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and Europe.

“We are very excited about the new relationship we have formed with CLC,” said Russ Sellars, Director of Trade Sales for Abingdon Press. “Through their strong business relationships they are well positioned to promote our titles, and we are excited about the future growth opportunities.”

Geoff Bearham, Head of Wholesale, CLC UK says, “We are thrilled to partner with Abingdon Press and welcome this new range of titles to our current extensive line-up. Our Trade Reps will include this information in their presentation to the bookshops. By featuring the Abingdon Press range on the website (, this will make ordering more convenient for our trade customers, or they can use the EDI facility as well.”

CLC UK, an international missionary organization, is celebrating 76 years of ministry as a provider of Christian products to the United Kingdom and further afield. These 76 years have seen CLC grow from a small wholesaler to be the UK Christian Trade supplier of the widest range of Christian products. They are established in 57 countries represented by more than 180 bookshops, 18 distribution warehouses and 18 publishing houses.

Abingdon Press is the primary publishing imprint for The United Methodist Publishing House and has a tradition of crossing denominational boundaries with thought-provoking and inspirational books. Abingdon Press titles include a wide array of quality Bibles, Bible studies, small group studies, Christian living, fiction, devotional, academic, professional, and reference titles published each year to enrich church communities across the globe. Visit

Contact: Lindsey Sparrow, Associate Marketing Manager, Abingdon Press 615.749.6420