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Abingdon Press Partners with Noble Marketing

Brenda Smotherman
Publicity and Marketing Manager
Abingdon Press

(Nashville, TN) – Abingdon Press and Noble Marketing have forged a new partnership effective September 2016. Through this relationship, Noble Marketing will undertake sales of Abingdon Press trade products to the independent Christian bookstore channel, as well as academic, church, and seminary bookstores. Noble Marketing Group has established relationships with over 700 CBA accounts.

“Noble Marketing’s vast number of accounts creates an incredible opportunity for Abingdon Press to have a stronger presence in the CBA market,” said Russ Sellars, Director of Trade Sales for Abingdon Press.

Abingdon Press has a distinguished record in religious publishing for a broad audience. The company publishes a wide array of quality Bibles, Bible studies, Christian Living, academic, professional, fiction and inspirational titles that crosses the boundaries of denominational thought and action and appeals to readers with an eye towards faith.

“I am so pleased about this new relationship between Abingdon Press and Noble Marketing,” stated Ted H. Terry, Director of Noble Marketing. “Abingdon Press has a rich history of publishing thoughtful and enjoyable Christian literature. For over 200 years, Abingdon Press has been equipping the Church and the body with needed resources, and Noble Marketing is excited for our part in furthering that mission.”

Noble Marketing provides professional sales representation with seven field representatives and one regional account representative throughout the United States for publishers of Bibles and Christian books. They have strong business relationships and serviced multiple accounts since March 2001. While a majority of their representation is with independent general bookstores, national Christian bookstores and national general bookstores, they also have accounts with academic and seminary bookstores, Christian book distributors, general book distributors, and specialty accounts.

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

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