ECPA's Rush To PressBroadStreet Publishing announces strategic partnership with Authentic Media


Media Contact: Shanon Stowe

Racine, WI (July 17, 2014) — BroadStreet Publishing, a new Christian publishing company, is pleased to announce its partnership with UK based Authentic Media, a division of Koorong.

The newly formed BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC will be led by Carlton Garborg, former president of Summerside Press and Ellie Claire, along with Jerry Bloom of Publisher’s Factory Outlet, and Paul Bootes of Authentic Media. The company’s focus is to create meaningful, inspirational products that share God’s truth with quality, beauty, and creativity. BroadStreet will publish nonfiction, fiction, and a line of content driven journals under their Belle City Gifts imprint.

“The heart of BroadStreet is to tell great stories that will bring people closer to Jesus and to present messages of truth through beautifully designed products,” said Garborg. “It’s been a joy to see this venture take shape with the partnership of Jerry and Paul. The blend of our collective experience in packaging, sales, distribution, and retail gives BroadStreet a solid foundation to build upon.”

Paul Bootes, managing director of Koorong, said, “I’m delighted that Authentic is involved as a key partner in BroadStreet Publishing. Carlton Garborg and Jerry Bloom are industry veterans and have assembled a talented and experienced team; BroadStreet is destined to be a significant force in Christian publishing.”

Upcoming fall titles from BroadStreet feature Falling Into Heaven, Bloodline, and Mountain Man. Falling Into Heaven by Mickey Robinson (September), with a foreword by Don Piper, is a skydiver’s gripping account of a fiery plane crash, journey to heaven, and miraculous healing. From a lost, frightened little boy to a gang leader, drug dealer, and pimp, to becoming one of the nation’s most respected pioneers of community restoration, Bloodline, by John Turnipseed with Cecil Murphey (October), tells a powerful story of hope, redemption, and transformation. The self-titled book Mountain Man (November), a regular on “Duck Dynasty”—foreword by Jase Robertson—tells his story and offers up the secrets to keeping a slow profile. Additional titles can be viewed online at

BroadStreet is developing The Passion Translation, a new Bible translation from Dr. Brian Simmons. Dr. Simmons originally published several single books of the Bible, selling 50,000 copies in 2012 and 100,000 copies in 2013. BroadStreet will be releasing seven books (including simultaneous eBook editions) in October. The full New Testament will be completed by 2017, and the entire Bible is expected to be out in eight years. More information can be found at

Authentic Media is the publishing division of Koorong, a family-owned Christian retailing and distribution company that launched 40 years ago in Australia. Authentic Media is headquartered in the UK, publishing a broad range of genres from Bibles, books, and children’s products. Authentic Publishers is its North American division.