David C Cook names Amy Konyndyk as VP for The Action Bible® portfolio
David C Cook Creates New Position to Manage and Develop The Action Bible® Family of Products
Colorado Springs, CO (March 1, 2021) – Since its 2010 release, The Action Bible® has become the best-selling comic-based version of the Bible as well as a fixture on national bestseller lists. The Action Bible family of products now includes more than a dozen resources, such as illustrated Bibles, curriculum, video, and devotionals, with 82 million units in print across 41 languages. To ensure the brand’s long-term growth and success, publisher David C Cook has appointed Amy Konyndyk to a newly created role: Vice President for The Action Bible Portfolio.
“Due to the popularity and expanding portfolio of The Action Bible resources, David C Cook is formalizing a leadership position to carefully steward this vital brand,” says Michael Covington, Vice President of Publishing & Acquisitions, David C Cook. “There is no one better suited for this new role than Amy Konyndyk. She has invested more than a decade in The Action Bible product line, working closely with illustrator Sergio Cariello and creatively expanding the Bible’s footprint in the marketplace.”
Amy Konyndyk’s 25-year career includes background in graphic design, creative direction, content development, product development, customer research, marketing and brand management. Konyndyk joined David C Cook in 2008, working closely with illustrator Sergio Cariello and the editorial team to prepare The Action Bible for release in 2010. She has helped develop and launch each product in The Action Bible product family for more than a decade. Konyndyk’s passion for The Action Bible compels her to provide engaging opportunities for readers to establish a lifetime faith, realize they belong in God’s family, and take action in His story for their lives.
“Since the earliest days of the church, believers have sacrificed greatly to express biblical truth through art,” Amy Konyndyk explains. “The Action Bible is among that set of reverent, worshipful, painstaking artistic expressions of the Word which bring glory to God while enabling illumination and transformation for all who encounter it. My passion is to expand the reach of The Action Bible brand for readers of all ages. As we leverage technology, digital formats and platforms, the opportunities have never been greater to achieve the eternal goal of impacting God’s kingdom.”
David C Cook is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing and distributing leadership and discipleship resources to help Christians all over the world grow in their faith and pass it on to the next generation. www.davidccook.org
Background – The Action Bible®
David C Cook originally published The Picture Bible in 1978, and more than 3.5 million copies were distributed worldwide over the next four decades. In 2006, David C Cook planned to create fresh, original artwork for The Picture Bible and selected DC and Marvel Comics illustrator Sergio Cariello for the project. The Action Bible released in 2010 and remained on the ECPA Top 50 bestseller list for more than 500 weeks.
In celebration of The Action Bible’s tenth anniversary, illustrator Sergio Cariello has crafted 25 new Bible stories and expanded artwork for 23 of the original stories. This expanded edition of The Action Bible released September 2020, selling more than 150,000 units within the first six months of release. The Action Bible family of products includes more than a dozen resources, such as illustrated Bibles, curriculum, video, and devotionals, with more than 82 million units in print across 41 languages. The Action Bible video (airing on SAT 7) receives over 2.5 million views monthly, 30 million views annually.
By the Numbers – The Action Bible®
The Action Bible family of products has more than 82 million units in print, including 25 million copies of The Action Bible New Testament and 55 million copies of The Story of Jesus. Since 2010, The Action Bible has spent 515 weeks on the ECPA Top 50 bestseller list, and has sold 1.7 million copies in North America alone. Sales of the entire product line has topped 2.5 million units worldwide. The Action Bible (complete text) has been translated into 41 languages:
- Bahasa Indonesian
- Chinese (simplified)
- Chinese (traditional)
- Crimean Tatar
- Portuguese (Europe)