ECPA's Rush To PressDavid C Cook Trade Books Team AnnouncesAppointment of Ingrid Beck as Editorial Director; Tim Peterson Joins as Associate Publisher

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Colorado Spring CO (May 12, 2014)David C Cook has appointed industry veteran Ingrid Beck as the Editorial Director of Trade Books, and hired longtime publishing professional Tim Peterson as Associate Publisher of Trade Books.

Ingrid Beck originally began with David C Cook as an assistant editor before moving into the position of Developmental Editor, working primarily with the Honor Books line. Her role later expanded to Managing Editor and Author Relations Manager for the Trade Books team. Prior to the appointment of Editorial Director for the David C Cook Trade Books team, Beck held the position of Senior Managing Editor. Her new role also broadens her role into the acquisition and development of new titles for David C Cook.

“Ingrid has long brought a creative and consistent leadership presence to our team,” said Alex Field, Publisher, Trade Books & Media for David C Cook. “Her reputation among her peers and within the industry is widely recognized, and this promotion is well deserved.”

Before joining David C Cook, Ingrid worked with River Oak Publishing, which was later purchased by David C Cook, and then was managing editor at Bordon Books. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Kansas State University. “It is a great joy and privilege to collaborate with our authors and the Cook team to birth great books that transform lives,” Beck said about her promotion.

Tim Peterson comes to David C Cook from Baker Publishing Group where he worked for the Bethany House imprint as an Acquisition Editor. For the past three years, he’s acquired numerous books to help grow the widely popular Bethany House list. He’s built a broad network of authors and literary agents while developing a strong reputation within the industry. Prior to that, Tim was a Marketing Director for Baker Publishing Group for nine years, and he also spent several years as a sales manager with Zondervan.

“David C Cook has a long legacy of inspiring and instructing the Body of Christ,” Peterson said about the move. “I’m pleased to join this team which has faithfully reinvented that legacy during one of the most challenging and exciting eras in publishing history.”

Tim earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his MBA from North Park University in Chicago. “Tim is a fantastic addition to the growing David C Cook trade books team,” Field said. “We’re excited for the future, especially with Tim helping us to strategically build a forward-looking publishing program.”

David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music and Kingsway Music labels, which produce overone-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the