LittWorld 2015: Singapore Chosen as Venue for Global Publishing Event

(Carol Stream, Illinois, USA) MAI is pleased to announce LittWorld 2015 will take place in Singapore, November 2 to 6, 2015. “As a global commercial center and travel hub, Singapore makes a strategic venue for LittWorld 2015,” MAI President John Maust said.  “We’re glad to make the training more easily accessible to colleagues in Asia, where MAI training has grown significantly in recent years.”

Every three years, MAI convenes LittWorld, the only international conference of its kind, providing intensive training on strategic, publishing-related topics. The conference gathers nearly 200 Christian publishing staff and writers from 50 countries.

Bernice Lee, chair of the local host committee, welcomes Christian publishing colleagues worldwide. “I’m really excited to welcome you to Singapore. In his 1978 evangelistic rally here, Billy Graham declared that Singapore would be the ‘Antioch of Asia.’ Like Antioch in the book of Acts, God continues to ‘open the door of faith to the Gentiles’ via Singapore. It is a privilege and joy to continue carrying out this calling through LittWorld 2015.”  Lee notes that Asia is home to about 80 percent of the world’s 4.4 billion people who are not Christians.

Men and women from 95 countries have participated in the conference since it began in 1986. Through LittWorld, MAI has seen publishing houses born, new books conceived, and skills refined for more effective publishing. Inevitably, participants take away a new or reinforced commitment to publish books and articles by local authors in the heart language and culture of readers.            

“LittWorld 2012 was a worldview-changer for me,” said Paul Santhouse, publisher of Moody Publishers. “It was humbling, inspiring, and enriching, and has led to lasting and meaningful relationships. The workshops and plenary sessions were outstanding, and the relational time left me with a deep appreciation and respect for my global colleagues. I now view our efforts in Chicago as part of a much broader, global work. We enjoy a wise and committed community — and gathering together is essential.”

Further details and registration will become available at For more information, email or call (630) 260-9063.

Since our founding in 1985, MAI has advanced the Gospel by equipping local Christian publishers, editors and writers in 63 countries on 5 continents. These trainings have resulted in more locally published Christian books and articles written in the heart language and culture of the intended reader.