Ramona Richards named associate publisher
at New Hope Publishers
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) October 30, 2017— Ramona Richards has been named associate publisher at New Hope® Publishers. Joining New Hope, then a division of Woman’s Missionary Union®, in March 2017, Richards was hired as managing editor and was promoted to associate publisher when Iron Stream Media acquired New Hope in September 2017. She has been in the Christian publishing industry for more than 35 years and has held positions with Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Ideals, and many more. She will continue to serve New Hope also as acquisitions editor.
“We are blessed to have Ramona as associate publisher as New Hope begins a new and exciting chapter with Iron Stream Media,” said CEO and publisher John Herring. “Her skills, dedication, and relationships in the industry will serve New Hope well as we equip and inspire believers to grow in their relationship with the Lord and disciple those that still need to hear.”
Richards’s relationship with literary agents, authors, and other industry professionals will secure New Hope’s standing among Christian publishers and grow it toward its goal of involving readers in the mission of God as well as reaching many more with the message of the gospel.
“Working with New Hope has been an adventure from day one,” said Richards. “Their authors are the best in the business, and this is a dynamic team with remarkable plans for growth. And I’m thrilled to be back in my home state of Alabama.”
The mission of New Hope® Publishers is to challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. A division of Iron Stream Media, New Hope’s books have received critical acclaim and won several awards. In 2009 and 2015, New Hope was chosen as publisher of the year by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA). Representing more than seventy authors and more than two hundred individual works, New Hope is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is located in Birmingham, Alabama.