Rose Publishing Acquires Rainbow Publishers
and Legacy Press
Contact Amy Grace Bautista, (310) 353-2113
Torrance, CA (June 5, 2015)-– Rose Publishing announced today its acquisition of Rainbow Publishers and Legacy Press. For over 30 years, Rainbow and Legacy have been award-winning industry leaders, specializing in reproducible Bible lessons, devotionals, and fiction books for children and teens. Rose Publishing will acquire over 180 children’s titles from Rainbow Publishers and Legacy Press.
“We are excited to know a trusted company like Rose Publishing will be carrying on our vision,” says former Rainbow-Legacy CEO, Dan Miley, “Rose is already a leading publisher in reproducible Bible study material and shares our passion for creating easy-to-understand, Bible- based teaching material.”
Rainbow Publishers develops age-appropriate, flexible teaching material, including the series Instant Bible Lessons, Five-Minute Sunday School Activities, and Favorite Bible Stories. Awarded Best in Christian Education by Christian Retailing in 2011 and winner of numerous awards (Retailer’s Choice Finalist, Gold Medallion Finalist, CBA Bestseller), Rainbow Publishers produces all-in-one Bible lessons and like Rose Publishing it focuses on reproducible Bible material.
Legacy Press is best known for its God And Me and Gotta Have God series of devotionals for girls and boys; both of which are national best-sellers. Its devotions, journals, and Christian fiction books, including the “Mom’s Choice” award-winner, Bill the Warthog, help kids grow in their faith.
CEO and co-founder Gretchen Goldsmith expressed her enthusiasm over the new acquisition and what it means for Rose Publishing.
“Rose Publishing was started by a public school teacher and a Sunday School teacher in 1991 with a passion to make easy-to-understand Bible material,” said Ms. Goldsmith. “We’ve always admired the integrity of Rainbow’s leadership and the quality of their reproducible teaching material. We see this acquisition as a way to combine two family-owned companies who share a joint vision for quality Christian education material.”
Ms. Goldsmith added that she was eager to focus on Christian children’s titles:
“Although Rose has created popular kids products before, we’ve never had a full product line devoted just to children and teens. As a Christian educator, creating products that develop and nurture a Christian foundation in the lives of children is close to my heart,” she said. “We know this line is meeting the needs of churches and parents who want practical, easy-to-use Bible curriculum. We look forward to serving children—and all who love them—as we continue to expand this product line.”
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