Barbour celebrates 40th Anniversary

Barbour celebrates 40th Anniversary Uhrichsville, OH—The year 2021 marks a very special date in Barbour Publishing history—the 40th anniversary of being in business. Originally called “Book Bargains,” the company was founded in 1981 by Christian publishing visionary Hugh Barbour who initially focused on selling overstocks. Soon, however, the business transitioned to publishing its own titles, including The Bible Promise Book® which has gone on to sell millions of copies. In the years to follow, Barbour experienced phenomenal growth under the…

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Barbour’s exciting new Fiction series transports readers to historic American landmarks

Barbour’s exciting new Fiction series transports readers to historic American landmarks Uhrichsville, OH— Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of a one-of-a-kind new fiction series where history and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance. Each book in the Doors to the Past series will feature a dual-time period romantic suspense story set against a historic American landmark. The 12-book series will kick off in February 2021 with The Lady in Residence by veteran…

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Go-Live of knkPublishing at Barbour Publishing

Go-Live of knkPublishing at Barbour Publishing The publishing software knkPublishing has successfully gone live at Barbour Publishing. “With knkPublishing we now have a future-focused publishing solution that supports our company mission as well as our business plan”, states Mary Burns, CEO and president of Barbour Publishing. “We chose knkPublishing because of its flexibility and wide range of publishing functionalities. It enables us to efficiently implement innovative business models and launch new products, as we plan to expand our direct consumer…

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Mary Burns promoted to President and CEO of Barbour Publishing

Mary Burns promoted to President and CEO of Barbour Publishing Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce the promotion of current President, Mary Burns, to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2019. Predecessor Timothy Martins, who held the position of President and CEO for over twenty years, will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. “I expect this announcement will come as no surprise to most as Mary’s contribution as President over the past…

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Barbour hires new Business Development Manager

Barbour hires new Business Development Manager Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce that industry veteran, David O’Brien, has been hired to the position of New Business Development Manager. In this role, David will be working to acquire new accounts and expand Barbour’s presence in markets that are currently being underserved. This newly-created position is a direct result of Barbour’s new vision statement to “bring readers the best biblically-centered content where they live, shop, play, and gather.” “I am thrilled…

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Wanda E. Brunstetter’s bestselling series inspires new musical

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s bestselling series inspires new musical Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce the official premiere of Stolen, the brand-new musical adapted from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s bestselling Daughters of Lancaster Countyseries. Created by Blue Gate Musicals, the show is scheduled to make its debut on June 29, 2018 at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, Indiana, and will also appear at the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek, Ohio, beginning in September. In Stolen, a small Pennsylvania community is…

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Barbour Publishing supports local charity with Benefit Book and Yard Sale

Barbour Publishing supports local charity with Benefit Book and Yard Sale Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first-ever Benefit Book and Yard Sale in support of local charity, The Good Neighbor Project. The Benefit Book and Yard Sale will be held on Friday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. outside of Barbour’s Uhrichsville office and will feature a variety of items for sale including a selection of Barbour products, miscellaneous yard…

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Industry veteran Paul Muckley rejoins Barbour team

Industry veteran Paul Muckley rejoins Barbour team Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce that industry veteran, Paul Muckley, has rejoined the Barbour team as Senior Acquisitions Editor (Bibles and Reference Focus). Muckley made his official return to Barbour in March 2018 after a sixteen-year stint that began in 1998. A jack-of-all-trades, Muckley will primarily be responsible for product development and the editorial process in the area of nonfiction, with a focus on Bibles and Bible reference. “I am elated…

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Barbour Publishing releases new “Come Away” devotional in time for Frances J. Roberts’ centennial birthday

    Barbour Publishing releases new “Come Away” devotional in time for Frances J. Roberts’ centennial birthday Uhrichsville, OH—February 4, 2018 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of beloved author, poet, songwriter, and Moody Bible Institute alumni, Frances J. Roberts (1918–2009). Born on February 4, 1918, Roberts is best known for her classic devotional, Come Away My Beloved (Barbour Publishing). Roberts also authored eight other books, selling over 1.5 million copies, and published 88 hymns during her lifetime….

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Barbour Publishing names Mary Burns as new President and COO

Barbour Publishing names Mary Burns as new President and COO Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing CEO, Timothy Martins, has announced the promotion of Mary Burns to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Martins, who served as Barbour’s President for over 20 years, will remain active with the company as Chief Executive Officer and serving on the company’s board of directors. Mary Burns, a twenty-three-year veteran of Barbour Publishing, has served as Vice President of Marketing for…

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Barbour launches unique historical fiction series

 Barbour launches unique historical fiction series Barbour’s Exciting New Fiction Series Follows a Family Tree through American History Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is excited to announce the launch of a one-of-a-kind new fiction series created for lovers of history, adventure, romance, and family legacy. The Daughters of the Mayflower will follow a family tree linked by daughters across American history from the landing of the Mayflower through the events of Word War II. The 18-book series, scheduled to release over the…

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Young Girl Who Inspired New Shiloh Run Press Book Chosen as Children’s Miracle Network 2016–2017 Champion

Young Girl Who Inspired New Shiloh Run Press Book Chosen as Children’s Miracle Network 2016–2017 Champion  Contact: Shalyn Sattler ssattler@barbourbooks.com 740.922.6045 x 109 Uhrichsville, OH— Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce that Brenna Westlake, the courageous four-year-old girl who inspired the upcoming book, A Different Beautiful, has been chosen as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 2016–2017 Champion of Illinois. Every year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals identifies a child with a remarkable medical story from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico….

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Barbour Publishing Partners with Teal Press LTD

Barbour Publishing Partners with Teal Press LTD Contact: Shalyn Sattler 740.922.6045 X 109 ssattler@barbourbooks.com www.barbourbooks.com Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce that Teal Press LTD has been appointed as Barbour’s primary trade distributor for product in the UK starting September 2015.  The new partnership represents two Christian organizations committed to growing the Christian retail market in the UK. “Teal Press has a sales team that is familiar with Barbour’s book and gift products and are eager to begin. We…

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Barbour Kids’ Titles Top CBA’s Latest Bestseller List

Barbour Kids’ Titles Top CBA’s Latest Bestseller List Contact: Shalyn Sattler 740.922.6045 X 109 ssattler@barbourbooks.com Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing’s children and youth titles reign supreme on the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) bestsellers list for March 2015.  Two consistent backlist bestsellers, 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories by Daniel Partner and The Comic Book Bible by Rob Suggs, hold the #1 spots in the Children’s and Children’s Bible categories, respectively. 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories was also #17 on CBA’s Top 50 Books and #22 on the Top 50…

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