Tag: Publishing

Did You Know? How IVP Joined the Ebook Era

Did You Know? How IVP Joined the Ebook Era

The ebook era was predicted long before it arrived. A post on Government Book Talk, the blog of the United States Government Printing Office, notes that a writer named Bob Brown wrote a book—in 1930!—describing his concept for “readies” [/reed-eeze/] using the same technology that enabled the “talkies” in that era. But it wasn’t until …

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A Closer Look at One of PW’s Top 100 Books of the Year!

A Closer Look at One of PW’s Top 100 Books of the Year!

Editor’s Note: It is a rare occurrence when one of our books is selected as one of Publishers Weekly’s top books of the year. This year, The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma received this prestigious recognition. We asked Ken more about the experience of receiving this award, what makes his book unique, and what his long-term …

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People of the Book: A Theology of Publishing

People of the Book: A Theology of Publishing

Christians are People of the Book. But the Bible doesn’t actually call us “people of the book.” That phrase isn’t in Scripture. It comes from the Koran. Islam refers to Jews and Christians as people of the book. The Koran says “If only the People of the Book had faith, it would be better for …

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Demystifying Copyediting

Demystifying Copyediting

This summer Ruth Goring, of the University of Chicago Press, came to IVP to lead a copyediting workshop for some of our editorial staff. Ruth used to work in IVP’s editorial department some years ago, and she still does some freelance copyediting for us from time to time. According to our freelancer database, Ruth is …

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From the Publisher: A Year in Review

From the Publisher: A Year in Review

A small, hand-stitched wall hanging has adorned my offices throughout most of my thirty-four years as a bookseller and publisher of books in the Christian tradition. The gift of a former colleague, its message is drawn from a portion of a Jewish proverb attributed to an 18th century rabbi. The print simply says: In remembrance …

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Why We Still Need Books by White Men

Why We Still Need Books by White Men

Welcome to the reboot of the “Behind the Books” blog of InterVarsity Press! The blog has a long and storied history but has lain dormant in recent years—until now. We are excited that a new team of voices here at IVP are eager to welcome you behind the scenes of how we do what we …

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One Old Book for Every Three New Ones

One Old Book for Every Three New Ones

The publishing industry wants you to know about all the new books coming out, we at IVP included. (And there are more books all the time, have you noticed?) But we also know that the good old, golden oldies are important, too, and not just for business — for life. C. S. Lewis had something …

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