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About WaterBrook & Multnomah

 

WaterBrook Mission

WaterBrook publishes Christian books that seek to intensify and satisfy a reader’s elemental thirst for a deeper relationship with God. We seek messages that draw on the Bible, experiential learning, story, practical guidance, and inspiration to help readers thrive in their faith.

 

Multnomah Mission

Multnomah publishes Christian resources that proclaim the Gospel and equip followers of Jesus to make disciples. We seek timeless messages from trusted Christian voices that challenge readers to approach life from a biblical perspective.

 

History

WaterBrook and Multnomah are two imprints of Penguin Random House. WaterBrook was launched in September 1996 as an autonomous publishing imprint of Doubleday with the intent to publish books for Christians. Since the release of our first books in 1998, our publishing program has grown dramatically through the expansion of WaterBrook as well as the purchase of Harold Shaw Publishers in 2000 and acquisition of Multnomah Books in August 2006. Today the WaterBrook and Multnomah backlists feature a stellar roster of best-selling authors including Liz Curtis Higgs, David Platt, Randy Alcorn, Kay Arthur, Mark Batterson, Cindy Woodsmall, Chris & Kerry Shook, Joanna Weaver, Stephen Arterburn, Shannon Ethridge, John Piper, Steven Furtick, Shaunti Feldhahn, Andy Stanley, Francine Rivers, Nick Vujicic, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Joshua Harris, Bruce Wilkinson, and many more.

 

Today

While the foundational Christian perspective of our publishing program remains unchanged, the focus of each imprint is distinct. WaterBrook publishes books in the areas of practical life, inspiration and encouragement, devotional, relationships and parenting, biography, memoir, topical Bible study, justice, and spiritual warfare along with captivating works of fiction and children’s books. Multnomah publishes books in the areas of discipleship and spiritual growth, Christian living, Bible study, apologetics, theology, devotional, evangelism, pastoral helps, leadership as well as children’s books and works of uplifting fiction.

 

Distinctives

As imprints of Penguin Random House—the largest English-language publisher in the world—WaterBrook and Multnomah compete with the best publishers the world while seeking to serve our readers and the Church at a personal level. We foster a small company atmosphere, allowing for entrepreneurial thought, creativity, and innovation, while also leveraging the benefits of deep corporate support. That combination allows us to bring the best of both worlds to our authors, partners, and readers. Our experienced leadership team brings a high level of expertise in all areas, as well as an informed and experienced publishing approach that is on par with the very best in the world.

 

Pre-order Offer for Kim Vogel Sawyer’s BRINGING MAGGIE HOME

Pre-order Kim Vogel Sawyer’s upcoming Bringing Maggie Home and get a copy of Recipes From The Heart, a collection of recipes from Kim Vogel Sawyer readers!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery, 
and a Rift Spanning Three Generations

Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.

Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan—a cold case agent—cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.
 
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Pre-order BOGO for Lori Benton’s MANY SPARROWS

The much anticipated release from award winning author, Lori Benton, is almost here! Pre-order Many Sparrows today and get Burning Sky, her Christy Award winning debut, for free!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would…

In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.
When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the [ … ]

Pre-Order BOGO for Cindy Woodsmall’s GATHERING THE THREADS

The much anticipated conclusion to Cindy Woodsmall’s The Amish of Summer Grove series releases next month! Pre-order today and get Ties That Bind, the book that started it all!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves,
Will Ariana’s new perspectives draw her family closer together—
or completely rip them apart?

After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role [ … ]

WaterBrook & Multnomah Mourns the Loss of Author Boris Vujicic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brett Benson, Senior Publicist

bbenson@penguinrandomhouse.com /  719-264-5661

 

WaterBrook & Multnomah Mourns the Loss of Author Boris Vujicic

Nick Vujicic with Boris Vujicic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2017)—WaterBrook & Multnomah mourn the loss of  friend and author Boris Vujicic, who died May 14, 2017.

Boris Vujicic is the father of New York Times best-selling author and international evangelist Nick Vujicic, who was born without any limbs.

In Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child: Facing Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope (WaterBrook) Boris shared the remarkable journey of how he and his wife, Dushka, overcame their grief, fears and badly shaken faith to raise an accomplished, faith-filled and perfectly imperfect son. WaterBrook released the book in [ … ]

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By Mail

WaterBrook & Multnomah
10807 New Allegiance Drive Suite 500
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

By Phone

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Tel: 719-590-4999
Fax: 719-590-8977

Careers at WaterBrook & Multnomah

OPEN POSITIONS

Marketing & Publicity Assistant

WaterBrook & Multnomah, imprints of the Crown Publishing Group are currently seeking a Marketing & Publicity Assistant to join their team in promoting Christian books. This individual will assist in daily operations of the marketing and publicity departments and in assisting the marketing and publicity teams as needed. Publicity Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Assists senior publicity staff with campaigns for their titles
  • Helps to create publicity materials such as press releases, author bios, fact sheets
  • Prepares mailings of publicity/press materials and books to reviewers and other media contacts
  • Provides administration support including answering phones, photocopying, filing, coding bills, etc.
  • Coordinates with the distribution center for book mailings.
  • Receives and answers general inquiries and provides routine information to customers, prospective customers and the media
  • Develops, compiles and maintains accurate and current information for media contact database and local and national media lists
  • Sends galley and reprint mailings to trade publications and associations.
  • Uploads press releases to website
  • Inputs data and creates reports from various in-house systems
  • Tracks budget expenditures and maintains budget reports. Processes invoices with accounts payable
  • Processes mail addressed to authors
  • Scans print publications for mention of division’s titles and distributes clippings to respective publicists or editors
  • Responsible for compiling several bestseller lists and distributing to division
  • Posts title-related information on division’s social media channels
  • Contributes to division’s planning meetings and other departmental meetings
  • Uploads e-book files to NetGalley & Edelweiss.  Approves requests
  • Assists with uploading information to Blogging for Books.
  • Monitors Publicity WaterBrook email
  • Performs other related projects or duties as assigned or required by division
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