New Baptist History Book Publishing Program: An Executive Note

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Until now, Baptists have not had a publisher dedicated to releasing books relating solely to Baptist history. Baylor University Press, Broadman & Holman, Judson Press, Mercer University Press, and Smyth & Helwys typify publishers that release books which, either occasionally or frequently, focus directly on Baptist history. But they also publish books in other subject areas.

The Southern Baptist Historical Society has launched a new Baptist History Book Publishing Program. Distinctively, this program will publish Baptist history--and nothing else. Inclusively, this program will consider books by and about all kinds of Baptists. Books by non-Baptists on Baptist topics will be considered.

Kinds of books to be published include histories of Baptist churches, associations, fellowships, state conventions, colleges and universities, seminaries and divinity schools, and other organizations. Trade books which require marketing will not be considered. However, books by individuals will be considered if the writers are willing to pay the total publishing costs--just like organizations.

Services include professional editing, proofreading, layout and design of text and photographs, index preparation, and cover and dust-jacket design. Each customer/client will receive personalized attention throughout the publishing process. …