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November 24, 2013

David C Cook Signs Kyle Idleman, Bestselling Author Of Not A Fan To Multi-Book Contract

David C Cook announces the signing of bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman to a multiple-book deal. The first book in the contract will be a book about the process of true, biblical life transformation jumping off of Jesus’ most famous parable The Prodigal Son, which is planned to release in the spring of 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kyle Idleman to the David C Cook family of content creators,” said Alex Field, deputy publisher at David C Cook. “I resonate so much with Kyle’s heart for ministering to people, changing lives, and helping his readers (and listeners) to know God better. We know that the unique and powerful way that Kyle writes about discipleship and encourages people to follow Jesus will speak to generations of readers for many years to come.”

Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, the fourth largest church in America, where he speaks to its more than 30,000 members throughout the year. He is the author of the books Not a Fan, and the recently released, Gods at War. He is also the presenter of the award-winning video curriculum “H2O: A Journey of Faith,” “Gods at War,” “The Easter Experience,” and the “Not a Fan” DVD teaching series. Idleman speaks at regional and national conventions and conferences across the country and regularly teaches at some of America’s largest and most influential churches.

“It is a joy to be working with the folks at David C Cook,” said Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian. “I so value their ministry intent, organizational mission and marketplace capability. As we have gotten started on The Prodigal Son book, I appreciate their spirit of partnership; and look forward to honoring God, collaborating on content and impacting lives together.”

Don Gates of The Gates Group serves as the literary agent and ministry partner. There will be robust national marketing and publicity campaigns planned for Kyle’s book launches.

November 24, 2013

Popular Blogger And Pastor Of Seattle’s Quest Church, Eugene Cho Signs 3 Book Contract With David Cook

David C Cook announced its partnership with pastor and activist Eugene Cho. Cho is the founder and executive director of One Day’s Wages, a movement of people dedicated to alleviating global poverty through donations as small as one day’s pay. Cho is also the founding pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, WA, and the founder of Q Café, a nonprofit community café and music venue in Seattle.

“We are thrilled to join Eugene in his calling to do justice and to love mercy,” says Don Pape, VP of trade publishing at Cook. “Eugene already reaches thousands of people through his teaching and his blog, and now his books will reach even more individuals and churches around the world.”

Cho, who is represented by Chris Park with Foundry Literary + Media, has signed a three-book deal with Cook, with the first book likely to release in fall 2014. As Cho says, “I have great respect for the work David C Cook does in the United States and internationally. I look forward to seeing where this next season of ministry leads.”

Born in Korea, Cho moved to the United States at age 6 and grew up in San Francisco. After spending several years on the East Coast and in South Korea, he now lives in Seattle with his wife, Minhee, and their three children.