f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Multnomah Acquired by Random House

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Multnomah Acquired by Random House

Here's the (expected) conclusion to this news. (From the Christian Etailing newsletter.)

After almost a month of industry-wide speculation, Random House Inc. announced it has purchased Multnomah Publishers. The Sisters, Ore., publisher will become Random House's second evangelical Christian imprint, following the 1996 creation of WaterBrook Press, an editorially autonomous division of Random House's Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group.
Multnomah will be “integrated operationally with WaterBrook,” and will relocate to WaterBrook's offices in Colorado Springs, Colo., Random House said in a statement. The two imprints will together form a new WaterBrook Multnomah division within Doubleday Broadway, with each imprint “maintaining its distinct editorial identity,” the statement said.

I wish those of my colleagues at Multonomah (and Waterbrook) the best as things shake out.