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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

EWTN Press Release: EWTN Forms New Book Publishing Group

EWTN Forms New Book Publishing Group

EWTN Publishing Inc. to be a Joint Venture with Sophia Institute Press

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has formed a new book publishing group as a joint venture with New Hampshire-based Sophia Institute Press. The new nonprofit organization, EWTN Publishing Inc., will allow the Network to begin to regularly publish books in both print and electronic form and to make them available to a worldwide audience.

“There is still a very strong demand for books related to topics of faith and religion, and while EWTN has done limited self-published titles for some time, this new publishing house will allow us to be more deliberate and focused in our efforts,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “By partnering with Sophia Institute Press, the Network does not need to build an entire publications and marketing team from scratch; but rather, we can rely on the technical expertise of a proven publisher who knows what it takes to edit, print and promote books for the Catholic marketplace.”

“From the perspective of Sophia Institute, this is a great opportunity to marshal our resources together to advance our mission of saving souls by producing good, strong spiritual works that can help people on their faith journey,” said Sophia Institute President Charlie McKinney.  “What we do well is produce books; everything that comes out of our operation is beautifully done, well laid out, and nicely designed. We have 30 years of experience in the publishing world, which includes marketing know-how, relationships with bookstores, and key distribution lines. This partnership will enable us to take what we do best and combine it with the great content EWTN produces!”

Some of the first titles expected to be produced by the new imprint will be Mother Angelica’s written works, including her popular mini-books, which will be updated and repackaged for a new generation; as well as content from “Mother Angelica Live” and other EWTN shows, which will be edited and turned into books.

Sophia Institute Press publishes faithful Catholic classics and new Catholic books by the enduring figures of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Sophia has published hundreds of Catholic books in conformity with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church by authors such as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Therese of Lisieux, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Dietrich von Hildebrand, and many others.  In addition, Sophia Institute’s other apostolates include Crisis Magazine (; Catholic Exchange (; and Sophia Institute for Teachers (, which provides Catholic school educators with teaching strategies, classroom materials and background knowledge to engage students with the Faith.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, now entering its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 250 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. EWTN’s outreach includes direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 300 Catholic radio affiliates across the U.S.; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; print and electronic news services that include “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, Catholic News Agency and ACI Group; and EWTN Publishing, Inc.

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