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MennoMedia sales reach nearly $2.5 million
Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
WATERLOO, Ont. and HARRISONBURG, Va. — Since MennoMedia merged Mennonite Publishing Network and Third Way Media in July 2011, sales have reached nearly $2.5 million. The top sellers have been Christian education materials and cookbooks.
Other top sellers are hymn books, a cappella music CDs, periodicals like the Rejoice! devotional, and newer books like The Naked Anabaptist.
The number one seller since the merger is Mennonite Girls Can Cook, which has sold over 26,000 copies since its release last May. Based on a successful blog by the same name, the book was authored by 10 women, most of whom are of Russian-German heritage and living in British Columbia.
The number two seller is Adult Bible Study, which is used by many Sunday school classes across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to Adult Bible Study, MennoMedia also offers a variety of other quarterly and seasonal study materials for Christian education.
MennoMedia, with its main office in Harrisonburg, it is a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, with branch offices in Waterloo, Ont., and Newton, Kan.
The sales of MennoMedia fall under three categories of products:
MennoMedia’s customers range from giant companies like Amazon and Barnes & Noble to the many conservative Mennonite groups that buy thousands of earlier titles like Church Hymnal and Martyrs Mirror each year.
The top 10 best-seller list since MennoMedia’s founding last July:
Two products that just missed the top 10 were the new edition of Upside-Down Kingdom and the Mennonite Hour music CD series.
MennoMedia is the publishing/production ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.