January 24, 2011
Behind the Books Is Back
You may have noticed that Behind the Books has been on a bit of a hiatus lately. With the new year upon us, we think it’s high time to breath some new life back into BTB. Our team is fired up, and we’re aiming to make Behind the Books the next go-to site on your blogroll.
You’ll hear from InterVarsity Press marketing and editorial staff, industry insiders, authors and other guest bloggers who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in the wider publishing world and specifically at IVP.
A few posts already in the queue include:
And there’s more where that came from.
So thanks for stopping by. We hope you’ll check back often, and feel free to give us your feedback and comments. Now, let’s get this conversation started!
-The Behind the Books Team
Posted by Rebecca Larson at 12:42 PM
January 15, 2011
Preview Our Books at Scribd!
We want you to know, without doubt, that the book you buy is the book you need.
That’s why, for several years, we have been using Amazon Search Inside and Google Preview to allow you to view as much as 20% of any book. Now, we are pleased to share large, uncut excerpts and extras from our newest books for free download at Scribd (see www.scribd.com/intervarsitypress).
At Scribd, you will find a growing number of PDF excerpts of our latest titles that include
Books from authors like Ruth Haley Barton, Sean Gladding, Dallas Willard, Alister McGrath and N. T. Wright are all available for preview. And we plan to release at least four new titles a month from IVP Academic, IVP Books, Likewise and Formatio—all simultaneous to or even before the release of the print edition.
We have also posted our entire collection of catalogs.
Don’t see a book you’d like to preview? Contact us and we will do our best to post it quickly. Have more questions about a book? Try a link from the description page at the beginning of the PDF at Scribd or check IVP Online.
We hope that this will be a valuable service to you as you dig deeply into your faith—and, we hope, into InterVarsity Press books!
Posted by Nate Baker-Lutz at 11:40 PM