Monday, April 18, 2016


Contact: Nichole Parks (
(Wheaton, Illinois)  Two Christian publishing industry veterans announce the formation of Gilead Publishing, LLC, an independent publisher of fiction with Christian themes.
President and Publisher Dan Balow and CEO Bill Giarratana are co-owners and senior management for the new company with a main operations office in Wheaton, Illinois and an editorial acquisitions/management office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Susan Brower, former Executive Editor with Zondervan and Harper Collins Christian Publishing will serve as Vice-President of Editorial and manage the acquisition strategy through the Michigan office.
Counting on the flexibility of a small infrastructure – currently an initial staff of ten employees, Gilead will be assisted by several key strategic partnerships with service providers. The company is planning to release several titles launched as soon as Fall 2016, and 40-50 titles in 2017. 
Gilead is only considering proposals from recognized literary agents at this time.

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