International Distribution News

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Advertisements for The Urantia Book have been placed in various bookseller publications worldwide. We have placed a four-color, full-page ad with Ingram Book Company, one of our major distributors, in the May issue of Bridges, the catalog sent to their English-speaking market around the world. We anticipate this will assist us in our efforts to expand distribution in the United Kingdom. We placed another four-color, full-page ad in Ingram's sister publication, Los Libros de Español, which is sent to their Spanish market worldwide.

A half-page, black and white ad is about to be published in Bookwatch, a publication of Baker & Taylor Distribution that is sent to booksellers worldwide. An additional half-page ad was placed in The Book Industry Review. The BookReader will also carry a half-page, black and white ad in addition to including a review of The Urantia Book in their BookExpo America issue. In Europe an advertisement was placed in a bookseller catalog.

Digrisa, Mexico's largest distributor, placed El Libro de Urantia on the front cover of its brochure, at no expense to the Foundation. This distributor is ordering El Libro de Urantia by the thousands!

New Printings:

Four new editions of The Urantia Book are being reprinted as stocks have run low. The 2nd printings of the paperback and small hard cover editions of the Spanish translation have just been completed.

The Russian translation of The Urantia Book has been re-edited and formatted in a smaller size in preparation for a second printing. We have almost exhausted our initial supply of 5,000 copies printed in 1997. An appeal for funding assistance is underway with the aid of a benefactor committed to matching all contributions received through June for the Russian printing fund.

Also, the large English classic “study edition,” as it is becoming known among readers, is being reprinted. It will be the same size as the 11th printing. Because of its popularity with distributors and librarians, we want to continue to offer this edition. It will have the same white classic dust jacket design as the 11th printing.

Library Placement in Honduras:

One hundred hard cover Spanish books have been sent to the National Library of Honduras. A Honduran reader has made arrangements with the National Library to place the books in its collection for distribution throughout the library system there.

Books in Africa:

Five hundred copies of Le Livre d'Urantia have been supplied to Moussa N'diaye, Urantia Foundation's Representative in Senegal, for distribution throughout the many French-speaking African nations.

Urantia Foundation's shipping department has been busy boxing and shipping books to contacts made by Norm Ingram on his visits to Africa. Although the Foundation shipped books ahead of time for Norm to use while traveling, since his return he has received many emails from people whose hearts have been touched asking for more books.

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