O&U Article in Together

O&U Article in Together

An article by Onwards and Upwards appeared this month in the End Notes section of Together, the trade magazine for UK Christian retailers and suppliers. In it, Luke Jeffery, Director of Onwards and Upwards, writes, “I find that my level of expectation and hope has grown over the past decade. Far from settling into an established way of doing business, I believe that it is now a season for innovation and exploration for the whole industry. It is a time to be praying hard, listening attentively and taking steps of faith.” You can read the whole article online by clicking […]

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Teen Novel Wins Book Award!

Teen Novel Wins Book Award!

The Sunshine List by Trudy Adams, published on 1 Oct 17, was awarded 2nd prize in the Young Australian Christian Awards. This book, for teenage girls aged 13-16, deals with many contemporary issues that youth face today. The judges wrote, “A teenage protagonist and her family deal with rising tensions as changing circumstances threaten close family bonds. The narrator’s voice is believable and engaging. Emotions and hopes are revealed in her diary, letters and ‘to-do’ lists. Themes include common contemporary issues such as cyber-bulling, drug abuse and the fragmentation of family relationships. At the end of a complex story that continues to […]

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Have Your Book and Eat It

Have Your Book and Eat It

At Onwards and Upwards we are passionate about seeing the church fed and nourished through the books we publish. Author Andy Black seems to have taken that mandate a step further by literally feeding his book to those who attended the official launch of his autobiography, The Helper. Through his book, its accompanying workbook, and his ministry ‘Work with God’, Andy aims to encourage people to find God’s purpose for their career. Years ago Andy found himself stuck in an Accountancy career that just didn’t seem to fit. He tried to find help from self-improvement and leadership techniques, but it didn’t […]

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Testimonial: “The best results for each client.”

Testimonial: “The best results for each client.”

“I am delighted to express publicly my deep gratitude to Luke Jeffery of the ‘Onwards and Upwards’ team, for his incredibly warm and encouraging help in bringing my life story to the point of publication and distribution in record time. From the beginning of the journey Luke’s friendly manner made our communications a real pleasure. His advice and guidance on every level has been invaluable to me as a first-time author. The O&U team have produced both the original ‘extended narrative’ edition and a skillfully edited second edition of my book that are beyond my wildest dreams. So to any […]

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Trade Event Sponsorship

Trade Event Sponsorship

We are proud to be sponsoring the 2017 Christian Resources Together (CRT) retreat for Christian bookshops and suppliers. CRT creates a sense of community and fellowship between those working in the Christian retail trade. The retreat is a wonderful opportunity to share stories, pray and worship together, and to seek God for the season ahead. We feel honoured to be a part of what God is doing in this vital industry.

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eBooks, eBooks!

eBooks, eBooks!

So far this year, by God’s grace, our eBook sales have increased by almost 50% on last year. And now, in addition to our existing sales on Amazon, Kobo and our own website, we have signed a contract with Gardners Books to have our eBooks sold on most major platforms. Very soon it will be possible to buy our eBook titles on the Nook, Apple, Google stores, as well as 24Symbols, Alkem, Blackwells Learning, BookMate, BookShout, Booktopia, Flipkart, iShook, Peter Pal, Sainsbury’s and Wheelers. In China our books will be available on Xiaomi as well as CNPereading, DangDang, Tencent, JD.com and Amazon China. […]

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Record Profits in Autumn

Record Profits in Autumn

This autumn we have seen record profits through the sales of our books in bookshops and online. Profits in September were 32% above the previous record.  Profits in October were 52% above the previous record. November sales profits did not beat the all time November record, but were still up 36% on 2014. Over all, autumn sales were 27% more profitable than the best previous autumn on record (which was in 2012). We thank God for a successful season for our authors and our publishing business.

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Football, Punk, Jesus

Football, Punk, Jesus

Would it bother you if your vicar or pastor was a former skinhead, punk-rocker and football hooligan? What about your Sunday School teacher? For that matter, what about St Paul who was a persecutor of Christians and then had them thrown into prison, or Moses who murdered a man? This is a timely modern story of how God chooses sinners, any of us, and makes them into saints for his glory. David O’Brien was a least likely candidate for church leadership but God had his eye on him from his childhood amidst the ordinary working class culture of Greater Manchester. […]

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Stocked by Gardners

Stocked by Gardners

Our entire range of books is now physically stocked at Gardners Books’ warehouse. This means that our books can reach mainstream bookshops even faster. Gardners Books is one of UK’s top book wholesalers. They supply Waterstones, as well as many other book chains and independent bookshops. Our books are also distributed by CLC Wholesale, Joining the Dots Distribution, Amazon and Bertrams Books.

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Over 100 Titles

Over 100 Titles

This spring we have celebrated our hundredth publication. From children’s adventures to missionary stories, from eBooks to paper books, we feel honoured to have played a role in bringing great Christian literature and testimonies to today’s generation.

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