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Books Arriving Soon!

New book arriving shortly from the printer . . . hope all will be OK! I always get a bit nervous at this point – once we had to send a whole batch back because the margins were wrong . . . eek! Will put up some photos when we get them . . .

Rebecca and Jade: Choices

 

Order yours here! Be the first to get hold of a copy! (Release is 30th May.)

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Online Catalogue of Christian Books for Children and Teenagers

Our new catalogue is with us! Do click on the link to take a look, and share with everyone you know who might be interested in getting their hands on good Christian books for young adults and 8-12s. πŸ™‚ Together we can make a difference!

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Coming Soon!

At last I can reveal the front cover of ‘Rebecca and Jade: Choices’ by Eleanor Watkins!

Rebecca and Jade - Choices Front Cover

Rebecca and Jade – Choices Front Cover

 

This lovely YA novel for teenage girls features friends Rebecca and Jade, and the choices they make. You will soon be able to pre-order; release/launch is 30th May. πŸ™‚

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Dernier Books In Rwanda

Delighted that some of our books have reached Star School in Rwanda, courtesy of author Mary Weeks Millard, who visited recently.

Dernier books in RwandaSeeing photos like these is like seeing a dream come true. I couldn’t quite see that far when I set up Dernier Publishing in a corner of my dining room, with only a vision and a passion for children to find the good news through stories.

Sometimes it hardly seems real, when I am trying to juggle so many things and working with the nitty gritty day to day workings of the business, that our books are going all over the world. But there are the books, in these children’s hands. And these are only the tip of the iceberg – many books have gone out and we have no idea where they are or who is reading them! What the Lord has done is truly awesome.

Janet WilsonMay the word not return empty, and may He receive all the glory!

Janet

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You Can Be a Youth Worker!

Yes, you can be a youth worker! All you have to do is give a Christian book to a young person, pray for them, and let the book (and the Holy Spirit!) do the work for you.

But how do youΒ  get over the scariness of giving a book to a child with no church background?

Here’s an idea:

1. Get parents’ permission.

2. “I saw this book and thought of you.” (Or, I saw this book and thought of Therese, if you give the book to the parents.)

3. “Please read it and tell me what you think!”Schoolgirl reading

What do you think? Any other ideas? Easter could be the perfect excuse to give away books and become the most amazing youth worker! πŸ™‚

 

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Spring Catalogue – Please Share!

Wooo hooo, our new online catalogue is with us! Want to browse all our Christian books for young people easily, all in one place?

Christian books online catalogueFollow this link to see the catalogue!

Please email this link to your friends/Sunday School leaders/school teachers:

Christian books for young people: online catalogue.

Together we can make a difference.

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It’s World Book Day!

Hurray, Thursday March 2nd 2017 is World Book Day! To celebrate this fab event, we are giving away a FREE BOOK with every order between now and then.

Books don’t grow on trees (although the paper is made from trees, hehe!) but this once, you can get this wonderful book completely free of charge with any order.

Don’t worry if your book doesn’t show up in the shopping cart – we will add it to your order when we pack up your books. πŸ™‚

Deepest DarknessSo this would be a good time to make an order – do it now before you forget!

Not got anyone to give your book to? Here are some ideas:

  • Send to a missionary family
  • Give to your Sunday School teacher for a prize
  • Offer to your local school or library
  • Send to a school/children’s home you support
  • Read it yourself – you’ll love it!

You can read more about this book here (including the first chapter).

Don’t worry if your book doesn’t show up in the shopping cart – we will add it to your order when we pack up your books. πŸ™‚

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New Leaflets

We have had some new leaflets printed, for churches and schools, very similar to this one! All our books are chosen for their excellent Christian content as part of a gripping story . . . pass the news on, and buy them for all the children on your heart. πŸ™‚

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Hand in Hand Children’s and Family Ministry Conference

Delegates to this weekend’s Hand in Hand Children’s and Family Ministry Conference in Eastbourne will each receive a book courtesy of Dernier Publishing. Books are often not high on the priority list of church budgets, but we hope and pray that when delegates read the books, they will see what a difference they can make. Please pray with us!

Terence helped me pack up the books!Cat helping to pack Dernier books!

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Nothing Random!

Welcome to the Dernier Publishing Newsletter, February 2017
Thanks for being here again, reading our news, and for all your support and prayers. We simply wouldn’t be here without you. Yesterday I heard that one of the big Christian publishers have cut their staff by two thirds. We can’t take anything for granted in the publishing business. Every prayer you offer on our behalf, every book you buy, keeps us going. Book production costs are high, and margins low. So please accept my heartfelt thank you for all you do. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

Youth Club Visit
I spoke at a local youth group recently – what a privilege! And it was such fun! I took along a couple of packs of playing cards, and we built card houses which was tricky. Isn’t it just so frustrating when things are looking good, then the whole thing collapses? πŸ™‚

House of Cards

The point I wanted to make was that whatever awful things happen in life; even when the whole house seems to be coming down around you and nothing seems to be going right, God is still right there. I wanted the young people to know that the Lord will be with them and help them in every difficulty that comes their way, small or large. I gave them some books, too, to read and review. One girl had already read London’s Gone and told me it was one of her favourite books – yippee! And another young lad said how much he liked the cover of The City Kid. Hurray! Please pray for young people like these, most of whom are church children, who need every encouragement to keep walking in the faith they have learnt from their parents. Who knows – maybe something from one of the books will touch their hearts and change their lives. Please pray with me!
Random Gifts
I mentioned in a previous email that back in the autumn Age UK approached us with a request for a raffle prize, to raise money for a Christmas dinner for elderly people who would otherwise be on their own. I have no idea where they got our name from, but, always on the lookout for opportunities to get our books into children’s hands, I sent them a set of five random books like this:

Dernier Publishing books

A couple of weeks ago I received a thank you letter – they raised Β£900 for the raffle, and the elderly people had a lovely day. What a wonderful thing to be able to help with! Not only that, the books will have found a home – I wonder where? One thing I do know: our Lord doesn’t do random, so we have been praying that the books will end up exactly where they are needed. Exciting, isn’t it – maybe one day we will hear an amazing story!
I’ve got a few of these ‘random’ sample packs of books left from a trade event and was wondering what to do with them . . . here’s an idea: would you like one of them to put in a tombola, offer as a prize, at a club or camp or fair or fΓͺte or whatever? Imagine the impact we could make if each of us gave away a pack of books away in our corner! Who knows how far the books could go, how many children we could reach! Maybe, together, we can do a miracle.
If you’d like one or more of these packs (five books in each pack), as long as you promise to give them away (and this is only available to subscribers of our newsletter): Β£20.00 (free UK p+p). Get your pack/s now and put them away for the summer, because when they’re gone they’re gone. You can have as many packs as you like, but you can’t choose the books, it’s pot luck! Please contact me if you’d like a pack. Or more than one!
(If you are reading this and you are not a subscriber to our newsletter, please sign up so you can join in the fun – it would be lovely to have you.)
Books in Croatian
Look at these! Now the first three Beech Bank Girls, and The Treasure Hunt, are available in Croatian! Don’t you just love the spy on the Treasure Hunt cover? πŸ™‚ Dernier Books in CroatianMay these books bless many, and may they be the first of many to reach children for whom English is not their mother tongue.
Reviews
Thank you Brenda, a secondary school teacher, who kindly took the time to work out how to put reviews on our website! This is what she wrote, to help potential purchasers:
Beech Bank GirlsBeech Bank Girls, Every Girl Has a Story: β€œAn excellent book. Eleanor Watkins has a good grasp of the issues faced by 11-14 year old girls today combined with an ability to write for them in an engaging, interesting and relevant way.
I would particularly recommend this book for girls who will be moving on to secondary school in the foreseeable future, as well as those already in years 7 and 8.
It is just a pity that the cover does not, in my opinion, reflect the modern real-life nature of the book. I look forward to reading the others in the series.”
Londons GoneLondon’s Gone: β€œA good well-paced story with plenty of action and some unexpected twists, it easily holds your interest. Many readers will find it easy to empathise with 16 year old Maria who is frequently at odds with the world. She is contrasted by Arthur, an idealistic holy-joe, set on doing the right thing at all times whatever the circumstances. They both have much to learn but somehow manage to work together towards a common goal. I did find Arthur somewhat irritating at times – but I’ve been told that he is supposed to be so.
I thought that the Christian part of the ending was well handled. No quantum leaps thankfully; it suited the overall flow of the story.
It is refreshingly different to other books around at the moment. I look forward to the sequel.”

The Only Way
The Only Way: β€œWow!
You don’t often find a book like this.
It walks that fine line between our world today and a whole other spiritual world. It offers depth and hope to kids who are struggling.
It will appeal to a wide range of readers.
Brilliant!”
The City KidThe City Kid: β€œThis is an up-to-date realistic story that will resonate with teens from a range of cultures, regardless of whether they have a church background or not.
The issues that John faces are relevant to modern life. It is well paced and easy to read. It is the sort of Christian book you could comfortably give to a friend. It also has some challenges for those already Christian.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
If you or your children have read any of our books, please do leave a review on our website – even if it’s just a short sentence. β€œMy daughter really enjoyed this,” (or didn’t!) is all that’s needed. Thank you!
Christian Bookshops
Don’t forget you can buy all our books from Christian bookshops in the UK, as well as through our website. Do support them, they do a great job.

Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson, Founder of Dernier Publishing

Have a wonderful February (spring is nearly here!),
Janet

 

P.S. Don’t forget to contact me for your give-away book packs!

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Croatian Translations

Look what came in the post!

Croatian books

The Treasure Hunt (left) and Beech Bank Girls 3 (right) – both in Croatian.

Let’s pray they touch many young hearts!

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