The imprint will be part of Faith Words, with Grisham appointed as publisher and vice-president reporting to senior vice-president Rolf Zettersten. Grisham will be based in Nashville, although she will continue to acquire books for the Hodder Faith team in the UK where appropriate.
Jericho Books will launch in summer 2012 with 12 titles, with the aim of seeking innovative authors who "reflect a growing change in the church". It is understood that where Grisham acquires world rights to a title, Hodder Faith will be the UK publisher.
Meanwhile, at Hodder Faith, Bibles and digital publisher Ian Metcalf has been promoted to publishing director with immediate effect.
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