This accomplishment fulfills a Communications Department goal set five years ago, when FUM called Dan Kasztelan as its first communications director. Earlier this year, through the efforts of Publications Manager Shari Veach, Friends United Press entered into a new relationship with our printer/distributor that gave us a window of opportunity to convert print book files to e-book format at greatly-reduced cost. Dan and Shari worked together on a strategy for converting our Howard Thurman titles, as well as many of our Quaker “classics,” to e-book format. The conversion process took several months to accomplish, but we were finally able to make the digital versions available through our online bookstore last week, and have already fulfilled a dozen digital sales of the Phillips Moulton edition of The Journal of John Woolman.
The Communications staff are grateful for the opportunity to see this goal come to fruition, thankful for support from FUM General Secretary Kelly Kellum for time to do this work, and especially appreciative of Friends who undergird FUM’s communications ministry through donations and purchases.
The Communications staff juggle many planned projects as well as projects that are more responsive in nature — helping to spread the word about the work and ministries of FUM people around the world. This vital work is funded through the general fund, which is partly funded by book sales.
If you haven’t yet shopped the online FUM Bookstore, or if it has been a while since you visited virtually, please check it out. New products are added regularly.