Adventist World adds 17 New Language Editions
Adventist World, the global paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,has launched 17 editions of its “junior” magazine format called Adventist World Digest. Fourteen of these editions are new.
Two years ago, Adventist World entered into an agreement with the Euro-Asia Division to start a quarterly junior edition in Russian featuring 16 pages of the best articles published during the quarter. This format makes it possible to insert Adventist World content into a division, union or local conference magazine in a way that is affordable and attractive. As a result, using the template developed by the Euro-Asia Division following the instructions of the editorial and design team in Maryland, two more unions have adopted this format: the Hungarian Union in Hungarian and the South-East European Union in Serbian.
In January 2014, Adventist World Digest became available in Thai and Bulgarian, as well as in the main languages of the Southern Asia Division: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Gujarati, Bengali, Gano, Assamese, and Mizo. Their combined circulation will be over 130,000 copies per quarter. The Adventist publishing house in Pune will be responsible for pre-production and distribution.
Says Claude Richli, the associate publisher in charge of the expansion of the magazine: “This is a very significant expansion of the magazine’s footprint. Through the ‘digest’ format, Adventist World makes it possible for local fields to offer their members a quality ‘global’ magazine: local news of the field combined with global news of the church. Many more local language editions are being contemplated as a result of this formula.”
With this latest expansion, Adventist World content will be available in 24 languages in print. Another four can be accessed online, including Arabic, Vietnamese, Romanian and Chinese.
Adventist World was launched in 2005 at the General Conference Session in St. Louis by Pastor Jan Paulsen, then-president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, and Bill Johnsson, then-editor of the Adventist Review. At launch, it was available in English only. Additional information about the publication can be found online at www.adventistworld.org.
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