Sunday, March 01, 2009
The Wild Rose Press is moving its White Rose books over to a White Rose Publishing imprint that is strongly branded as Christian fiction. I am somewhat confused as I was under the impression that White Rose books were distinguished by a lack of sexual content rather than the presence of religious content, let alone limited to Trinitarian Christianity and so excluding Christadelphians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and Unitarians
The motivation for a fully separate imprint seems to be that "some Christian readers and authors were reluctant to visit The Wild Rose Press catalogue site because of some of the non-Christian covers that sometimes appear on the front page as new titles the non-Christian lines..." I find it rather interesting that the writers and readers of erotic romance seem to be seen as "non-Christian", or am I reading into this too much? The White Rose books are certainly seen Christian because they are written, read and edited by Christians. But statistically speaking, it seems likely that the majority of the people involved in the other lines are in fact Christian as well, in the inclusive sense of the word.