Last October, Jim Pitman, who had been filling the role of Publisher for CLC USA on an interim basis, asked Dan Balow to become CLC’s new Director of Publishing. Dan had served on CLC USA’s advisory board for several years, was well acquainted with CLC and our publishing operations, and was happy to join our team in November.
Dan started in Christian publishing in 1983 with David C. Cook. Over the years, he worked in acquisitions of new books, audio books, digital publishing, marketing, sales, and translation rights management.
He worked at Tyndale House Publishers from 1992-2006 where he developed a wide-ranging perspective on the industry through his involvement with hundreds of authors, thousands of books and a love for the business. Getting to know and work with Ken Taylor helped him develop a ministry perspective on publishing.
Dan served on the board of the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association and was board chairman of the Global Publishers Alliance, an ECPA group involved in mentoring Christian publishers in other countries. He was also involved with Media Associates International’s LittWorld conferences.
His current approach for CLC Publications is to establish partnerships with like-minded ministries and publishers to enhance our sales and distribution efforts, to upgrade our audio/ebook efforts, and to arrange publishing agreements with various ministries that align with CLC’s publishing goals.
“We accomplish more when we find ways to work together to make something more fruitful than if we worked alone,” comments Dan. “CLC’s legacy and reputation makes us a good partner for many ministries.”
Dan is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and has been married to Carol for 40+ years. They live in Wheaton, Illinois and have four grown children and six granddaughters.