Executive Editor for Revell Books Retiring in February
Baker Publishing Group today announces that Dr. Vicki Crumpton, Executive Editor for Revell Books, will retire effective February 11, 2022.
“Vicki’s arrival was a turning point for our publishing program,” said Dwight Baker, president of Baker Publishing Group. “At a time when our trade book divisions were understaffed and discouraged, Vicki boldly entrusted her career to our company. Soon her experience and talent generated visible results in our trade releases, and over the following decades she has continually set a high standard for the rest of us.”
Crumpton joined Baker Publishing in 2001, first acquiring for both Baker Books and Revell, then moving exclusively to Revell. She acquired several NY Times bestsellers, including the mega-seller 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey. Crumpton is the winner of three Editor of the Year Awards from American Christian Fiction Writers and the Advanced Writer’s and Speakers Association, and her acquisitions have garnered many awards, including the Rita, Carol, and many ECPA Gold Medallion Awards.
“I’ll miss the team at Baker Publishing Group and particularly my amazing colleagues in the Revell division. Our acquisitions team works from four different states, but I don’t believe there’s a closer team anywhere even if they share an office. My authors . . . what can I say about them? I love being among the first to read new books. I love when the words are so beautiful, the editor is without words herself. Over the years, I’ve worked on everything from academic texts to children’s books. All these years later, I still learn something from every book, and that’s one of the things I’ve loved about my job.”
Prior to joining Baker Publishing, Crumpton’s thirty-two-year career in publishing included thirteen years at B&H. She holds an MDiv and PhD from Southwestern Seminary and is a Mensa member.