The Harper Publishing Company is offering a discount on its books on Christian publishing websites, but it has the biggest hit yet for Christians.
The discount is valid until Dec. 16, the company said in a statement.
The website for the Harper’s Bible and the Epistle of James are offering a 10% discount on Christian titles through Dec. 8.
That includes titles such as the New Testament and New Testament Commentary.
The deal also includes the Bible Commentary Bible, which contains Bible commentary on many of the Bible’s stories, and the Bible Text Book.
A few Christian books are also getting a discounted price: The Book of Mormon and the Book of Abraham are getting a discount of 10% on Dec. 14, and The Book Of Mormon and The Abrahamic Bible are getting the same discount on Dec, 23.
“We are committed to providing an affordable, reliable, and trustworthy source of Bible, Bible commentary, and Christian books, including a number of popular books, for the Christian faithful, and we are excited to offer this discount to the thousands of books and resources available on Christian sites,” Harper’s said in its statement.
“It’s a great day for our readers, for our authors, for Christian publishers, and for Bible publishing.”
The discount isn’t a direct deal with publishers like Harper’s.
It’s an extension of the company’s offer for publishers of nonfiction, as well as some nonfiction titles, such as The Bible and The Bible Commentary, as part of its new “Coupled” initiative, which helps publishers make money from books that cross the line into Christian books.
The Christian books included in this deal are available for sale on the Harper website.
The company said that it is also offering a new ebook option for those who want to purchase their books for themselves, with no additional charge.
The Harper Bible and Epistle are also now offering a free digital version of their books, which also includes both digital and hardcover editions.
“For years, our customers have been asking for a free, easy-to-use platform to share their Bible and Bible Commentary,” Stephen C. Williams, vice president for Christian publishing at HarperCollins Publishers, said in the statement.
HarperCollins is one of the largest publishers in the world, and has about 30 million books sold in more than 100 languages.
The partnership with the Christian publishing sites has been controversial.
Some Christians have said that the deal is an attempt to force their publishing business to follow the church’s standards of Christian publishing, and others have argued that it’s a sign of weakness on the part of the HarperCollins company.
Harper’s has long had a history of publishing nonfiction and Christian works.
It started publishing the New York Times bestseller list in 2011 and has sold books for more than a century.
But the Harper-owned HarperCollins has also been grappling with rising pressure from publishers over publishing their books in their own titles, and in recent years has had to pay hefty licensing fees for those titles.
Some publishers, including The Atlantic, have also complained that the Harper books are not accurate.
“The Harper Bible, Epistle, and other books have often been used as an excuse for Christian authors to promote their own books, and have led to the practice of publishing Christian books by Christian authors in the titles of books by non-Christian authors,” The Atlantic wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
“With the Harper Bible’s upcoming sale, we hope to encourage our Christian readers to read more about the life of Jesus Christ, and to look to the Bible as a source of guidance and inspiration for their own lives.”