Christian PR Case Study – Author Welby O’Brien

A Christian PR Case Study: Welby O’Brien, Author   She’s been called “real, authentic, and gutsy”, and her writing has helped countless people undergoing challenging life circumstances, especially in dealing with grief. Welby O’Brien is a gifted writer, who is passionate about encouraging her audience with extremely practical advice, whether she’s writing, speaking at conferences, or helping people one-on-one.   She has penned three books to date and has contributed to other encouraging books for Christian women dealing with grief…

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#1 best selling author Eric Metaxas signs major two-book deal with Salem Books

#1 best selling author Eric Metaxas signs major two-book deal with Salem Books The Cultural Commentator and Radio Personality Will Release His Memoir and a New Book on Atheism Washington, D.C.—Salem Books today announced a major deal with internationally recognized speaker Eric Metaxas, who is the author of seven bestsellers—including Bonhoeffer and Miracles. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show, which airs daily on the Salem Radio Network and on YouTube, as well as on TBN. Metaxas will share…

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Barb Roose leads readers in surrendering the things they cannot control

Barb Roose leads readers in surrendering the things they cannot control Surrendered—A Devotional to Help You Let Go & Live Like Jesus (Nashville, Tenn.)—If COVID-19 has taught us anything so far, it’s that we are not in control. When life gets hard, aspects of the future are uncertain, and we’re at the mercy of other’s decisions, we want more power over the situation. However, those are precisely the times when we need to learn how to surrender, just like Jesus…

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Tyndale House announces agreement with Ann White and Courage for Life to publish Women’s Study Bible

Tyndale House announces agreement with Ann White and Courage for Life to publish Women’s Study Bible Carol Stream, Illinois (July 30, 2020) – Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Ann White and Courage for Life to create a study Bible for women. Scheduled to release March 8, 2022, the Bible will be a vital resource for all women, but particularly those who have had traumatic experiences. “We are thrilled to join Courage for Life in this…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews John C. Lennox, author of “2084” What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book, “2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity” (Zondervan, 2020). Read this interview. Bible Gateway debuts…

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New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids

New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids CHARLOTTE, NC – Many parents and caregivers share a common dream: the hope that their child will grow up to love Jesus with all of their heart. Melissa Kruger voices this dream through her fun, imaginative new children’s book Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know (The Good Book Company, August 2020.) Whether read to young kids or gifted to older children reaching milestones like graduation, the…

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NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee wins two international book awards for pandemic duology

NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee wins two international book awards for pandemic duology {July 29, 2020} New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee won two International Book Awards this week—one each for her 2019 pandemic thriller, The Line Between, and its 2019 sequel, A Single Light. The double win is the latest highlight in a series of award nominations for the duology, which have already won Literary Titan silver (The Line Between) and gold (A Single Light), and finaled for…

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Industry Award Submissions

Two more weeks: submissions accepted for the industry’s best book and Bible designs The Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination period is open until August 15 for books and Bibles published June 2019 to August 2020.  Winners will be announced during the closing session of ECPA PubU Online on October 1st via webcast. Submission and program information available at TopShelfAward.org. CAN opens Crown Awards entry period for excellence in Christian media and marketing The Christian Authors Network (CAN) has developed tangible, measurable marketing standards of…

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Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees

Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees The PubU Online program will debut a new track of sessions dedicated to the important topic of Diversity & Inclusion as it relates to strategic levels of Christian publishing: marketing, editorial, leadership.  Four webinars, offered on Mondays at 10 am central, will feature panels of experts who provide important perspectives in addressing the way forward to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry. Session topics will cover Historical Perspectives, Editorial, Marketing,…

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New dates announced for Fall 2020 Christian Products Expo

New dates announced for Fall 2020 Christian Products Expo LARGO, Fla.— As we navigate these challenging times, CPE is looking ahead to the future. While plans are still moving forward, the dates for CPE have been pushed back a week due to the Atlanta Gift Mart. The Mart, originally scheduled for July, moved their dates directly on top of the CPE show dates, forcing CPE to make this move in order to accommodate the gift vendors already scheduled to attend…

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Christianbook acquires Bibles by the Case

Christianbook acquires Bibles by the Case Peabody, MA (July 30, 2020) – Christianbook has finalized an agreement with Cokesbury to purchase Bibles by the Case. Cokesbury, the retail and customer service arm of The United Methodist Publishing House, has been operating Bibles by the Case (BBTC) as an independent sales channel since November 2019. Tammy Gaines, CFO of The United Methodist Publishing House commented that “Cokesbury gained numerous benefits from the short time we owned BBTC including augmenting our distribution…

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Nori Media Group partners with Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing

Nori Media Group partners with Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing Nori Media Group (NMG), home to Destiny Image Harrison House and Sound Wisdom, has created a publishing partnership with Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing effective July 2020. Announced in a letter to partners, the partnership includes the development of publishing rights, audio book and e-book sales. Bill Williams Director of Language Rights and International sales said, “We are very excited about this opportunity to serve Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing…

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Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers announce new partnership

Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers announce new partnership Committed to serving the church more effectively by combining their unique strengths CAROL STREAM, Ill. (August 3, 2020)—Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) and Church Answers announced today the formation of a new ministry partnership dedicated to equipping local churches to grow and thrive in their God-given mission. Providing thoughtful, practical, and innovative resources, this partnership includes a multi-book, multi-year agreement with bestselling author and church strategist Thom Rainer, publishing books that cover topics…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Bible Gateway interviews Joshua Chatraw, author of “Telling a Better Story” Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Joshua Chatraw (@joshchatraw) about his book, “Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a…

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N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast From Publishers Weekly: Bible scholar N.T, Wright, author of “God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath” (Zondervan ) and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and founder of BioLogos, which advocates for the harmony of science and Christianity, joined in a live stream conversation July 12 on BioLogos’ weekly “Language of God” podcast. Their talk concluded with…

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