Wendy Speake’s “The 40-Day Sugar Fast” exceeds 250K in print

Wendy Speake’s “The 40-Day Sugar Fast” exceeds 250K in print Ada, Mich. (May 9, 2022)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation by Wendy Speake has reached a significant milestone, with more than 250,000 copies in print. “We are thrilled to be partnered with Wendy and continue to be astounded at the number of people who gravitate to this message,” says Rebekah Guzman, Editorial Director of Baker Books. “It…

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MetaComet teams with Tipalti to provide highest automated royalty payments available

MetaComet teams with Tipalti to provide highest automated royalty payments available Royalty management specialists MetaComet® Systems and payment automation experts Tipalti are pleased to announce a partnership to make royalty transactions even easier and faster. The powerful new alliance combines MetaComet’s long expertise in royalty solutions and Tipalti’s experience in accounts payable and partner payments software. More… MetaComet is an ECPA business solutions provider.

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International crisis experts and journalists to speak at Crisis Publishing Initiative Conference

International crisis experts and journalists to speak at Crisis Publishing Initiative Conference (Colorado Springs, CO)—A growing list of internationally known crisis experts, analysts, and journalists will speak at the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference organized by Magazine Training International (MTI) in partnership with the Evangelical Press Association, June 26-29, 2022 Some 100 Christian journalists, publishers, and authorities on crisis from around the world are expected to attend the second Crisis Publishing Initiative (CPI) conference in Mundelein, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The first CPI conference was held in…

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LittWorld 2022 gathers publishers from 50 countries in Hungary

LittWorld 2022 gathers publishers from 50 countries in Hungary Some 164 Christian publishing staff and writers from 50 countries gathered in Siófok, Hungary, April 24-29, for LittWorld 2022, the triennial global publishing conference organized by Media Associates International (MAI). CEO Kornél Herjeczki of Harmat Publishing in Budapest and MAI’s European Board served as conference hosts. Read More…

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ECPA announces program and opens registration for C-Suite Symposium

ECPA announces program and opens registration for C-Suite Symposium ECPA’s annual gathering for C-level executives in Christian publishing will occur on September 25-27 in Savannah, Georgia.  The program will include climate scientist and ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, along with Tom Ziglar (Zig Ziglar Corp), Ted Olson (CT), Kristen McLean (NPD), and Chriscynethia Floyd (Our Daily Bread).  A panel of sustainability and supply chain experts will also present a session. More Registration for ECPA members is…

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ICREF event to gather Christian publishing and rights community in Chicago, June 28-29

ICREF event to gather Christian publishing and rights community in Chicago, June 28-29 Registration is open for the ECPA International Christian Rights & Export Fair held June 28-29 on the campus of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Members of the international Christian publishing community will meet with publishers, vendors, and distributors to discuss rights, licensing and international sales. More information and registration  

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Journalist and NavPress author Dianne Derby on Jesus Calling Podcast

Journalist and NavPress author Dianne Derby on Jesus Calling Podcast Journalist Dianne Derby recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how she found hope and inspiration from spending each Tuesday with a 94 year old Pearl Harbor survivor who taught her how to slow down, and comforted her through life’s ups and downs. Derby’s book, “Two Hundred Tuesdays,” is available from NavPress. More…

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Zonderkidz to publishing FOX & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt’s newest book for children

Zonderkidz to publishing FOX & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt’s newest book for children I’m So Glad You Were Born by #1 New York Times bestselling author Earhardt releases September 27, 2022 Grand Rapids, MI – May 10, 2022 – Zonderkidz is pleased to announce that FOX & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt will publish a new picture book titled I’m So Glad You Were Born, releasing September 27, 2022, illustrated by Kim Barnes. Dedicated to her daughter Hayden, this book from…

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ECPA recognizes IVP’s 75 years of service to the Church and Christian publishing

ECPA recognizes IVP’s 75 years of service to the Church and Christian publishing WESTMONT, IL—As part of its Leadership Summit in Philadelphia earlier this month, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) recognized InterVarsity Press (IVP) for seventy-five years of service to the church and Christian publishing. The gathering included one hundred forty evangelical publishers, book manufacturers, and other publishing partners for speaker sessions, workshops, and socializing. Terumi Echols, president and publisher of IVP said, “Celebrating seventy-five years of service to the church…

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R.H. Boyd hosts Legacy Ball to commemorate 125th anniversary

R.H. Boyd hosts Legacy Ball to commemorate 125th anniversary NASHVILLE, Tenn.—R.H. Boyd is proud to announce its upcoming Legacy Ball on June 17, 2022, in celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary. The oldest Black printing and publishing company in the country, R.H. Boyd was founded in 1896 by Dr. Richard Henry Boyd to produce resources that give a voice to the Black experience. Today, under the leadership of Dr. LaDonna Boyd, fifth-generation president/CEO, R.H. Boyd continues its tradition of printing,…

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Paul David Tripp’s “New Morning Mercies” surpasses one million in print sales with Crossway

Paul David Tripp’s “New Morning Mercies” surpasses one million in print sales with Crossway WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional (Crossway, October 2014), by bestselling author Paul David Tripp, has surpassed one million units in print sales. “We are so honored to publish Paul Tripp’s New Morning Mercies, which helps readers marinate each day in the greatest news of all time,” says Justin Taylor, Crossway’s executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher. “As a…

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ACFW’s Storyfest welcomes Christian fiction readers to gather/meet authors

ACFW’s Storyfest welcomes Christian fiction readers to gather/meet authors Palm Bay, FL: Created with Christian Fiction Reader-Fans in mind, the 2022 ACFW Storyfest is ACFW’s response to reader requests for access to some of their favorite authors and the chance to talk story. This inaugural year of hosting ACFW Storyfest (formerly the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat) takes place Thursday afternoon, September 8, 2022 through Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The reader event—conducted…

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HCCP announces promotion for Margaret Kercher

HCCP announces promotion for Margaret Kercher Margaret Kercher has been promoted to publicity director, Fiction for both HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. In this role, Margaret will oversee the publicity strategy for Thomas Nelson Fiction, Zondervan Fiction, and the general market imprint, Harper Muse, as well as lead awareness campaigns in both the Christian and general markets. Read More…

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ECPA releases Christian bestseller lists for May and Easter

ECPA releases Christian bestseller lists for May and Easter ECPA has posted the bestseller lists for May 2022 in 15 categories, plus a Non-Fiction and Juvenile list of bestselling Easter 2022 titles at ReadGoodBooks.com.  “If The Tomb Is Empty” by Joby Martin with Charles Martin (FaithWords) was the bestselling non-fiction Easter title and “God Gave Us Easter” by Lisa Tawn Bergren (WaterBook) was the bestselling juvenile Easter title.  Five titles made the monthly top 10 for the first time with…

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ECPA presents Chair Award to former president Stan Jantz

ECPA presents Chair Award to former president Stan Jantz TEMPE, AZ — At the ECPA Awards Celebration, held May 3rd in Philadelphia, Stan Jantzwas presented with the ECPA Chair Award by board chair Dan Kok, former chair Dwight Baker, and president Jeff Crosby. Stan was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the industry as an author of 80 books, a former Christian bookstore owner, publisher, and former president of ECPA.  The presentation was a surprise to Jantz, who was attending the ECPA…

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