Zondervan author Erin Loechner on Jesus Calling Podcast

Zondervan author Erin Loechner on Jesus Calling Podcast Erin Loechner recently joined The Jesus Calling Podcast to discuss how we can reverse engineer some of the ways that social media and technology hold our undivided attention. Loechner’s book, “The Opt-Out Family,” is available from Zondervan.  

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New Growth Press to release Christmas devotionals from the sermons of Spurgeon

New Growth Press to release Christmas devotionals from the sermons of Spurgeon “A Wondrous Mystery: Daily Advent Devotionals” (New Growth Press, September 2, 2024) features thirty days of devotionals from the sermons of Charles H. Spurgeon, edited by Geoffrey Chang, curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. More…

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Sibling trio, CAIN, announces first ever children’s picture book with B&H

Sibling trio, CAIN, announces first ever children’s picture book with B&H CAIN’s music has been a mainstay since their debut album in early 2020, and now they add authors to their names with the announcement of the lyrical picture book, “I’m So Blessed” (B&H Publishing), based on their hit song. Read More…

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Zondervan to release posthumous book from beloved thought leader Dallas Willard

Zondervan to release posthumous book from beloved thought leader Dallas Willard Zondervan Books announces the release of a book of never-before-published writings from the late and beloved author Dallas Willard. “The Scandal of the Kingdom: How the Parables of Jesus Revolutionize Life with God” is scheduled for release on October 15, 2024. Read More…

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Jay Y. Kim signs contract with IVP for two more books

Jay Y. Kim signs contract with IVP for two more books Pastor, podcaster, and award-winning author Jay Y. Kim has signed a contract for two more books with IVP. With details about the second book still in the planning stages, the first book is tentatively titled The Pace of Peace and the Mind at Ease with a projected release date of Spring 2026. Read More…

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ECPA PubU 2024 marks twenty years of training up Christian publishing leaders

ECPA PubU 2024 marks twenty years of training up Christian publishing leaders ECPA’s annual fall training program – ECPA PubU – will return as an in-person event in 2024 on November 13-14 at the Hilton DoubleTree Suites Conference Center, outside Chicago in Downers Grove. The Chicago-area is where PubU was initially hosted in 2004, its debut year. Early bird registration is now open for the event, now in its 20th year of training Christian publishing practitioners in major publishing roles. More at ECPAPubU.org

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Industry awards for book design accepting nominations

Industry awards for book design accepting nominations ECPA is accepting submissions for the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards until August 15 in the categories of Non-Fiction, Fiction, Children, and Bibles, for titles published between June 2023 and August 2024. Winners will be announced November 13th during the ECPA PubU opening session in Chicago. More at TopShelfAward.org

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IPG and Bookwire announce digital distribution partnership

IPG and Bookwire announce digital distribution partnership Independent Publishers Group (IPG), one of the oldest and largest book distributors in North America, and Bookwire, the leading global provider of digital distribution for eBooks and audiobooks, are proud to announce a strategic partnership. Read More…

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Heather Pubols appointed as next CEO of Media Associates International

Heather Pubols appointed as next CEO of Media Associates International Media Associates International (MAI) announces the appointment of Heather Pubols as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective November 11. A skilled global communications consultant and editor, she will succeed John Maust on his retirement after 25 years in the position. Read More…

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Sara Merritt promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Zonderkidz and Blink YA

Sara Merritt promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Zonderkidz and Blink YA Zonderkidz and HCCP announce the promotion of Sara Merritt to Vice President of Marketing for Zonderkidz and Blink YA, effective immediately. Sara Merritt has been an integral part of the Zonderkidz team and HarperCollins Christian Publishing for over 15 years. Read More…  

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Paul Santhouse retires from Moody; Randall Payleitner announced as VP of Publishing

Paul Santhouse retires from Moody; Randall Payleitner announced as VP of Publishing Moody Bible Institute has announced that Paul Santhouse, a 40-year veteran in the publishing industry, will be retiring from his role as vice president of publishing at Moody Publishers. His retirement is effective June 30, 2024. With Santhouse’s retirement, Moody also announced the promotion of Randall Payleitner to serve as the next vice president of publishing, effective July 1, 2024. Payleitner currently serves as publisher. Read More…  

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ECPA presents webinar on July 12: The First Amendment and Christian Publishing

ECPA presents webinar on July 12: The First Amendment and Christian Publishing ECPA continues its summer Focus webinar series with these upcoming Friday conversations: JULY 12: Application of the First Amendment to the Publishing & Distribution of Christian Books with Flagler Law Group’s Craig Gipson and Brian Flagler AUGUST 9: Reimagining the Retail Landscape with James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

WaterBrook author Bryan Crum on Jesus Calling Podcast Bryan Crum, a hospice chaplain, recently joined The Jesus Calling Podcast sharing what he has learned from spending time with people in their final days and how God shows up in their last moments. Crum’s book, “Neighbor, Love Yourself,” is available from WaterBrook.   Zonderkidz authors Chris & Lindsey Wheeler on Jesus Calling Podcast Founders of the non-profit ministry Bottle of Tears, Chris and Lindsey Wheeler, recently joined The Jesus Calling Podcast sharing the challenges…

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Tyndale Momentum to release Merry and Bright Devotional

Tyndale Momentum to release Merry and Bright Devotional Tyndale Momentum is delighted to release in September, “Merry and Bright,” a Christmas-focused devotional with the purpose of helping readers to rediscover the hope, peace, and joy of Advent. Read More…

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