Paraclete Press announces audiobook recording, editing, and more

Paraclete Press announces audiobook recording, editing, and more Audiobooks and More – Paraclete Press announces state-of-the-art sound studio recording and editing services by Paraclete Audio July 12, 2022 — Paraclete Press, a publishing house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has expanded to include a full range of audio recording and editing services, including audiobooks, voiceovers for video and radio, solo and ensemble musical recordings, and more from Paraclete Audio. With the flexibility to record in the workplace, at home, or in Paraclete’s recording…

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ECPA Focus webinar to discuss best practices for publishers to pursue multiethnicity

ECPA Focus webinar to discuss best practices for publishers to pursue multiethnicity ECPA will present a free weekly webinar series for its members in August.  On August 19, industry DEI and HR leaders will discuss Pursuing Multiethnicity: Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent with Helen Lee (IVP), Vicki Harris (ODB) and KC Frescoln (IVCF). Other webinars in the series are: Intellectual Property Piracy: Proactive and Reactive Measures to Protect Yourself and Cultivating a Non-Anxious Presence as a Christian Publishing Professional. More…

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Early bird registration opens for ECPA PubU and Christy Award events: Nashville in November

Early bird registration opens for ECPA PubU and Christy Award events: Nashville in November ECPA PubU will return to Nashville, on November 16-17.  A team of industry leaders is developing training tracks for Marketing, Editorial, Design, Production & Ops, a Children’s Book Summit, and Emerging Leader program.  Following PubU, the Art of Writing conference and Christy Award Gala will be held to celebrate Christian fiction. More at ECPAPubU.org and TheChristyAward.com.

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New book release from Focus on the Family marks relaunch of Last Chance Detectives Series

New book release from Focus on the Family marks relaunch of Last Chance Detectives Series Quest for the King’s Crown Marks Relaunch of Last Chance Detectives Series, Middle-Grade Suspense Fiction from Focus on the Family Carol Stream, Ill. (July 12, 2022) — On November 8, 2022, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, Focus on the Family will release Quest for the King’s Crown (978-1-64607-049-7), book seven of Robert Vernon’s Last Chance Detectives series for middle-grade readers (ages 8-12). Quest for the King’s Crown is one of…

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Releasing this week from Worthy Books: “A Hole in the World” on grief

Releasing this week from Worthy Books: “A Hole in the World” on grief When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss—culminating in the unexpected death of her sister—she was faced with some difficult questions. What does it mean to truly grieve and grieve well? Why didn’t my faith prepare me for this kind of pain? What am I supposed to do now? Her search for a way to process led her to seek wisdom about how other people have…

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Ink & Willow’s new Planner inspires missional and social justice action, and Card Deck sparks family conversations around Scripture

Ink & Willow’s new Planner inspires missional and social justice action, and Card Deck sparks family conversations around Scripture BE THE DIFFERENCE MONTHLY PLANNER and BIBLE CONVERSATION CARDS from Ink & Willow On sale August 9, 2022 This August, Ink & Willow, the creative line in Penguin Random House’s WaterBrook imprint, is introducing two uniquely designed and beautiful gift products. While the guided Be the Difference Monthly Planner (on sale 8/9/22) helps individuals identify and act on issues that matter most to them, the interactive Bible Conversation Cards (on…

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NavPress to release 20-Pack editions of “The Message of Christmas” and “The Message of Easter” by Eugene Peterson

NavPress to release 20-Pack editions of “The Message of Christmas” and “The Message of Easter” by Eugene Peterson Carol Stream, IL. (July 12, 2022) — On September 20, 2022, NavPress (@navpress) will release The Message of Christmas, a pocket-size booklet that shares the biblical story of Christmas in the contemporary and engaging language of Eugene H. Peterson’s The Message Bible. A companion product, The Message of Easter, will release on January 10, 2023. Available individually and in packs of twenty for bulk ordering, these booklets are ideal…

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IVP announces contract for the release of “First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs”

IVP announces contract for the release of “First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs” July 2022 | WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that they will be following up the much-loved First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament (FNV) with the newly contracted First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs, to be released in 2024. The First Nations Version is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original…

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Whitaker House signs advocate for abuse victims, Naghmeh Panahi

Whitaker House signs advocate for abuse victims, Naghmeh Panahi Tuesday, July 12, 2022, New Kensington, Pa.—Whitaker House Publishers has signed a deal to publish a memoir by women’s abuse advocate Naghmeh Panahi, scheduled for release in 2023. Millions who followed the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran were shocked and confused when his wife, Naghmeh, halted advocacy in 2015, claiming abuse. After 7 years Naghmeh is ready to break her silence and tell her story. The book will…

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Urim Books expands to audiobook production in South Korea

Urim Books expands to audiobook production in South Korea Christian audiobooks rank as bestsellers in a South Korean Mega Bookstore In South Korea, consumption patterns and ways of using content have significantly changed. They are seeing a growing digital content consumption with the growth of new media such as smartphones and the emergence of a digitally native generation accustomed to digital life.  The country’s publishing industry is also witnessing growing sales of eBooks, audiobooks, chatbooks, and web fiction.  Audiobooks are loved because…

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Elk Lake places 15 titles in AWSA awards

Elk Lake places 15 titles in AWSA awards The Advanced Speakers and Writers Association (ASWA) has announced fifteen books from Elk Lake as finalists for the Christian Market Book Awards and Golden Scroll Awards. Finalists in the Christian Market Book Awards (open to any Christian author): Nonfiction: Natalie Ford: Seeking Answers, Finding Peace Kathy Collard Miller: Heart of Courage Fiction: Anne Greene: Trail of Tears—the Story of John Roth Janet Morris Grimes: Solomon’s Porch Children’s: Michele McCarthy: Aunt Ima Mazing Whitney Ward: MORE Than Your Mountains Finalists…

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“Refuge Reimagined” shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of the Year Award

“Refuge Reimagined” shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of the Year Award InterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce that Refuge Reimagined has been recognized as a finalist in the annual Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards. The Australian Christian Book of the Year Award recognizes excellence in Christian writing by an Australian citizen. Candidates are judged according to the original nature, literary style, design, and contribution that the book makes in Christian writing for an Australian audience. Winners are now being decided by a…

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Top Shelf Book Cover Awards celebrate 10 years with changes to 2022 program

Top Shelf Book Cover Awards celebrate 10 years with changes to 2022 program A tenth anniversary of anything marks a very good time to reflect, to remember, to look ahead and, at times, to “re-package” the gift we’ve received over the prior decade. ECPA is doing just that for the 10th Annual Top Shelf Book Cover Awards, recognizing excellence in book design. For this year’s 10th anniversary, ECPA is making two key changes to the submission and judging process – emphasizing industry involvement…

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ECPA honors six titles with Bronze Sales Awards for 100,000 sold

ECPA honors six titles with Bronze Sales Awards for 100,000 sold ECPA recently presented the following titles with a Bronze Milestone Sales Awardfor achieving more than 100,000 sold: The Chosen: I Have Called You by Name by Jerry B. Jenkins (Focus on the Family and Broadstreet Publishing) 100 Days of Bible Promises by Shanna Noel (DaySpring) 100 Days of Believing Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels (DaySpring) One Step Closer Bible in partnership with Candace Cameron Bure (DaySpring) Sweet Tea for the Soul by Linda Kozar (DaySpring) Truth…

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