Call for submissions:  The Christy Award® for Christian fiction

Call for submissions:  The Christy Award® for Christian fiction Nominations are accepted until March 31 in nine fiction categories for The Christy Award, for fiction titles published traditionally or independently from March 2023 to March 2024. Submitters may also opt to nominate a title for the Amplify Award.  The 2024 winners will be announced at The Christy Award Gala held in Chicago on November 14. Submission Steps

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Allison Carter promoted to Senior Publicity Director for W Publishing Group

Allison Carter promoted to Senior Publicity Director for W Publishing Group W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Carter to the position of Senior Publicity Director. In her new role, Carter will oversee the publicity efforts for W Publishing Group, a leading provider of inspirational and Christian books. Read More…

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Marketing Tip: Improve your Social Media ROI

Do you want to improve your ROI on social media and see a better return on your time and money investment? If so, try implementing these 4 Christian marketing ideas into your social media strategy ⤵️ 1. Diversify Your Social Presence → We love Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn… but have you tried Twitter, Gab, and YouTube to promote your Christian brand? 2. Leverage Social Media Ads → By utilizing social media ads, you can target specific demographics and interests, ensuring…

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Tommy Nelson to release debut picture book by Cleere Cherry Reaves

Tommy Nelson to release debut picture book by Cleere Cherry Reaves For years, Cleere Cherry Reaves has made it her mission to help people recalibrate, refocus, and remember who they are in Christ through her successful gift line brand Cleerely Stated. Now Reaves provides families a message of hope to embrace the everyday miracles and to celebrate life as the greatest miracle of all with her debut picture book, “The Miracle of You,” (Tommy Nelson) releasing March 14, 2023. Read…

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Tyndale Kids to publish parent guides to mental and sexual health

Tyndale Kids to publish parent guides to mental and sexual health Tyndale House Publishers, in partnership with Axis, is set to release the next five guidebooks in their series designed to help parents bridge generational gaps in conversation with their teens. These booklets will release for individual purchase on June 6, 2023, and the Parent Guides to Mental & Sexual Health bundle will be available on July 18, 2023. Read More…

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Today is early bird deadline for Christian Collective at Frankfurt Book Fair

Today is early bird deadline for Christian Collective at Frankfurt Book Fair ECPA represents Christian publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair each year through the Christian Collective exhibit area.  By sponsoring the exhibit space, ECPA is able to provide its member publishers with a complete set of services enabling them to effectively sell rights at the world’s largest international publishing event.  For more information or to reserve your space for the October 18-22 event, contact Cynthia Helblig.

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ECPA opens Career Center for summer intern posts; free for ECPA members

ECPA opens Career Center for summer intern posts; free for ECPA members ECPA members are invited to post their summer internships on the ECPA Career Center for free.  The ECPA Open Door Intern program connects Christian students of color with industry intern opportunities – and will provide online programming about the Christian publishing industry this summer.  To post your internship, visit the Employers tab in the ECPA Career Center at jobs.ecpa.org.

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Champ Thornton to release sequel to award-winning “The Radical Book for Kids”

Champ Thornton to release sequel to award-winning “The Radical Book for Kids” “The Really Radical Book for Kids” (New Growth Press/March 6, 2023) by Champ Thornton continues the exciting dive into the roots of the Christian faith started in “The Radical Book for Kids,” winner of ECPA’s 2018 Christian Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Read More… 

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ECPA welcomes new members

ECPA welcomes new members The ECPA board of directors recently welcomed the following three companies as ECPA member, associate, and affliate: RABBIT ROOM PRESS: We believe in creating books that are beautiful both inside and out, books not limited to any specific genre or market but which adhere to a basic belief in the value of creative writing and storytelling. CASTLE QUAY BOOKS:  Founded in 2002 as an independent Canadian publishing imprint, we are dedicated to the advancement of the…

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YouTube Channel Management & Advertising

  Let FrontGate manage and grow your YouTube Channel! Our FrontGate Moving Pictures’ YouTube Expert is none other than Steph Carse, a 4-time Emmy® winning producer, director, and writer known for our work with non-profit ministries, music videos, book trailers, and more.    FrontGate’s YouTube services start with optimizing or creating your YouTube Channel presentation and audience targeting, then managing your content, and growing your audience engagement.   YouTube Channel Optimization  $1,500 Our process starts here. Optimize a YouTube channel…

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Bible Gateway interviews Max Anders, author of “30 Days to Growing in Your Faith”

Bible Gateway interviews Max Anders, author of “30 Days to Growing in Your Faith” What are the basics of the Christian life and how should they be practiced day-in and day-out to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of spiritual growing in your relationship with God?. Bible Gateway interviewed Max Anders (@MaxAnders) about his book, “30 Days to Growing in Your Faith: Enrich Your Life in 15 Minutes a Day” (Thomas Nelson, 2021). Read this interview.

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Christian Book Award winners to be named in live webcast with Max Lucado on May 6

Christian Book Award winners to be named in live webcast with Max Lucado on May 6 On May 6 at 1 pm central, ECPA will stream the ECPA Awards Celebrationfeaturing the presentation of the 2021 Christian Book Awards® and Christian Book of the Year®.  Bestselling author Max Lucado will receive the industry’s Pinnacle Award.  Sales milestones and other industry honors will also be presented.  The webcast is free, but registration is required.  Those attending the ECPA Leadership Summit will already…

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Focus on the Family releases first two books in the Riverbend Friends series

Focus on the Family releases first two books in the Riverbend Friends series New YA fiction addressing real-life issues faced by today’s preteen and teen girls Publisher aims to provide a wholesome, age-appropriate alternative to secular junior romance novels CAROL STREAM, ILL. (April 6, 2021)—Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, released Real, Not Perfect and Searching for Normal on April 6, 2021, as part of a four-book YA fiction series, Riverbend Friends. The series follows four friends from the fictional…

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Baker Books expands editorial team

Baker Books expands editorial team Ada, Mich. (March 10, 2021)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to welcome Stephanie Duncan Smith and Patnacia Goodman to their editorial team. Stephanie will serve as senior acquisitions editor and Patnacia will serve as acquisitions editor. Stephanie brings twelve years of experience in the publishing industry to the Baker Books team. She most recently served as an associate publisher for the Zondervan Books team, where she had the privilege of developing…

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