rush to press news and updates

Editorial Portavoz voted Publisher of the Year; receives seven other prestigious SEPA Awards

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (August 12, 2019)—Editorial Portavoz, founded in 1970 by Harold Kregel in Barcelona, Spain, received the award of Publisher of the Year during the SEPA Awards ceremony, hosted by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association, with the majority of the votes coming from distributors and retailers in Latin America and Spain.

The ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 7, in Miami, Florida, during Expolit 2019, the convention that brings together the industry of Spanish Christian products and services for ministries, churches, and individuals.

The book Mentiras que las mujeres creen y la verdad que las hace libres (Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free), by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, was selected as the Harold Kregel Book of the Year Award winner. This book exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women and sheds light on how they can be set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness, and abundant life.

In the Art and Design category, Editorial Portavoz received the award for Best Ad for the advertising piece designed for Dios y el debate transgénero (God and the Transgender Debate) by Andrew T. Walker.

Two other outstanding awards received by the publishing house were Best Presence in Social Mediaand Best Website—the latter for the fourth consecutive year.

In the children’s category, the best-selling book in 2018 was Parábolas de vida (Parables of Life) by Liz Curtis Higgs published by Portavoz.

In the Sales Milestones category, Editorial Portavoz received the Platinum Award (more than 500,000 sold) for La gratitud y el perdón (Gratitude and Forgiveness) by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and the Silver Award (more than 100,000 sold) for Mentiras que las jóvenes creen (Lies Young Women Believe) also by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

Tito Mantilla, Executive Director and Publisher of Editorial Portavoz, said: “This recognition from our industry reaffirms our commitment to develop and publish Bibles and books with biblical content and excellent editorial quality that have a positive impact on Spanish-speaking readers. Our sales, marketing, and customer service teams continue to perform extraordinary work to support our distributors and retailers in their mission to distribute our materials. I am very proud of the entire Portavoz team and very grateful to the industry for their vote of confidence.”

“These awards are wonderful commendations for our Spanish division Editorial Portavoz,” said Jerry Kregel, president of Kregel Inc. “They reflect the quality work of the entire team, all of whom are deeply committed to providing books that reflect biblical truth and encourage Spanish speakers around the world to grow in their faith. We’re grateful to know that the industry recognizes their gifts and efforts, and we are very excited about the continued growth and the expanded ministry impact of Editorial Portavoz.”

Editorial Portavoz’s mission is to provide quality products—with integrity and excellence—from a trustworthy, biblical perspective that encourages people in their spiritual lives and Christian service. Editorial Portavoz is a division of Kregel Inc., which also includes Kregel Publications.

SEPA, the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association, was founded with the aim of promoting dialogue among publishers and organizing activities and events that promote the distribution of Spanish-language Christian resources.