Marketing Tip: Are you posting & ghosting?

Get Social on Socials! It’s called SOCIAL media for a reason.     If you’re posting and ghosting, you aren’t getting the most out of your social media marketing. You need to engage with your followers and non-followers to establish trust and increase brand awareness.   Here is a simple way to make social media engagement a consistent part of your marketing efforts: Engage on your primary social media platform for 15 minutes every day. Spend…   5️⃣ minutes responding…

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Christian Resources Together (CRT) announce 2023 event

Christian Resources Together (CRT) announce 2023 event CRT Retailers & Suppliers Retreat Returns to the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick in September 2023 Over the past few months Steve and Mandy Briars have been in discussion with Alexandra McDonald and Jon Adams regarding the ongoing future of CRT and the Retailers & Suppliers Retreat. It is with real pleasure that it can now be announced that Alexandra and Jon have formed a new company, CRT Events Ltd, to take over the responsibility…

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Last month for Top Shelf Book Cover Award nominations

Last month for Top Shelf Book Cover Award nominations ECPA announces the final month of submissions for the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards, which opened on April 15.  To mark its 10th anniversary year, the program will be awarding in four separate categories (fiction, nonfiction, Bibles, juvenile) and each submitting publisher can nominate their design director as a judge. Submission Info

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Top 10 Marketing Questions to Ask for the 3rd and 4th Quarters

We are officially halfway through 2022… Can you believe it?   Now is the perfect time to analyze your faith-based marketing efforts from the first half of the year and make adjustments to see even better results for your ministry or business in Q3 and Q4. Here are some questions to get you started:   How well do you know your audience? What’s working?  What are you doing right?  Are you trying something new? (Hint: you should be.)  Is your…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Dr. John M. Perkins on Jesus Calling Podcast on June 16: Love over Hate Dr. John M. Perkins, counselor to six presidents, community development leader, and civil rights legend recently joined The Jesus Calling Podcast to share how he grew up in Mississippi and was born during the height of Jim Crow and the Great Depression. The loss of his mother due to malnutrition and his brother, who was killed by police after his return from World War II, shaped Perkins’ life…

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Zondervan releases “NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible”

Zondervan releases “NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible” Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the release of Zondervan’s Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible in the New International Version (NIV). This is the first updated and revised edition of a Thompson Chain Reference Bible since Zondervan acquired the line from Kirkbride Bible Company in 2020. Read More…

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IVP author Juanita Rasmus named one of SUCCESS Magazine’s Women of Influence

IVP author Juanita Rasmus named one of SUCCESS Magazine’s Women of Influence IVP author Juanita Rasmus has been named one of SUCCESS magazine’s Women of Influence 2022. This inaugural list honors Juanita as a woman who is positively pioneering change, impacting her community, and shaping the personal and professional lives of others. Read More…

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R.H. Boyd celebrates 125 years in publishing

R.H. Boyd celebrates 125 years in publishing Publishers Weekly — R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, which was founded in 1896 by a survivor of slavery and a veteran of the Civil War, is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a broadened content focus and a continual mission to serve Black communities. More…

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Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination deadline is August 15

Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination deadline is August 15 ECPA members are invited to nominate their top book & Bible designs for a 2022 Top Shelf Book Cover Award in four new categories.  In recognition of the award’s 10-year anniversary, this year’s program has two new features:  Winners will be presented in four categories and each submitting publisher can register their designer or art director to serve on the judge panel. The submission period is open until August 15….

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IVP hosts African American Publishing Consultation

IVP hosts African American Publishing Consultation June 2022 | As a continuation of its initiatives to learn from and amplify voices of color, InterVarsity Press hosted an African American Publishing Consultation June 8–10 at IVP’s main office in Westmont, Illinois. The gathering was led by IVP president and publisher Terumi Echols and Ed Gilbreath, vice president of strategic partnerships at Christianity Today. The press welcomed activists, professors, pastors, entrepreneurs, theologians, podcasters, and authors to gain insights on how to further elevate…

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David C Cook expands comics and graphic art footprint

David C Cook expands comics and graphic art footprint Comic Book Creation Studio Brings New Talent to the Table  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 13, 2022—David C Cook has announced the acquisition of comic book creation studio Corvus Comics as a part of its ongoing effort to reach the next generation with innovative storytelling methods. “Throughout its history, David C Cook has recognized the importance of using high-quality, illustrated graphics to engage students and teach biblical truths. We are thrilled to…

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Angela Bole to succeed Fran Toolan at the Firebrand Group

Angela Bole to succeed Fran Toolan at the Firebrand Group (Manhattan Beach, CA & Newburyport, MA – June 9, 2022) – The Firebrand Group (firebrandtech.com), the book industry’s leading technology company for cutting edge software and services that enable publisher success, announced today that Angela Bole, current CEO at the Independent Book Publishers Association (ibpa-online.org), will succeed Firebrand CEO Fran Toolan on February 1, 2023. Toolan, who founded Firebrand as Quality Solutions, Inc. in 1987, passes the reins to Bole…

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‘Jesus Calling’ Sells 40M Copies, Brand Expands

‘Jesus Calling’ Sells 40M Copies, Brand Expands (PW) — Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, Sarah Young’s bestselling 365-day devotional first published by Thomas Nelson in 2004, reached 40 million copies sold across all formats and editions this month, according to the publisher. More…

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HCCP promotes Stephen Smith

HCCP promotes Stephen Smith Stephen Smith has been promoted to VP, Digital Products for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP). In his new role, Stephen will be responsible for the roadmap, development, and performance of HCCP’s digital offerings. His team will be responsible for all product management and development of our Direct sites, operations of those sites as well as analytics, conversion rate optimization, and SEO, with a focus on improving user experience and customer churn across all of them. Stephen joined…

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Dr. Lynn Cohick and Dr. Nijay Gupta appointed to the NLT Bible Translation Committee

Dr. Lynn Cohick and Dr. Nijay Gupta appointed to the NLT Bible Translation Committee CAROL STREAM, Ill.—May 27, 2022—Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lynn Cohick and Dr. Nijay Gupta have been appointed to the Bible Translation Committee (BTC) for the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. The New Living Translation (NLT) was first published in 1996, and since then more than 50 million copies have been sold. It is consistently among the top English translations in terms of…

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