Twelve Baker Publishing Group fiction titles named 2024 Selah Award finalists

Twelve Baker Publishing Group fiction titles named 2024 Selah Award finalists The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference have announced the finalists for their annual Selah Awards, with 12 Baker Publishing Group fiction titles selected as finalists, including seven titles from the Revell division and five titles from the Bethany House division. Read More…

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Baker Publishing Group authors win five Carol Awards

Baker Publishing Group authors win five Carol Awards ACFW announced the 2023 Carol Award winners on August 26. Five Baker Publishing Group authors were recipients of this prestigious award, including Sara Brunsvold, whose debut novel, “The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip,” won the Debut Author category. Additional Carol Award winners were “The Lost Melody” by Joanna Davidson Politano (Historical), “Word of Honor” by Hallee Bridgman (Romantic Suspense), “Written on the Wind” by Elizabeth Camden (Historical Romance), and “Turn to Me”…

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Baker Publishing Group signs popular podcaster and Substack community creator

Baker Publishing Group signs popular podcaster and Substack community creator Baker Books is pleased to announce it recently signed a two-book deal with Erin Moon, the resident Bible scholar on The Bible Binge podcast and creator of the popular Substack newsletter The Swipe Up. Read More…

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Baker Publishing Group announces new marketing promotions

Baker Publishing Group announces new marketing promotions Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Michele Misiak, Raela Schoenherr, and Brianne Dekker. Michele will serve as the new executive vice president of direct to consumer and retail, filling the vacancy of Sue Smith who will retire June 1. Raela Schoenherr has been promoted to the role of fiction marketing director for Baker Publishing Group. Brianne Dekker will serve as the new fiction marketing manager for Revell. Read More…

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Baker Publishing Group signs two-book contract with NYT bestselling author Myquillyn Smith

Baker Publishing Group signs two-book contract with NYT bestselling author Myquillyn Smith Ada, Mich. (July 11, 2022)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with Myquillyn Smith, NYT bestselling author of Cozy Minimalist Home and Welcome Home. Her first of the two books will be a definitive guidebook for readers who want to make changes in their home to move from “stuck” to “done.” “Revell publishes many of my favorite books and I’m absolutely thrilled…

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Revell welcomes (in)courage’s Grace P. Cho to its Editorial team

Revell welcomes (in)courage’s Grace P. Cho to its Editorial team Ada, Mich. (June 22, 2022)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to welcome Grace P. Cho to its editorial team. Grace will serve as Senior Editor. Grace says, “I’m excited to be joining the Revell acquisitions team! I look forward to bringing my voice to the table and cultivating writers whose perspectives and stories will help all of us, as readers and as the church, see and experience…

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Baker Publishing Group partners with new UK/EU distributor

Baker Publishing Group partners with new UK/EU distributor Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution services agreement with John Wiley & Sons. Effective September 1, 2022, Wiley will distribute Baker Publishing Group titles throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, taking over from Macmillan Distribution. Read More…

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Baker Book House Company President and CEO to retire May 2023

Baker Book House Company President and CEO to retire May 2023 Baker Book House Company announced today that Dwight Baker will retire on May 1, 2023, after serving 43 years at the company, 25 of those as president and CEO. Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, board chair Dr. Kathryn Scanland said, “Dwight’s tenure has been punctuated with serving both the local Grand Rapids community and the global Christian community with steady commitment and a generous heart. Under…

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Emily P. Freeman’s “The Next Right Thing” reaches 100,000 copies sold

Emily P. Freeman’s “The Next Right Thing” reaches 100,000 copies sold Ada, Mich. (March 30, 2022)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily P. Freeman has reached a significant sales milestone, with more than 100,000 copies sold. Revell has been the exclusive publisher of Freeman’s trade books for more than a decade. “Emily’s gift for bringing soul practices with spiritual depth into the fabric of everyday life is…

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Baker Publishing Group signs social activists featured in Oscar-nominated film

Baker Publishing Group signs social activists featured in Oscar-nominated film Ada, Mich. (March 28, 2022)— Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce it recently signed a book deal with Sibil Fox and Robert Richardson, known as Fox and Rob, a popular New Orleans based couple with an Oscar-nominated Amazon Original documentary about their lives and love as an incarcerated family. “Fox and Rob are a living testament to radical love,” said Stephanie Smith, senior editor, Baker….

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Baker Publishing Group Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Richard Baker

Baker Publishing Group Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Richard Baker Ada, Mich. (December 14, 2021)— Richard Baker, former president and chairman of the board of the Baker Book House Company, died on Sunday, December 12, at the age of 86. Richard’s career at Baker Book House began as a young boy sweeping floors at the retail store. As a young man, he worked his way up the ranks to the sales department and finally took on the role of…

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Baker Publishing Group signs popular speaker, thought leader on race and identity

Baker Publishing Group signs popular speaker, thought leader on race and identity Ada, Mich. (Nov. 24, 2021)— Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce it recently signed a two-book deal with Ally Henny, a popular speaker and thought leader on race, cultural identity, and faith. Her first book, scheduled for a Summer 2023 release, is tentatively titled I Won’t Shut Up. In her debut book, Henny profoundly details her experience as a self-described “loud Black woman,” as…

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Baker Publishing Group authors win 2021 Christy Awards, including Book of the Year

Baker Publishing Group authors win 2021 Christy Awards, including Book of the Year Ada, Mich. (November 3, 2021)—On Thursday, October 28, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the 2021 Christy Award winners in a virtual gala. Four Baker Publishing Group authors were recipients of this prestigious award, including Amanda Cox, whose debut novel, The Edge of Belonging (Revell; ISBN 9780800737405; ebook ISBN 9781493426577; $15.99), won both the 2021 Christy Book of the Year Award and the First Novel Award. ECPA said,…

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Baker Publishing Group signs multi-book contract with author and church leader Jess Connolly

Baker Publishing Group signs multi-book contract with author and church leader Jess Connolly Ada, Mich. (Nov. 1, 2021)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-book contract with Jess Connolly. “Jess is bold in her truth telling, dynamic in her teaching, and tireless in her mission to see women live free in the freedom that God has made them for,” said Stephanie Duncan Smith, senior editor, Baker Books. “Baker Books is thrilled…

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