Sheila Walsh devotional wins ECPA Christian Book Award®

Sheila Walsh devotional wins ECPA Christian Book Award® Ada, Mich. (May 11, 2021)—On Thursday, May 6, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the winners of the 2021 Christian Book Awards. Baker Books author Sheila Walsh was named the winner in the Young People’s Literature category for her book Praying Girls Devotional (Baker Books; ISBN 9781540900678; Ebook ISBN 9781493426850; $16.99). The Praying Girls Devotional, which was created after the success of Sheila’s book Praying Women, invites young girls to experience the incredible power of…

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Chosen Books appoints new Editorial Director

Chosen Books appoints new Editorial Director Ada, Mich. (May 11, 2021)—Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that Kim Bangs will serve as the new editorial director. This position has been held by Jane Campbell, who will retire in early June. Kim Bangs has worked in the publishing industry for almost thirty years. She began as an editorial assistant in the Gospel Light curriculum department and a few years later moved to the Regal Books division…

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7 Reasons Authors Should Use a Book Trailer

It’s safe to say most people are familiar with movie trailers. They used to be shown in theaters before the feature film starts (if you get there soon enough to watch them). Trailers provide 2-3 minutes of some of the best clips from the film with an intriguing voiceover script that leaves you begging for more (or so the producers hope). Even after a film is released, potential viewers watch movie trailers to decide whether or not they think the…

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Revell celebrates the life of Dr. David Stoop

Revell celebrates the life of Dr. David Stoop Ada, Mich. (March 16, 2021)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, announces the passing of bestselling author Dr. David Stoop on March 10, 2021, at the age of 83. Dr. Stoop was the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy and served as a psychologist and family counselor for more than thirty-five years. His passion for helping families was clearly demonstrated in his practice; on the nationally syndicated radio and…

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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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Baker Publishing Group signs Entrusted Women founder Kia Stephens

Baker Publishing Group signs Entrusted Women founder Kia Stephens Ada, Mich. (March 8, 2021) — Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, announces the signing of Entrusted Women founder Kia Stephen’s first published book in a deal negotiated by Jevon Bolden of Embolden Media Group. “As a woman of color, it is important that I partner with a publisher that sees me and is excited about the unique message God has given me to share with the world,” said Kia Stephens.  “In…

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Baker Publishing Group signs powerful devotional of justice and lament by women of color, led by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Baker Publishing Group signs powerful devotional of justice and lament by women of color, led by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Ada, Mich. (March 1, 2021)— Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, recently signed author Natasha Sistrunk Robinson as editor and contributing writer of a powerful collection of devotions of justice and lament for and by women of color inspired by Psalm 37—featuring the voices of contributors Vivian Mabuni, Sandra Van Opstal, Cole Arthur Riley (Black Liturgies), Patricia Raybon, Marlena Graves, Kathy…

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Baker Publishing Group signs two-book contract with author Shannan Martin

Baker Publishing Group signs two-book contract with author Shannan Martin Ada, Mich. (February 9, 2021)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a new contract with Shannan Martin, author of Falling Free and The Ministry of Ordinary Places. Her first of the two books will focus on practical and tangible ways to love one another fully by engaging in the hard work of kinship and mutual belonging within vastly divided community. “There is no zip code,…

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Baker Publishing Group signs social media creative and influencer Rachel Kang

Baker Publishing Group signs social media creative and influencer Rachel Kang Ada, Mich. (Jan. 19, 2021)— Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, recently signed a two-book deal for Rachel Kang’s first published books. “It has been my dream, my deepest desire—to partner with a publishing house like Revell Books,” said Kang. “I believe that the forging of words in books is an unearthing of work and of wonder. And so—here I am—ready to spin sentences into stories that will unfold…

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Baker Publishing Group signs contract with popular podcasters and authors, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

Baker Publishing Group signs contract with popular podcasters and authors, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers Ada, Mich. (December 15, 2020)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a new book contract with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, popular podcast hosts of “Pantsuit Politics” and authors of “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening),” in an exclusive pre-emptive deal. This new book will focus on engaging readers in discovering how we can…

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Marilyn Gordon retires after thirty years of service

Marilyn Gordon retires after thirty years of service Ada, Mich. (November 9, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group has announced that Marilyn Gordon, director of rights and permissions, will be retiring on January 29, 2021. Marilyn has served the company for thirty years, and Baker is grateful for her contributions. She has worked closely with many Baker colleagues and business associates around the world. The professionalism and knowledge she has shared are invaluable. We are excited for her to begin this next chapter in her life. Dwight Baker,…

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Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020 Carol Award winners

Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020 Carol Award winners Ada, Mich. (September 22, 2020)—On Saturday, September 19, the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) held a virtual gala to announce the winners of the 2020 Carol Awards. Four Baker Publishing Group titles received this prestigious award including The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin (Historical Romance), The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller), Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon (Romance), and The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey (Romantic Suspense). ACFW, which is devoted to promoting the craft of…

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Revell increases consumer engagement with its online book club

Revell increases consumer engagement with its online book club Ada, Mich. (September 22, 2020)—In January 2020, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, launched Beyond the Book, an online book club to connect its books with readers and to foster engaged conversation among people who cherish a great story. Since the club’s formation, Revell has generated monthly book club picks, offered weekly discussions, and invited authors to participate in the club via Facebook Live events and through guest posts. Bestselling authors…

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Bethany House welcomes new Editorial Director

Bethany House welcomes new Editorial Director Ada, Mich. (August 3, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy McGuire to the position of editorial director for Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. McGuire’s appointment to the position follows the departure of David Horton, who is leaving the company after 22 years with Bethany House, most recently serving as vice president of editorial. McGuire joined the Bethany House team in 2008 as an acquisitions editor for…

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Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020 INSPY Award winners

Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020 INSPY Award winners Ada, Mich. (June 30, 2020)—On June 28, The INSPY Advisory Board announced their list of 2020 INSPY Award Winners. This list includes four Baker Publishing Group titles: Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes (Debut Fiction), A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz (Historical Romance), The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jamie Jo Wright (Mystery & Thriller), and Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker (Speculative Fiction). The INSPY Awards were created by bloggers “to discover and highlight the…

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