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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Baker Publishing Group transitions to new UK/EU sales partner

Baker Publishing Group transitions to new UK/EU sales partner Ada, Mich. (September 29, 2021)—For the past ten years, Baker Publishing Group has partnered with SPCK to present and sell Baker Publishing Group titles throughout the United Kingdom. Due to the changing business demands, climate, and constraints being felt globally, Baker has made the decision to transition to a new sales group, Synergy Book Sales, founded by Alexandra McDonald. This change will take place on April 1, 2022. Alexandra is pleased…

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Baker Publishing Group wins eight 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards

Baker Publishing Group wins eight 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards Ada, Mich. (August 25, 2021)—On Sunday, August 15, founder and CEO of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Linda Evans Shepherd, along with Carol Kent, Dawn Scott Damon, and Rhonda Rhea, presented the 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards at their annual banquet. The banquet took place at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri, and was the culmination of the 2021 AWSA conference….

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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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