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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Six Baker titles included in Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year

Six Baker titles included in Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year Ada, MI (March 10, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce that On the Road with Saint Augustine, a Brazos Press title, was recently named Outreach Resource of the Year in the Spiritual Growth category by Outreach magazine. Five other Baker Publishing Group titles were listed as recommended resources: Faith for Exiles (Baker Books) in the Evangelism and Discipleship category, Narrative Apologetics (Baker Books) in the Apologetics category, The Church of Us vs. Them (Brazos Press) in the Church category, Global Arts…

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Baker Publishing Group leads the way for environmental conservation

Baker Publishing Group leads the way for environmental conservation Ada, Mich. (March 11, 2020)—In 2004 when post-consumer waste stock became available as a book paper commodity, Dwight Baker, president of Baker Publishing Group, made the decision to use it for printing as a standard policy. During the fourteen years since making that commitment, 6.2 million pounds of recycled paper have been used for printing Baker Publishing Group books. The company paper policy has saved 52,000 trees thus far, and Baker…

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Baker Publishing Group appoints new Academic Sales Manager

Baker Publishing Group appoints new Academic Sales Manager Ada, Mich. (March 4, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Mason Slater, who will serve as academic sales manager. This position fills the vacancy of Steve Ayers’s retirement in March. Mason began at Baker Publishing Group in 2013 as an assistant marketing manager and has worked in marketing for both Baker Academic and Brazos Press, most recently as marketing manager for Brazos Press. Mason is a graduate of…

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Baker Publishing Group wins Christianity Today Awards

Baker Publishing Group wins Christianity Today Awards Ada, Mich. (January 7, 2020)—Christianity Today recently announced the winners of their 2020 Book Awards. Two Baker Publishing Group titles received top honors, and one title received an award of merit. Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker was selected as the winner in the Fiction category, and On the Road with Saint Augustine by James K. A. Smith won the Spiritual Formation category. For the Life of the World by Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun received an award of merit in the Theology/Ethics…

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Baker Publishing Group signs contract with New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff

Baker Publishing Group signs contract with New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff Ada, Mich. (November, 2019)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a new two-book contract with Jon Acuff. Releasing over the next few years, these new books by Acuff will focus on topics related to leadership, business and personal growth. The first book, scheduled for a spring 2021 release, addresses the 99.5% of people who find themselves overthinking situations….

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Baker Publishing Group signs contract with author and popular podcaster, Annie F. Downs

Baker Publishing Group signs contract with author and popular podcaster, Annie F. Downs Ada, Mich. (Sept. 13, 2019)—Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-book contract with Annie F. Downs. The first book, That Sounds Fun, named after her successful podcast, will be an irresistible invitation to readers to understand the meaning of fun, to embrace fun, to chase fun, and to figure out what sounds fun to them. Readers will be…

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Baker Publishing Group Appoints New Executive VPs of Sales and Marketing

Baker Publishing Group Appoints New Executive VPs of Sales and Marketing Ada, Mich. (September 7, 2019)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Nathan Henrion and Mark Rice. Nathan will serve as the Executive Vice President of Sales. Mark will take on the newly formed position of Executive Vice President of Marketing, Ada Divisions. These combined positions fill the vacancy of Dave Lewis’s retirement in September, and both positions report to the President/CEO. Nathan arrived at Baker Publishing Group in…

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Baker Publishing Group and (in)courage announce partnership in publishing

Baker Publishing Group and (in)courage announce partnership in publishing Ada, Mich. (July 1, 2019)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with (in)courage, the women’s ministry and online content platform of DaySpring Cards, Inc. Revell, one of six divisions of Baker Publishing Group, will produce eight Bible studies, two devotionals, and two books over the next three years. The first publication will be available in Fall 2020. DaySpring is the Christian products subsidiary of…

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Baker Publishing Group wins two Gospel Coalition Awards

Baker Publishing Group wins two Gospel Coalition Awards Ada, MI (December 17, 2018)—In mid-December, The Gospel Coalition announced the winners of their 2018 Book Awards—and Baker Publishing took home two of these awards. Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey won the Public Theology & Current Events category and The Devil’s Redemption by Michael J. McClymond won the Academic Theology category. The Gospel Coalition reviews around 300 books a year. At the end of the year, they assess which titles in a variety of categories were most…

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Baker Publishing Group wins Christianity Today Award

Baker Publishing Group wins Christianity Today Award Ada, Mich. (December 17, 2018)—Christianity Today recently announced the winners of their 2019 Book Awards. One Baker Publishing Group title won a top award. Subversive Sabbath by A. J. Swoboda won the Spiritual Formation category award as well as an Award of Merit in the Book of the Year category. Subversive Sabbath by A. J. Swoboda (Brazos; ISBN 9781587434051; ebook ISBN 9781493412907; $19.99) This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral…

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Baker Publishing Group wins five Christy Awards, including Book of the Year

Baker Publishing Group wins five Christy Awards, including Book of the Year Ada, Mich. (November 15, 2018)—The winners of the 2018 Christy Awards were announced on Wednesday, November 7, at the Christy Award Gala in Nashville, Tennessee. Baker Publishing Group authors won a total of five Christy Awards, including True to You, which won the 2018 Christy Book of the Year and also won in the Contemporary Romance category. The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright won in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category, Missing Isaac by Valerie…

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