ECPA Announces the Finalists for the 18th Annual CHRISTY AWARDS™ 

ECPA Announces the Finalists for the 18th Annual CHRISTY AWARDS™  Winners to be Announced at Christian Fiction Gala at Lipscomb University in Nashville on November 8. Awards and Gala Celebrate Excellence in Christian Fiction and Storytelling. Tempe, AZ – Today, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the finalists for the 18th annual CHRISTY AWARDS™. Winners will be announced at the awards gala, taking place on November 8 at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN, which will be hosted by Best-Selling Christian Authors Karen Kingsbury, Andrew Peterson and Chris Fabry….

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Titles announced as “BEST OF THE YEAR” in 11 categories

Titles announced as “BEST OF THE YEAR” in 11 categories. SHAKEN by Tim Tebow is named Christian Book of the Year®. Colorado Springs, CO., May 3, 2017 – The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced last night the winners of the 2017 Christian Book Awards® in 11 categories and the 2017 Christian Book of the Year®. The winning titles represent the best Christian book and Bible releases of the year. The 2017 Christian Book of the Year went to New York Times…

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Four IVP Titles Named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalists

Four IVP Titles Named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalists WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce that four IVP titles have been recognized as finalists inForeword Reviews’ nineteenth annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Finalists were narrowed down byForeword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across sixty-five categories. IVP books were chosen as finalists in the following categories: Religion (Adult Nonfiction) Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering by internationally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura was inspired by Shusaku…

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Seven Abingdon Press Books Receive Finalist Standing from Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Awards

Seven Abingdon Press Books Receive Finalist Standing from Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Awards (Nashville, TN) – Abingdon Press was honored by the 2016 Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards with seven finalist titles. Foreword’s IndieFab Book of the Year Awards program was created to discover distinctive books from the indie publishing community across a number of genres. The award winners, which will be determined by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, will be announced at the 2017 American Library Association…

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The Christy Award™ nominations open on Wednesday with expanded categories

The Christy Award™ nominations open on Wednesday with expanded categories Nominations for The Christy Award™ Christian fiction program will be accepted this week and throughout the month, March 1-31, in nine categories:  GENERAL; CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE; HISTORICAL ROMANCE; HISTORICAL; MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER; VISIONARY; FIRST NOVEL; YOUNG ADULT; and SHORT FORMAT.  Submissions are open to works of fiction written from a Christian worldview, published traditionally or independently from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  Though ECPA is now the administrator of the program, submitting publishers do not…

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Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Win Word Awards

Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Win Word Awards Contact: Lynnae Lubbers (616)676-9185 x193 llubbers@bakerpublishinggroup. com Ada, Mich. (July 15, 2016)—The Word Guild announced the winners of their 2016 Word Awards at their gala on June 24, and they selected two Baker Publishing Group titles as winners. Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics by Craig G. Bartholomew won in the Academic category and also received honorable mention for the Grace Irwin Prize, Canada’s largest literary prize for Christian writers. Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard won in the Suspense Novel…

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christianaudio wins Christian Retailing Best of the Year in the audio category for Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

christianaudio wins Christian Retailing Best of the Year in the audio category for Fervent by Priscilla Shirer Contact: Drew Lawrence christianaudio.com (760)745-2411 ex.201 FERVENT, published in audio by christianaudio, has won the Christian Retailing Best of the Year in the audio category. Written and read by Priscilla Shirer, Fervent is a woman’s battle plan to serious, specific and strategic prayer. It has become a runaway best-seller and helped change the prayer lives of thousands of people. Cory Verner, Publisher of christianaudio offers, “We…

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Kregel, Lion Fiction, and Monarch Titles Named as Finalists in Foreword Reviews’ Awards

Kregel, Lion Fiction, and Monarch Titles Named as Finalists in Foreword Reviews’ Awards Titles published by Kregel Publications, Lion Fiction, and Monarch Books have been chosen for special recognition by ForeWord Reviews, a print magazine and website devoted to independently published books.  Honored titles are A Necessary Grief  by Larry J. Michael from Kregel Ministry; A Cup of Dust by Susie Finkbeiner and Mercy’s Rain by Cindy K. Sproles from Kregel Publications; The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly…

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Three Winners of Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel Contest Published

Three Winners of Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel Contest Published CONTACT: C. J. Darlington info@mountainviewbooks.com www.mountainviewbooks.com Dec 1, 2015, Hopeland, PA. – For over a decade Jerry Jenkins has searched for fresh Christian fiction talent through his Operation First Novel contest. For the first time, they have selected three winners for 2014. The books are being released both in paperback and ebook form by independent publisher Mountainview Books, LLC.  1st Place: The Calling of Ella McFarland by Linda Brooks Davis. This historical romance,…

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ECPA Announces Best Book Designs of 2015

ECPA Announces Best Book Designs of 2015 Contact: Stan Jantz, Interim Executive Director, ECPA, 480-966-3998  sjantz@ecpa.org October 20, 2015, Wheaton Ill. – The cover designs of ten books and one Bible were named the industry’s best of the year at the opening session of the industry’s Publishing University (PUBu) being held at Wheaton College, October 19-20.  The Top Shelf Book Cover Awards are presented each year by ECPA to honor superb book design in Christian publishing. Eleven covers were chosen as the “stand out” designs of the year from…

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eChristian Wins Christian Retailing’s Best Audiobook Award

 eChristian Wins Christian Retailing’s Best Audiobook Award  You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity, published by christianaudio and written and narrated by Francis and Lisa Chan won the 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best award in the audiobook category. The awards were held during the recent International Christian Retail Show in Orlando, Florida and Ted Terry from Noble Marketing was on hand to accept the award.  Cory Verner, President and Publisher for christianaudio, offered the following. “It is such a pleasure…

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Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Win Christian Retailing’s Best Awards

Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Win Christian Retailing’s Best Awards Contact: Lynnae Lubbers (616)676-9185 x393 llubbers@bakerpublishinggroup. com  Ada, Mich. (July 2, 2015)—Winners of Christian Retailing’s Best Awards were announced Tuesday morning, June 30, at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando, Florida. Two Baker Publishing Group titles received awards: The River by Beverly Lewis won in the Fiction: Amish category, and For Such a Time by Kate Breslin won in the First-Time Authors category. These awards are seen as an important way of recognizing some…

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The INSPY Awards Select Two Baker Publishing Group Titles as Winners

The INSPY Awards Select Two Baker Publishing Group Titles as Winners Contact: Lynnae Lubbers (616)676-9185 x393 llubbers@bakerpublishinggroup. com  Ada, Mich. (July 7, 2015)—The INSPY Advisory Board recently announced the winners of their 2015 INSPY awards, and two Baker Publishing Group titles were selected. Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas won in the Debut Novel category and Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade won in the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category. The INSPYs were created to “discover and highlight the very best in…

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InterVarsity Press Receives Three Logos Book of the Year Awards

InterVarsity Press Receives Three Logos Book of the Year Awards Krista Carnet | 630.734.4013 | kkcarnet@ivpress.com WESTMONT, ILLINOIS—InterVarsity Press was honored with three 2015 Book of the Year awards by the Association of Logos Bookstores during its annual convention in June.  “The people who comprise the Association of Logos Bookstores have long been lovers of great books and good friends of InterVarsity Press,” said Jeff Crosby, IVP’s associate publisher and director of sales and marketing. “We’re grateful for the recognition they have given these…

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The Word Guild Announces Word Award Winners

The Word Guild Announces Word Award Winners Toronto, Ont. – The Word Guild, once again, was pleased to host the annual Word Awards event honouring some of the best in Canadian Christian writing. The evening, which included a formal dinner, was light and lively. And it’s no wonder with such an entertaining group as MC Cheryl Weber, musical guest Steve Bell and the professional and humourous readings by Dennis Hassell and Dagmar Morgan. Cheryl Weber spoke on how using our small…

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