#1 best selling author Eric Metaxas signs major two-book deal with Salem Books

#1 best selling author Eric Metaxas signs major two-book deal with Salem Books The Cultural Commentator and Radio Personality Will Release His Memoir and a New Book on Atheism Washington, D.C.—Salem Books today announced a major deal with internationally recognized speaker Eric Metaxas, who is the author of seven bestsellers—including Bonhoeffer and Miracles. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show, which airs daily on the Salem Radio Network and on YouTube, as well as on TBN. Metaxas will share…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews John C. Lennox, author of “2084” What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book, “2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity” (Zondervan, 2020). Read this interview. Bible Gateway debuts…

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New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids

New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids CHARLOTTE, NC – Many parents and caregivers share a common dream: the hope that their child will grow up to love Jesus with all of their heart. Melissa Kruger voices this dream through her fun, imaginative new children’s book Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know (The Good Book Company, August 2020.) Whether read to young kids or gifted to older children reaching milestones like graduation, the…

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NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee wins two international book awards for pandemic duology

NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee wins two international book awards for pandemic duology {July 29, 2020} New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee won two International Book Awards this week—one each for her 2019 pandemic thriller, The Line Between, and its 2019 sequel, A Single Light. The double win is the latest highlight in a series of award nominations for the duology, which have already won Literary Titan silver (The Line Between) and gold (A Single Light), and finaled for…

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Industry Award Submissions

Two more weeks: submissions accepted for the industry’s best book and Bible designs The Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination period is open until August 15 for books and Bibles published June 2019 to August 2020.  Winners will be announced during the closing session of ECPA PubU Online on October 1st via webcast. Submission and program information available at TopShelfAward.org. CAN opens Crown Awards entry period for excellence in Christian media and marketing The Christian Authors Network (CAN) has developed tangible, measurable marketing standards of…

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Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers announce new partnership

Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers announce new partnership Committed to serving the church more effectively by combining their unique strengths CAROL STREAM, Ill. (August 3, 2020)—Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) and Church Answers announced today the formation of a new ministry partnership dedicated to equipping local churches to grow and thrive in their God-given mission. Providing thoughtful, practical, and innovative resources, this partnership includes a multi-book, multi-year agreement with bestselling author and church strategist Thom Rainer, publishing books that cover topics…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Bible Gateway interviews Joshua Chatraw, author of “Telling a Better Story” Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Joshua Chatraw (@joshchatraw) about his book, “Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a…

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Hendrickson Publishers and the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts to Publish Third-Century “New Testament Papyri Facsimiles”

Hendrickson Publishers and the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts to Publish Third-Century “New Testament Papyri Facsimiles” PEABODY, MA—In a historic collaboration, Hendrickson Publishers—in partnership with the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts—will publish a deluxe facsimile edition of New Testament papyrus codices written in the third century. The facsimiles and a separate transcription volume are scheduled to be released to the public in November 2020. This collection—created by the groundbreaking digitization work of the Center for…

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Submissions now accepted for the industry’s best book and Bible designs

Submissions now accepted for the industry’s best book and Bible designs The Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination period is open until August 15 for books and Bibles published June 2019 to August 2020.  The nominations are evaluated by a panel of expert designers and the top designs are selected, announced, and featured in a print annual distributed to the industry. Winners will be announced during the closing session of ECPA PubU Online on October 1st via webcast.  Submission and program information available at TopShelfAward.org.

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Publishing in Color conference goes online, October 5-10

Publishing in Color conference goes online, October 5-10 For the past two years, Publishing in Color has produced in-person conferences, with the goal of increasing the number of books published by writers of color. Due to the pandemic, for 2020 we have chosen to convert these into a huge online event! So join us for the first ever Publishing in Color Online Conference, which takes place October 5-10, 2020. Several acquisition editors and literary agents are participating, looking for new writers of color, including HarperCollins,…

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ECPA posts slate of virtual sessions to be offered at PubU Online in September

ECPA posts slate of virtual sessions to be offered at PubU Online in September The PubU Online Brain Trust has already confirmed 23 webinars and 32 speakers for the 2020 PubU Online program – a series of webinars offered during the month of September.  Most sessions are grouped in four compelling tracks that will gather Christian publishing professionals around each of these areas:  Editorial, Workflow, Marketing – and a new track that will feature important voices and conversations in Diversity…

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American Bible Society releases 10th annual “State of the Bible” survey: COVID-19 impact

American Bible Society releases 10th annual “State of the Bible” survey: COVID-19 impact American Bible Society released its 10th annual State of the Bible report, which shows cultural trends in the U.S. regarding spirituality and Scripture engagement. The report reveals findings from two surveys, one conducted in January 2020 with Barna Group and another this June, that demonstrate the effects of the pandemic on the faith community. The data show that Scripture engagement has declined amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and…

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ECPA publishes list of 1300+ industry titles written by authors of color in 15 book categories

ECPA publishes list of 1300+ industry titles written by authors of color in 15 book categories ECPA recently published a list of Christian books written by its members on the topic of Racial Justice.  As a follow up, 26 publishers to date have submitted their top Christian titles written by Authors of Color in several categories, such as:  Bible Study, Christian Living, Childrens, Leadership, Devotional, Fiction, Self-Help, and Women.  “The importance of this list is to emphasize that Christian teaching…

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Revell celebrates 150 years in publishing

Revell celebrates 150 years in publishing Ada, Mich. (July 22, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group, which purchased Fleming H. Revell in 1992, is pleased to announce Revell’s 150th anniversary. In 1870, Fleming Hewitt Revell established the Fleming H. Revell Company in Chicago, Illinois. Since that time, Revell has undergone numerous changes but continues to maintain its focus on providing resources that help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. Revell began his career by printing and publishing Sunday school papers by his famous brother-in-law,…

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IVP and Seminary Now announce launch of new online educational platform

IVP and Seminary Now announce launch of new online educational platform WESTMONT, IL­-InterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce the general-market release of Seminary Now (www.seminarynow.com), a new subscription-based online educational platform that gives pastors and lay church leaders access to on-demand video courses and certification programs from leading teachers and seminaries. IVP is the premier publishing partner for the platform, which launched in beta this spring and is now available for wide release. “I continue to be deeply grateful for the…

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