Faithlife restructures leadership team for continued growth and service to the Church

Faithlife restructures leadership team for continued growth and service to the Church Co-Founder Bob Pritchett Transitions to Executive Chairman, Promotes Vik Rajagopal as CEO BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 6, 2022 – In honor of its 30th anniversary, Faithlife, the leading Church technology company and makers of Logos Bible Software, is restructuring its leadership team as it continues to meet the needs of Christian leaders worldwide. Co-founder and current CEO Bob Pritchett is transitioning to the new role of Executive Chairman while Vik Rajagopal, current…

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January’s Christian Bestseller lists released with two new lists: YA and Spanish<$6

January’s Christian Bestseller lists released with two new lists: YA and Spanish<$6 ECPA has released the January 2022 Christian Bestseller lists, based on sales data provided by NPD for the month of December. The ECPA Bestsellers Committee has added two new categories to the suite of lists:  Young Adult and Spanish Under $6. The Young Adult list debuts with Live on Purpose by Sadie Robertson Huff (Thomas Nelson) as #1. View all the January Bestseller Lists

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Zonderkidz book, “Goodnight Manger,” given to over 700 families in NICU’s around the country at Christmas

Zonderkidz book, “Goodnight Manger,” given to over 700 families in NICU’s around the country at Christmas Zonderkidz author Laura Sassi connected with Jessika Sanders, of the non-profit ministry Praying Through the NICU this fall on social media. A 15-book donation of the seasonal favorite Goodnight, Manger from the author and Zonderkidz grew into an idea which got funding support from ministry supporters around the country and resulted in 771 books being presented to hospitals with NICUs and PICUs in 16 states this…

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Publishers Weekly’s “Notables of the Year” include author Beth Moore and IPG’s Joe Matthews

Publishers Weekly’s “Notables of the Year” include author Beth Moore and IPG’s Joe Matthews Publishers Weekly (PW) has named six industry members with notable achievements in 2021 as “PW Notables of the Year.”  Two of the six include Tyndale author Beth Moore and ECPA member Joe Matthews, who is the CEO of the Independent Publishers Group. Read more about Beth Moore’s selection Read more about Joe Matthews’ selection

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Two Kregel titles made the Southwestern Journal of Theology’s “Book of the Year” List

Two Kregel titles made the Southwestern Journal of Theology’s “Book of the Year” List GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kregel Academic & Ministry, an imprint of Kregel Publications, is pleased to announce that two titles have made the “Book of the Year” list in the Southwestern Journal of Theology (SWJT), the theological academic journal of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), Editor David S. Dockery announced on December 1, 2021. Make Disciples of All Nations: A History of Southern Baptist International Missions, edited…

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Christian Bestseller Lists released this month: January 2022, Best of 2021, and Christmas

Christian Bestseller Lists released this month: January 2022, Best of 2021, and Christmas ECPA will release the following Christian bestseller lists this month:  January’s lists will be released on Friday and the Best of 2021 and Christmas lists will be released mid-month.  Sign up to receive the monthly bestsellers lists here. ECPA members subscribed to E-Link will automatically receive.  

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Court reinstates vaccine and testing mandates for employers of 100 or more

Court reinstates vaccine and testing mandates for employers of 100 or more Flagler Law Group:  On December 17, a federal appellate court reinstated the OSHA vaccine and testing mandate for private employers with 100 or more employees. OSHA announced that it will not enforce the vaccine mandate until January 10, 2022 and the testing requirements until February 9. The OSHA regulations still have another hurdle before implementation: the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case on January 7. Read More…

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Redeemed Restored Case Study: Audience Growth and Engagement

Redeemed Restored is a ministry that seeks to support and guide divorced or separated Christian women in their walk with God. The heart behind this ministry comes from personal experience, as the creator, Deb, has walked through the fog of separation herself. Now, she is following the call of God in her life to help other women experience God’s redemption and restoration by learning to seek Him through the pain of divorce. Deb approached FrontGate Media with the vision for…

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Ten Baker Publishing Group titles honored by Christianity Today’s 2022 Book Awards

Ten Baker Publishing Group titles honored by Christianity Today’s 2022 Book Awards Ada, Mich. (December 16, 2021)—On Tuesday, December 14, Christianity Today announced their list of winning titles for the 2022 Book Awards, which included three Baker Publishing Group titles: Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett, Preaching to People in Pain by Matthew D. Kim, and Reparations by Duke L. Kwon and Gregory Thompson. In addition to the three winning titles, Christianity Today also named seven Baker Publishing Group titles as finalists or Award of Merit recipients. Every year, Christianity Today reviews numerous titles to compile…

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IPG Ink produces its two millionth book

IPG Ink produces its two millionth book CHICAGO, IL—Independent Publishers Group (IPG) and its book manufacturing unit, IPG Ink, are pleased to announce the production of its two millionth book. IPG Ink, which printed its first book in June 2018, processed the order that included the two millionth title and bestseller from BookBaby “The Flipping Blueprint” on December 1, 2021. “I never thought, back in 2018, that I would be hitting one million books by 2021,” said Clark Matthews, IPG Ink VP, General…

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Zondervan wins four Southwestern Journal of Theology 2021 Book Awards

Zondervan wins four Southwestern Journal of Theology 2021 Book Awards A Theology of Paul and His Letters by Douglas Moo named Book of the Year (Nashville, Tenn.) December 3, 2021—Zondervan is honored to have four books recognized in the 2021 Southwestern Journal of Theology (SWJT) Book Awards. The SWJT Book Awards recognize excellence in 12 categories. Nominees and winners are chosen by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary faculty, and this year’s winners were announced on December 1. The following Zondervan titles were…

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“God’s Very Good Idea” surpasses 100k milestone; author releases new kid’s book

“God’s Very Good Idea” surpasses 100k milestone; author releases new kid’s book CHARLOTTE, NC– The Good Book Company announces that God’s Very Good Idea, written by Trillia Newbell and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales. A staple in the popular Tales That Tell The Truth series for children, God’s Very Good Idea is a favorite among families and churches. The Biblically faithful story, published in 2017, celebrates diversity as it teaches young children how they…

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Eerdmans Publishing appoints Sarah Gombis and Lisa Ann Cockrel

Eerdmans Publishing appoints Sarah Gombis and Lisa Ann Cockrel Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company announced that Sarah Gombis has joined the company as director of marketing for all academic, trade, and children’s titles. Gombis most recently worked as marketing manager at Baker Academic and also brings experience from her previous position as marketing manager at Zondervan Academic. Lisa Ann Cockrel has been hired as acquisitions editor. She was most recently director of programs for Image Journal and brings to her position vast experience that includes serving…

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Friday: MetaComet Systems to present free webinar on successful royalty management

Friday: MetaComet Systems to present free webinar on successful royalty management ECPA business solution provider, MetaComet Systems will host a free webinar on Friday, December 10 at 1 pm ET on “Five Barriers To Royalty Management Automation and How To Overcome Them.” In this session, MetaComet Systems president David Marlin will address the barriers that come up again and again about adopting new systems into a business, and why it is more straightforward to remedy them than one might think.  David will…

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Podcast co-host and author Amanda Kloots on Jesus Calling Podcast

Podcast co-host and author Amanda Kloots on Jesus Calling Podcast Co-host of The Talk, Amanda Kloots, recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share the story of how she met and fell in love with her husband Nick Cordero, and how she’s managed the grief process after his tragic passing from COVID-19 in 2020—including how she’s turned to God and prayer for comfort, and how movement has been medicine for her all throughout her life. Kloots’ new book, “Live Your Life,” is available from HarperCollins Christian…

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