Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway Interviews Bible Gateway interviews Jason Meyer, author of “Don’t Lose Heart” In a world surrounded by 24-hour news and reminders on social media of tragedy and heartache, it’s easy to fall into the abyss of discouragement and anxiety. Even Jesus followers struggle to hold on to hope. What is the hopeful guidance from God’s Word for times when you feel overwhelmed, defeated, and worthless? How can the Bible help you conquer despair when the past paralyzes, today disappoints,…

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Thomas Nelson wins six 2019 Christy Awards®, including Book of the Year

Thomas Nelson wins six 2019 Christy Awards®, including Book of the Year THOMAS NELSON FICTION AUTHORS HONORED IN FIVE CATEGORIES AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION (Nashville, Tenn.) November 8, 2019 — Thomas Nelson is pleased to congratulate all five of its fiction authors who received Christy Awards, including Patti Callahan for taking home the Christy Award’s top honor – Book of the Year for her novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis. The awards were presented by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) at…

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Cokesbury acquires Bibles by the Case and expands reach to churches and ministries

Cokesbury acquires Bibles by the Case and expands reach to churches and ministries Nashville, November 2019 – United by a common mission to serve churches and ministries and a long-standing commitment to exceptional customer service and selection, Cokesbury and Bibles by the Case are pleased to announce that an acquisition agreement between the two Christian retailers has been finalized, effective November 1. Cokesbury will continue to operate Bibles by the Case as an independent sales channel, moving forward with the…

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Thomas Nelson announces Damon Reiss as VP, Publisher for W Publishing

Thomas Nelson announces Damon Reiss as VP, Publisher for W Publishing (Nashville, Tenn.) November 7, 2019—Thomas Nelson today announced that Damon Reiss, former senior director for HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s (HCCP) custom and backlist program as well as the Christian bookstore key accounts and distributor channels, will become the v-p and publisher for its non-fiction imprint W Publishing. Reiss will lead the acquisition and editorial strategy in addition to marketing oversight for the imprint, reporting to Don Jacobson, senior v-p, Books…

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Devin Maddox promoted to B&H V.P. of Book Publishing

Devin Maddox promoted to B&H V.P. of Book Publishing [NASHVILLE, TENN., Nov. 8, 2019 —] B&H Publishing Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Devin Maddox to the position of V.P. of Book Publishing. His new role involves managing the entire books ministry area, which includes the Christian Living, Leadership, B&H Kids and Women’s product lines, providing strategic oversight and strengthening processes for internal and external partners. Prior to this position, Maddox served three years as Trade Book Publisher,…

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Zondervan announces new Zondervan Thrive non-fiction imprint

Zondervan announces new Zondervan Thrive non-fiction imprint GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 11, 2019 — Zondervan announced today the launch of Zondervan Thrive, a new non-fiction imprint focused on categories including personal development, fulfillment, health and wellness, self-care, marriage and family, abuse/trauma, anxiety, and personality typologies. Zondervan Thrive authors are experts in their field and bring well-researched insights to daily living. They are psychologists, physicians, practitioners, journalists, academics and researchers who also realize that our deepest source for wisdom comes from seeking…

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IVP releases book by United States presidential candidate

IVP releases book by United States presidential candidate On Tuesday, November 5, InterVarsity Press will be launching its first book by a United States independent presidential candidate. Mark Charles, and coauthor Soong-Chan Rah, will be releasing Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. A recent Publishers Weekly starred review described the book this way: “This sobering critique presents a disturbing yet welcome analysis of how the Doctrine of Discovery has split American church and society along racial lines, and…

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CAN announces Crown Award finalists for excellence in marketing and promotion skills of Christian authors

CAN announces Crown Award finalists for excellence in marketing and promotion skills of Christian authors The Christian Authors Network Crown Awards recognize, educate, and encourage excellence in marketing and promotion skills of all Christian authors.  We are pleased to announce the CAN Crown Award finalists: Adria Wilkins, The Joy Box Journal, Ellie Claire Gifts Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, Sacred Rest, FaithWords Linda Goldfarb and Kelly Harris, Lovey Mouse Easter, (double-finalist), Life Foundation Publishing Linda Goldfarb and Kelly Harris, Lovey Mouse in The Night Before Christmas, (double-finalist),…

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Harvest House Publishers celebrates 45th anniversary

Harvest House Publishers celebrates 45th anniversary 2020 List Marks the Publisher’s Strongest Lineup Yet Eugene, Oregon (October 29, 2019)— Harvest House Publishers celebrated the company’s 45th anniversary last week, marking the historic moment with a staff celebration. In remarks to the team, Harvest House president, Bob Hawkins Jr., reminisced about significant corporate milestones and embraced the work ahead with a positive and encouraging message. “When my dad originally founded the company with five titles and a dream, he never imagined…

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B&H Kids annnounces two more books from Slugs & Bugs creator Randall Goodgame

B&H Kids annnounces two more books from Slugs & Bugs creator Randall Goodgame Award-winning Slugs & Bugs creator Randall Goodgame releases two more kids books  [NASHVILLE, TENN., October 28, 2019—] B&H Kids is excited to announce the next two Slugs & Bugs books, “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society” and “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting,” from Dove Award-nominated singer-songwriter, family entertainer and Slugs & Bugs creator Randall Goodgame. Goodgame has released four critically-acclaimed Slugs & Bugs children’s albums…

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Foundation Distributing Inc. and Anchor Word Alive Inc. combine to improve efficiency and strengthen the Christian supply chain

Foundation Distributing Inc. and Anchor Word Alive Inc. combine to improve efficiency and strengthen the Christian supply chain New agreement moves distribution of Foundation vendors to Anchor Distributors (Orono, ON) – Pat Chown, Claire Prodger, and Bob Wood, owners of Foundation Distributing Inc. (FDI) are pleased to announce an agreement moving all distribution and operations to Anchor Distributors in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, effective December 1st. “We see this agreement as one that will aid current and new retailers in Canada…

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Daisy Blackwell Hutton joins Hachette Book Group as Publisher of Hachette Nashville

Daisy Blackwell Hutton joins Hachette Book Group as Publisher of Hachette Nashville October 25, 2019 – Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group, announced today that Daisy Blackwell Hutton will join Hachette Book Group (HBG) as Vice President and Publisher of the Hachette Nashville division. Hutton will join HBG on November 11 and will be a member of the company’s Executive Management Board. In her new role, Hutton will lead Hachette Nashville’s publishing programs at its three imprints, FaithWords, Center…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews author Stephen Backhouse What do you know about the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day, not only in the Western world but also globally, including the development of Eastern Orthodox and Armenian Christianity, as well as considering Christianity in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Baltic and Slavic states, and India? And why is it important to have this knowledge? Bible Gateway interviewed Stephen Backhouse, author of the “Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian…

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New Hope Publishers launches back into fiction with first suspense novel

New Hope Publishers launches back into fiction with first suspense novel BIRMINGHAM:  Iron Stream Media announces Deadly Commitment (New Hope Publishers / October 14, 2019 / ISBN: 978-1-56309-304-3 / $15.99) the first book in The Deadly Secrets series by Kathy Harris and New Hope Publisher’s first suspense novel. As Danielle Kemp walks out of her downtown Nashville condominium, she gets the eerie feeling someone is watching her. As days go by, she becomes convinced the homeless man outside her building is stalking her. But after…

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Corrections made to October’s Christian Bestseller lists

Corrections made to October’s Christian Bestseller lists The October 2019 Christian Bestseller lists announced last week have been corrected due to an error that originally excluded the first full week of September’s sales. The notable change in the Top 50 list was the addition of Risen Motherhoodby Emily Jensen (Harvest House) at #17.  Other added titles appeared on the Fiction, Juvenile, Bibles, Under $10 Bibles, Spanish, and Spanish Bibles lists. They are: Fiction #21: One More River to Cross, Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell)…

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