Kathie Lee Gifford discusses big changes and new dreams on Jesus Calling Podcast

Kathie Lee Gifford discusses big changes and new dreams on Jesus Calling Podcast Legendary entertainer Kathie Lee Gifford recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how she was born with built-in dreams that she got to watch unfold by pursuing her passions. As she’s moved through various entertainment spaces, Kathie has followed where God has called her, and she’s living out the gospel in a tangible way so that she can encourage others to blossom in their faith. Gifford’s new children’s…

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Louie Giglio outlines ways young readers can win the battle against spiritual and mental giants

Louie Giglio outlines ways young readers can win the battle against spiritual and mental giants New book helps kids and preteens understand how God can conquer the giants in their lives NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2020) – Louie Giglio, the original visionary of the Passion movement that has reached millions young people globally, now brings his message of courage and faith to kids in “Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants.” Today young people face more…

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CIPS issues final call for nominations for 2021 Christian Indie Awards

CIPS issues final call for nominations for 2021 Christian Indie Awards Nominations for the 2021 Christian Indie Awards will close on November 15, 2020. This award honors books produced by small publishers and independent authors each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life. Nominations are accepted in 18 categories. More…

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Robin Barnett joins ICON Media Group as Vice President of Public Relations

Robin Barnett joins ICON Media Group as Vice President of Public Relations Nashville, Tenn. (October 14, 2020) – ICON Media Group announces the firm has hired Robin Barnett as Vice President of Public Relations. Most recently, Robin was the Director of Public Relations for Zondervan, a HarperCollins Company. “Robin is not only one of the most respected women in the business, her experience launching impactful media campaigns for the industry’s leading voices is unparalleled,” said partner, Shanon Stowe. “She brings top-tier…

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W Publishing promotes Allison Carter to publicity director

W Publishing promotes Allison Carter to publicity director Nashville, Tenn. (October 15, 2020) — Thomas Nelson today announced Allison Carter’s promotion to publicity director for the W Publishing division, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson. Carter has over 18 years of publicity and journalism experience, the past four of which she has spent at HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) managing the publicity for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan fiction titles and most recently W Publishing. She has planned and executed national publicity campaigns…

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MTI plans virtual and on-site conference in Ghana in 2021

MTI plans virtual and on-site conference in Ghana in 2021 (Colorado Springs, CO)—Magazine Training International (MTI) will head to Ghana in September 2021 to host a series of professional training events for Christians in magazine publishing. If it is possible to gain reliable Internet access for streaming, MTI plans to offer a virtual training event simultaneously. Although MTI has offered online training since 2014, this will be the first attempt to combine virtual training with an on-site experience. The five-day…

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Terence Lester, author of “I See You,” receives American Express NGen Leadership Award

Terence Lester, author of “I See You,” receives American Express NGen Leadership Award WESTMONT, IL—IVP author Terence Lester has received the 2020 American Express NGen Leadership Award. Each year Independent Sector presents the American Express NGen Leadership Award to one emerging leader age forty and under whose creative and collaborative leadership is accelerating transformative social and community change. Lester is an activist, systemic poverty thought leader, founder of Love Beyond Walls, and author of I See You and the forthcoming When We Stand. Lester…

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ECPA opens registration for industry’s C-Suite executives

ECPA opens registration for industry’s C-Suite executives On November 16, 17 and 18, ECPA will present C-Suite Connect, the online version of the annual C-Suite Symposium. The program will feature two interactive webinars a day with thought leaders in the Church, Publishing, Technology, and Higher Education—as well as opportunities for breakout forums for connection and engagement among the industry’s C-suite executives. Speakers include Maria Pallante (AAP), Walter Kim (NAE), Shirley Hoogstra (CCCU), Michael Lindsay(Gordon College), and author & academic Karen Swallow Prior.  The program will…

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Tails Will Be Wagging Over Homecoming Tales: 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

Tails Will Be Wagging Over Homecoming Tales: 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary New book features real-life stories of senior dogs finding forever homes NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2020) – One may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but the four-legged, senior residents at the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary can teach their own lessons of character building, friendship and how love never grows old. Published by Tommy Nelson Books, Homecoming Tales, 15 Inspiring Stories from…

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Three Tyndale House novels named Finalists for the 2020 Christy Award

Three Tyndale House novels named Finalists for the 2020 Christy Award CAROL STREAM, Ill.—October 9, 2020—Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that three Tyndale fiction titles and authors have been named 2020 Christy Award finalists (ChristyAwards.com). The Christy Award celebrates excellence in the art of Christian fiction and honors the power of faith in story. On October 8, 2020, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the finalists for the Christy Award. Winners will be announced on November 12…

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ECPA releases October’s Christian bestsellers: “The Harbinger II” tops two lists

ECPA releases October’s Christian bestsellers: “The Harbinger II” tops two lists “The Harbinger II: The Return” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline/Charisma Media) grabbed both #1 positions in the Top 50 and the Fiction Christian bestseller lists by a wide margin, selling more copies in the month of September than the next four titles in the Top 50 combined. As of this writing, the book is also listed by Amazon in the Top 20 of its “most sold” books.  In addition, 14 new…

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Join the world’s largest Bible smuggling network through The Voice of the Martyrs’ new product line

Join the world’s largest Bible smuggling network through The Voice of the Martyrs’ new product line BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – The largest Bible smuggling network in the world is headquartered in Bartlesville, Okla., home to the offices of The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). Each year, VOM delivers more than one million Bibles into nations where the Word of God is restricted or entirely illegal. Through their new Bible Smuggler product line, which includes a t-shirt, hat and wristband, VOM provides Christian…

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Largest Publishing in Color online conference starts today

Largest Publishing in Color online conference starts today Publishing in Color has only one objective: increase the number of books published by Christian writers of color. This includes groups such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans, who have been under-represented in terms of the number of published books.  Due to Covid, this conference is online with several acquisition editors and literary agents participating, looking for new writers of color. More…

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IVP Art Director honored with five 2020 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards

IVP Art Director honored with five 2020 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards WESTMONT, IL— InterVarsity Press is pleased to congratulate art director, David Fassett, for his work on five designs that were chosen for 2020 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Fassett received the most awards of all the designers represented. “The InterVarsity Press publishing program encompasses a wildly diverse set of books that call for equally unique design approaches,” Jeff Crosby, IVP publisher,…

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ECPA recognizes 24 book designs as the year’s best in Top Shelf Book Cover Award program

ECPA recognizes 24 book designs as the year’s best in Top Shelf Book Cover Award program Announcement delivered via webcast featuring artist and author Ruth Chou Simons, and designers Torrey Sharp, Micah Kandros, and Becca Wildsmith TEMPE, ARIZ., October 1, 2020 – Today ECPA announced the winners of the 2020 Top Shelf Book Cover Award during a live broadcast of the closing session of ECPA PubU Online, featuring artist and author Ruth Chou Simons who gave a keynote on “Art That Heals in…

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