Barb Roose leads readers in surrendering the things they cannot control

Barb Roose leads readers in surrendering the things they cannot control Surrendered—A Devotional to Help You Let Go & Live Like Jesus (Nashville, Tenn.)—If COVID-19 has taught us anything so far, it’s that we are not in control. When life gets hard, aspects of the future are uncertain, and we’re at the mercy of other’s decisions, we want more power over the situation. However, those are precisely the times when we need to learn how to surrender, just like Jesus…

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Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees

Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees The PubU Online program will debut a new track of sessions dedicated to the important topic of Diversity & Inclusion as it relates to strategic levels of Christian publishing: marketing, editorial, leadership.  Four webinars, offered on Mondays at 10 am central, will feature panels of experts who provide important perspectives in addressing the way forward to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry. Session topics will cover Historical Perspectives, Editorial, Marketing,…

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New dates announced for Fall 2020 Christian Products Expo

New dates announced for Fall 2020 Christian Products Expo LARGO, Fla.— As we navigate these challenging times, CPE is looking ahead to the future. While plans are still moving forward, the dates for CPE have been pushed back a week due to the Atlanta Gift Mart. The Mart, originally scheduled for July, moved their dates directly on top of the CPE show dates, forcing CPE to make this move in order to accommodate the gift vendors already scheduled to attend…

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Christianbook acquires Bibles by the Case

Christianbook acquires Bibles by the Case Peabody, MA (July 30, 2020) – Christianbook has finalized an agreement with Cokesbury to purchase Bibles by the Case. Cokesbury, the retail and customer service arm of The United Methodist Publishing House, has been operating Bibles by the Case (BBTC) as an independent sales channel since November 2019. Tammy Gaines, CFO of The United Methodist Publishing House commented that “Cokesbury gained numerous benefits from the short time we owned BBTC including augmenting our distribution…

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Nori Media Group partners with Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing

Nori Media Group partners with Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing Nori Media Group (NMG), home to Destiny Image Harrison House and Sound Wisdom, has created a publishing partnership with Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing effective July 2020. Announced in a letter to partners, the partnership includes the development of publishing rights, audio book and e-book sales. Bill Williams Director of Language Rights and International sales said, “We are very excited about this opportunity to serve Bridge Logos and Synergy Publishing…

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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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N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast From Publishers Weekly: Bible scholar N.T, Wright, author of “God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath” (Zondervan ) and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and founder of BioLogos, which advocates for the harmony of science and Christianity, joined in a live stream conversation July 12 on BioLogos’ weekly “Language of God” podcast. Their talk concluded with…

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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 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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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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ECPA hosts conversation this week with Christian retail executives

ECPA hosts conversation this week with Christian retail executives ECPA is presenting the last of the current ECPA FOCUS webinar series this Thursday with a conversation about the state of Christian retail with Ray Hendrickson (Christianbook), Bob Munce (Christian Retail Association), and Greg Squires (The Parable Group). Last week’s conversation was on meaningful diversity initiatives each organization can take to build trust and sustain change. This free series is for ECPA members only. REGISTER

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PubU Online training program to continue Emerging Leader scholarships

PubU Online training program to continue Emerging Leader scholarships PubU Online – a series of training webinars and forums to be held for Christian publishing professionals throughout September — will continue the Emerging Leader scholarship and mentorship program. The scholarship offers those newer to the industry, from under-represented voices, to attend at a 50% reduced rate.  Recipients will have access to all training modules at PubU Online, along with special networking sessions, and mentorship opportunities. Nominate an Emerging Leader through Aug. 14. More…

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Bible Gateway interviews Adam Dooley, author of “Hope When Life Unravels”

Bible Gateway interviews Adam Dooley, author of “Hope When Life Unravels” What are the upside-down yet encouraging truths of the book of Job and other key Bible passages that remind us of the ways God is present in our pain? Why does God allow suffering? And why does God seem to go silent when we’re in pain? How does a pastor work through his faith in the gut-wrenching three-year struggle his family endured with his son’s cancer? Bible Gateway interviewed…

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