Influencer Tiania Haneline and daughter Scarlett Smith on Jesus Calling Podcast

Influencer Tiania Haneline and daughter Scarlett Smith on Jesus Calling Podcast Social media influencer Tiania Haneline and her five-year-old daughter Scarlett Smith recently joined The Jesus Calling Podcast to share how they started a positive affirmation routine that has taken the internet by storm. Tiania shares how speaking kind words to her daughter each day is creating a lifelong habit of facing negativity with positivity. Their book, “I’m Going to Have a Good Day!,” is available from Zonderkidz.

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The Confession Musical, based on Beverly Lewis’ book series, in theaters on Feb. 20

The Confession Musical, based on Beverly Lewis’ book series, in theaters on Feb. 20 Blue Gate Musicals, UpTV Entertainment, and Fathom Events are partnering together to bring THE CONFESSION MUSICAL with special performances by Chonda Pierce and John Schneider to theaters nationwide on February 20. Based on the popular book series “The Heritage of Lancaster County” by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, the stage play boasts over 200,000 ticket sales since its premiere. Read More…

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Champ Thornton to release sequel to award-winning “The Radical Book for Kids”

Champ Thornton to release sequel to award-winning “The Radical Book for Kids” “The Really Radical Book for Kids” (New Growth Press/March 6, 2023) by Champ Thornton continues the exciting dive into the roots of the Christian faith started in “The Radical Book for Kids,” winner of ECPA’s 2018 Christian Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Read More… 

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Zondervan welcomes Paul J. Pastor as the new senior acquisitions editor for Zondervan Books

Zondervan welcomes Paul J. Pastor as the new senior acquisitions editor for Zondervan Books Zondervan announced that on December 27, 2022, Paul J. Pastor has joined the company as senior acquisitions editor for Zondervan Books, a nonfiction trade book imprint. Read More…

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Former DreamWorks animation executive joins David C Cook as Chief Creative Officer

Former DreamWorks animation executive joins David C Cook as Chief Creative Officer David C Cook has announced that former DreamWorks Animation executive Rick Rekedal will join the team as chief creative officer. For more than 145 years, David C Cook has provided resources to help bring God’s word to people everywhere. Rekedal brings expertise that will enable David C Cook to harness the power of story to reach a new generation with life-changing messages of hope and inspiration. Read More…

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David C Cook overhauls marketing to accelerate growth 

David C Cook overhauls marketing to accelerate growth After 145 years in the publishing industry, David C Cook has set out to take the business to new heights. The company has internally reorganized and rebuilt a new matrix marketing organization, hiring a stream of heavy hitters to advance the strategy and the vision of the brand. Read More…

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Lakeside Book Company helps local food pantries

Lakeside Book Company helps local food pantries On Giving Tuesday, November 29th, Lakeside Book Company launched the Lakeside Initiative for Food Today (LIFT) program. This initiative demonstrates the commitment of Lakeside to give back to its communities by donating $160,000 to local charities to help fight food insecurity. Read More…  

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MetaComet offers webinar this Friday: Five Barriers of Royalty Automation

MetaComet offers webinar this Friday: Five Barriers of Royalty Automation Good royalty management should be part of the strong foundations of all publishing businesses. A webinar for ECPA members, on Friday December 9 at 1 pm (EST) will go over the five barriers of royalty automation encountered most often – and how MetaComet can help overcome them. Register  

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ECPA posts December Christian bestseller lists

ECPA posts December Christian bestseller lists ECPA has released the monthly Christian bestseller lists for December 2022 in 15 categories, including Bibles and Spanish, based on sales data from NPD Bookscan. The #1 bestselling title is Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, “Good Boundaries and Goodbyes” (Thomas Nelson). View the month’s Christian bestsellers

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Nord Compo launches new website

Nord Compo launches new website Reflecting the significant changes in publishers’ needs, brought about by advances in technology and hastened by COVID, Nord Compo has launched a completely revamped website. The new website features Oyez!, a new business unit dedicated to the production of high quality audiobooks in English, French and Spanish. Read More…

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HCCP promotes Beth Murphy to VP of marketing

HCCP promotes Beth Murphy to VP of marketing HarperCollins Christian Publishing has announced the promotion of Beth Murphy to VP of marketing for ChurchSource and Harper Christian Resources. Murphy joined the company 19 years ago and, throughout her tenure, she has been on a path of excellence in her career. As VP, Murphy will continue to be responsible for leading and growing the ChurchSource business, marketing strategy for Harper Christian Resources and helping deliver revenue growth through the Direct division.

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Top Shelf Book Cover Awards and The Christy Awards announced this week

Top Shelf Book Cover Awards and The Christy Awards announced this week Christian publishing professionals will gather on Wednesday at Lipscomb University in Nashville around several industry training, networking, and award programs: ECPA Publishing University, PubU Children’s Book Summit, the Art of Writing conference, and The Christy Award Gala.  Announcements out this week will reveal the winners of the industry’s Top Shelf Book Cover Awards — announced during the PubU opening session; and The Christy Awards® — announced during the Gala.  

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Focus on the Family to release engaging new products for children and teens

Focus on the Family to release engaging new products for children and teens Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, will release five new Focus on the Family products for children and teens in spring 2023. In line with Focus on the Family’s corporate mission, the new products—”Otter B Forgiving,” “Leapin’ Leopards,” “Buckle Up!,” “Edge of the Galaxy,” and “Land of the Lost”—invite children and teens on incredible adventures while teaching valuable, faith-filled lessons. Read More…

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