“The Bible Recap” reaches 500,000 sold milestone

“The Bible Recap” reaches 500,000 sold milestone Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that “The Bible Recap” by Tara-Leigh Cobble has reached a significant sales milestone of 500,000 copies sold. Since the release of the original hardcover edition (November 2020), the entire The Bible Recap book line has collectively sold more than 800,000 copies to date. Read More…

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ECPA names industry leaders developing upcoming PubU program

ECPA names industry leaders developing upcoming PubU program ECPA’s annual fall training program – ECPA PubU – will return as an in-person event on November 13 and 14, in Chicago. Each year PubU is developed by industry leaders called the PubU Brain Trust, who develop and present the program in publishing tracks.  This year’s tracks are EDITORIAL, MARKETING, PUBLICITY, DESIGN, PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS, including a CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMIT, led by the 2024 PubU Brain Trust: Read More… Early bird registration is open.

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June Christian bestseller lists posted

June Christian bestseller lists posted ECPA has released the monthly Christian bestseller lists for June 2024 in 15 categories. The top-selling book is “Discovering Daniel” by Amir Tsarfati and Rick Yohn (Harvest House) with “Power Moves” by Sarah Jakes Roberts (Thomas Nelson) and “Practicing the Way” by John Mark Comer (WaterBrook) coming in at #2 and #3. View the month’s Christian bestsellers

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Revell author receives Selah Book of the Year Award

Revell author receives Selah Book of the Year Award Revell author Cindy K. Sproles was selected as the first place winner in the Historical/ Biblical category and also received the Selah Book of the Year award in the Fiction category for “This Is Where It Ends.” An additional seven awards were presented to Baker Publishing Group (Bethany House and Revell) authors. Read More…

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This week FaithWords releases new books by NYT bestselling authors Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, and T.D. Jakes

This week FaithWords releases new books by NYT bestselling authors Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, and T.D. Jakes This week on June 4, FaithWords will release “The Joy of an Uncluttered Life” by Joyce Meyer and “Connect to Your Calling” by T.D. Jakes.  On June 6, “Excellence” by Joel Osteen will release.

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David C Cook signs Manga author Mitchell “Street Hymns” West

David C Cook signs Manga author Mitchell “Street Hymns” West Christian publisher, David C Cook, announces the signing of artist, spoken word poet, and author, Mitchell “Street Hymns” West, whose manga book, “The Fallen: Faith Before the Flood,” marks the expansion of Cook’s catalog offerings into yet another genre. Read More…

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Nine Baker Publishing Group authors selected as Carol Award finalists

Nine Baker Publishing Group authors selected as Carol Award finalists The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) have announced the Carol Award finalists in eleven categories for the best Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year. Nine Baker Publishing Group authors were chosen as finalists. Read More…

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Call for registrations for the London Book Fair Christian Collective 2025

Call for registrations for the London Book Fair Christian Collective 2025 The ECPA Christian Collective is taking registration for the 2025 London Book Fair to be held March 11-13 at the Olympia in London.  If you would like to be a part of the ECPA Collective booth there, please contact Cynthia chelblig@ecpa.org before July 1st.

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Early bird registration opens for ECPA PubU, Nov. 13-14 in Chicago

Early bird registration opens for ECPA PubU, Nov. 13-14 in Chicago Early bird registration has opened for the industry’s Publishing University, known as ECPA PubU, the training and networking event for Christian publishing professionals.  The two-day program, held November 13-14 just outside Chicago in Downers Grove, will feature more than 35 sessions in training tracks programmed around Editorial, Marketing, Publicity, Design, Production & Operations, and Children’s Books. Registration and information at ECPAPubU.org  

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Reach Church Leaders with Church Growth Magazine Ads

Church Growth Magazine (CG) exists to equip pastors and leaders to increase in “all things”––leadership, discipleship, outreach, community engagement, and finances. With over 120,000 subscribers, advertising with Church Growth provides an excellent opportunity for faith-based businesses, ministries, organizations, and charities to reach pastors and church leaders directly.  FrontGate Media offers a unique opportunity to place your brand in front of the Church Growth digital audience.  Why Advertise with Church Growth Magazine? Church Growth Magazine’s 120,000 e-subscribers are readers… Have a…

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Terence Lester honored with Black Christian Influencers Author of the Year Award

Terence Lester honored with Black Christian Influencers Author of the Year Award A respected community activist and public scholar, Terence Lester was honored with the Author of the Year Award by Black Christian Influencers (BCI) at its honors event in Atlanta on May 10. Lester was recognized for his two most recent books “All God’s Children” and “Zion Learns to See,” an IVP Kids title coauthored with his daughter, Zion Lester. Read More…

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AAP StatShot reports US book industry flat in Q1 but religion publishing up

AAP StatShot reports US book industry flat in Q1 but religion publishing up In its look at Q1 2024, the American publishers’ StatShot tracking analysis sees children’s and YA books under pressure in March with the Religious Press Performance up 5.2 percent in Q1. Read More… To participate in the ECPA collective upload to AAP and receive a monthly benchmark report, contact Jeff Crosby.

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Christian fiction publishers and authors to gather in Chicago on Nov. 14 for Christy Award events

Christian fiction publishers and authors to gather in Chicago on Nov. 14 for Christy Award events The Christy Award® program will host two in-person events this fall for authors and publishers and readers of Christian fiction.  The Art of Writing conference, an afternoon of publisher-driven seminars on Christian fiction writing, and The Christy Award Winners Gala will be held in Chicago/Downers Grove on November 14.  Both events follow the industry’s annual event, ECPA Publishing University, for Christian publishers. Read More……

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ECPA announces speakers and registration for annual C-Suite Symposium, Sep. 15-17

ECPA announces speakers and registration for annual C-Suite Symposium, Sep. 15-17 Registration is now open for the ECPA C-Suite Symposium, gathering the industry’s C-suite executives on September 15-17 at the beautiful historic Glen Eyrie Castle & Colorado Conference Center in Colorado Springs around the theme, PUBLISHING BEYOND THE BOOK. Speakers include Tod Bolsinger (AE Sloan Leadership) who will lead a two-part session on change management, and Cynthia Sherry (Chicago Review Press, Triumph Books) leading a session on the general trade; along with Marvin Campbell (The Navigators), Rick Rekedal (Belmont University), Bill…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Journalist and religion correspondent Lauren Green on Jesus Calling Podcast Lauren Green, a seasoned journalist and the chief religion correspondent for Fox News Channel, recently joined the The Jesus Calling Podcast, exploring the intricate intersection of religion and journalism. Green’s book, “Light For Today,” is available from Broadstreet Publishing. Episode airs on May 23.   Duck Commander Willie Robertson on Jesus Calling Podcast Willie Robertson, the CEO of Duck Commander and a familiar face from the Duck Dynasty television series, recently joined The Jesus…

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