HarperCollins Christian Publishing receives eight awards at 2017 ECPA Leadership Summit

HarperCollins Christian Publishing receives eight awards at 2017 ECPA Leadership Summit Winning Best Bible, Devotional and Gift, and Young People’s Literature among the honors (Nashville, TN) May 5, 2017—HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced today the company’s two publishing groups, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, were given three 2017 Christian Book Awards®, cumulatively, as well as one Platinum and four Gold Awards for sales achievement. At this year’s conference, held in Colorado Springs, CO, both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan were also recognized at…

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Titles announced as “BEST OF THE YEAR” in 11 categories

Titles announced as “BEST OF THE YEAR” in 11 categories. SHAKEN by Tim Tebow is named Christian Book of the Year®. Colorado Springs, CO., May 3, 2017 – The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced last night the winners of the 2017 Christian Book Awards® in 11 categories and the 2017 Christian Book of the Year®. The winning titles represent the best Christian book and Bible releases of the year. The 2017 Christian Book of the Year went to New York Times…

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ChristianAudio claims all three finalists in the audio category for the 2017 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards

ChristianAudio claims all three finalists in the audio category for the 2017 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards Landover, MD, April 27, 2017 – Earlier this month Christian Retailing announced that ChristianAudio has received all three nominations in the audio category for the 2017 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. The three titles are B&H Publishing Group titles: Unashamed by Lecrae, She Reads Truth by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams, and The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer with Gina Detwiler. Introduced in 2001, the Christian Retailing­–sponsored awards recognize…

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ChristianAudio is the audio publisher of eight finalists for this year’s Christian Book Awards®

ChristianAudio is the audio publisher of eight finalists for this year’s Christian Book Awards® Landover, MD, April 27, 2017 – ChristianAudio, an RBmedia company, produced and distributed audiobook editions for eight 2017 Christian Book Award® finalists, announced March 31. The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) named 59 books in 11 categories as the year’s best Christian books and Bibles, including the newly added categories of Faith & Culture, Biography & Memoir, Young People’s Literature, Ministry Resources, and Bible Study. Biography…

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Christian Book Award® winners announced tomorrow night; Thunderclap will broadcast news to over 550,000

Christian Book Award® winners announced tomorrow night; Thunderclap will broadcast news to over 550,000 The winners of the Christian Book Awards® in 11 categories, and the Christian Book of the Year® will be announced tomorrow evening at the ECPA Awards Celebration held in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with the ECPA Leadership Summit. Winners will be announced “live” over social media at @ECPA and @ChristianBkExpo. In addition, the news will hit over 550,000 social media accounts at 8:30 pm (MT) through a…

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The Christy Award™ Has a New Home at ECPA

The Christy Award™ Has a New Home at ECPA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PHOENIX, ARIZ., August 18, 2016) Those administering The Christy Award™, the nation’s most prestigious award for Christian fiction, have entered into an agreement with the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) to assume ownership and administration of The Christy Award program beginning September 1, 2016. Donna Kehoe, executive director for The Christy Awards LLC, has been working with ECPA to find a new home for the celebrated award program she…

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Abingdon Press Awarded Multiple Honors in the Heart of Award Season

Abingdon Press Awarded Multiple Honors in the Heart of Award Season Contact: Brenda Smotherman Publicity and Marketing Manager Abingdon Press bsmotherman@abingdonpress.com 615-749-6290 (Nashville, TN) – June was an eventful month for publisher Abingdon Press as award season hit its precipice.  Abingdon Press was awarded with five trophies from the 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards at a special announcement ceremony held at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) festivities in Cincinnati, Ohio. The offerings were evaluated on their ability to speak to…

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B&H Publishing Wins Highest Number of Awards at 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards

B&H PUBLISHING WINS HIGHEST NUMBER OF AWARDS AT 2016 CHRISTIAN RETAILING’S BEST AWARDS B&H Wins 12 Awards in Trade, Bible, Kids, and Spanish categories Contact: Jenaye White, Publicist Jenaye.White@BHPublishingGroup.com 615.251.2964 www.bhpublishinggroup.com www.bhkids.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (June 28, 2016) B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that it received 12 awards for its books in the 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards, the most among Christian publishers. The awards were presented yesterday at the International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nominees for the awards…

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B&H Publishing Has Five 2016 Christian Book Award®Finalists

B&H Publishing Has Five 2016 Christian Book Award®Finalists   Contact: Dave Schroeder Director of Communications Dave.Schroeder@BHPublishingGroup.com 615.251.2305 www.bhpublishinggroup.com www.bhkids.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 29, 2016) B&H Publishing has five titles judged as finalists in the 2016 Christian Book Award®, given annually by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Of the 35 books in 7 categories, B&H Publishing has three finalists in The Children’s Category and two in the Inspiration Category. The three finalists from B&H Publishing Group (B&H Kids) in Children: The Bible…

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ECPA Presents Diamond Awards to three Non-Fiction titles for over 10 million in sales; 17 other titles honored with Gold and Platinum sales awards

ECPA Presents Diamond Awards to three Non-Fiction titles for over 10 million in sales; 17 other titles honored with Gold and Platinum sales awards ‘The Five Love Languages,’ ‘Jesus Calling,’ and  ‘Heaven is for Real‘ join seven other titles in industry’s highest sales milestone FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mark Kuyper, ECPA President/CEO, 480-966-3998, mkuyper@ecpa.org MURFREESBORO, Tenn., May 5, 2015 — Tonight at the ECPA Awards Banquet, ECPA presented DIAMOND AWARDSto the following three titles for achieving over 10 million in sales: The Five Love…

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ECPA Announces the 2015 Christian Book Award® Winners

ECPA Announces the 2015 Christian Book Award® Winners The Daniel Plan is named as Christian Book of the Year™ Win of The Hardest Peace shared with author Kara Tippetts days before her death Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus wins in two categories – first time in Award history  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 5, 2015 — The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced tonight the winners of the 2015 Christian Book Awards® and the 2015 Christian Book of the Year™ — representing the best Christian…

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ECPA Releases the Christian Book Award® Finalists for 2015

ECPA RELEASES THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® FINALISTS FOR 2015 Winners announced May 5 with launch of #ReadGoodBooks industry campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  PHOENIX, Ariz., March 19, 2015 —The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) released today the 37 finalists for the 2015 Christian Book Award® program, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year.  The top five titles in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children, Inspiration, and Bibles – with ties in both Bible Reference and New Author – make up the stellar…

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2014 Christian Book Award® winning titles reflect new evangelical scholarship while spurring glimpses of Grace at work

2014 Christian Book Award® winning titles reflect new evangelical scholarship while spurring glimpses of Grace at work   Christian Book of the Year™ goes to “mercifully short book” about serious endemic threat to our souls – “Crazy Busy” Christian Book Award® winning titles represent new and enlightening scholarship on Judas, C.S. Lewis, New Testament and biblical studies World Vision president Richard Stearns and wife Renee take top “Inspiration” accolade for global glimpses of grace Children’s winner spurs community-wide projects for the…

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LifeWay and Barnes and Noble added to growing list of major retailers promoting Christian Book Award® Finalists

LifeWay and Barnes and Noble added to growing list of major retailers promoting Christian Book Award® Finalists The following retailers are currently promoting the Christian Book Award® finalists to their consumer bases. LifeWay Christian Stores and Barnes and Noble were added this week with additional retail promotions expected in the coming days. The winners will be announced April 28 at the industry’s awards night, opening the ECPA Leadership Summit. Registration is still open for both events. Barnes and Noble: Dedicated Awards page LifeWay Christian…

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Marketing Tips – Webinar for ECPA Christian Book Award Finalists

Just last month at the request of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, I presented ECPA members with practical, low cost or no cost marketing tips on how Christian Book Award® finalists could promote their authors & books, along with a Marketing Q&A, and Marketing Tips sheets customized for each category. The presentation featured tips from PR, Social Media, and Retail Marketing, and how to tie them together. They come from my experience starting in 1990 at a Berean store, through my full…

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