BMI launches Book Printing RFQ Tool

  BMI launches Book Printing RFQ Tool The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI), has launched a new Request for Quote (RFQ) tool for those looking to get multiple bids for book printing. The tool, named BMIsource, will allow users to either search the BMI Member Directory by various capabilities in order to reach out directly to manufacturers, or fill out a form with job details that will be sent to manufacturers to review and respond with a quote. “Publishers and others…

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Industry leaders develop virtual training program: PubU Online

Industry leaders develop virtual training program: PubU Online ECPA’s annual training and networking program is going online this year but is still reliant on the expertise of industry leaders to curate the content.  The PubU Online Brain Trust of industry leaders charged with developing the content and recruiting the speakers for the 2020 PubU Online program are: Brain Trust Lead: RANDALL PAYLEITNER, Assoc. Publisher, Moody Publishers Diversity & Inclusion track lead: DR. THEON HILL, Asst. Professor of Communication, Wheaton College Data, Delivery & Workflow…

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ECPA launches webinar series in July: Registration is open

ECPA launches webinar series in July: Registration is open Last week concluded the ECPA Virtual Summit Series with legal experts from Flagler Law Group and AAP who offered their perspectives on successfully navigating the legal issues affecting publishing.  Scheduled next is a three-part series for ECPA members called ECPA FOCUS, focusing on three current topics: China & Global publishing; Organizational diversity initiatives for sustained change; and Christian Retail. ECPA members can now register for each of these free webinars, held on Thursdays — July 9, 16,…

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American Bible Society names Robert L. Briggs as President and CEO

American Bible Society names Robert L. Briggs as President and CEO PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2020 — American Bible Society, one of the nation’s most enduring nonprofit organizations, announced today that Robert L. Briggs has been appointed as president and CEO of the 204-year-old Bible ministry. Briggs, who served most recently as interim president and CEO following the retirement of Roy L. Peterson, has served at and led American Bible Society through various leadership roles for nearly 20 years. “Robert’s time at American Bible Society has been marked by…

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Christianbook acquires select assets of Christian Supply

Christianbook acquires select assets of Christian Supply Peabody, MA (June 29, 2020) – Christianbook has recently purchased select assets of Christian Supply, Inc., one of the longest standing, family-owned Christian retail operations in the country faithfully serving the wider Christian community for more than 65 years. In a message to customers, Chuck Wallington, President of Christian Supply stated “After more than 65 years of serving this area as well as individuals and churches throughout the nation, Christian Supply, Inc. is…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Author Jerrad Lopes discusses “Dad Tired” on podcast When Jerrad Lopes hit a wall and knew he wasn’t being the best dad and husband, he turned to Jesus to help show him how to lead. He found through his efforts to connect with his family better, he was able to help others; and his ministry was born. Lopes joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to encourage men that having better connection with their families makes life better for everyone. Lopes’ book “Dad…

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Daniel Darling offers a biblical vision for online communication in his new book with B&H

Daniel Darling offers a biblical vision for online communication in his new book with B&H Prolific speaker, columnist, podcaster and author Daniel Darling offers a biblical vision for online communication in his new book, “A Way With Words”   NASHVILLE, TENN., June 22, 2020— The Internet can be a space for positive connection or it can be a very dark place.  In his new book, “A Way With Words: Using Our Online Conversation for Good” (B&H Publishing, August 2020), Daniel Darling urges Christians…

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Moody Publishers releases quick-read books from eight authors relating to pandemic crisis and beyond

Moody Publishers releases quick-read books from eight authors relating to pandemic crisis and beyond Moody Publishers has announced the publication of eight new quick-read books that address issues that have surfaced during the COVID 19 pandemic, and issues that will remain long after it has passed. Be it in the midst of a natural disaster, global unrest, or an unforeseen pandemic, the repercussions of unprecedented change can leave everyone reeling. The following new titles aim to provide wisdom, encouragement, and…

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LittWorld 2021: Hungary to host World Conference of Christian Publishing next year

LittWorld 2021: Hungary to host World Conference of Christian Publishing next year (Carol Stream, Illinois, USA)  Media Associates International (MAI) is pleased to announce LittWorld 2021 will take place near Budapest, Hungary, October 24 to 29, next year.  “This will be the first LittWorld held in continental Europe,” said MAI President John Maust, noting that celebrated author Philip Yancey is confirmed as keynote speaker. “We feel privileged to host Littworld 2021 in Hungary,” said Kornel Herjeczki, CEO of Harmat Publishers…

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ECPA member webinar this Thursday will explore the current legal landscape for publishers

ECPA member webinar this Thursday will explore the current legal landscape for publishers This Thursday will mark the last webinar in the ECPA member Virtual Summit Series with a conversation about “Navigating the Legal Landscape.”  Held on June 25, the webcast will feature four of the top legal and public policy experts in publishing as they discuss the legal issues facing publishers today and in the future: Luisa Simpson, SVP of Global Policy for AAP; Matthew Barblan, VP of Public Policy…

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ECPA PubU goes Online in Series of Daily Webinars in September

ECPA PubU goes Online in Series of Daily Webinars in September INDUSTRY LEADERS FORM “PUB-U BRAIN TRUST” TO RECRUIT EXPERTS AND DEVELOP TRAINING CURRICULUM IN FIVE TRACKS One low price of $99 gives access to all programming and publishing communities TEMPE, ARIZ., JUNE 22, 2020 – ECPA’s annual Fall training program – ECPA PubU – has been re-imagined as a virtual event called PubU Online, delivering potent, accessible training and connection for the industry this September.  The ECPA PubU Online…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing moves Zondervan Books to Nashville, Tenn.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing moves Zondervan Books to Nashville, Tenn. Webster Younce to be VP, Publisher and Paul Fisher to be VP, Marketing (Nashville, Tenn.) June 22, 2020—HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced today it will be relocating the Zondervan Books and Zondervan Thrive imprints from Grand Rapids, Mich. to be based in its corporate office in Nashville, Tenn.  This will allow for sharing of best practices across the company’s trade book publishing program for both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups. At…

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Find Christian Influencers – It’s Easier Than You Think

How do I find Christian social media influencers?   Now that the secret is out that influencers bring awareness, new clients, and new supporters, this is a question we get asked quite a bit as a marketing firm specializing in the Christian space.  After all, when you develop a faith-based product, faith organization, Christian non-profit, or Christian business it is especially important that the influencers you reach out to share your Christian values.   If you run a quick Google…

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Thomas Nelson Bibles releases revised second edition of Dr. John MacArthur’s Bestselling NASB Study Bible

Thomas Nelson Bibles releases revised second edition of Dr. John MacArthur’s Bestselling NASB Study Bible Enriching the lives of more than 2 million readers around the world Nashville, Ten. (June 2020)- Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of the fully redesigned and updated second edition of the NASB MacArthur Study Bible. For more than 35 years, Dr. John MacArthur has collected his pastoral and scholarly work to create the most comprehensive NASB study Bible…

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Thom Rainer to publish “The Post-Quarantine Church” with Tyndale House Publishers

Thom Rainer to publish “The Post-Quarantine Church” with Tyndale House Publishers CAROL STREAM, ILL. (June 11, 2020) – Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) has announced that it will publish The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation by Thom Rainer, founder and CEO of Church Answers and former president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources. For the last several decades, Rainer has been the go-to person for sound advice for pastors who are building and growing healthy churches. As a former pastor…

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