Levi Lusko reminds children of God’s love & faithfulness during uncertain times in new book

Levi Lusko reminds children of God’s love & faithfulness during uncertain times in new book “Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith” presents easy, fun daily engagement for kids to build confidence anchored in faith NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2021) – Pastor and bestselling author Levi Lusko is known for making tough topics accessible while drawing his readers toward a deeper, richer spiritual life. In his first children’s devotional, Lusko tackles real issues kids face in a wild world…

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Announcing the winners of the 2021 Paraclete Poetry Prize

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Paraclete Poetry Prize September 1, 2021 – After several months reading and discussing 68 outstanding entries, judges Laura Reece Hogan, Scott Cairns, and Jon M. Sweeney are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Paraclete Poetry Prize.    First Prize is awarded jointly to:  Angela Alaimo O’Donnell of Bronxville, NY for her manuscript, Holy Land  Amy Nemecek of Wyoming, MI for her manuscript, The Language of the Birds and Other Poems  Second Prize winner is Jeannine M. Pitas of Dubuque,…

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ONE Audiobooks hits 500 titles

ONE Audiobooks hits 500 titles San Diego based ONE Audiobooks has seen explosive growth, hitting 500 titles in under 18 months.  “We’re thrilled to have hit this milestone,” said ONE’s CEO, Cory Verner.  “Our passion is to help Christian publishers capitalize on the fastest growing channel in publishing by offering turn-key production and distribution services and a diverse set of tools for Christian publishers of all sizes.” “We have a growing list of 20+ publishing partners so far and are…

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PubU Online early bird registration opens

PubU Online early bird registration opens ECPA’s virtual event, PubU Online, will deliver targeted, accessible training and connection for the industry this November in the following day-long tracks: November 3:    CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMIT November 8:    MARKETING TRACK November 9:    DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION TRACK November 10:  EDITORIAL TRACK November 11:  PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS TRACK November 12:  DESIGN TRACK + TOP SHELF AWARDS For the early bird rate of $109, attendees receive an all-access pass to the full conference so they can customize their schedule and training.  After October 1st, registration…

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Call for Submissions:  Christian Book Award® program

Call for Submissions:  Christian Book Award® program The ECPA Christian Book Awards, honoring excellence in publishing, has opened its submission process for the 2022 awards. Member publishers have until September 30 to submit titles published between October 2020 and October of 2021. For more information, and to access the submission form, visit ChristianBookAwards.com/

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Baker Publishing Group wins eight 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards

Baker Publishing Group wins eight 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards Ada, Mich. (August 25, 2021)—On Sunday, August 15, founder and CEO of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Linda Evans Shepherd, along with Carol Kent, Dawn Scott Damon, and Rhonda Rhea, presented the 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards at their annual banquet. The banquet took place at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri, and was the culmination of the 2021 AWSA conference….

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Nomination period for Top Shelf Book Cover Award program ends tomorrow

Nomination period for Top Shelf Book Cover Award program ends tomorrow ECPA publishers are invited to nominate their best book and Bible designs to the Top Shelf Book Cover Award program.  Submissions are accepted until August 31 for books or Bibles released for public sale between June 2020 and August 2021. Winners will be announced on November 12 at the close of the upcoming PubU Online conference. More…

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ECPA announces new board members

ECPA announces new board members Daisy Hutton of Hachette Nashville and Peter Cerra of Editorial Portavoz, have been elected to a three-year term on the ECPA board of directors, retroactive to May of 2021.  Hutton is the Vice President and Publisher of Hachette Nashville. Daisy joined Hachette Book Group in late 2019 to oversee publishing for the Hachette Nashville group of imprints, including CenterStreet, FaithWords, and Worthy Publishing. Cerra serves as senior director of sales and marketing of Editorial Portavoz, the Spanish publishing…

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Lifeway welcomes Kim Massey as new chief marketing officer

Lifeway welcomes Kim Massey as new chief marketing officer Lifeway Christian Resources announced the appointment of Kim Massey as its new chief marketing officer. “Kim brings a wealth of marketing expertise that will be invaluable to Lifeway in this new season of ministry and as we continue to lift up our new brand,” said Lifeway President and CEO Ben Mandrell. “Her proven experience in designing successful digital strategies and in global leadership will be a huge asset to Lifeway.” Read…

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World Emunah: Social Content Campaign Case Study

World Emunah is a leading Jewish non-profit social action organization dedicated to caring for Israel’s most vulnerable children and families. With offices in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, a small, dedicated team of professionals provide social services and educational support for adults and children. World Emunah has eight ongoing programs and various seasonal campaigns designed to work to improve the lives of the people in Israel, one child, one family at a time.  As part of an extensive marketing campaign for…

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11 Questions to Reality Check Your Marketing Before Q4

As we head into the final months of 2021, use these 11 questions to reality-check your Q4 marketing strategy and end the year strong.  1. Do You Know Your Audience? For your audience to know you, you first need to know them. If you haven’t already, create a profile of your ideal audience. Be as detailed as possible, and include information about demographics, socioeconomic status, occupation, hobbies, and interests. Once you’ve clearly defined your target market, you can create content…

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Dr. Tom Phillips on Jesus Calling Podcast: Wherever God leads, I’m going

Dr. Tom Phillips on Jesus Calling Podcast: Wherever God leads, I’m going Dr. Tom Phillips recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how finding our way in life can be challenging, overwhelming, and discouraging. The path may seem clear at times, and then others, we feel pushed in a direction that may not feel comfortable or familiar. The only thing that we can trust is that God will show us the way and we must step out in faith to find…

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Top Shelf Book Cover Award submission deadline nears: August 31

Top Shelf Book Cover Award submission deadline nears: August 31 ECPA publishers are invited to nominate their best book and Bible designs to the Top Shelf Book Cover Award program. The program celebrates the year’s best book designs in Christian publishing and is judged each year by top designers in the industry. Submissions are accepted until August 31 for books or Bibles released for public sale between June 2020 and August 2021. Winners will be announced on November 12 at the close of the upcoming PubU…

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Becket Fund’s Luke Goodrich joins C-Suite Symposium line-up: Registration rate hits record levels

Becket Fund’s Luke Goodrich joins C-Suite Symposium line-up: Registration rate hits record levels The ECPA C-Suite Symposium is set to convene next month, September 19-21, in Tucson Arizona. The most recent addition to the program is Luke Goodrich, the award-winning author of Free to Believe: The Battle over Religious Liberty in America (Multnomah) and vice president and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Goodrich will join Craig Gipson of The Flagler Law Group for a session on What Comes Next in…

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