Financial advisor of over 20 years, entrepreneur, and author helps women move past financial fear into peace

Financial advisor of over 20 years, entrepreneur, and author helps women move past financial fear into peace New TV Series “Faithful Finance LIVE” Now Streaming on Pure Flix Fort Worth, Texas (January 2021) — Today, more than ever, women are filling executive roles in the workplace and passionately pursing their dreams as entrepreneurs. Yet, many are still learning the bare minimum when it comes to finances or leaving the financial planning decisions to their husbands. Entrepreneur, financial advisor of more than…

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Bestselling author Max Lucado hosts first ever online Reading Club starting January 25

Bestselling author Max Lucado hosts first ever online Reading Club starting January 25 Begin Again Reading Club Invites Readers to Enter 2021 with Hope GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 14, 2021 — Award-winning and bestselling author Max Lucado, who has over 140 million products in print, is inviting people internationally to start 2021 afresh, abandoning fear, worry, and hopelessness from the crises of 2020 and looking forward to personal restoration and renewal in the new year. The Begin Again Reading Club runs January 25–March 7, 2021, sponsored by…

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Tommy Nelson to publish new book featuring YouTube sensation, Dude Perfect

Tommy Nelson to publish new book featuring YouTube sensation, Dude Perfect NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 12, 2021) –Tommy Nelson, a children’s book imprint within HarperCollins Christian Publishing, today announced the publication date of June 8, 2021 for “101 Dude Perfect Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff.” Garnering more than 54 million YouTube subscribers and more than 12 billion video views, Dude Perfect has gone from making trick shots in their backyard to making fans all over the world. Dude Perfect has spent the last…

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New dates announced for LittWorld conference in Hungary: April 24-29, 2022

New dates announced for LittWorld conference in Hungary: April 24-29, 2022 Media Associates International announces new dates for the LittWorld global publishing conference in Hungary. The conference will be held April 24-29, 2022—six months later than previously announced. “Holding the conference in April 2022 offers many advantages,” MAI President John Maust said. “It will allow more time for participants to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, to regain their confidence in international travel, and to begin to recover from financial hardship caused…

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Christian retailers report Christmas season sales increase amid pandemic

Christian retailers report Christmas season sales increase amid pandemic Contrary to headlines announcing the demise of brick-and-mortar retail, Christian retail shoppers have returned to stores and Christian bookstores have rebounded at an encouraging rate. Drawing on sales data reported to ParableConnect, same-store sales were up 4.7% in independent Christian stores during the ever-important 8-week holiday season (November 1 – December 24) as reported by U.S. Christian retailers across marketing groups, church stores, and other independents. Read More…

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After a slow start, U.S. print book sales rose 8.2 percent in 2020

After a slow start, U.S. print book sales rose 8.2 percent in 2020 Print book sales in the United States had their best year since 2010. Growth occurred across every major super category, including adult non-fiction, adult fiction, juvenile, and teen categories. Unit-sales volume in 2020 rose 8.2 percent, year over year, to reach 751 million units, according to The NPD Group. Read More…

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ECPA releases bestseller lists for 2020 and Christmas

ECPA releases bestseller lists for 2020 and Christmas The results are in for the Bestselling Books and Bibles for 2020 produced by ECPA member publishers, based on POS data provided by NPD BookScan, January through December. The 5 Love Languages by Pinnacle Award winning author Gary Chapman (Moody) was the bestselling book of 2020.  In addition, the bestselling Christmas 2020 lists were posted in Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Juvenile. View bestselling book and Bible lists for 2020 View bestselling Christmas titles for…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Tara Royer Steele featured on Jesus Calling Podcast about moving on and starting anew Pie shop owner Tara Royer Steele recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how she grew up in a tough family business, and her longing for attention led her into an abusive marriage. After feeling God pushing her towards something better, and assuring her that He would be enough for her, Tara found the courage to start over, ultimately leading to her dream life where she creates a…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Hannah Brencher, author of “Fighting Forward” What’s the next small step you can take to a better life? What reminder do you need to stay in the fight? How can you develop daily rhythms and sustainable faith in a culture of hustle? Do you have biblical hope for moving from anxiety and fear into action and victory? Bible Gateway interviewed Hannah Brencher (@hannahbrencher), author of “Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies That Hold You…

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I Am Second releases new book of stories from individuals who overcame obstacles and found true, lasting love

I Am Second releases new book of stories from individuals who overcame obstacles and found true, lasting love Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood, Sean Lowe, Danny Gokey and More Share Personal Accounts of Discovering Meaning and Belonging in ‘I Found Love’ PLANO, Texas, Nov. 10, 2020 – Filled with powerful stories of men and women in the public eye who have broken the barriers of divorce, addiction, racism, abuse, miscarriage, shame and more, “I Found Love: True Stories of Discovering Love, Belonging…

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Thomas Nelson releases NET ABIDE Bible Journals

Thomas Nelson releases NET ABIDE Bible Journals Nashville, Ten. (Jan. 2021) – Thomas Nelson, in partnership with Bible Gateway and the Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement, is pleased to announce the release of the NET Abide Bible Journals. “The Abide Bible Journals are a beautifully designed tool to help you to reflect on God’s Word so that you can better meet and know God,” remarked Phil Collins, PhD, Professor of Christian Ministries and Executive Director, Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement….

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Ronald L. Nickelson has retired as senior editor of the “Standard Lesson Commentary”

Ronald L. Nickelson has retired as senior editor of the “Standard Lesson Commentary” Ronald L. Nickelson, PhD, retired from his role as senior editor of the best-selling Standard Lesson Commentary (SLC) on December 31, 2020. He began his 20 years of service on that curriculum line at Standard Publishing (Cincinnati) in 2000. When the product line was sold in 2015, he continued under new owner David C Cook (Colorado Springs). During several of those 20 years he also served as a chaplain…

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LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus (Nashville, TN) January 8, 2021—Announced today, LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar will lead a newly divided sales focus for the independent retail channels at HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. To better accommodate the unique needs of indie bookstores across the nation, HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus will now have separate teams to manage its Christian-based independent retail accounts and general…

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Mary DeMuth joins Books & Such Literary Management as Literary Agent

Mary DeMuth joins Books & Such Literary Management as Literary Agent Santa Rosa, CA – Janet Kobobel Grant, founder and president of Books & Such Literary Management, announced on January 1, 2021 that Mary DeMuth, prolific author, speaker, and writing mentor, has joined the agency as a literary agent. Janet Grant says, “When Mary first approached me about possibly becoming an agent with Books & Such, my first thought was, ‘What a splendid idea!’ I’ve known her for decades, and I’ve…

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Industry veteran launches unique agency for authors

Industry veteran launches unique agency for authors Colorado Springs, CO (January 1, 2021)— Publishing veteran Don Pape has announced the launch of Pape Commons: a gathering of voices. The Commons will serve the author community as not only a literary agency but also a forum for community and support of writers’ craft. “As I’ve been Inspired by conversations with editors and authors alike, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to steward well the next generation of voices,” Pape comments.   Confirmed…

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