What Christians Want in 2021

Each new year comes with new hopes, dreams, goals, and plans. People across the nation stay up until midnight on December 31st so they can ring in the new year with their friends and family (at virtual or socially-distanced parties this year, of course). As they reflect on the year past and look ahead to the possibilities and opportunities that come with a new year, people determine their New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions give you insight into what Christians want. …

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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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New podcast connects women to each other and to the loving, healing and forgiving God

New podcast connects women to each other and to the loving, healing and forgiving God God Hears Her Launches May 11 with Hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy Grand Rapids, MICH., May 11, 2020 – God Hears Her is a new podcast for Christian women seeking friends to come alongside them in the hurts, joys, and struggles of the everyday. The podcast explores the stunning truth that God hears you, God sees you, and God loves you because you are His. Listeners will find…

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Christian Book Award® Winners named in 12 categories, plus the 2020 Christian Book of the Year®

Christian Book Award® Winners named in 12 categories, plus the 2020 Christian Book of the Year® Winners announced in live webcast featuring bestselling author STORMIE OMARTIAN, who delivered prayer for industry amidst current pandemic “DARK CLOUDS, DEEP MERCY” by new author Mark Vroegop is named the 2020 CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR® and also wins in New Author category TEMPE, AZ, May 5, 2020 – Today the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the 14 winners of the 2020 Christian…

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ECPA releases landmark Christian Reader Preferences Research

ECPA releases landmark Christian Reader Preferences Research THE ECPA REPORT ON BOOK & BIBLE PURCHASING AND READING PREFERENCES OF U.S. CHRISTIANS IS NOW AVAILABLE TO MEMBER PUBLISHERS The ECPA Report on Book & Bible Purchasing and Reading Preferences of U.S. Christians is now available for purchase by ECPA member publishers.  The 160-page report was commissioned by the ECPA Research Committee and is a result of an extensive survey conducted this Fall with over 2000 book buyers who identify as Christian. ECPA underwrote…

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IVP Academic joins the Association of University Presses as an affiliate member

IVP Academic joins the Association of University Presses as an affiliate member nterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce that IVP Academic has been approved as an affiliate member in the Association of University Presses. As the academic publishing imprint of InterVarsity Press, IVP Academic publishes titles and textbooks that facilitate the broader conversations that are taking place in the academy and the church. Engaging in the most important issues, IVP Academic offers texts that enrich the study of scholars…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Children’s and Gift Group announces two promotions

HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Children’s and Gift Group announces two promotions Jennifer Gott named associate publisher and Kristi Smith appointed senior director, marketing for Gift books Nashville, Tenn. (November 18, 2019) – HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) last week appointed Jennifer Gott as the new associate publisher and Kristi Smith as senior marketing director for the Gift book publishing imprints, Thomas Nelson Gift and Zondervan Gift. Last week HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus announced together a new operational structure for a…

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Book Manufacturer’s Institute announces new event, Book Manufacturing Mastered

Book Manufacturer’s Institute announces new event, Book Manufacturing Mastered New conference will bring together publishers, manufacturers, and other pieces of the value chain to help educate those involved in making the printed book [ORMOND BEACH, FL—October 7, 2019] The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI), has announced that it will be launching a new event focused on helping production staffs of publishers learn more about the latest in printed book manufacturing. The event, Book Manufacturing Mastered, will be held February 10-11, 2020…

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Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is Coming! It’s this simple: no other faith-based agency has received as many Internet Advertising Competition and WebAwards as FrontGate. Contact us to help maximize your marketing success.  FrontGate selected to run Social Influencer Launch campaigns for Joanna Gaines’ We Are The Gardeners & Max Lucado’s Just In Case You Ever Wonder. IT’S THIS SIMPLE: Our proprietary group of Influencers generate sales and brand recognition. In short, we get people talking and buying. Get rates for our Influencer Group….

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Generation Z prefers traditional media outlets over millennial-targeted ones like BuzzFeed and HuffPost

This just came in via Advertising & Media Insider by way of several heavy hitters in the advertising world, and it’s good news for marketers, including Christian companies, non-profits and secular companies seeking to reach Christians. Gen Z is the generation following behind the finicky Millenial generation which has been a struggle for marketers to reach, and they prefer “old” media. “Something to mull this week: Brands and publishers have been obsessing forever over how to reach millennials, but a new…

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“The Myth of Equality” honored among Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

“The Myth of Equality” honored among Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma was given the honorable mention prize for nonfiction: multicultural in this year’s Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Also named one of the five best religion titles of 2017 by Publisher’s Weekly, The Myth of Equality unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today’s race-related issues….

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“The 49th Mystic” hits USA Today’s best-selling books list

“The 49th Mystic” hits USA Today’s best-selling books list Ada, Mich. (May 24, 2018)—May 15 marked the release of Ted Dekker’s newest book, The 49th Mystic (ISBN 9780800729783; ebook ISBN 9781493414017, $24.99). Less than a week later, Dekker’s book has made USA Today’s Best-Selling Books list, ranking #76 out of 150 titles. The 49th Mystic is the first book in the Beyond the Circle series and will be followed by Rise of the Mystics in October 2018. These books are in the same universe as Dekker’s well-loved Circle series (Black, Red, White,…

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Christian Marketing Minute: Book Your Christmas Push Now!

Public Relations    Social Marketing    Web & Event Network    Media Buying    Testimonials      Marketing Tips      Case Studies Christian Marketing Minute Will you make their Christmas shopping list? When should you start holiday promotions? If you want to be seen by Christian consumers during the crucial Christmas season, then NOW IS THE TIME to book your promotions! We’re already starting to see sell out of our most popular Email and Web Network promotions (including Blue Letter Bible’s direct emails – earliest…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Matthew S. Harmon, author of ‘Asking the Right Questions’ What are the questions you should ask every time you read the Bible so that you can understand what you’re reading and apply the Scripture passage’s lessons to your everyday life? Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew S. Harmon (@DocHarmon) about his book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, 2017). Read this interview. Bible Gateway interviews Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of ‘Before You Hit…

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CBA’s International Convention Has Redesigned its Second Year in Cincinnati

CBA’s International Convention Has Redesigned its Second Year in Cincinnati COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – CBA, the trade association for Christian retail, will host its annual trade show and convention June 27-30 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event is designed to unite the worldwide Christian products industry, bringing together retailers, artists, publishers, suppliers, film producers and others. “The industry convention is a leading event for Christian-product providers to connect, learn, and be inspired to continue the good work of providing Christian…

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