Fiction Book Case Study: Mount Hideaway Mysteries

“Mount Hideaway Mysteries,” written by Vincent Christopher, is a family-friendly book and movie series for teens and adults. It features strong female characters, examples of engaged parenting, positive portrayals of Christians and Homeschoolers, and a lot of action, adventure, and mystery.   The first book in the “Mount Hideaway Mysteries” series was recently released, and FrontGate Media was hired to help promote the book through our Women’s Blogger Network. The campaign took place over 8 weeks with the goal of increasing…

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7 Reasons Authors Should Use a Book Trailer

It’s safe to say most people are familiar with movie trailers. They used to be shown in theaters before the feature film starts (if you get there soon enough to watch them). Trailers provide 2-3 minutes of some of the best clips from the film with an intriguing voiceover script that leaves you begging for more (or so the producers hope). Even after a film is released, potential viewers watch movie trailers to decide whether or not they think the…

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Deep River Books Renews for 3rd Year With FrontGate Media to Train Authors in PR, Social & Digital Marketing

Orange County, CA – DEEP RIVER BOOKS has extended the agreement with FRONTGATE MEDIA, one of the world’s leading Faith and Family marketing agencies, to assist their authors with Coaching and Consulting for PR, Social and Digital Marketing.   Now in their 3rd year together, this year-long contract extension with FrontGate provides Deep River Books with two individual coaching sessions for each author and a quarterly group webinar to train authors how to market their books and build their career…

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What is PR? Strategies for Success in Christian PR

A lot of clients come to us and say, “I need PR.” They hear PR is the best marketing value. They see PR in action out in the marketplace. They want in on that action. If you are one of those people who want to invest in PR to promote your latest project, here is everything you need to know about strategies for success in Christian PR. For PR to Work, You Must Be Newsworthy The first and most important…

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PubU Online begins Monday with first live general session webcast: Publishing in a Time of Crisis

PubU Online begins Monday with first live general session webcast: Publishing in a Time of Crisis Christian publishing professionals are invited to register for PubU Online THIS WEEK in order to be a part of the opening live session with Dr. Theon Hill – gifted orator and professor of communication at Wheaton College – who will give us more energy and industry inspiration for a Monday morning than four cups of coffee in his webcast for OUR industry: “Publishing in…

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N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast From Publishers Weekly: Bible scholar N.T, Wright, author of “God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath” (Zondervan ) and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and founder of BioLogos, which advocates for the harmony of science and Christianity, joined in a live stream conversation July 12 on BioLogos’ weekly “Language of God” podcast. Their talk concluded with…

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Christian publishing’s largest fiction-focused writers conference creates new opportunities

Christian publishing’s largest fiction-focused writers conference creates new opportunities The ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference has frequently been touted as the “high point of the year” for many Christian fiction authors and aspiring writers. Drawing attendees from both North America and internationally, ACFW’s conference is known for bringing together writers, agents, editors, high caliber writing instructors, mentors, and industry guests for its annual gathering. The in-person conference for 2020 was of necessity postponed until 2021. But creativity is a…

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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 Beginning on August 31, ECPA will present PubU Online, a reimagined version of the industry’s annual Publishing University. Following the overall theme, Publishing in a Time of Crisis, PubU Online will feature 20+ webinars—one per day—in four training tracks: Diversity & Inclusion | Mondays | September 1, 14, 21, 28 Marketing | Tuesdays | September 8, 15, 22, 29 Editorial | Wednesdays | September 9. 16, 23, 30 Data-Delivery-Workflow | Thursdays | September 3, 10….

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Freight Forwarder Meadows Wye becomes ECPA business solutions provider

Freight Forwarder Meadows Wye becomes ECPA business solutions provider Meadows Wye now providing special discount program to ECPA members ECPA announces the addition of a new business solutions program for its members through Meadows Wye freight forwarding and US customs brokerage.  Meadows Wye will now provide an exclusive discount package for ECPA members in need of freight and customs services. Meadows Wye specializes in international transportation and customs brokerage for the print and publishing Industry.  They have wholly owned operations at…

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Tyndale House Publishers releases Karen Stiller’s memoir in essays, “The Minister’s Wife”

Tyndale House Publishers releases Karen Stiller’s memoir in essays, “The Minister’s Wife” CAROL STREAM, Ill. (May 7, 2020)—Karen Stiller, senior editor of the Canadian magazine Faith Today, has written The Minister’s Wife, a memoir in essays that transports you into one woman’s life, while inspiring you to think differently about your own. Karen never expected to be a minister’s wife. And the life she discovered was more challenging—and more beautiful—than she could have anticipated. As she shares her own deep-from-the-heart experiences, she welcomes us to…

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IPG adds five publishers to distribution programs

IPG adds five publishers to distribution programs CHICAGO, IL— Independent Publishers Group (IPG) has added five new publishers to its general and Spanish distribution programs. In IPG’s general distribution program, Connell Publishing started on November 1, 2019, and KiCam expanded its distribution to include print books on January 1, 2020. Connell Publishing has two ongoing series: Connell Guides, a series of 62 study guides on literature and history, and All You Need to Know, short introductions about history, politics, current affairs and philosophy. KiCam is…

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Christian Book Award finalists announced tomorrow: Winners to be announced in online broadcast

Christian Book Award finalists announced tomorrow: Winners to be announced in online broadcast ECPA will be announcing the Christian Book Award® finalists in twelve categories tomorrow, March 31. The winners in each category, plus the Book of the Year Award, will be announced in a virtual Awards Celebration, held on May 5. “More than ever, it’s important celebrate and publicize the outstanding books and Bibles produced by ECPA publishers,” states ECPA president Stan Jantz. “The church and our nation are looking…

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Christian Publishing Veterans Launch Consulting Firm

Christian Publishing Veterans Launch Consulting Firm David Moberg, formerly group publisher of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and Byron Williamson, former president and CEO of Worthy Publishing, are jointly launching a consulting firm. Moberg | Williamson Consulting will serve publishers and other mass media clients in areas such as new growth strategies, creative content development, sales opportunities, and management, according to a press release. Prior to the new consulting firm, Moberg spent nearly 30 years with Thomas Nelson and HarperCollins Christian Publishing….

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New edition of “Christian Publishing 101” for writers features ECPA president Stan Jantz

New edition of “Christian Publishing 101” for writers features ECPA president Stan Jantz GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Credo House Publishers announces a new edition of Christian Publishing 101: The comprehensive guide to writing well and publishing successfully—for new authors, editors, and studentsby Ann Byle that features three new chapters by elite publishing professionals. Stan Jantz, President and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association, answers questions in the book about the Christian publishing industry today, highlighting the bright spots for Christian publishers…

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