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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Jennie Allen’s “Get Out of Your Head” hits five national best sellers lists including #2 on New York Times

Jennie Allen’s “Get Out of Your Head” hits five national best sellers lists including #2 on New York Times Colorado Springs, Colorado (February 10, 2020)—IF:Gathering founder and visionary Jennie Allen has made her debut on the New York Times Best Sellers list, coming in at #2 in the Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous category following the release of her latest book, Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts (January 28, 2020, WaterBrook). The book also earned #9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books List, #3 on Wall…

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Second annual European Christian Rights Fair & Training Day set for March 16-18 in Krakow

Second annual European Christian Rights Fair & Training Day set for March 16-18 in Krakow ECPA will again host the European Christian Rights Fair & Training Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, March 16-18, 2020 at the Domus Mater Retreat Center. Rights and sales professionals from around the world are encouraged to attend this three-day event presented in cooperation between ECPA, LSRA, and CLC International – providing opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with key rights and licensing managers in the Christian…

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WFYL to launch “Christian Publishing Online Summit” for authors

WFYL to launch “Christian Publishing Online Summit” for authors Writing For Your Life is sponsoring the free 2020 Christian Publishing Online Summit that will feature acquisition editors and executives from top Christian publishing houses. The online summit is intended for all authors across the spectrum of Christian publishing interested in getting published.  Starts tomorrow, February 4. More…

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Karen Swallow Prior confirmed as speaker at ECPA Leadership Summit, May 5-6 in Nashville

Karen Swallow Prior confirmed as speaker at ECPA Leadership Summit, May 5-6 in Nashville Karen Swallow Prior, professor and author, has been confirmed as a speaker at the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 5-6 at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tenn.  Other speakers confirmed include NPD industry analyst Kristen McLean, AAP CEO Maria Pallante, and Chelsea Langston Bombino, CEO of the Center for Public Justice.  The conference plans to explore how publishing shapes the future with speakers addressing evangelicalism, the…

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Oasis Family Media acquires full Edgar Rice Burroughs collection

Oasis Family Media acquires full Edgar Rice Burroughs collection Publisher bringing 80-plus titles to audio, including Tarzan and John Carter of Mars books CAROL STREAM, IL, January 16, 2020—Oasis Audio, a leading independent audiobook publisher, today announced that they have obtained an exclusive master audiobook license with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company that manages the worldwide rights to the creator of the iconic characters Tarzan®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus® and many others. The agreement between Oasis Family…

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Mountain Brook Ink launches new Speculative Fiction Imprint

Mountain Brook Ink launches new Speculative Fiction Imprint Mountain Brook Ink Celebrates Growth with New Imprint, Mountain Brook Fire WHITE SALMON, WA., DEC. 22, 2019 — Mountain Brook Ink is launching a new speculative fiction imprint, Mountain Brook Fire, dedicated to Christian and clean speculative fiction for upper middle grade, young adult, and adult audiences. Since its beginning in 2014, small press Mountain Brook Ink (MBI) has published inspirational adult and young adult fiction of all kinds, from romance, to…

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Milestone Sales Achievement Awards

Milestone Sales Achievement Awards Bronze | Gold | Platinum | Diamond Sales Awards Recognizing outstanding sales achievement in the publication of quality Christian literature Award Criteria Submission Form Established in 1990, the ECPA Milestone Sales Award Program recognizes outstanding sales achievement in the publication of quality Christian literature. Eligibility for these awards is attained whenever a book achieves the designated sales level in all of its formats (when the content is identical, with allowance of up to 25% updated material)….

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Baker Publishing Group wins four Carol Awards

Baker Publishing Group wins four Carol Awards Ada, Mich. (October 8, 2019)—Winners of the 2019 Carol Awards were announced during the annual American Christian Fiction Writers conference gala in San Antonio, Texas. Four Baker Publishing Group titles were selected as winning titles in their genre. A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House) won in the Historical Romance category. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House) took home the winning award in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category. Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon (Revell)…

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Mark Galli announces retirement as Editor in Chief of ‘Christianity Today’

Mark Galli announces retirement as Editor in Chief of ‘Christianity Today’ Minnesota pastor Daniel Harrell named as new editor in chief, starting in early January CAROL STREAM, Ill., Oct. 8, 2019 — Mark Galli announced his retirement as editor in chief of Christianity Today, where he has served in various editorial roles for the last 30 years. “I’ve been EIC for about seven years now, and as it goes with many jobs, I think I finally understand what I should have been…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews authors Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker How do we invite God into our practical living? How should we incorporate spiritual disciplines into the ordinary rhythms of everyday experience? How can we be transformed into Christ’s likeness through our jobs and daily work? Bible Gateway interviewed Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker (@shannonvande), authors of Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work (Hendrickson Publishers, 2019). Read this interview. Bible Gateway interviews Sue Richards about the “Adventure Bible”…

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‘The Oracle’ by best-selling author Jonathan Cahn becomes No. 1 best-seller and ranks at top of all charts

‘The Oracle’ by best-selling author Jonathan Cahn becomes No. 1 best-seller and ranks at top of all charts Publishers Weekly No. 1 Hardcover Fiction, Two New York Times Rankings, Top of Amazon Sales and More NEW YORK— New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn’s prophetic, epic new book, “The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled,” is a No. 1 best-seller on several national and international book lists. “The Oracle,” which promises to reveal the “mystery of the ages”—and of Donald Trump, the White House and…

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Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s final written work releases with New Hope Publishers

Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s final written work releases with New Hope Publishers BIRMINGHAM:  Iron Stream Media announces the release of Prized: Experience the Tender Love of the Savior (New Hope Publishers / September 9, 2019 / ISBN: 978-1-56309-247-3/ $12.99), the final written work by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. If Jesus had come to earth as the most powerful earthly king, it would have been an unfathomable, humbling step downward. But He came to earth as a servant. On purpose. By choice. Why would He…

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Concordia Publishing House celebrates 150th anniversary

Concordia Publishing House celebrates 150th anniversary Saint Louis — Founded in 1869 as the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Concordia Publishing House celebrates 150 years of service to the Church. The yearlong celebration culminated in a celebratory worship service and luncheon on September 11, 2019. After a century and a half, Concordia Publishing House’s mission hasn’t changed: developing products that are faithful to God’s Word. “CPH has walked besides generations of individuals, sharing the hope found only in Christ,” said…

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