Faceout Studio celebrates 25 years with release of wooden toy bookmobile

Faceout Studio celebrates 25 years with release of wooden toy bookmobile Faceout Studio is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall by releasing a special edition wooden toy bookmobile, a collaboration with the amazing team at Candylab, New York. “It has been an honor to work with publishers and authors all these years. Our purpose is to illuminate stories and ideas with meaningful and beautiful visual expression. But our role doesn’t exist without amazing writers and avid readers. We wanted to…

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Lebanese publisher receives MAI Global Publishing Award

Lebanese publisher receives MAI Global Publishing Award October 20, 2021 – Media Associates International is pleased to announce Dar Manhal Al Hayat publishing house in Lebanon as the recipient of our 2021 Robert B. Reekie Global Publisher Award. Named after MAI founding President Robert B. Reekie, this annual award recognizes the ministry excellence of a Christian publisher serving in a challenging context to provide valuable spiritual resources for its readers.  The award comes with a cash gift made possible by…

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New book by Les Stobbe explores 65 years in Christian publishing

New book by Les Stobbe explores 65 years in Christian publishing The release of Leslie Stobbe’s life story, God Moments in My Publishing Life, provides authors and editors a personal tour of the development of Christian publishing. A one-hour interview of Leslie by Thomas Umstattd, Jr for his podcast, Christian Publishing Show, provided additional details on Leslie’s 65 years in Christian publishing. As editorial director of Moody Press in the 1970s Leslie Stobbe watched the struggle to get larger Christian…

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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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