Lexham Press celebrates two recent awards

Lexham Press celebrates two recent awards “The King of Easter: For All God’s Children” received Moonbeam’s Silver award for the category of Religion, and won first place in the American Book Fest’s Religion category. FatCat follows Jesus as he seeks and saves the lost. Whether friends or enemies—if they are lost, Jesus came to seek and save them. At every step, he brings his new friends to join the search. Read More…

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Calling industry editors in Christian publishing: PubU Online Editorial Track

Calling industry editors in Christian publishing: PubU Online Editorial Track Coordinated by WaterBrook editor Jamie Lapeyrolerie, the PubU Online Editorial track will feature four sessions and a networking meetup for industry editors, held at 10 am CT each day, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 — including these topics and speakers: 10 Practical Things for Your First Years in Publishing with Susan McPherson(David C Cook) and Estee Zander (WaterBrook) Equipping You to Make Change Where You Are At with Trillia Newbell(Moody),…

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Christian publishers invited to nominate a book for the 2024 Christianity Today Book Awards

Christian publishers invited to nominate a book for the 2024 Christianity Today Book Awards Each year, Christianity Today honors a set of outstanding books encompassing a variety of subjects and genres. The CT Book Awards will be announced in December. More…

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Tim Keller urged Christian publishers to help build bridges in 2022 acceptance speech

Tim Keller urged Christian publishers to help build bridges in 2022 acceptance speech In 2022, ECPA presented pastor, theologian, and bestselling author Timothy Keller with the Pinnacle Award honoring the impact of his published work, which in total has sold more than 7.5 million units in more than 25 languages.  Keller, who was unable to attend The 2022 ECPA Awards Celebration where the award was presented, accepted the award via video with thanks and a charge for publishers to be bridge builders amidst “evangelical…

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ECPA PubU begins in just over two weeks: Last chance to register

ECPA PubU begins in just over two weeks: Last chance to register ECPA PubU is set to gather 150+ Christian publishing professionals for networking and training related to their publishing role on November 16-17 at Lipscomb University in Nashville.  Packed into just two days, attendees can customize their training through a variety of offerings: — Marketing Track sessions — Editorial Track sessions — Design Track sessions — Production & Operations Track sessions — Children’s Book Summit — NPD Data Reports:…

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PW talks to agents in Christian publishing about predictions and needs in industry

PW talks to agents in Christian publishing about predictions and needs in industry Publishers Weekly — Sales are up in Christian publishing—and literary agents believe sales should remain strong in the coming year. PW talked to a half a dozen agents in the Christian publishing space to get a feel for changes, progress, and needs within the industry. Several spoke of increased interest in dealing with trauma, mental health, and wellness. Read More…

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Christian publishing partners in Ukraine helping with evacuations and refugees

Christian publishing partners in Ukraine helping with evacuations and refugees ECPA member Riggins Rights’ Management reports several updates from their partners in Ukraine who are helping refugees in Ukraine evacuate to a safe location.  Riggins requests prayer for them, and has set up a GoFundMe for them to help with transportation funds, medical supplies, and other specific needs.

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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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