ECPA releases BEST OF 2023 and Christmas bestseller lists

ECPA releases BEST OF 2023 and Christmas bestseller lists The  bestselling Christian books and Bibles of 2023, based on POS data provided by Circana BookScan, have been posted in 15 categories including Spanish and children’s categories. “The 5 Love Languages” by Pinnacle Award winning author Gary Chapman (Moody) is the bestselling book of the year for the fourth year in a row.  Thomas Nelson author Lysa TerKeurst has three titles in the Top 10 and eight titles in the Top 100.  Additionally, the…

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Registration is open for next ECPA member webinar: Action Plan for Organizational Change

Registration is open for next ECPA member webinar: Action Plan for Organizational Change The next ECPA Focus webinar is scheduled for Friday, December 1st on “A Christ-Centered Action Plan for Organizational Change” with global diversity strategist Skot Welch, who is  founder/president of Global Bridgebuilders and author of the upcoming book “Unfractured” (Baker). This webinar will equip each Christian publishing professional to lead within their sphere of influence and leverage the gifts of a diverse workforce. Register

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Heather Thompson Day and daughter to publish debut children’s book with NavPress

Heather Thompson Day and daughter to publish debut children’s book with NavPress “I’ll See You Tomorrow” author and Viral Jesus podcast host Heather Thompson Day is partnering with her daughter, London Marie Day, for a new picture book, tentatively titled “Can I Sit Here?,” which explores themes of rejection, belonging, and friendship. Read More…

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ECPA welcomes new affiliates

ECPA welcomes new affiliates The ECPA board of directors recently welcomed two new industry affiliates to ECPA: Amplify Marketing Services specializes in long-term marketing and advertising partnerships that involve both strategic consulting and multi-channel management. Friesens Corporation is a 116-year-old premier short run print manufacturer and packaging specialist located along the U.S. and Canadian border.

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PCPA, ACP and ECPA co-sponsor free webinar on AI & the future of religious publishing

PCPA, ACP and ECPA co-sponsor free webinar on AI & the future of religious publishing ECPA, in partnership with the Protestant Church-Owned Publishers Association (PCPA) and the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP), is co-sponsoring a webinar on September 26 at noon central, on “Harnessing the Power of AI in Religious Publishing.”  Explore the basics of AI, with a deep dive into generative AI’s potential in product development, sales and marketing, and the supply chain — featuring speakers Craig Gipson (Flagler Law Group) and Ken…

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ECPA presents 38 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards; Honors program’s 10th anniversary

ECPA presents 38 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards; Honors program’s 10th anniversary ECPA announced 38 winners of the 2022 Top Shelf Book Cover Award during the ECPA PubU opening session. In recognition of the program’s 10-year anniversary, Faceout Studio principal and program consultant Torrey Sharp shared a video reflecting on 10 years of design excellence in Christian publishing.  More than 200 covers have now won the distinction. Read More…

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Thomas Nelson Bibles and Michael & Hayley DiMarco announce launch of The TEXT Bible

Thomas Nelson Bibles and Michael & Hayley DiMarco announce launch of The TEXT Bible New Bible designed for students, young adults, and new believers NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 2022 —Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and bestselling authors Michael & Hayley DiMarco announce the release of The TEXT, a new Bible for students, young adults, and new believers. The TEXT Bible introduces a new Bible engagement method called TEXT—Talk to God; Encounter God and humanity in Scripture; eXamine your heart; Talk to others—to…

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Christianity Today names Russell Moore Editor in Chief

Christianity Today names Russell Moore Editor in Chief Russell Moore will step into the role of editor in chief of Christianity Today on September 1. “I have held the editor in chief position in stewardship for a brief time,” states CT president and CEO Timothy Dalrymple, “but it needs someone to inhabit it fully, and Moore exhibits that way of following Jesus that is deeply rooted, beautifully orthodox, thoughtful and compassionate, and committed to serving the kingdom even at great cost to…

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Hope amid cancer drives new children’s book ‘When I Hold You’

Hope amid cancer drives new children’s book ‘When I Hold You’ NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 2017, Ashley Huffstutler, at 29 years old, received news she had terminal brain cancer. Having just given birth to her second child, all she wanted to do was hold her two girls for as long as she could. But Huffstutler sensed God nudging her, telling her there was more to do. She felt God saying, “In this more, others will see my glory.” This prompting…

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Christian Book Award® Winners announced in 12 categories

Christian Book Award® Winners announced in 12 categories “BE THE BRIDGE: PURSUING GOD’S HEART FOR RACIAL RECONCILIATION” by Latasha Morrison is named the 2021 CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR® Winners announced in live webcast featuring bestselling author Max Lucado, recipient of the industry’s Pinnacle Award TEMPE, AZ, May 6, 2021 – Today the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the 14 winners of the 2021 Christian Book Awards® in 12 categories – which includes a tie in the Audio category…

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Minno Life’s Raising Boys & Girls Podcast reaches 1 Million downloads, becoming top parent resource

Minno Life’s Raising Boys & Girls Podcast reaches 1 Million downloads, becoming top parent resource Podcast maintains spot on iTunes Top Ten Kids Shows, anticipates packed summer, Season 4 in Fall 2021 “I just listened to my first episode and already feel so encouraged and empowered to help my kids learn emotional vocabulary. What seemed overwhelming now has handles. Thank you!”  iTunes 5-star reviewer NASHVILLE, April 22, 2021 — Parents, grandparents, pastors, pediatricians, educators, and counselors across the world are loving Raising Boys…

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Focus on the Family to release #26 in The Imagination Station series: “Swept into the Sea”

Focus on the Family to release #26 in The Imagination Station series: “Swept into the Sea” Swept into the Sea: The Imagination Station Series #26 Carol Stream, Ill. (September 17, 2020)—Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, will release Swept into the Sea, #26 in the Imagination Station series, on October 6, 2020. With over 1 million copies sold in the series, The Imagination Station Series continues with cousins Beth and Patrick on a storm-tossed grain ship in the Mediterranean…

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Choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson signs book contract with W Publishing Group

Choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson signs book contract with W Publishing Group Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 – Thomas Nelson today announced A-list choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson has signed a one-book contract with W Publishing Group. Dance Your Dance: 8 Step to Unleash your Passion and Live Your Dream is planned for release in February 2021. W Publishing Group will have world rights in all languages. “Laurieann has always danced her own dance and chased her dreams,” said Damon Reiss,…

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IVP introduces Director of Sales, Digital Sales Manager, and Academic Sales Manager

IVP introduces Director of Sales, Digital Sales Manager, and Academic Sales Manager WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to introduce Adam Dalton as the associate director of sales and to announce the promotion of Ali Galbraith to the role of digital sales manager and Rob McKenzie to academic sales manager. “With so much uncertainty over the past few months, I’ve been incredibly grateful for the moves that we’ve been able to make at IVP to ensure the long-term success of the…

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