Barbour signs contract with rising social media star, Carolanne Miljavac

Barbour signs contract with rising social media star, Carolanne Miljavac Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of a book deal with life coach, motivational speaker, and social media comedian Carolanne Miljavac. Her debut book, Odd(ly) Enough: Standing Out When the World Begs You to Fit In, is scheduled to release in November 2018 under Barbour’s Shiloh Run Press imprint. Humorous. Authentic. Relatable. That’s Carolanne Miljavac in a nutshell. With over 100 million video views and 350,000 social…

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Lisa Whittle launches ‘5 Word Prayers Daily’ podcast

Lisa Whittle launches ‘5 Word Prayers Daily’ podcast New daily devotional podcast debuts in the Top 25 Christianity podcasts on iTunes; inspires, encourages and equips in only five minutes Charlotte, NC (January 3, 2018) – Podcasts are more popular than ever, with four in ten Americans tuning in, according to the latest digital research. We listen for a variety of reasons including encouragement, entertainment and insight. For many, life is busy and podcasts allow listeners to fill whatever pockets of time…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s specialty publishing division wins five 2017 NYC Big Book Awards

HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s specialty publishing division wins five 2017 NYC Big Book Awards NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2018) – The New York City Big Book Award recognized five titles from the specialty division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing in various award categories: Be the Gift: Let Your Broken Be Turned Into Abundance by Ann Voskamp, in Gift Books (Zondervan Gift) Finding Gobi: Young Reader’s Edition: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard, in Children’s Non-fiction (Thomas Nelson) Love Heals by…

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Christian retailers embrace the power of data

Christian retailers embrace the power of data (January 4, 2018) – With retail data analytics emerging as a key tool to boost business and profits, Christian retailers widely embraced the technology in 2017. The Parable Group, a leading marketing agency and CBA’s exclusive data collection partner, announced that an astounding 80% of the 367 stores they serve participate in data. The Parable Group now collects and monitors retail sales information from 290 Christian retailers (including Covenant, Munce, Logos and Parable stores),…

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Gilead Publishing partners with F.J. Rudy and Associates for Rights Management

Gilead Publishing partners with F.J. Rudy and Associates for Rights Management WHEATON, Ill. (Jan. 3, 2018) — Gilead Publishing announced an agreement with Fred Rudy of F.J. Rudy and Associates to assist in developing and expanding Gilead’s international and subsidiary rights management program. Gilead CEO Dan Balow said, “Fred Rudy has more than 30 years in business and publishing, including more than 15 years in international and subsidiary rights management. He provides us with valuable knowledge and connections to develop…

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Charisma House releases retrospective look at the moments that made 2017 a great year

Charisma House releases retrospective look at the moments that made 2017 a great year Saying Goodbye to 2017 With Anticipation of a Superb 2018 2018 New Year celebrations are fading away, but Charisma House wishes to highlight significant moments from 2017 before saying goodbye. It was a lively year of record-breaking success, both for authors as well as staff. January 2017, Marcos Perez was promoted to the position of executive vice president and publisher of the book group of Charisma Media….

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews JR. Forasteros, author of ‘Empathy for the Devil’ Do we have anything in common with the bad guys of the Bible? How do we guard against the sins of wrath, idolatry, and abuse of power? How can we learn at the warning of lives gone wrong? Bible Gateway interviewed JR. Forasteros (@jrforasteros) about his book ‘Empathy for the Devil: Finding Ourselves in the Villains of the Bible’ (InterVarsity Press, 2017). Read this interview. Bible Gateway publishes video…

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Awards for two Good Book Company authors set the tone for a fruitful 2018

Awards for two Good Book Company authors set the tone for a fruitful 2018 Purcellville, VA—The Good Book Company is one of the more recent arrivals to the US Christian publishing scene, and so when it was announced that two of the eight categories in the 2017 Gospel Coalition Book Awards had been won by TGBC titles—alongside entries from giants like Crossway, IVP, B&H and Zondervan—it was cause for much celebration at their offices in Virginia. Andrew Walker’s God and…

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BroadStreet author and indie artist Mark Smeby has top downloaded Christmas song on amazon.com for four years straight

BroadStreet author and indie artist Mark Smeby has top downloaded Christmas song on amazon.com for four years straight Nashville-based independent Christian recording artist and host of the “Live Hope Minute” radio feature, Mark Smeby, holds the honor of having his version of “Mary, Did You Know” be the most downloaded digital holiday music song on amazon.com for the fourth year in a row, topping popular artists like Mariah Carey, Burl Ives, and Gwen Stefani. Smeby is currently traveling the country on his…

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Paraclete debut novel wins Christianity Today 2018 Fiction Book Award

Paraclete debut novel wins Christianity Today 2018 Fiction Book Award Paraclete Press is pleased to announce that debut author Katherine James has won the Christianity Today 2018 Fiction Book Award with her novel, Can You See Anything Now? (October 2017 / ISBN 978-1612619316 / Trade Paperback). “Can You See Anything Now? marks the debut of an exciting literary talent. I hear echoes of Elizabeth Strout and Richard Russo in Katherine James’s richly detailed world, in her empathy, quiet humor, and hope. Richard Foster has…

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Deep River Books taps FrontGate Media to assist authors with faith-based social media strategy

Deep River Books taps FrontGate Media to assist authors with faith-based social media strategy   Orange County, CA – DEEP RIVER BOOKS has selected FRONTGATE MEDIA, one of the world’s leading Faith and Family marketing agencies, to assist their authors with Social Media Coaching and Consulting. This yearlong contract with FrontGate’s Social Media Division provides Deep River Books with two individual coaching sessions with each author, and a quarterly group webinar.  Deep River Books has signed a wide variety of authors, so these coaching sessions…

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Bono quotes Peterson’s ‘The Message’ Bible

Bono quotes Peterson’s ‘The Message’ Bible Carol Steam, Ill. — The latest album from U2 entitled Songs of Experience is expected to top the Billboard 200 chart for the week of December 23, 2017. This is no surprise, given the Irish rock band’s history of producing No. 1 albums: already, the group boasts seven No. 1 albums to its credit. What is surprising is the special shout-out in the liner notes to The Message Bible. Lead singer and activist Bono has been a fan of Eugene Peterson’s…

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Paraclete releases ‘This Child of Faith’ by mother and son writing team on 5th anniversary of Sandy Hook

Paraclete releases ‘This Child of Faith’ by mother and son writing team on 5th anniversary of Sandy Hook As the world remembers the tragedy at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, Paraclete Press is privileged to release The Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World by mother and son writing team, Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory. “This book we feel is a message of hope,” says author Sophfronia Scott. “By sharing our story we hope other families will see…

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Zondervan signs multi-book deal with Lisa Leonard, founder of Lisa Leonard Designs

 Zondervan signs multi-book deal with Lisa Leonard, founder of Lisa Leonard Designs Grand Rapids, Mich., December 14, 2017 — Zondervan announced today a five-book contract with Lisa Leonard, including two trade books, a devotional, a four-color gift book and a four-color children’s book. Leonard is the founder and creative director of Lisa Leonard Designs. She started making jewelry as a hobby-business and together with her husband Steve, built it into a multi-million-dollar company that today employs more than 200 people in…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

   Bible Gateway interviews Nika Maples, author of ‘Everyday Genesis’ Do you desire to change or completely start over? How does the Genesis account of creation reveal a divine sequence applicable for us today? What lessons does the Genesis story teach about spiritual disciplines for abiding in Christ and staying in step with the Holy Spirit? Bible Gateway interviewed Nika Maples (@NikaMaples) about her book ‘Everyday Genesis: Inviting God to Re-Create You’ (Worthy Publishing, 2017). Read this interview. Bible Gateway…

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