The Parable Group unveils State of Christian Retail Report

The Parable Group unveils State of Christian Retail Report Parable Group has released its highly anticipated 2024 State of Christian Retail report, a comprehensive analysis providing invaluable insights into the current climate of the Christian retailing industry. Titled “Beyond the Shelves,” this report draws on robust data from more than 200 U.S. Christian bookstores, representing an impressive $84 million in sales, 2.26 million consumer receipts, and extensive nationwide survey results. Read More…

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ECPA welcomes nine companies as new members and affiliates

ECPA welcomes nine companies as new members and affiliates The ECPA board of directors recently voted in and welcomed the following companies as ECPA members, associates, and affiliates: Edit Resource represents dozens of experienced independent writers and editors to the Christian publishing industry. The Grandview Group provides publishers tools, technology, and training to engage their target audience and elevate their impact. Infinity Concepts is a brand communications agency specializing in crafting strategic and innovative marketing communications programs to the Christian community. Iron…

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Christian Bestseller lists posted for October

Christian Bestseller lists posted for October ECPA has released the monthly Christian Bestseller lists for October 2023 in 15 categories based on Circana BookScan sales for the month of September. The top-selling book is “The Josiah Manifesto” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline/Charisma) followed by “All Hope is Found” by Sarah Jakes Roberts (Thomas Nelson). View the month’s Christian bestsellers

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Whitaker author Dr. Michelle McKinney Hammond brings D.I.V.A. back to Chicago Dr. Michelle McKinney Hammond’s long-awaited transformational D.I.V.A. PRINCIPLE CONFERENCE (Divine Inspiration for Victorious Attitude) returns to Chicago, Illinois, on October 13th and 14th, 2023, with the theme: SHIFT, built around the content in her September 12, 2023 release, “When Shift Happens: Say Yes to Your Next!” (Whitaker House). Read More…

Whitaker author Dr. Michelle McKinney Hammond brings D.I.V.A. back to Chicago Dr. Michelle McKinney Hammond’s long-awaited transformational D.I.V.A. PRINCIPLE CONFERENCE (Divine Inspiration for Victorious Attitude) returns to Chicago, Illinois, on October 13th and 14th, 2023, with the theme: SHIFT, built around the content in her September 12, 2023 release, “When Shift Happens: Say Yes to Your Next!” (Whitaker House). Read More…

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Baker Publishing Group authors win five Carol Awards

Baker Publishing Group authors win five Carol Awards ACFW announced the 2023 Carol Award winners on August 26. Five Baker Publishing Group authors were recipients of this prestigious award, including Sara Brunsvold, whose debut novel, “The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip,” won the Debut Author category. Additional Carol Award winners were “The Lost Melody” by Joanna Davidson Politano (Historical), “Word of Honor” by Hallee Bridgman (Romantic Suspense), “Written on the Wind” by Elizabeth Camden (Historical Romance), and “Turn to Me”…

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Karen Wright Marsh to open ECPA PubU Online program in keynote for all attendees

Karen Wright Marsh to open ECPA PubU Online program in keynote for all attendees Author Karen Wright Marsh will deliver the 2023 PubU Online keynote — Wake Up to Wonder in your Publishing Role — on Friday, October 27 at 10 am (central). The session will gather all attendees around inspiration and encouragement before training sessions commence in six publishing tracks until November 13. Karen is the author of “Wake Up To Wonder” (Brazos, 2023), hosts the Vintage Saints and…

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Early bird rate for upcoming ECPA C-Suite Symposium ends on Friday

Early bird rate for upcoming ECPA C-Suite Symposium ends on Friday C-Suite level executives from ECPA member companies are invited to the annual ECPA C-Suite Symposium, held in San Antonio on September 17-19. Speakers include Dr. Allen Yeh (Biola University), Dr. Michael Lindsay (Taylor University), Alejandro Mandes (Workforce Hope), Deborah Sáenz Gonzales (NavPress), Kathryn Scanland (Greystone Global), Kristen McLean (Circana), Luke Lewis (Langham Literature), Katelyn Beaty (Brazos), Cris Doornbos (Leader Shaping), and Trillia Newbell (Moody Publishers).  The Early Bird deadline is this Friday, August 4.

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Elizabeth Sherrill, author and co-founder of Chosen Books, has died

Elizabeth Sherrill, author and co-founder of Chosen Books, has died Baker Publishing Group honors the legacy of Mrs. Elizabeth Sherrill, who passed away Saturday, May 20 at age 95. Elizabeth and her husband, John, launched Chosen Books in 1970. Elizabeth produced more than 30 books and 2,000 articles throughout her lifetime, bringing to life the stories of Corrie ten Boom (“The Hiding Place”), David Wilkerson (“The Cross and the Switchblade”), Brother Andrew (“God’s Smuggler”), and others. Read More…

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Zondervan releases Craig Groeschel “Winning the War in Your Mind for Teens”

Zondervan releases Craig Groeschel “Winning the War in Your Mind for Teens” In his new book, Craig Groeschel helps young adults break free from negative and destructive thinking in “Winning the War in Your Mind for Teens” from Zondervan. In the book, the pastor and New York Times bestselling author guides teens through practical and faith-based approaches to managing mental health. Read More…

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Come and See Foundation, headed by Stan Jantz, joins forces with The Chosen

Come and See Foundation, headed by Stan Jantz, joins forces with The Chosen Newly formed nonprofit, Come and See Foundation, is pleased to announce that the acclaimed series, The Chosen, is available for worldwide distribution on its new The Chosen app. Led by CEO Stan Jantz, the former president of ECPA, the nonprofit was specifically formed to help translate, license and distribute the acclaimed television series with goals of having it dubbed into 100 languages and subtitled into 500 more….

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Charisma House releases latest from pastor Rod Parsley

Charisma House releases latest from Pastor Rod Parsley In his his latest book, “Revival If…Igniting Your Passion for Personal Renewal and National Revival” (Charisma House), Parsley is shaking up all previous perceptions about what revival is and the possibilities of what it could look like in America and around the world. Read More…

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Tyndale Momentum to publish debut book from award-winning rapper Kevin “KB” Burgess

Tyndale Momentum to publish debut book from award-winning rapper Kevin “KB” Burgess Tyndale Momentum will release Dangerous Jesus in March 2023, the debut book from Dove Award–winning rapper, speaker, and podcaster Kevin “KB” Burgess (@kb_hga). The book is about the most dangerous man KB has ever met… Jesus Christ. Read More…

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Gateway Publishing presents resource for parents and pastors, “He Still Speaks to Kids”

Gateway Publishing presents resource for parents and pastors, “He Still Speaks to Kids” Gateway Publishing is pleased to announce the release of “He Still Speaks to Kids: Teach Children and Young Adults to Hear God” by Wayne Drain and Tom Lane on September 23, teaching readers how to lead kids to Jesus and develop environments for hearing God. Read More…

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ECPA finishes webinar series this Friday with legal dive into Intellectual Property Piracy

ECPA finishes webinar series this Friday with legal dive into Intellectual Property Piracy The free ECPA Focus webinar series for members ends this Friday, August 26, with a discussion on “Intellectual Property Piracy: Proactive and Reactive Measures to Protect Yourself,” hosted by Brian Flagler (Flagler Law Group) with Ryan June (Castañeda + Heidelman) and Austin Padgett (Troutman Sanders). REGISTER

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