ECPA events moving forward

ECPA events moving forward MARCH 9, 2020 — TEMPE, ARIZ. — Several international book fairs have either been cancelled or postponed in the last few weeks due to concerns stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. Over the next four months, ECPA is producing three publishing conferences, and some in the Christian publishing community may be wondering about their status. “ECPA is moving forward with each event as scheduled,” said Stan Jantz, ECPA president. “We are carefully monitoring the timing and location of each…

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ECPA opens registration for industry’s Leadership Summit for Christian publishing teams

ECPA opens registration for industry’s Leadership Summit for Christian publishing teams ECPA has opened registration for its annual Leadership Summit, held this year at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC and featuring sessions with U.S. Senate chaplain Barry Black, The Becket Fund’s Montse Alvarado, Mart Green, Bobby Gruenewald, Alan Jacobs, Kristen McLean, Bryan Loritts, Michele Sanchez, former Pentagon chaplain Charles Causey, and more.  ECPA has underwritten the event so that registration costs can stay the same as in…

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Leadership Summit delves into Millennial and Generation Z topics that affect the future of Christian publishing

Leadership Summit delves into Millennial and Generation Z topics that affect the future of Christian publishing Any discussion about the future of publishing necessitates a look into the habits, values, and landscape of the current and future generation of leaders and readers; and the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit is no different. These important conversations will be woven throughout our upcoming program, held May 2-3 in Colorado Springs, in nearly every session, including: New leadership strategies More effective processes toward diversity…

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Leadership Summit to feature industry panels of key leaders sharing their expertise

Leadership Summit to feature industry panels of key leaders sharing their expertise Held May 2-3 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, the ECPA Leadership Summit will provide comprehensive reports on the current landscape of future leaders and readers in Christian publishing with sessions focused on Biblical literacy, family, childrens/YA, Higher Ed, diversity, retail, and digital initiatives. In particular, the event will feature several industry panels of top executives speaking about industry issues through the lens of their expertise: FUTURE OF THE…

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Leadership Summit tackles the keys to industry’s future: A new strategic path for leaders and creating stronger ties to readers

Leadership Summit tackles the keys to industry’s future: A new strategic path for leaders and creating stronger ties to readers ECPA’s Leadership Summit has always been the “must-attend” conference for the leaders of Christian publishing. This year, on May 2-3 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Leadership Summit will take on even more importance and meaning. The theme, “Future Leaders for Future Readers,” reflects the content of the presentations. The opening and closing speakers, Dr. Barry Corey and Dr. Shirley Hoogstra, are…

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How Publishers can navigate the changing landscape of the Church: May 3-4 Leadership Summit

How Publishers can navigate the changing landscape of the Church: May 3-4 Leadership Summit The 2016 ECPA Leadership Summit program, held May 3-4 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, will RE:IMAGINE LEADERSHIP within the changing landscapes of the church, emerging leaders, readers and authors. Tod Bolsinger, VP at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP), will help attendees re-imagine what effective leadership looks like amidst publishing’s changing landscapes; while a panel with Nashville pastor Scott Sauls, Outreach CEO Scott…

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Industry leadership teams “can’t afford to miss” topics, new data, and key networking opportunities at upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit, May 5-6, Nashville

Industry leadership teams “can’t afford to miss” topics, new data, and key networking opportunities at upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit, May 5-6, Nashville The 2015 Leadership Summit will feature a remarkable opportunity for managers in Christian publishing to discuss recent publishing topics with Publishers Lunch creator Michael Cader, one of the most prolific and profound pundits in publishing.  The industry will also learn from LifeWay CEO and church expert Thom Rainer, diversity and reconciliation author Christena Cleveland Ph.D., and marketing guru Rob Eagar.  In addition, just released data from…

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Publishing leaders “look back and move forward” at ECPA Leadership Summit

Publishing leaders “look back and move forward” at ECPA Leadership Summit ECPA 40th anniversary celebrated with industry alumni and reflections on industry past, present and future. Sessions focus on trends in data, the “new” author, Christian retail channel, intersecting faith & culture, and more. New ECPA board members voted in: Dwight Baker (Baker Publishing Group) to serve as Board Chair. Colorado Springs, May 1, 2014 – The ECPA Leadership Summit adjourned yesterday with over 135 publishing leaders in attendance at the Focus on the…

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Parable Christian Stores promote Christian Book Award® Finalists End cap displays designed for retailer in-store use for finalists and winners through end of July

Parable Christian Stores promote Christian Book Award® Finalists End cap displays designed for retailer in-store use for finalists and winners through end of July The following retailers are currently promoting the Christian Book Award® finalists to their consumer bases. Parable Christian Stores was added this week. Winners will be announced in ONE WEEK at the industry’s awards night, opening the ECPA Leadership Summit. In store displays will help promote both finalists and winners and Christianity Today begins its media promotions of the…

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Industry leaders gather in ONE WEEK to network, learn, and celebrate industry anniversary and awards at ECPA’s Leadership Summit

Industry leaders gather in ONE WEEK to network, learn, and celebrate industry anniversary and awards at ECPA’s Leadership Summit To date, 135 Christian publishing leaders are registered for theECPA Leadership Summit, held in one week April 28-30 in Colorado Springs at Focus on the Family. Industry experts will lead sessions on the latest industry sales data coming from Nielsen Bookscan for the first time, Christian retailer presentations, data-targeted marketing, trending business strategies, publisher innovation panel, and important cultural and industry developments….

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Christian Publishing Leaders Gather in Three Weeks for ECPA Leadership Summit: Final Registration Period

Christian Publishing Leaders Gather in Three Weeks for ECPA Leadership Summit: Final Registration Period Registration is still open for the ECPA Leadership Summit for managers in Christian publishing, held April 28-30 at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. The event will open Monday evening with the ECPA Awards & Anniversary Banquet with Jerry Jenkins, who joins a strong line-up of presenters and sessions slated for the Summit including Jeremy Greenfield (DBW), Charlie Friscia (Nielsen), Ron Rosenberg (business/marketing author), Jim Daly…

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Editorial Director of Digital Book World Jeremy Greenfield to present “The More Empowered Author” at ECPA Leadership Summit, April 28-30, Colorado Springs

Editorial Director of Digital Book World Jeremy Greenfield to present “The More Empowered Author” at ECPA Leadership Summit, April 28-30, Colorado Springs  With self-publishing a legitimate route for established and aspiring authors alike, authors have more power than ever in the publishing marketplace. As a result, publishers, more than ever before, need to be attentive to the needs of their authors, lest they decide they’re better off without a publisher. Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest have surveyed 9,000 authors…

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Christian Retail leaders present analysis of channel “ten years later” at ECPA Leadership Summit

Christian Retail leaders present analysis of channel “ten years later” at ECPA Leadership Summit Ten years ago in Hilton Head, South Carolina, ECPA devoted an entire conference to “Revitalizing Christian Retail” including sessions on supply chain, EDI, 5 Keys to Revitalization, and why the channel is worth the investment. In the last year, each of the top chains in this important retail channel has acquired new leadership. In a session at the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit, April 28-30 in Colorado Springs,…

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ECPA to present industry’s most comprehensive data at upcoming Leadership Summit, April 28-30, Colorado Springs; Registration discounts end Friday

ECPA to present industry’s most comprehensive data at upcoming Leadership Summit, April 28-30, Colorado Springs; Registration discounts end Friday For the first time in our industry, attendees of ECPA’s upcoming Leadership Summit will be presented with the most comprehensive, multi-channel data provided by Nielsen BookScan and representing 85% retail sales, including POS, publisher, digital, and consumer. The session titled “What We Now Know” led by Nielsen’s Charlie Friscia will give the first-ever broad snapshot of the Christian publishing industry through…

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Nationally acclaimed marketing and customer service expert to present “Business Self-Defense” program at ECPA Leadership Summit, April 28-30, Colorado Springs

Nationally acclaimed marketing and customer service expert to present “Business Self-Defense” program at ECPA Leadership Summit, April 28-30, Colorado Springs Ron Rosenberg is a nationally recognized, award-winning expert on marketing and customer service and a winner of the prestigious “Marketer of the Year” award at the International Marketing Summit. He has authored numerous books and learning systems. Ron is sought after to present keynote and breakout sessions, training programs, and corporate retreats. His client base includes Ace Hardware, Dow Chemical,…

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