NYT bestselling author Jefferson Bethke releases new book

NYT bestselling author Jefferson Bethke releases new book JEFFERSON BETHKE HIGHLIGHTS WAYS PEOPLE CAN RECLAIM THEIR LIVES  “TO HELL WITH THE HUSTLE” RELEASES OCT. 15, AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW (August 12, 2019) – According to New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bethke, the hustle is killing us. It’s sapping us of meaning, purpose, and emotional and spiritual health. In his groundbreaking new book, “To Hell with the Hustle: Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World,” Bethke provides readers with helpful ways they can shift…

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Book publisher revenue estimated at more than $26 Billion in 2017

      Book publisher revenue estimated at more than $26 Billion in 2017 Washington, DC; July 20, 2018 – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) issued its 2018 StatShot Annual Report today which found, among other things, that the U.S. book publishing industry generated an estimated $26.23 billion in net revenue for 2017, representing 2.72 billion units. All figures represent publishers’ net revenue from tracked categories (trade, higher education course materials, preK-12 instructional materials, professional books, and university press),…

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company relocates

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company relocates As of August 1, 2018, the corporate offices of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company will relocate to 4035 Park East Court SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546. In March of this year, Eerdmans relocated all its stock to LSC in Plainfield, Indiana. LSC now handles all warehousing and distribution for the publishing company. “We really felt LSC was the best option for warehousing and distribution to best serve our customers’ needs. They have been terrific to work with…

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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,…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing Names Molly Hodgin as Associate Publisher of the Specialty Publishing Division

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Names Molly Hodgin as Associate Publisher of the Specialty Publishing Division (Nashville, Tenn.) October 19, 2016 – HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced today the promotion of Molly Hodgin to associate publisher for its Specialty Publishing division. Hodgin joined Thomas Nelson in June 2010 as editorial director. Hodgin currently manages the Zondervan Gift division, where she works to publish gift books and devotionals. Some of her recent releases include Savor by Shauna Niequist, The Case for Hope and Today’s Moment of Truth by Lee…

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Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Named Winners of Selah Awards

Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Named Winners of Selah Awards Contact: Lynnae Lubbers (616)676-9185 x193 llubbers@bakerpublishinggroup. com  Ada, Mich. (June 1, 2016)—Winners of the 2016 Selah Awards were recently announced at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and two Baker Publishing Group titles were chosen. Lightning by Bonnie S. Calhoun won in the Speculative Fiction category, and Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas won in the Historical Romance category. The Selah Awards were created to honor books in Christian publishing from the previous…

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Gifted Author, Lecturer, and Scholar Kenneth E. Bailey Dies

Gifted Author, Lecturer, and Scholar Kenneth E. Bailey Dies Contact: Alisse Wissman | 630.734.4059 | awissman@ivpress.com May 24, 2016— Kenneth E. Bailey, respected author, lecturer, and one of our most gifted Middle Eastern New Testament studies scholars, passed away Monday evening, May 23, 2016, at the age of 85. “I first came across Ken Bailey’s The Cross and the Prodigal in the 1970s and it transformed my understanding of how to read the New Testament,” said Andy Le Peau, former editorial director for InterVarsity Press…

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Augsburg Fortress Canada sold to David C Cook Distribution Canada

Augsburg Fortress Canada sold to David C Cook Distribution Canada  Augsburg Fortress, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is pleased to announce the sale of their Canadian distribution division, to David C Cook Distribution Canada.  Beth Lewis, President and CEO of Augsburg Fortress said, “As both the Church and the world of publishing change, we must change as well. Several months ago, we made the difficult decision to sell AF Canada allowing us to focus our limited human and financial resources on…

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Charisma House Names Industry Veteran as Sales Director

Charisma House Names Industry Veteran as Sales Director  Lake Mary, FL— Charisma House announces the addition of a Christian publishing industry veteran to its team. Ken Peckett will now serve as director of CBA and international sales. Effective immediately, Peckett will head day-to-day sales operations of CBA and international channels achieving divisional objectives for Charisma House’s Peckett was formerly the director of sales and marketing for ten years at Influence Resources/My Healthy Church, the publishing and distribution arm of the…

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Catherine DeVries Promoted to Publisher at David C Cook

CATHERINE DEVRIES PROMOTED TO PUBLISHER AT DAVID C COOK CONTACT: Lisa Beech, Associate Director of Publicity 719-536-0100, ext. 3022, lisa.beech@davidccook.com Colorado Springs, Colo., February 12, 2016 – David C Cook is proud to announce that children’s publishing veteran Catherine DeVries has been promoted to publisher of children’s resources. Formerly associate publisher and brand manager for the Action Bibleseries, DeVries is now publisher of Tru, Bible-in-Life (children), Echoes, Scripture Press, the Action Bible Collection, and all children’s books. DeVries is a children’s author herself, having written…

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Harvest House Aligns New Publishing Groups with Focus

Harvest House Aligns New Publishing Groups with Focus Contact: Christianne Debysingh, Harvest House Publishers 888-468-4108 cdebysingh@harvesthousepublishers.com www.harvesthousepublishers.com Eugene, Oregon—January 22, 2016—Harvest House Publishers announced today a new alignment within its company of two publishing groups: The Willamette Group and The McKenzie Group. These teams position Harvest House to better serve its authors, accounts, and readers through category expertise, consumer focus, and marketing innovation. Each group, named after the two major rivers in the Eugene area (where Harvest House is based),…

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NetGalley adds Social DRM reading option to facilitate “read anywhere” access to galleys

NetGalley adds Social DRM reading option to facilitate “read anywhere” access to galleys Contact: Susan Ruszala, President, NetGalley, at susan.ruszala@netgalley.com 11 December 2015—As publishers begin to explore alternatives to traditional digital rights management (DRM), NetGalley today announced the addition of a “Social DRM” reading option, which when enabled by publishers, will allow members to access digital galley content on any device or app that reads ePub or PDF files. “It’s always been important to NetGalley that we offer readers of influence…

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Remembering Leading Reformation Scholar, David C. Steinmetz

Remembering Leading Reformation Scholar, David C. Steinmetz Krista Carnet | 630.734.4013 | kkcarnet@ivpress.com WESTMONT, IL— David C. Steinmetz, one of the world’s leading Reformation scholars, died last week on the evening of Thanksgiving. He was the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity at Duke Divinity School. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, he held degrees from Wheaton College (B.A.), Drew University (B.D.), and Harvard University (Th.D.). He is a former president of the American Society of…

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HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS MAKES STRATEGIC CHANGES

HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS MAKES STRATEGIC CHANGES Contact: Christianne Debysingh, Harvest House Publishers 888-468-4108 cdebysingh@harvesthousepublishers.com www.harvesthousepublishers.com Eugene, Oregon – September 30, 2015 – Harvest House Publishers announced today that it has signed RR Donnelley as a third-party distribution provider to take over warehousing, fulfillment and distribution of its books and Bibles and will soon cease distribution from its Eugene, Oregon warehouse. This move will place Harvest House products in a more central location in the US, and help to serve customers more efficiently…

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Gongwer’s LEAD…For God’s Sake! Surpasses 100,000 in Print with Tyndale House Publishers

Gongwer’s LEAD…For God’s Sake! Surpasses 100,000 in Print with Tyndale House Publishers Originally self-published, Tyndale Acquired Book in 2011 WHEATON, ILL. – In October 2011, Tyndale House Publishers launched a previously self-published book by Todd Gongwer, a South Bend, Ind.-based author titled LEAD…for God’s Sake! The book, which had already received glowing endorsements from such individuals as former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz, now has more than 100,000 copies in print, which does not included the copies that the book sold prior to…

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