Leading voices in Production and Operations to present at PubU

Leading voices in Production and Operations to present at PubU Bradley Isbell (COO of Iron Stream) and Jennifer Butenschoen (Director of Production & Digital Content at Harvest House) will gather industry leaders to present six sessions on timely topics for production & operations professionals at the upcoming ECPA PubU on Nov. 16-17 in Nashville.  Sessions include: > Considering 3PL Distribution Services with Brian Flagler (Flagler Law Group), Stephanie Osborne (Harvest House), Dana Mauro(Anchor) > What is Operations with Ben McCoy (IVP)…

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PubU Emerging Leader scholarship deadline is this Thursday

PubU Emerging Leader scholarship deadline is this Thursday ECPA members are invited to nominate their staff for the PubU Emerging Leader scholarship and mentor program – which offers up and coming leaders who are under-represented in the industry the opportunity to attend PubU on scholarship, while participating in an industry mentorship program throughout 2023. The nomination deadline is this Thursday, Sep. 15. Nominate

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ECPA names industry leaders developing 2022 PubU program, held Nov. 16-17 in Nashville

ECPA names industry leaders developing 2022 PubU program, held Nov. 16-17 in Nashville ECPA’s annual Fall training program – ECPA PubU – will return as an in-person event in 2022 after being presented online for the past two years. PubU will be held on November 16-17 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Developing the program will be a group of industry leaders – called the ECPA PubU Brain Trust, led by Jamie Lapeyrolerie, editor at WaterBrook & Multnomah. ECPA PubU will…

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Editorial professionals to gather on November 10 for online training sessions and networking

Editorial professionals to gather on November 10 for online training sessions and networking The PubU Online Editorial Track, to be conducted on November 10, will gather the industry’s editorial professionals for four sessions and two networking forums. Developed by Moody Publishers’ Senior Development Editor Amanda Cleary Eastep and Managing Editor Connor Sterchi, sessions include: Visuals to Help Your Authors Improve Their Manuscripts with Karen Bouchard Training Content Creators to Match Your Brand with Marianne Hering Platform: It’s Not Just About the Numbers​ with…

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Industry’s marketing professionals to meet November 8 for PubU Online Marketing track

Industry’s marketing professionals to meet November 8 for PubU Online Marketing track On Monday, November 8, the industry’s marketing professionals will meet for four sessions and two networking round tables for the PubU Online marketing track. The program was developed by B&H marketing & publicist specialist Jenaye Merida and WaterBrook’s senior marketing manager, Jamie Lapeyrolerie.  Sessions will feature 13 industry experts speaking on: How to Be an Author’s Marketing & Publicity Dream Team How to Reach Non-Majority Cultural Markets |…

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Andrew Peterson added to PubU keynote session with Jennie Allen on November 4th

Andrew Peterson added to PubU keynote session with Jennie Allen on November 4th Andrew Peterson, author and singer-songwriter, will open the PubU keynote session with Jennie Allen on November 4 with a reading from his book, Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making (B&H).  Allen, who is the bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head, will present a session for the ECPA PubU Online and Christy Art of Writing communities, about how to “Free Yourself to Thrive in Your Publishing Mission.” This…

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ECPA presents its first Children’s Book Summit for Christian publishers

ECPA presents its first Children’s Book Summit for Christian publishers As part of its online PubU Online programming, ECPA will present a full day online Children’s Book Summit on November 3, featuring five sessions on children’s books in Christian publishing.  Curated and coordinated by industry experts Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Associate Publisher for Children and Youth at Tyndale House Publishers Linda Howard, the five sessions will feature 15 experts presenting in these sessions: NPD: Christian Children’s Market Trend Report…

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Early bird rate for PubU Online expires in two weeks

Early bird rate for PubU Online expires in two weeks ECPA’s virtual event, PubU Online, will deliver targeted, accessible training and connection for the industry on November 3-12.  For one registration price, attendees have access to all online sessions, forums, recordings, and other attendees.  The early bird rate of $109 expires on October 1st. Publishing experts, recruited by the PubU Brain Trust, will lead more than 25 sessions in the following day-long tracks: November 3:    CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMIT November 8:    MARKETING TRACK November 9:    DIVERSITY,…

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PubU Online early bird registration opens

PubU Online early bird registration opens ECPA’s virtual event, PubU Online, will deliver targeted, accessible training and connection for the industry this November in the following day-long tracks: November 3:    CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMIT November 8:    MARKETING TRACK November 9:    DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION TRACK November 10:  EDITORIAL TRACK November 11:  PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS TRACK November 12:  DESIGN TRACK + TOP SHELF AWARDS For the early bird rate of $109, attendees receive an all-access pass to the full conference so they can customize their schedule and training.  After October 1st, registration…

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ECPA announces PubU Online dates for early November

ECPA announces PubU Online dates for early November Featuring online courses in Design, Editorial, Marketing, Production & Operations, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – plus the debut of the PubU Children’s Book Summit Industry leaders known as the “Brain Trust” will develop the program TEMPE, ARIZ., JUNE 21, 2021 – ECPA’s annual Fall training program – ECPA PubU – will continue as an online event in 2021, delivering expert training and networking for the industry this November.  The ECPA PubU Online…

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Editorial panel on Diversity & Inclusion kicks off week three of PubU Online

Editorial panel on Diversity & Inclusion kicks off week three of PubU Online What is the role of editorial in securing a more diverse and inclusive Christian publishing industry?  A robust conversation with Ed Gilbreath (IVP), Patnacia Goodman (Bethany House) and Ashley Hong (Random House), was moderated by Dr. Theon Hill with many key take-aways about recruiting and retaining editors of color, and their crucial role in the future of publishing.  Gilbreath stated that Christian publishers need to be intentional…

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Ruth Chou Simons added as keynote for closing webcast of PubU Online, Oct. 1st

Ruth Chou Simons added as keynote for closing webcast of PubU Online, Oct. 1st Bestselling and award-winning author and artist Ruth Chou Simons has just been confirmed as the presenter of the closing session of PubU Online on October 1st at 10 am central. Simons will present on “Art that Heals in a Time of Crisis,” exploring the role of art and creativity in our industry and for us as individuals.  She is the author of GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and Foundations. As an artist, entrepreneur (GraceLaced.com),…

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Last week to nominate yourself or a colleague for the PubU Emerging Leader program

Last week to nominate yourself or a colleague for the PubU Emerging Leader program Every year PubU features a class of industry Emerging Leaders scholars who represent new and/or under-represented voices in the industry.  This year, recipients receive a scholarship to attend PubU Online and will be part of a couple sessions with industry leaders – while they have full access to the training content of the PubU Online program.  The deadline for nominations is this Friday, August 14. NOMINATE…

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Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees

Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees The PubU Online program will debut a new track of sessions dedicated to the important topic of Diversity & Inclusion as it relates to strategic levels of Christian publishing: marketing, editorial, leadership.  Four webinars, offered on Mondays at 10 am central, will feature panels of experts who provide important perspectives in addressing the way forward to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry. Session topics will cover Historical Perspectives, Editorial, Marketing,…

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PubU Online training program to continue Emerging Leader scholarships

PubU Online training program to continue Emerging Leader scholarships PubU Online – a series of training webinars and forums to be held for Christian publishing professionals throughout September — will continue the Emerging Leader scholarship and mentorship program. The scholarship offers those newer to the industry, from under-represented voices, to attend at a 50% reduced rate.  Recipients will have access to all training modules at PubU Online, along with special networking sessions, and mentorship opportunities. Nominate an Emerging Leader through Aug. 14. More…

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