Art of Writing webinar series adds four renown Christian novelists to present 5-minute devotionals at start of each session

Art of Writing webinar series adds four renown Christian novelists to present 5-minute devotionals at start of each session First 100 to register to receive Christy Celebration Kit for November 12 winners webcast Award-winning and bestselling Christian novelists Tessa Afshar, Terri Blackstock, Tracie Peterson, and Cynthia Ruchti will each present a 5-minute devotional as part of the ART OF WRITING WEBINAR SERIES for writers, storytellers, and publishing curators interested in Christian fiction. They join renown novelists Lisa Wingate, William Kent…

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InterVarsity Press signs book contract with Best Christian Workplaces Institute

InterVarsity Press signs book contract with Best Christian Workplaces Institute WESTMONT, IL— InterVarsity Press has signed a contract with the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) for the release of The Road to Flourishing written by Al Lopus. Lopus is the president and cofounder of the BCWI, which provides research-based measurement tools and strategic advisory services with a single vision: to help Christian organizations set the standard as the best, most effective workplaces in the world. At BCWI, Lopus pioneered the broadest-ever employee engagement…

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Mark Taylor, CEO of Tyndale House, to retire after 47 years; will retain Chairman position

Mark Taylor, CEO of Tyndale House, to retire after 47 years; will retain Chairman position CAROL STREAM, Ill.—September 10, 2020—Tyndale House Ministries (@tyndalehouse) has announced that Mark Taylor, Chairman and CEO, will retire at the end of the current fiscal year (March 2021) after serving 47 years at the company.  Mark will retain his position as Chairman of the Board. Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors of Tyndale House Ministries (THM), Vice Chairman Doug McConnell said, “Mark Taylor has been…

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Bronze Award presented to InterVarsity Press for “Liturgy of the Ordinary”

Bronze Award presented to InterVarsity Press for “Liturgy of the Ordinary” ECPA recently presented a BRONZE AWARD to InterVarsity Press to mark the sales milestone of 100,000 in sales for “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life,” written by Tish Harrison Warren.  The ECPA Milestone Sales Award program recognizes sales achievements at 100,000 (Bronze), 500,000 (Gold), 1 million (Platinum) and 10 million (Diamond). More…

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Author Becky Pippert talks about everyday evangelism on Moody Radio, TBN, and more

Author Becky Pippert talks about everyday evangelism on Moody Radio, TBN, and more CHARLOTTE, NC– As many Christians grapple with what evangelism looks like, especially in the everyday “new normal” without many common church programs or events, Becky Pippert, a renowned evangelist, offered examples and advice in multiple interviews across diverse radio stations. Pippert expands on these concepts in her new book: Stay Salt (The Good Book Company, May 2020.) Listen in: Chris Fabry Live– a fresh look at how…

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WFYL’s Brain Allain and author Jennifer Grant conduct “Faith, Hope, and Love During an Election” interviews

WFYL’s Brain Allain and author Jennifer Grant conduct “Faith, Hope, and Love During an Election” interviews Join us for this new free video interview series with thoughtful people who care deeply about the state of our democracy, the health of the planet, and the well-being of all people, seeking their insights regarding what’s at stake in the upcoming election and how we can love our neighbors—especially those with whom we strongly disagree. In this series we do not wish to add to the…

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Crossway appoints New Chief Publishing Officer and Bible Publisher

Crossway appoints New Chief Publishing Officer and Bible Publisher WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President of Production Don Jones has been promoted to the position of Crossway’s Chief Publishing Officer and Bible Publisher as of August 14, 2020, replacing Dr. Dane Ortlund, who recently left Crossway to pursue a call to vocational pastoral ministry. Reflecting on Ortlund’s significant contributions to Crossway’s ministry since his hiring in 2010, Crossway President Josh Dennis notes, “It’s been a joy…

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US publishers, authors, booksellers call out Amazon’s ‘concentrated power’ in the book market

US publishers, authors, booksellers call out Amazon’s ‘concentrated power’ in the book market (Publishing Perspectives) In a letter provided to Publishing Perspectives this morning, three leading American publishing industry professional organizations tell the House of Representatives’ Antitrust Subcommittee that “a few tech platforms in the digital marketplace” wield “extraordinary leverage over their competitors, suppliers, customers, the government, and the public. Read More…

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Choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson signs book contract with W Publishing Group

Choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson signs book contract with W Publishing Group Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 – Thomas Nelson today announced A-list choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson has signed a one-book contract with W Publishing Group. Dance Your Dance: 8 Step to Unleash your Passion and Live Your Dream is planned for release in February 2021. W Publishing Group will have world rights in all languages. “Laurieann has always danced her own dance and chased her dreams,” said Damon Reiss,…

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PubU Online registration opens with debut of new engagement site for members

PubU Online registration opens with debut of new engagement site for members PubU Online registration has now opened for ECPA members.  The program features more than 25 webinars offered daily during the month of September, plus access to the new PubU Online engagement site of forums and Zoom meet-ups.  An access pass for all content is $99 so each attendee can customize their training content and schedule. PubU Online will kick off on August 31 at 10 am central with…

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J. I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of “Knowing God,” dies at age 93

J. I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of “Knowing God,” dies at age 93 WESTMONT, IL — J. I. Packer, one of the most respected and well-known theologians of our time, passed away on Friday, July 17, at the age of 93. Once named to Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, James Innell Packer wrote what many consider the definitive classic evangelical book of the twentieth century, Knowing God, which has sold more than one million copies in…

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The beloved Imagination Station Series from Focus on the Family surpasses 1 million units in sales

The beloved Imagination Station Series from Focus on the Family surpasses 1 million units in sales Carol Stream, Ill. (July 15, 2020) — The Imagination Station series, published by Focus on the Family in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, has now sold over 1 million copies. The chapter book series, which is part of the classic Adventures in Odyssey® line, follows cousins Patrick and Beth on their time-travel adventures. It all began with Voyage of the Vikings, in which the cousins first…

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Editorial Portavoz, recognized as “Publisher of the Year” by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association

Editorial Portavoz, recognized as “Publisher of the Year” by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association Grand Rapids, Michigan. June 19, 2020 – For the third time in a four-year period, Editorial Portavoz received the distinction of “Publisher of the Year” by distributors and booksellers of Spanish Christian literature. According to Gabriela Pérez de Alba, director of Distribuidora Didaque in Mexico and representative of the distributors and bookstores, this distinction was awarded to Editorial Portavoz due to “their outstanding and innovative contribution…

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NetGalley launches audiobook support and new reading/listening app

NetGalley launches audiobook support and new reading/listening app July 13, 2020—NetGalley, the industry-standard service that delivers secure digital review copies and targeted promotions to book advocates, today launched two major enhancements to the NetGalley service: Audiobooks and the NetGalley Shelf app. Available now in both the U.S. and U.K., these additions greatly expand the NetGalley platform. The sustained growth of the audiobook market over the past several years has led audiobook publishers to seek new ways to promote their books…

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Bible Gateway interviews George Barna about Biblical Worldview Survey

Bible Gateway interviews George Barna about Biblical Worldview Survey The first national survey of the worldview of Americans conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that although seven out of ten consider themselves to be Christian, only 6% actually possess a biblical worldview. Bible Gateway interviewed George Barna (@George_Barna) about the American Worldview Inventory 2020. Read this interview.

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