Beloved author Francine Rivers’s “The Masterpiece” achieves bestseller status in release week

Beloved author Francine Rivers’s “The Masterpiece” achieves bestseller status in release week Rivers Returns to Her Romance Roots with Unexpected and Redemptive Love Story The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers   ISBN: 978-1-4964-0790-0 | Hardcover: $25.99 Carol Stream, Ill.—February 16, 2018—The Masterpiece, Francine Rivers’s riveting and highly anticipated tale of redemption, grace, and love, released on February 6, 2018, from Tyndale House Publishers and quickly skyrocketed to bestseller standing. In its release week, the title debuted at #6 on the Publishers Weekly Bestsellerslist (based on book sales data…

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Harvest House author Valorie Burton appears on national media

Harvest House author Valorie Burton appears on national media Eugene, Oregon—January 11, 2018—Harvest House Publishers author Valorie Burton started out the New Year keeping busy for her new release Brave Enough to Succeed with two national television appearances. On January 1, Burton was interviewed on Megyn Kelly Today about choosing the right resolutions and keeping them. NBC asked Burton to return for an interview January 5 on Kathie Lee & Hoda to discuss the key to successful resolutions, which marked her nineteenth appearance in the last…

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Christian retailers enjoy a successful season

Christian retailers enjoy a successful season (January 11, 2018) – The Parable Group, a leading marketing agency for the Christian product industry, announced today that Christmas sales were up for the Christian retailers they serve with print/digital promotions. Collectively, November and December sales were up 0.9%. A key piece of that increase was Thanksgiving week—when sales groupwide increased 3.2%—with 68% of their partner stores seeing greater sales than 2016. “Over the past few years new and emerging technology has transformed…

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Lisa Whittle launches ‘5 Word Prayers Daily’ podcast

Lisa Whittle launches ‘5 Word Prayers Daily’ podcast New daily devotional podcast debuts in the Top 25 Christianity podcasts on iTunes; inspires, encourages and equips in only five minutes Charlotte, NC (January 3, 2018) – Podcasts are more popular than ever, with four in ten Americans tuning in, according to the latest digital research. We listen for a variety of reasons including encouragement, entertainment and insight. For many, life is busy and podcasts allow listeners to fill whatever pockets of time…

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Gilead Publishing partners with F.J. Rudy and Associates for Rights Management

Gilead Publishing partners with F.J. Rudy and Associates for Rights Management WHEATON, Ill. (Jan. 3, 2018) — Gilead Publishing announced an agreement with Fred Rudy of F.J. Rudy and Associates to assist in developing and expanding Gilead’s international and subsidiary rights management program. Gilead CEO Dan Balow said, “Fred Rudy has more than 30 years in business and publishing, including more than 15 years in international and subsidiary rights management. He provides us with valuable knowledge and connections to develop…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

  Bible Gateway interviews Gary L. Thomas, author of “Sacred Parenting” Have you considered that perhaps God not only uses parents to influence their children, but that he uses children to change their parents? Could it be that parenting is a school for adult spiritual formation? Bible Gateway interviewed Gary L. Thomas (@garyLthomas) about his book, Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls (Zondervan, 2017). Read this interview. Bible Gateway interviews Skip Heitzig, author of “The Bible from 30,000 Feet” How…

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Guinness World Records names Pearl Harbor survivor and NavPress author “Oldest Male Author”

Guinness World Records names Pearl Harbor survivor and NavPress author “Oldest Male Author” Lt. Jim Downing, author of the NavPress book The Other Side of Infamy, is 104 years old Colorado Springs, Colo.—It took nearly a year to be officially certified, but NavPress author Lt. Jim Downing, 104, who penned The Other Side of Infamy(978-1-63146-627-4, SC; 978-1631467448, HC; November 2016), has been recognized as “Oldest Male Author” by Guinness World Records. Downing is widely recognized as the second-oldest survivor of the December…

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ECPA Announces the Best Book Designs of the Year

ECPA ANNOUNCES THE BEST BOOK DESIGNS OF THE YEAR Eighteen titles awarded the Top Shelf Book Cover Design Award Media contact:  Stan Jantz, Executive Director, ECPA, 480-966-3998  sjantz@ecpa.org November 7, 2017, Nashville, Tenn. – ECPA announced the winners of the 2017 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards today at Lipscomb University during the opening session of ECPA PubU.  PubU keynote speaker GABE LYONS announced the winning covers among the nearly 250 Christian publishing professionals gathered for the event.  Renown Nashville-based letterpress…

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Crossway brings independent sales effort in-house

Crossway brings independent sales effort in-house WHEATON, Ill.—In an effort to strengthen communication and relationships with retailers in the independent market, Crossway is pleased to publically announce the decision to move their independent sales effort in-house, effective January 1, 2018. Dan Bush, Crossway’s Vice President of Sales, notes, “Independent stores have been a crucial distribution partner for Crossway. These retailers play a vital role in their communities by serving customers and local churches, and we’re excited about this opportunity to…

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Industry pioneer John Bass passes

Industry pioneer John Bass passes COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – Former CBA Executive Director John Bass passed away Nov. 5 at age 91. Bass led CBA from 1965-1985, and is credited with visionary thinking that grew the association from 800 member stores to more than 3,200 members, as well as forging the path for technology implementation that would result in the POS and e-commerce systems used today. During his leadership, he expanded workshops and the education program, transformed the association newsletter to…

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Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources

Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources This ecumenical book is being praised as a “tool to assist us in reflecting upon and expressing our wishes around dying,” by Sr. Maryann Lucy, OP, of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin, and as “a gift that opens the heart to the deeper personal mysteries of death and dying,” by Barry R. Howe, retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri. Sacred Dying Journal by Megory Anderson, PhD,…

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Bookish announces new consumer review platform, BookishFirst

Bookish announces new consumer review platform, BookishFirst October 16, 2017—Bookish.com, an editorial content site connecting readers with books and authors, owned by NetGalley LLC, today announces the launch of BookishFirst, an early preview and review platform for avid readers. With BookishFirst, readers discover new books and authors, read pre-publication excerpts, win free books, provide valuable blurbs and reviews, and share their love of books with the world. Readers enter raffles to win free books by writing blurbs (“First Impressions”) based…

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Biblica announces resignation of CEO Dr. Carl Moeller

Biblica announces resignation of CEO Dr. Carl Moeller COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 16, 2017 — Biblica (www.biblica.com), the International Bible Society, has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Carl Moeller, who is leaving the organization to pursue consulting and leadership development opportunities. Working with partners around the world, Biblica is engaged in a wide range of Bible translation, distribution and engagement projects focused on changing lives by making God’s word readily understandable and available. Moeller joined Biblica in 2014, having…

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IVP announces two new editors

      IVP announces two new editors WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to welcome Katelyn Beaty as a freelance acquisitions editor and to announce the promotion of Ethan McCarthy to assistant editor. As a freelance acquisitions editor for IVP, Beaty will acquire six to eight books a year and work at IVP one day a week to meet with the publishing committee and editorial team about forthcoming titles. Beaty is an editor at large with Christianity Today, where she previously…

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Louie Giglio writes first children’s devotional, Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science

Louie Giglio writes first children’s devotional, Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science New devotional makes Giglio’s sermon series for adults applicable to kids NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2017) — Since 1997, Louie Giglio, pastor and founder of Passion City Church, has gathered collegiate-aged young people in spiritual events across the United States and around the world. These events have opened young believers’ eyes to the wonders of God’s creation and His love. Now, Giglio encourages children of…

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