Ty Pennington signs book contract with Zondervan

Ty Pennington signs book contract with Zondervan Life to the Extreme to release May 14, 2019 Grand Rapids, Mich., November 27, 2018 – Star of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the current Trading Spaces reboot, Ty Pennington, has inked a one-book contract with Zondervan. Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter, written with Travis Thrasher, will release in May 2019. Pennington is represented by Bill Stankey of Westport Entertainment. World rights were acquired by Senior Vice President of…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Max Anders, author of “30 Days to Understanding the Bible” When considering the Bible, do you confuse the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah? Or mix up Jericho with Jeroboam? Do you think Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife? Do you know how the Old Testament is different from the New Testament, but how they tell the same story? Do you get uncomfortably nervous when you’re asked in a group to look up…

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“Birthing Hope” named one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018

“Birthing Hope” named one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018 WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that Library Journal selected Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone for its 2018 Best Books list. “Rachel Marie Stone is one of the most elegant and perceptive authors I have ever worked with,” said Al Hsu, senior editor, IVP Books. “Her writing makes us reflect deeply on things that matter—birth and death, family and fear, life and hope. I’m delighted that Birthing Hope has been named one of the best…

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LSC Communications and The United Church of Canada sign multi-year supply chain services agreement

LSC Communications and The United Church of Canada sign multi-year supply chain services agreement December 03, 2018–CHICAGO–LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) and The United Church of Canada announced today that they have signed a new multi-year book fulfillment and distribution agreement. As part of the relationship, LSC will provide a range of distribution services for the United Church of Canada from LSC’s Newmarket, Ontario location. “We want to be in closer contact with our customers,” said Rebecka Hornburg, E-commerce Manager at The…

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Rick Christian to retire after 30 years following internal sale of Alive Literary Agency

Rick Christian to retire after 30 years following internal sale of Alive Literary Agency Colorado Springs, CO – December 3, 2018—Alive Literary Agency today announced its Founder and CEO Rick Christian is stepping down March 1 after 30 years, and that an internal sale of the agency has been executed with its President Bryan Norman and Executive VP Lisa Jackson. “I am grateful I could spend the bulk of my working years doing what I love with people I adore,…

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November and October’s Christian bestsellers released

November and October’s Christian bestsellers released The ECPA bestsellers lists are back! After some time off while NPD BookScan moved its data to a new platform (no easy task), we are pleased to present the November Bestsellers published by ECPA members, based on POS data collected in October from more than 250 participating booksellers, both brick and mortar and online. In the Top 50 bestsellers overall, the Top 2 are familiar. At #1 is Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson), which continues to…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews John Paine, author of “The Luckiest Man” How can a terminal diagnosis lead to experiencing God’s intimate, comforting, tangible presence? At middle age, John Paine thought he knew what it meant to have a relationship with God. But his journey into true, mystical intimacy with God began when a neurologist diagnosed him with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Bible Gateway interviewed John Paine about his book, The Luckiest Man: How A Seventeen-Year Battle with ALS Led Me to…

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‘About My Mother’ memoir from Mike Rowe’s mom hits New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestseller lists

‘About My Mother’ memoir from Mike Rowe’s mom hits New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestseller lists SANTA MONICA, Cal. (November 26, 2018) – A humorous memoir by 80-year-old Peggy Rowe, About My Mother (November 13, Forefront Books) hit three major bestseller lists over the weekend appearing at #8 on the New York Times, #6 on Wall Street Journal and #16 on USA TODAY. “It’s such an honor to work with Peggy Rowe,” said Jonathan Merkh, founder…

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Shari Black hired as senior director of marketing for Specialty Publishing division

Shari Black hired as senior director of marketing for Specialty Publishing division (Nashville, TN) November 26, 2018—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced that Shari Black has joined the organization as senior director of marketing for the Specialty Publishing division. Black offers over 20 years of key account sales and marketing experience implementing long-term strategic plans, as well as leading cross-divisional teams with companies such as Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and Walmart.  In these roles, she has worked on…

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“Two Weeks” by Karen Kingsbury to release April 2019 by Howard Books

“Two Weeks” by Karen Kingsbury to release April 2019 by Howard Books From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive new story in the Baxter Family series about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decision of her life. About the Book:  Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first…

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Scot McKnight inks contract for New Testament translation

Scot McKnight inks contract for New Testament translation WESTMONT, IL— Scot McKnight, renowned scholar, speaker, and award-winning author, has inked a book contract with IVP Academic for a fresh translation of the New Testament. Tentatively titled The Second Testament, this volume follows on the heels of John Goldingay’s The First Testament: A New Translation, published by IVP earlier this year. “From the moment I began reading The First Testament, I knew that John Goldingay was onto something that was going to change the way that I…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Andi Andrew, author of “Fake or Follower” We live in a culture where many identify as “Christian” without fully embracing what it looks like to follow Jesus day-in and day-out. After gathering for worship, do we simply go about our business, void of true transformation? Is the gospel simply a self-help tool; the church just a place where our needs can be met? Are we really following Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Andi Andrew (@andiandrew) about her book, Fake…

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Nord Compo participates in “Clowns of Hope” relay marathon

Nord Compo participates in “Clowns of Hope” relay marathon New York, November 11, 2018 — Held every October in Lille, France, the Clowns of Hope Relay Marathon event raises money for this charitable organization.  The money is used to send clowns and other artists into children’s hospitals to lift the spirits of the ailing children.  The event attracts around 1500 runners, all of whom run a 5k, 7k or 10k leg of the marathon. With sunny skies and temperatures reaching 75°F,…

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Baker Publishing Group wins five Christy Awards, including Book of the Year

Baker Publishing Group wins five Christy Awards, including Book of the Year Ada, Mich. (November 15, 2018)—The winners of the 2018 Christy Awards were announced on Wednesday, November 7, at the Christy Award Gala in Nashville, Tennessee. Baker Publishing Group authors won a total of five Christy Awards, including True to You, which won the 2018 Christy Book of the Year and also won in the Contemporary Romance category. The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright won in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category, Missing Isaac by Valerie…

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Christian Community Development Association honors Dr. John Perkins

Christian Community Development Association honors Dr. John Perkins Chicago, IL:  The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) & The John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation (JVMPF) were thrilled to cap their 30th annual, national conference in Chicago, IL, by celebrating the legacy of Dr. John & Vera Mae Perkins on November 2, 2018. Dr. Perkins was present at the gala with his daughters Priscilla and Elizabeth. Vera Mae, his wife, wasn’t able to attend because of health constraints but was introduced via…

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