September 18, 2017 Edition
Nabeel Qureshi, author of ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,’ passes
It is with deep sympathy for family and loved ones that HarperCollins Christian Publishing recognizes the passing of Nabeel Qureshi, who lost his year-long battle with stomach cancer on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and entered into the presence of Jesus, whom he had embraced as his Savior and Lord. He was 34 years old.
Oasis Audio and Domain Communications announce plans by Domain Communications to publish a branded line of home video products under the name, Oasis Family Media. The move builds on the company’s mission “to publish stories and content that uplifts, inspires, and encourages positive values and personal growth” and expands the company’s media publishing beyond audio books.Read More...
Debbie Mitchell, Vice President of Operations for WaterBrook Multnomah, announces the following promotions in WaterBrook and Multnomah’s Managing and Production Editorial departments, each effective immediately. Julia Wallace has been promoted to Executive Managing Editor. Karen Sherry has been promoted to Associate Director, Interiors, continuing to report to Julia Wallace. Helen Macdonald has joined WaterBrook and Multnomah as Production Editor, reporting to Julia Wallace.Read More...
Reflecting its growing mission to make complex book production simple, Black Earth Group is now Book Genesis. To mark this new identity, Book Genesis has launched a new website and book production portal at https://bookgenesis.com. “When I created Black Earth Group in 2014,” says founder and president Sean Harrison, “I wanted to serve the publishing industry using the skills and knowledge I had built up over the previous two decades doing complex product development and management, digital production, system design, and training.Read More...
Rights Training Program returns to PubU, November 7-8 in Nashville
For the past two years, PubU – the industry’s premiere training event for practitioners in Christian publishing – has conflicted with the Frankfurt Book Fair – the world’s largest rights event. But this year PubU organizers made sure that didn’t happen and scheduled the event a month later in November so that the industry’s Rights community can continue the tradition of gathering to connect, learn and grow as Rights professionals. The track is being developed by attorney Brian Flagler (Flagler Law Group) and rights managers Ellen Hsu (InterVarsity Press) and Cindy Riggins (Riggins International Rights Services). “It is in everyone’s best interest to have competent and informed people managing the rights of a publisher’s intellectual property, their greatest asset,” explains Hsu. “The PubU Rights track is one of the best opportunities for Rights professionals to gather for networking and education.” Through the sessions and informal interactions with industry colleagues, rights professionals will learn about markets shifts, industry standards, and legal issues that affect their work and also pick up tips and strategies for doing their work more effectively.
Customize your professional development:
- PubU Rights sessions
- PubU Editorial sessions
- PubU Marketing & Publicity sessions
- PubU Design sessions
- PubU Reader Engagement sessions
- PubU Data, Delivery & Workflow sessions
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has selected FrontGate Media, one of the world’s leading Faith and Family marketing agencies, as PR agency of record. FrontGate will be working with ECPA to provide brand strategy and communications services including Publicity, Social Media, and Grassroots Outreach for the annual THE CHRISTY AWARDS™ GALA and the launch of THE ART OF WRITING CONFERENCE.Read More...
Christian Collective at Frankfurt Book Fair to represent nearly 30 companies
Rights professionals participating in the upcoming ECPA Christian Collective at the Frankfurt Book Fair, held October 11-15 will be representing nearly 30 Christian publishing companies, including Abingdon Press/ UMPH / Cokesbury, AMG, B&H/Lifeway, Baker Publishing Group, Bethany Publishers, Crossway, David C Cook, Harvest House, Hendrickson, InterVarsity Press, Moody, New Growth Press, New Hope Publishers/Women’s Missionary Union, P&R Publishing, Rose Publishing, Tyndale House, Upper Room, Warner Press, and Whitaker House. ECPA handles all administrative functions related to the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs in coordinating a collective of rights professionals representing Christian publishers. For more information, contact ECPA.
Christianity Today won two top awards showcasing religion journalism excellence at the Religion News Association's annual awards banquet in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9, 2017.Read More...
Max Lucado gives insight on finding peace during anxious times
With the release of his latest book, “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World” (Thomas Nelson) this month, Pastor and author Max Lucado joins the Jesus Calling Podcast and tells listeners about why it was important to him to write on the topic of anxiety, which afflicts so many of us in a tense world.
Bible Gateway interviews Julie Roys, author of ‘Redeeming the Feminine Soul’
What is the scriptural vision for godly womanhood and manhood? How should the feminine soul be biblically nurtured? What is the clarity between feminist and fundamentalist? Bible Gateway interviewed Julie Roys (@reachjulieroys) about her book, Redeeming the Feminine Soul: God’s Surprising Vision for Womanhood (Thomas Nelson, 2017).
Bible Gateway interviews Dr. Ed Hindson, co-author of ‘Charting the Bible Chronologically’
The Bible follows the rise and fall of kingdoms and governments, covers millennia of ancient history, and reveals God’s plan for humanity through powerful accounts that are still relevant today. How can having a panoramic view of the events recorded in Scripture help in your own study of the Bible? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ed Hindson (@TheKingsComing2), who, along with Dr. Thomas Ice, is the author of Charting the Bible Chronologically: A Visual Guide to God’s Unfolding Plan (Harvest House Publishers, 2016).
In the news...
- Worthy Publishing CEO Named Chair of ECPA
- Religion Bestsellers: Jen Hatmaker Tops; Wanda Brunstetter Takes #2
- Stephanie Castillo Samoy, formerly managing editor at Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media, is joining Dover Publications/LSC Communications
- HarperCollins Readies Its 200th Anniversary Programming for Frankfurt Book Fair
- HP and Ingram's Lightning Source Enter Supplies Partnership
- US publishers' audio sales up 29% this year
- AAP Reports Publisher Revenue Up, eBook Revenue Down in First Four Months of 2017
- U.S. Census Bureau: Bookstore Sales Slip 1.9% in July
- House Votes to Save Library Funding, NEA and NEH
- Amazon to Triple Warehouse Space in Mexico