April 16, 2018 Edition
ECPA to honor John and Elizabeth Sherrill with the Kenneth N. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award
On behalf of the Christian publishing industry, ECPA will present the Kenneth N. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award to John and Elizabeth (Tib) Sherrill on May 1st at the ECPA Awards Celebration in Washington, D.C., among the industry’s publishing leaders. John died in December at the age of 94. Elizabeth will personally accept the honor for both of them that evening.
ECPA posts bestselling Christian Easter titles for 2018
Based on NPD Bookscan data during the 2018 Easter season, ECPA has posted the bestselling Christian Easter titles in both Juvenile and NonFiction categories. The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel (Zondervan) was the #1 bestselling nonfiction title. God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren (WaterBrook) was the #1 bestselling juvenile title.
Be the Buzz… Sign up for industry’s #ReadGoodBooks Thunderclap
Spread the news about the transforming power of Christian books by joining the #ReadGoodBooks social media campaign. Through a quick sign-up, participants allow Thunderclap to send a one-time-only post to their Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr followers the evening of May 1st when the Christian Book Award® winners are announced. Recent supporters include:
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- Oasis Audio
- Mesu Andrews
- Christian Family Content
- BroadStreet Publishing
- Bethany House
- Bible Gateway
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Christian magazine publishing professionals serving in Africa are invited to attend the first of a ten-year program of training events to be offered by Magazine Training International (MTI). The first Magazine Publishing Institute will be held 30 September - 7 October, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya.Read More...
In August 2016, Lysa TerKeurst broke through the unrealistically edited, social-media-driven noise to provide women a God-filtered truth: you are not the only one struggling with rejection. Today, Thomas Nelson announced TerKeurst’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, "Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely" has sold more than one million copies. The companion video curriculum has sold another 270,000 units.Read More...
BroadStreet Publishing is excited to announce that their children’s book, "Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn," has been chosen as a finalist in the 2018 ECPA Christian Book Awards for the children’s category.Read More...
Christianity Today was honored with top publishing awards-32 in total-at the Evangelical Press Association's (EPA) annual convention April 4-6, 2018 in Orlando. For the second year in a row, both CT print magazine and website, ChristanityToday.com, won Awards of Excellence in the General Publication category.Read More...
Reaching the milestone of 500 episodes of his nationally-syndicated daily radio feature, and the release of "Live Hope Minute One Year Devotional" (BroadStreet), Nashville-based Author/Musician Mark Smeby has chosen to mark the event in a creative way. “With the support of my radio feature by so many Christian radio stations, I decided it was time to create a theme song for those of us who are choosing to express our hope-drenched faith to the world.”Read More...
NFL Star Rashad Jennings shares themes from his new book at Children’s Hospital and Boys & Girls Club
Former record-setting NFL star, “Dancing with the Stars” champion, actor and philanthropist Rashad Jennings visited with the families and patients at the Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Rashad shared themes from his new book, “THE IF IN LIFE: How to Get Off Life’s Sidelines and Become Your Best Self” (Zondervan), answered questions from those in attendance, played a game and met attendees. Earlier in the week, he surprised 130 youth at the Cleveland Park Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, and shared with them messages of nutrition, literacy and overcoming obstacles.
Carla Laureano, author of "The Saturday Night Supper Club" (Tyndale), will be hosting a Facebook Live book club with readers on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT. During the live conversation, Laureano will be sharing the inspiration behind the new release and lead the discussion about the book. Readers will also be able to submit their questions for the author to answer.Read More...
Bible Gateway interviews Troy Schmidt, editor of the “NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible”
Quizzing can be a fun way to learn unfamiliar topics. That concept is now applied in a Bible specifically designed for kids ages 8-12. Bible Gateway interviewed editor Troy Schmidt (@troyeschmidt) about the NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible (Zonderkidz, 2018).
Bible Gateway interviews Stephen Grcevich, MD, author of “Mental Health and the Church”
What barriers do churches encounter when they try to welcome and include families of children, teens, and adults with common mental health conditions or trauma? How should churches structure ministry for those diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, attachment issues, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and other difficulties? Bible Gateway interviewed Stephen Grcevich, MD (@drgrcevish) about his book, Mental Health and the Church: Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders and Other Common Mental Health Conditions (Zondervan, 2018).
Bible Society Australia is launching The Invisible Book – a user-generated video content series that may help bring the Bible back to Australia’s youth. The Invisible Book is designed to show Australia’s youth there’s a book behind the books they’re studying at school -- a book they may not be familiar with, called the Bible. In this initial stage, it will show how the Bible is behind six of Shakespeare’s most popular works.Read More...
Francis Chan burst onto the Christian publishing scene with the release of "Crazy Love" in 2008. The radical authenticity of this California pastor immediately pushed "Crazy Love" to the top of the USA Today, New York Times and CBA bestseller lists – selling 2.6 million copies to date. Now, Francis Chan presents a radical new vision for the church in his forthcoming book, "We Are Church" (David C Cook, September 2018).Read More...
Ravi Zacharias, president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and Abdu Murray, North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, have signed on to publish a co-authored book, "Jesus through Eastern Eyes," with Zondervan in February 2020.Read More...
Tyndale Momentum (@tyndalehouse) has announced that it has agreed to terms with Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LII, to publish his inspiring memoir. "Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure and Overcoming the Odds" will have a street date of Tuesday, June 26.Read More...
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- Gospel Text Bookstore in Chatham, Ontario, closing after 65 years
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- CBA releases March bestsellers from Christian bookstores
- Google Unveils Book-Talking AI
- Google's "Talk To Books" Might Have Just Changed Everything
- New York Rights Fair Teams with BookExpo
- Supreme Court Hears Online Tax Case
- BISG webinar: The Business of Returns
- British Book Publishers Fear Brexit Will Bring a U.S. Invasion
- W.W. Norton Brings on Boughton to Launch Children’s Imprint
- Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2018
- LBF: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing
- LBF: Poetry sales are booming
- LBF: Audiobooks Continues Steady Sale Rise