August 19, 2019 Edition
Bibles escape Trump’s tariff fight with China
(Christianity Today) The Good Book got good news from the Trump administration: America’s Bibles—most of which are printed in China and imported to the United States—are now exempt from the burgeoning trade war between the two nations.
Webinar: How do tariffs on Chinese imports affect book publishing?
In August 2019, the U.S. government imposed new tariffs on goods imported to the U.S., including books. In this webinar, David Hetherington (Books International) will moderate a discussion that includes Carrick Wilkie (Publiship), Robert Baensch (Baensch International), and a representative from broker Meadows Wye, who will share their assessments of what these tariffs mean for book publishing and how the industry will need to adapt.
ECPA has partnered with Global Bridgebuilders (GBB) to offer ECPA members discounted services, in order to encourage sustainable changes to ECPA members committed to a more diverse workforce and publishing program. Global Bridgebuilders has built a record of transforming enterprises by capturing the advantage present in every diverse workforce.Read More...
The Parable Group today announced the launch of a free five-session online webinar series to encourage and equip Christian retailers. Live Gather & Grow webinars are aimed at providing every Christian retailer with the latest tips, ideas, and insights to improve their ministry and boost their business.Read More...
Firebrand schedules community conference
The Firebrand Community Conference is scheduled for October 24 in New York City, featuring sessions about Title Management, Eloquence on Demand, Eloquence on Alert, and NetGalley.
PubU Track Spotlight
Data, Delivery & Workflow sessions
Here is a spotlight on the sessions in the Data, Delivery & Workflow track, one of six tracks offered at the upcoming ECPA PubU, and curated by Rebecca Burgoyne, Exec. Director of Operations for United Methodist Publishing House. These sessions are designed for professionals in operations, workflow, metadata, logistics, and production. They are:
Moving beyond the Client/Vendor Framework: Matt Baehr (Book Manufacturers’ Institute) and panelists from Worzalla, PubGraphics, and Abingdon Press, will discuss how to move into dynamic and fruitful partnerships.
Using Process Improvement for Value Creation and Employee Engagement: Ken Dillard will lead a discussion on implementing process improvement techniques.
Working Smarter: Joshua Tallent (Firebrand) and Timothy Olson (Tyndale) will share what you need to know about getting the most out of your metadata processes and production cycle and the newly formed BISG Workflow Committee
Making Effective Data-driven Decisions: Michial Miller (NPD) will moderate a discussion on putting data to good use, how to discern trends and apply data to business decisions, etc.
Implementing Voice-first Technology in Publishing Production: Bradley Metrock (Score Publishing) and Robin Erwin (Ingram) will discuss the work being done to incorporate voice and voice-first technology into production, automation, operations, manufacturing, and distribution centers.
The State of the Supply Chain: Kathy Ferguson (LSC) and panelists from Lindenmeyr, HarperCollins Christian, Bethany Press, and others, will discuss the state of the supply chain, including paper and materials, printing, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.
Solving Distribution for Small Presses: Bailey Davis (Ingram) will examine the difference between full service and wholesale distribution, and provide guidance for making distribution decisions, while sharing tools for small publishers to leverage their wholesale relationships and build their business.
ECPA PubU will be held in Nashville on November 5-6 for the Christian publishing practitioner, offering industry training and connection through 42 sessions in six publishing tracks — plus keynote sessions with Lysa TerKeurst and Andrew Peterson. Early bird pricing ends August 30.
PubU attendees receive a special rate for the Art of Writing and The Christy Award™ Gala, held after PubU on November 6 for publishers and writers.
As the audiobook format continues to see astronomical growth industry-wide, Thomas Nelson celebrated an audiobook milestone of their own: a million audiobook copies sold of Rachel Hollis’s New York Times bestselling title, “Girl, Wash Your Face.”Read More...
Editorial Portavoz, founded in 1970 by Harold Kregel in Barcelona, Spain, received the award of Publisher of the Year during the SEPA Awards ceremony, hosted by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association, with the majority of the votes coming from distributors and retailers in Latin America and Spain.Read More...
Bible Gateway interviews author of “The Old Testament in Seven Sentences”
Do you think the Old Testament is confusing, out of date, and essentially replaced by the New Testament? What if you could capture in a few sentences its grand narrative that reveals God’s work, his purposes, and his wisdom, and understand how the Old Testament Scriptures prepared for the identity and mission of Jesus as Messiah, Savior, and Lord? Bible Gateway interviewed Christopher J.H. Wright about his book, “The Old Testament in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic” (IVP Academic, 2019).
Bible Gateway interviews P. Brian Noble, author of “The Path of a Peacemaker”
What does it mean to be not only a peacekeeper, but a peacemaker? How can peace be achieved when conflict is inevitable? How do we find peace without ignoring our problems? How do we pursue unity without compromising on our principles? Bible Gateway interviewed P. Brian Noble (@PMMinistries), author of “The Path of a Peacemaker: Your Biblical Guide to Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution, and a Life of Peace” (Baker Books, 2019).
“Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life” by Tish Harrison Warren released at the end of 2016 to high praise and bestselling sales numbers. Since then it has sold nearly 75,000 copies and has received such accolades as a starred review in Publishers Weekly and the Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year award from Christianity Today.Read More...
In his groundbreaking new book, “To Hell with the Hustle: Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World,” Bethke provides readers with helpful ways they can shift their focus from the hustle of overconnectivity to living a life that’s full of purpose and meaning.Read More...
In his new book, "Grandparenting with Grace: Living the Gospel with the Next Generation," author Larry McCall digs into scripture to examine God’s calling on the lives of grandparents.Read More...
In “Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor,” Greenberg shares how her faith brought her through the darkest of situations, time and time again, and how faith can enable survivors of all walks to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value.Read More...
In his new book, “The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father,” Carter shows readers how Jesus addresses core questions that often lie below the surface for many Christians.Read More...
Michael W. Anderson, a licensed psychologist, and Timothy D. Johanson, a pediatrician and medical professor, combine their knowledge of childhood development and experience of parenting gone wrong in this no-nonsense guide to preparing kids for life.Read More...
Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, will release "Otter B Helpful," "Otter B Taking Turns," and "Otter B Trustworthy" on October 8, 2019. Otter B teaches basic biblical character traits in a sweet, simple manner that small children can understand.Read More...
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