February 11, 2019 Edition
B&H Publishing is excited to unveil a new and improved website and brand update to better serve both customers and retailers. Launched in late 2018, the new website features clean, effective imagery and copy that provide a more streamlined and easy-to-use experience for retailers, customers and visitors. The new website also allows the B&H team to effectively promote bestsellers, new releases and familiar backlist titles that support each B&H imprint.Read More...
Lysa TerKeurst dominates February's Top 50 bestseller list
Lysa TerKeurst makes a strong showing in the ECPA Top 50 bestselling books list for February. Her latest release, “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” (Thomas Nelson), comes in at #2, while the Study Guide for the title is at #8. TerKeurst’s third book in the Top 10 is her 2016 release, “Uninvited,” followed by another 2018 release, “Embraced” at #15. The #1 position is “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson), reflecting the book’s continual status as one of the top selling books in the general market. Hollis’ next release, “Girl, Stop Apologizing,” releases March 12 from HarperCollins Leadership.
CT leadership to present at ECPA Leadership Summit on connecting the global church
The leadership of Christianity Today (CT) will present at the upcoming Leadership Summit on connecting the global church. Harold Smith (President/CEO), Mark Galli (Editor in Chief), and Harold Myra (former CEO) will CT’s legacy and 21st century vision for CT Global to connect the global church, including its efforts to create publishing strategies for better engagement with North America’s communities of color.
The ECPA Leadership Summit will be held April 30-May 1 in Chicago. The program will focus on all the ways the industry can expand mission and engagement beyond borders – geographically, culturally, ethnically, technologically, and more. Other speakers include: Tina Constable (Crown Publishing), Kristen McLean (NPD Book), Jackie Hill Perry (artist), Gordon Smith (Institutional Intelligence) Chris Horst (Rooting for Rivals), Phil Ryken and Theon Hill (Wheaton College), and more.
Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce that “The Maxwell Leadership Bible” has officially sold its one millionth copy. Originally published in 2002 with executive editor Dr. John C. Maxwell, the Bible is now in its third edition.Read More...
Crossway is pleased to announce that Jen Wilkin’s “Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds” (Crossway, July 2014) has surpassed 250,000 units in print sales.Read More...
WaterBrook, an imprint of Random House, has acquired the first book from stand-up comedian John Crist, known for his humor relating to the nuances and quirks of the church. Tina Constable, WaterBrook Executive Vice President and Publisher, and Lead Acquisition Editor Andrew Stoddard acquired world publishing rights from United Talent Agency.Read More...
Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, will release “Young Whit and the Shroud of Secrecy,” #2 in the Young Whit series, on April 9, 2019.Read More...
Kerri Rawson, daughter of confessed BTK serial killer joins Jesus Calling podcast
Kerri Rawson, daughter of the confessed BTK serial killer Dennis Rader, recently joined the Jesus Calling podcast to share what it was like to learn that her ordinary, loving father was actually a serial killer. Rawson also discusses how through her tremendous faith, she found the strength to forgive the man (her dad) who ruined eight families, including her own, and the courage to tell her story. Rawson’s book, “A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming” is available from Thomas Nelson.
Listen at jesuscalling.com/podcast.
Bible Gateway interviews authors of “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)”
More than ever, modern cultural conversation seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. What is the biblical way to have a civilized dialogue? Bible Gateway interviewed Sarah Stewart Holland (@bluegrassred) and Beth Silvers (@nkybeth), two friends on opposite sides of the aisle who provide a practical guide to grace-filled conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument in their book, “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations” (Thomas Nelson, 2019).
Bible Gateway interviews authors of “The Fool and the Heretic”
The topics of creation and evolution can be divisive in today’s church. How can followers of Jesus who worship together but differ in their views on these topics get along with each other? How can they demonstrate the practice of loving one another, friendship, and mutual respect despite arriving at opposite scientific conclusions? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Todd Charles Wood (@CoreacadInfo) and Dr. Darrel R. Falk about their book, “The Fool and the Heretic: How Two Scientists Moved Beyond Labels to a Christian Dialogue About Creation and Evolution” (Zondervan, 2019).
- ECPA to host European Christian Rights Fair in Krakow
- ECPA Awards Celebration to feature speaker Gary Chapman plus industry's first Audio Award
- Mister Rogers bio, narrated by LeVar Burton and published by Oasis Audio, is nominated for Audiobook of the Year
- Barna: Half of Millennial Christians Say It’s Wrong to Evangelize
- Slow Start for Print Units in 2019: printing issues and no political bestseller
- US Publishers Slam ‘Controlled Digital Lending’ as ‘Systematic Infringement’
- 500,000+ US texts now available to visually impaired in 78 nations
- HC Sales, Earnings Up in Q2: digital audio sales burgeoning
- 2018 Sales Fell 1.6% at Hachette parent company Lagardère
- Fall 2019 Children’s Sneak Previews
- AAP’s 2019 Professional and Scholarly Conference: ‘Mission Critical’
- BookExpo Set for May 29-31
- Mike Shatzkin Receiving BISG Lifetime Service Award
- BISG committee recruits members; new focus on the “why” of metadata
- Quad/Graphics Amends Credit Facility to Finance LSC Acquisition