June 18, 2018 Edition
Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce the addition of Cindy Lambert to its acquisitions team in the role of executive editor-at-large. Lambert will work with the Revell and Baker Books trade teams, securing new author relationships and participating in publishing strategy.Read More...
Biblica, The International Bible Society, sponsor and copyright holder of the world's bestselling English Bible, the New International Version, has announced the appointment of ministry leader Geof Morin as its new CEO.Read More...
Media Producer Phil Cooke to headline ECPA C-Suite Symposium this September
ECPA’s annual C-Suite Symposium is the premiere gathering for ECPA member C-level executives and leaders in Christian publishing. Innovating Beyond Traditional Boundaries is the theme of the 2018 edition of C-Suite Symposium, being held September 23-25 in Sedona, Arizona with featured presenter Phil Cooke, an author and media producer who has created and produced media programming in more than 60 countries, including many of the most influential Christian and inspirational TV programs in history.
Register at ECPACSuite.org
Publishing events return to Nashville November 6-7: ECPA PubU, Art of Writing, and Christy Award Gala
The second annual Art of Writing conference for writers and publishers will open with bestselling author and StoryBrand’s DONALD MILLER on November 7 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Miller will also be the closing keynote for the industry’s training event, ECPA PubU, featuring over 40 workshops on November 6-7 for publishing practitioners. Both events will precede The Christy Awards™ Gala where the year’s winning Christian novels will be announced with authors FRANCINE RIVERS, CHARLES MARTIN, CARLA LAUREANO, and more.
BookFest Nashville, a new festival celebrating books and writers, debuts November 8-9, 2018, on the Lipscomb University campus. Registration is now open at www.BookFestNashville.com. BookFest Nashville attendees will enjoy lectures by and conversations with bestselling authors, world-class publishing professionals, filmmakers, poets and songwriters. Attendance will be limited to 500 registrants to ensure an intimate experience.Read More...
Winners of the 2018 Selah Awards were recently announced at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Revell’s debut author, Bethany Turner, was selected as a winner in the Contemporary Romance category for her book "The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck."Read More...
Worthy publishing is pleased to announce that “My First Day of School,” written by Michelle Medlock Adams, has won the 2018 Selah Award for Children’s Picture Books.Read More...
Author and well-known podcaster Jamie Ivey has announced that her June pick for “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey Summer Book Club” is WaterBrook’s very own NO ONE EVER ASKED by Katie Ganshert.Read More...
Coauthors of "I’ll Push You" to attend Abilities Expo and tour Chicago to share new children's release
Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck, coauthors of the award-winning title "I’ll Push You," will be attending the Abilities Expo in Schaumburg, IL, June 29–July 1. In addition to their appearance at the Abilities Expo, Gray and Skeesuck will be touring the Chicago area sharing their message about powerful friendship that knows no bounds in their new release for children, "The Push" (Tyndale Kids, April 2018).Read More...
Bible Gateway interviews Jess Connolly, author of “Always Enough, Never Too Much”
As a woman, do you suffer from thinking you don’t measure up to others? Do you struggle with constant comparison, hide because you’re afraid, yet want to live a fulfilled life? What does the Bible say about a person’s self-image and how to handle society’s burdens? Bible Gateway interviewed Jess Connolly (@JessAConnolly), who, along with Hayley Morgan (@hayleyEmorgan), wrote Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding & Start Living Wild and Free (Zondervan, 2018).
Bible Gateway interviews Janet Holm McHenry, author of “The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus”
How did Jesus pray? Why did he pray? What can we learn from his attitude toward prayer and the importance he gave it? Based on the example of Jesus, how should we pray in modern times of trauma and catastrophe? Bible Gateway interviewed Janet Holm McHenry (@LookingUpFirst) about her book, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus: What Jesus Prayed and How It Can Change Your Life Today (Bethany House, 2018).
Max Lucado on Jesus Calling Facebook Live: Finding calm in a chaotic world on Father’s Day
Author and Pastor Max Lucado recently joined the Jesus Calling Facebook LIVE broadcast. Max shared how to tackle anxiety in a tense world by focusing on gratitude, and why he believes Jesus Calling has impacted so many. Max has written two books on this topic—one for adults called Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World and another one for children called I’m Not A Scaredy-Cat. Max shared how to tackle anxiety in a tense world by focusing on gratitude, and why he believes Jesus Calling has impacted so many.
Former NFL running back Rashad Jennings on Jesus Calling podcast
Former NFL running back and Dancing with Stars winner (2017), Rashad Jennings recently joined the Jesus Calling podcast to share how he dealt with difficulties in his life; and with God’s help, ultimately achieved his dream. He also talks about his new book, The IF in Life: How to Get Off Life’s Sidelines and Become Your Best Self (Zondervan, May 2018). More at JesusCalling.com/podcast.
In a Facebook Live video last night, Christian music icon and forty-time Dove award winner, Sandi Patty revealed the cover to her upcoming memoir and also announced a foreword by Kathie Lee Gifford. "The Voice: Listening for God’s Voice and Finding Your Own" releases from Zondervan on November 6, 2018.Read More...
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