October 2, 2023 Edition
ECPA releases Christian Publisher Audience Survey for its members
In response to member feedback on what research would be of most value to them, the ECPA Research Committee commissioned the services of JET Marketing to find out the reading and buying preferences of book and Bible buyers among ECPA publishers’ respective audiences. The survey was conducted in June and July of 2023 and includes demographics and buying behavior; media engagement; resource engagement; and relationship with church among customers of ECPA publishers. ECPA members are now able to purchase the full report.
At BMI: Publishers and printers discuss future
The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI) hosted its industry event, Book Manufacturing Mastered, on Thursday September 14, 2023 at the Penguin Random House offices in New York City. Book Manufacturing Mastered 2023 was the largest yet, with over 155 registrants, almost half being publishers.
ECPA Christian Collective heads to Frankfurt Book Fair
In two weeks, 17 rights professionals from eight Christian publishing companies will display their titles and conduct licensing meetings as the ECPA Christian Collective at the Frankfurt International Book Fair. ECPA has represented Christian publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair each year for more than 20 years and provides member publishers with a complete set of exhibit hosting services. Reservations to participate in the 2024 collective at the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs will be underway soon. Contact Cynthia for more information.
Outreach magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual Outreach Resources of the Year, which will be featured in the March/April 2024 issue. The Resources of the Year honors resources specifically focused on outreach in areas such as evangelism, apologetics, compassionate service and cross-cultural ministry.Read More...
ECPA PubU Online Track Spotlight
Calling industry children’s book professionals for Children’s Book Summit
ECPA PubU will feature its third annual Children’s Book Summit, with four daily webinars on November 6-9 at 10 am central each day. Developed by children’s acquisitions editor Laura Derico (David C Cook) and Brock Eastman (Action Bible brand lead), the Summit will feature these sessions:
Who Hears the Story? with former DreamWorks executive Rick Rekedal who now leads David C Cook; Which Stories Are Being Heard? Children’s Book Market Performance Reports with experts at Circana and Bookstat; How Do They Find the Stories? AI and Marketing Innovations with marketing expert Bob Hutchins and children’s publisher Linda Howard; How Can We Include Everyone in the Story? Engaging Readers from Every Background with children’s authors Dorena Williamson, Xochitl Dixon, and illustrator Ian Dale; plus a networking meet-up!
Publishing practitioners can customize their training and connection with other publishing professionals throughout all six publishing tracks offered this fall between Oct. 27 and Nov. 13. One registration price of $149 includes access & recordings to 30+ sessions & meet-ups.
Published in 2016 by InterVarsity Press, "The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery" quickly became the go-to primer for the ancient personality typing. Coming up on its seventh anniversary in October, the book that Publishers Weekly calls “the most popular Enneagram title to date” has officially sold more than one million copies, contributing to widespread Enneagram interest and the growing numbers of Enneagram enthusiasts.Read More...
Rod Wilson, former president of Regent College, has received a Word Award for his book “Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More.” (NavPress, 2022). The Word Awards honor “the Best of Canadian Christian Writing,” and award recipients for works published in 2022 were announced on September 19.Read More...
The Christy Award® finalists to be announced next week, Oct. 12
Three finalists in nine fiction categories will be announced next week, October 12 at 11 am central, for The Christy Award® program. The free webcast will feature ECPA president Jeff Crosby and Moody Radio host and award-winning novelist Chris Fabry, revealing the top Christian fiction titles published in the last year.
In “In Hearts of Fire 2: Twelve Inspiring Stories of Costly Faith from Today’s Persecuted Christians” (VOM Books/October 1, 2023), readers will meet 12 women who share how God strengthened them and provided for them when their earthly kingdom was shaken as they served Him.Read More...
Bestselling children’s book author Marty Machowski helps families grow in knowing and loving God through reading the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts together in “The Treasure: Ancient Story Ever New of Jesus and His Church” (New Growth Press/October 2, 2023).Read More...
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