September 17, 2018 Edition
HarperCollins Christian Publishing has announced a transition in publishing leadership with the announcement of senior vice president and group publisher David Moberg’s intention to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, in June 2019. Brian Hampton, current senior vice president and publisher of Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, will be promoted to fill this role.Read More...
Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce that Sue Smith is promoted to the position of executive vice president, Baker Book House, effective immediately. Sue’s responsibilities will continue at the company bookstore in Grand Rapids and will expand to include direction of the publishing/retail consumer website.Read More...
Hachette completes Worthy Publishing purchase
Publishers Weekly — HBG’s purchase involves Worthy’s entire publishing business, and Worthy founder Byron Williamson will become v-p, publishing development for Hachette Nashville, and will join HBG’s senior management group.
Olive Tree will be offering an exciting new feature to its millions of users. For the first time in its ten-year history, they will have the ability to experience audio Bibles and audiobooks directly inside the Olive Tree Bible App.Read More...
The Board of Directors of Giving Company (formerly iDisciple Holdings, LLC) announced the merger of four well-known faith-based brands under the non-profit umbrella of Giving Company: iDisciple, Christian Cinema, Family Christian and Dove.org (formerly The Dove Foundation).Read More...
Zondervan partners with Seedbed, the publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary
Publishers Weekly — Zondervan has entered a publishing partnership with Seedbed, a media platform and the publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary. The partnership will feature four to six co-branded books a year on church leadership, ministry, and more for both church leaders and lay people. Seedbed is based in Franklin, Tenn.
ECPA hosts three events for publishing professionals & industry creatives, Nov. 6-7 in Nashville
ECPA will again pair its Publishing University (PubU) program with The Christy Award™ Gala and Art of Writing conference on November 6-7 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. The events combined will present 48 industry intensive sessions. StoryBrand’s DONALD MILLER will “bridge” PubU and the Art of Writing conference as keynote.
PubU will gather more than 200 publishing professionals, from early afternoon November 6 to early afternoon November 7, for 44 sessions in “hot” publishing topics by industry leaders and experts — from Audio, Amazon, and Authors, to Readers, Retail, Research, and more — in tracks marked for marketing & publicity, editorial, design, rights management, reader engagement, and data, delivery & workflow.
The Art of Writing Conference, held immediately following PubU on November 7, is designed to bring Christian creatives and publishing curators together for a half day of four intensive seminars for writers and publishers.
The Christy Award Gala held that evening will honor the power of Story, the legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, and the year’s best in Christian fiction by announcing the 2018 winners of The Christy Award™.
Nominations for Emerging Leader scholarships to PubU are due this Friday, September 21. ECPA members are invited to invest in new and diverse voices in their company by nominating them for an Emerging Leader scholarship for PubU. Recipients attend PubU for only $99. More…
WriterFest Nashville announces its final keynote speaker for 2018: Liane Moriarty. Moriarty is the author of seven international bestsellers including three New York Times #1 bestsellers. Her books for adults and children have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. Moriarty’s 2014 novel, "Big Little Lies," was adapted for television by HBO (starring Nashville’s own Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon) and has earned three Emmys.Read More...
Those attending ECPA PubU on November 6-7 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, are eligible to receive a 20% discount to WriterFest Nashville, held November 8-9 at Lipscomb University, Nashville. Contact ECPA for registration discount code.
AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2018 Golden Scroll Awards at the Golden Scroll Banquet, Sunday, September 9, at the Music City Sheraton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The Golden Scrolls Book of the Year was awarded to Cindy K. Sproles for "Liar’s Winter" from Kregel Publications.Read More...
Craig Groeschel interviewed on Bible Gateway and Jesus Calling podcast about new book
New York Times bestselling author and pastor, Craig Groeschel joined the Jesus Calling podcast to share how for years his latest book sat on his computer, forgotten. When Craig’s own faith was shaken to its core, he returned to the words he had written for a grieving friend going through a dark time. The words brought him such comfort, so he decided to release the book to the world. Bible Gateway also interviewed Craig on this book — Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not (Zondervan, 2018) — discussing how to reconcile our intensely painful experiences with the image of a loving and all-powerful God.
Jack and Marsha Countryman join Jesus Calling podcast to talk about their new 365-day devotional
The Jesus Calling podcast team welcomed Jack and Marsha Countryman to the show. Jack and Marsha have written their first 365-day devotional called God’s Wisdom and Promises (Thomas Nelson), which is filled with scriptures of God’s assurances for his people. Jack and Marsha encourage us all that it is never too late to answer your calling and contribute in a meaningful way to the world.
Bible Gateway interviews O. S. Hawkins, author of “The Nehemiah Code”
Are you looking for a new beginning, perhaps in a relationship, a business, an athletic team, or even your own integrity? What lessons can be learned from Nehemiah, a civil servant from 2500 years ago, who rallied a community to rebuild their broken city wall, and by doing so, ushered in a new beginning for the Israelites? Bible Gateway interviewed O. S. Hawkins (@OSHawkins) about his book, The Nehemiah Code: It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning (Thomas Nelson, 2018).
Renowned brain-imaging researcher and founder of Amen Clinics to release new book with Tyndale Momentum
Tyndale House Publishers announced that Dr. Daniel Amen will publish “Feel Better Fast and Make It Last,” his second release with Tyndale Momentum following 2017’s groundbreaking “Memory Rescue.”Read More...
Ellie Holcomb pens her first children’s book and records first children’s EP, both set to release this fall
Renowned singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb will release her first children’s book along with a children’s EP this fall. The book, “Who Sang the First Song?,” will release with B&H Publishing on October 4, 2018. Her EP, “Sing: Creation Songs,” which was inspired by her debut book, will be available everywhere on September 21, 2018 (Full Heart Music).Read More...
Paraclete Press launches a month-long celebration honoring Jean Vanier’s 90th birthday with the release of "We Need Each Other: Responding to God’s Call to Live Together." Vanier’s words in this book represent the culmination of 65 years of global ministry, and the definitive summary of his life’s work and deep beliefs. His message of reconciliation is something the world desperately needs in these dark times of spiritual and cultural division.Read More...
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