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Word Weavers forms alliance with BelieversTrust PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 21 November 2014 06:36 PM EST

BelieversGroup-webWord Weavers International, an 18-year-old organization for writers founded and led by Eva Marie Everson, and BelieversTrust, the new nonprofit organization led by Rebeca Seitz have announced the formation of a strategic alliance. Seitz recently formed BelieversTrust to fill the void left by the recent closure of Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.

Nearly three years ago, Word Weavers partnered for a brief time with Christian Writers Guild, but the relationship ended amicably in 2011 due to different practices and goals of the organizations. The guild was a for-profit organization and Word Weavers is a nonprofit.

Eerdmans longtime editor in chief to retire PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 21 November 2014 06:04 PM EST

JonPott-webJon Pott, vice president and editor in chief of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., has announced that he will retire June 30, 2015.

Pott first joined the publishing house as an editor in 1968. He later served as executive editor for several years before being appointed to the position of editor in chief in 1982. During his long tenure, Pott has overseen the growth of the company’s yearly publishing output from approximately 70 titles a year to well over 100. He also played an active role in the publication of Eerdmans’ acclaimed periodical The Reformed Journal, serving as editor in chief from 1982 until its final issue in 1990.

GMA Canada presents Covenant Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 03:20 PM EST

DanBremnes-Covenant-webThe Gospel Music Association (GMA) Canada honored singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes with four Covenant Awards at the awards banquet in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Nov. 13. Word Entertainment duo Love & The Outcome also took home three awards at the 36th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards.

GMA recognized Bremnes (Capitol Christian Music Group) for Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as for Pop/Contemporary Song and Recorded Song of the Year for his current single, “Beautiful,” which he performed at the ceremony.

Zondervan hosts dinner for NIV’s 50th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 02:49 PM EST

DougMoo-NIV50-webZondervan, Biblica and the Committee on Bible Translation welcomed more than 600 attendees to a dinner Wednesday night at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) convention in San Diego. The event joined theologians, scholars, pastors, Bible translators, publishing professionals and Bible enthusiasts in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the commissioning of the NIV.

“Fifty years is a long time,” said Douglas Moo, chairman for the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT), giving homage to the five decades of work that went into the translation.

Munce partners with SuzyQ to host writers conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 02:38 PM EST

WriterToWriter-webThe Munce Group and SuzyQ have announced a new writers conference for 2015.

New York Times best-selling author Cecil Murphey’s Writer to Writer conferences equip authors with the nuts and bolts of getting published in today’s industry. The theme for Writer to Writer is “From Think to Ink,” which expresses the process of going from idea to print—and everything in between.

Britt Beemer: Retailers ‘control their own destinies’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:54 PM EST

BrittBeemer-webThe mood of the American consumer is surprisingly gloomy, according to America’s Research Group’s second Christmas Shopping Forecast of the season.

“It’s not as upbeat as I would have thought,” said Britt Beemer, chairman and CEO of America’s Research Group. “Consumer confidence is down largely because consumers tell us they are not seeing new hires at their places of work. Moreover, more consumers report debt as a big problem at 16% versus 11.4% last year. Americans are still very cautious and more bargain-driven than ever before."

Holley Gerth’s ‘Amazing’ becomes best-seller PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:50 PM EST

YoureAlreadyAmazing-webHolley Gerth’s You’re Already Amazing (Revell/Baker Publishing Group) has landed at No. 8 on the Wall Street Journal’s nonfiction best-selling books list for the week of Nov. 8.

Published in 2012, You’re Already Amazing has sold 100,000 copies and has appeared on CBA’s Top 50 and Christian Living best-seller lists. It was also a finalist for the 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best award in the Nonfiction: Women’s category.

LifeWay to stay closed Thanksgiving PDF Print E-mail
Written by Aaron Earls/LifeWay Christian Resources   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:40 AM EST

LifeWayDenver-Exterior-webWhile the "war on Christmas" generates more headlines, Thanksgiving has been taking a beating, but some customers and stores are fighting back.

In contrast to many major retailers who have decided to open on Thanksgiving Day, others, like LifeWay Christian Stores, are maintaining their commitment to give employees—and customers—the day off.

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