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Retailers and suppliers tally up Valentine’s Day spending PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 20 February 2012 11:22 AM EST

Retailers and suppliers are assessing sales to see whether an anticipated Valentine's Day spending hike—seen as an indication of a rebounding economy—hit registers at Christian stores.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the average person celebrating Feb. 14 was set to spend slightly more than $125—up 8% over last year and the highest amount in the 10 years that Valentine's day spending has been tracked.

Zondervan dominates weekly Bible list PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 February 2012 10:59 AM EST

Zondervan has captured all five spots in the weekly Bible best-sellers list from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) tracking sales for the week ending Feb. 11, according to Pubtrack Christian data.

The top five Bibles are: 1. The Story, New International Version, hardcover (Zondervan); 2. NIV Thinline Bible, bonded leather, navy (Zondervan); 3. NIV True Images Bible, updated edition, softcover (Zondervan); 4. NIV Quest Study Bible, Italian Duo-Tone, coral (Zondervan); and 5. NIV Adventure Bible, hardcover (Zondervan).

GMA Dove nominees to be announced live PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 February 2012 09:07 AM EST

GRAMMY-nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan, BET’s Lift Every Voice host CoCo Brother, Daytime-Emmy-nominated comedian Chonda Pierce and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler A.J. Styles will announce the nominees for the 43rd Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards at a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 11AM ET at The Georgian Terrace Hotel Atlanta.

MacArthur Bible to be available in updated NIV edition PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:28 AM EST

Though the HarperCollins deal that will bring Thomas Nelson and Zondervan under the same publishing umbrella has yet to be finalized, the two are partnering to expand the reach of a leading study Bible.

The project will make The MacArthur Study Bible available in the 2011 updated New International Version (NIV) text for the first time, with Zondervan licensing the NIV to Thomas Nelson, which will publish the Bible.

Biblica international CEO to retire PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:38 PM EST

Keith Danby, international CEO of global Bible ministry Biblica, is to retire Sept. 1. CEO Doug Lockhart, who has co-led the ministry with Danby for two years, will assume the reins of the organization, which serves 55 countries.

Danby has served Biblica and Send The Light (STL) for nearly 25 years, joining STL in 1987 as the first CEO of the new Christian resources ministry launched out of Operation Mobilization (OM). During his career at STL, he grew the enterprise into the leading Christian resources ministry, which included wholesale distribution, retail and publishing. Danby was also instrumental in the 2007 merger of STL with International Bible Society to form IBS-STL Global, which became Biblica in 2009.

Women of Faith launches One Day events PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:11 AM EST

Live Event Management, Thomas Nelson’s live events company, is launching Women of Faith One Day events featuring a new focus in a more intimate setting than its two-day women’s events.

One Day events will tour to 16 cities on Saturdays—from Feb. 18, in Billings, Mt., to June 23 in Greensboro, N.C.—with the event billed as “a new in-depth experience for women to receive strength and encouragement all in one day.”

‘Christian Retailing’ relaunches enhanced digital edition PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012 12:07 PM EST

Christian Retailing magazine is once again more than just print. After a hiatus of several months, a digital edition is being sent to more than 43,000, in addition to the 6,500 who receive the magazine in print. The digital distribution includes 8,500 retailers, suppliers and industry professionals—including many overseas—who previously signed up to receive the magazine in digital format.

Featuring all the content of the regular print edition, the digital version can also offer enhanced editorial and advertising content. It includes search and browse functions and can be downloaded for later reading and shared with others by email.

Christian GRAMMY winners named PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012 11:47 AM EST

Kirk Franklin was presented with two GRAMMY Awards last night—Best Gospel Album for Hello Fear (Verity Gospel/Fo Yo Soul/Provident Distribution) and Best Gospel Song for the winning album’s title track.

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