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Small publishers group adds 100th member PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 October 2010 01:38 PM EDT
Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) has announced the addition of its 100th member.

CSPA, established in 2004 to represent and promote small Christian publishers, has grown from three to 100 member publishers, the association said. Membership in CSPA is open to any publisher that produces material for the Christian marketplace with annual revenues of $400,000 or less.

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Drama brings prayer, priorities into focus PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 October 2010 01:00 PM EDT

The day he faced every parent's greatest fear--a child gone missing--brought faith and family firmly back into focus for Ray Simpkins and has been recreated in a drama sharing his lessons of hope and misplaced priorities.

Former TV Superman Dean Cain portrays the helpless, distraught father in The Way Home from Red Five Entertainment, whose DVD is to be released Oct. 26 and is set to coincide with a screening on the Gospel Music Channel.

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‘Dawn Treader’ promotes Operation Christmas Child PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010 02:16 PM EDT
The third movie in "The Chronicles of Narnia" film series is partnering with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) to encourage participation in collecting gifts for needy children worldwide.

Many Christian retailers, including LifeWay Christian Stores, take part annually in the Samaritan's Purse program--which features shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children.

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Resources for youngsters see mixed results PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010 02:09 PM EDT

Though many view children's products as more recession-proof than other categories, they have not been immune to the effects of the economic downturn.

But while Christian retailers see mixed results with resources for youngsters, they recognize that the area remains an important focus of business, according to Christian Retailing's latest Vital Signs industry survey.

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'Crazy Love' still atop CBA list PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010 02:02 PM EDT
Crazy Love by Francis Chan (David C. Cook and Oasis Audio) is still atop CBA's Top 50 best-sellers list. Christian Living books along with Standard Publishing's KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2010-2011 rounded out the top 10 on the October list.
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'Christian Retailing' editors' podcast PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010 01:58 PM EDT
The year of the Bible, the media buzz about the movie adaptation of Karen Kingsbury's Like Dandelion Dust, Christian Store Day and personal product picks--listen in as the Christian Retailing editorial team discusses the October issue and looks to the month ahead.
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Susan Boyle's Christmas album coming PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010 01:46 PM EDT
Integrity Music, in partnership with SYCO/Columbia Records, will release Susan Boyle's first Christmas album to Christian retail.

Set for Nov. 9, The Gift features 10 songs from the former Britain's Got Talent contestant, whose debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, sold more than 9 million units worldwide since its release in November 2009.

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'A Christmas Snow' coming to stores PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010 01:38 PM EDT
A Christmas Snow is being released tomorrow, Oct. 8, on DVD by Destiny Image Films (DIF) and distributed to Christian stores by Trost Moving Pictures.

DIF is part of Destiny Image Publishers, best known for its charismatic books. The 111-minute family drama about when "the storm of the century brings the gift of a lifetime" stars Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break), Catherine Mary Stewart (Days of Our Lives, The Last Starfighter) and Anthony Tyler Quinn (Boy Meets World, Melrose Place). It was shot in Tulsa, Okla., on a $650,000 budget.

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