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‘Akiane’ makes ECPA’s general best-sellers’ list PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 10:39 AM EST

Akiane by child artist Akiane Kramarik—whose painting of Jesus is referenced in the best-selling Heaven is for Real—is now appearing on the general weekly best-sellers list for sales ending Nov. 5, according to Pubtrack Christian data from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).

Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry, published by Thomas Nelson, is a collection of the young artist’s best paintings and poetry created from ages 4-10, and also reveals the stories of each unique piece of art.

Word Entertainment celebrates 60 years PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 11 November 2011 09:17 AM EST

Word Entertainment, Warner Music Groups’ Christian music division, held a special 60th-anniversary celebration Nov. 2 in Waco, Texas, where the label was founded in 1951 by Baylor University graduate Jarrell McCracken.

Thomas Nelson wins Bible award; multiple publishers win book awards PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2011 09:27 AM EST

Thomas Nelson has won a MarCom award for its KJV400 marketing strategy, while several book publishers are celebrating their wins in The USA Best Books 2011 Awards.

Nelson’s Bible Group marketing team won the platinum MarCom award for its campaign promotions of the King James Version’s 400th anniversary. The competition, which drew more than 6,000 entries, recognizes "outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals."

Baker Publishing Group joins Espresso Book Machine network PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 09:34 AM EST

Espresso Book Machine demonstration at ICRS 2011Baker Publishing Group’s paperback titles will be sold on the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel under a new agreement with On Demand Books. Christian Retailing first reported on Baker Publishing Group’s (BPG) interest in the program after July’s International Christian Retail Show (ICRS).

Ricky Skaggs, High Valley lead music award winners PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 10:46 AM EST

Ricky SkaggsThe Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) and Gospel Music Association Canada (GMAC) have presented their annual awards, while the Stellar Awards nominees have been announced.

The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Association’s Faith, Family & Country Awards took center stage Oct. 28 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Awards were given in more than 20 categories with Ricky Skaggs honored as Entertainer of the Year and top Musician.

Joshua Harris repackage makes general best-sellers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 November 2011 05:46 PM EDT

A 2005 title by best-selling author Joshua Harris has reached No. 8 on the general weekly best-sellers list for sales ending Oct. 29, according to Pubtrack Christian data from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) from Multnomah Publishers is a repackage and was previously released as Not Even a Hint.

HarperCollins' Nelson purchase offers 'potential synergies' PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 November 2011 05:20 PM EDT

Christian publishing leader Mark Kuyper has a message for critics of HarperCollins Publishers' planned purchase of Thomas Nelson.

The president and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) said that announcement of the acquisition that would make HarperCollins owner of Christian publishing's two biggest companies—the other being currently held Zondervan—had been “surprising to many and unwelcome to some.”

Regal introduces 'Season of Hope' PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 November 2011 04:11 PM EDT

Regal Books is offering its top-selling books at unprecedented discount levels through a new “Season of Hope” campaign.

“Our world is facing uncertain times, and Christians are not immune,” said Bob Bever, vice president of sales for Gospel Light, Regal’s parent company. “We have a number of outstanding titles that offer hope and healing from the ultimate source of hope, and we want to offer these with extra margins so retailers can pass the savings on to their customers.

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