Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue NRB features 'great involvement' from Christian publishers
NRB features 'great involvement' from Christian publishers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:00 AM EDT

The National Religious Broadcasters' (NRB) 70th annual convention drew significant involvement from Christian publishers, according to organizers of the recent four-day event.

Held March 2-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Hotel in Nashville, the event featured nine publishers exhibiting on the exposition floor compared to only six publishing houses in 2012.

"I think it's safe to say that we had a great deal of involvement from Christian publishers this year—perhaps even greater than previous years," NRB Director of Communications Kenneth Chan told Christian Retailing. "We had more than 20 authors holding book signings from the exposition floor.

"We also had more than 30 authors for the new authors and artists reception event," he added. "The area was packed with people. The media center was also bustling with almost non-stop interviews, many of which involved authors."

David C Cook Senior Publicity Manager Lisa Beech said the publisher brought Travis Thrasher, who wrote a novelization of Home Run, a faith-based movie scheduled to hit theaters April 19.

"We haven't brought authors that I know of for the past few years," she said. "Everyone seemed to be very excited about Home Run, both the movie and book. It was definitely worth sending Travis to do interviews."

Cook also gave away free copies of Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace.

"The media was very interested and excited to hear the line up of current and new books coming from David C Cook," Beech said. "Relationships are priceless and any time we can come together and help each other meet goals, we don't want to pass up those opportunities like NRB allows."

Other publishers who came to the event included HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Harvest House Publishers, Moody Publishers and Tyndale House Publishers. Among the dozens of speakers at the convention were Tony Evans, Bobby Gruenewald, Tim Challies and Nick Hall, as well as social media representatives from Twitter, Google and Facebook.

 

In this current issue:

‘God and Donald Trump’ explores spiritual aspects of his miracle victory

News image

Donald Trump is six months into the U.S. presidency, and...

READ MORE

Marketing executive Lucy Diaz Kurz rejoins Charisma House

News image

Lucy Diaz Kurz has rejoined the Charisma House book group...

READ MORE

CBA, retail partners launch 'Get It Local Today'

News image

In a cooperative industry project, CBA will provide Christian stores...

READ MORE

Exhibitors mostly positive about quieter Unite 2017

News image

CBA's Unite 2017 in Cincinnati had an intentionally smaller footprint...

READ MORE

Christian illusionists entertain, inspire at CBA's 'Envision the Legacy' banquet

News image

CBA’s Unite 2017 drew show attendees to a Duke Energy...

READ MORE

Filmmakers showcase new movies, related products at Unite

News image

CBA's Unite show hosted some of 2017's most exciting Christian...

READ MORE

Logos Bookstores announces 2017 award winners

News image

The Association of Logos Bookstores announced this year’s Books, Author...

READ MORE

Unite show opener encourages Christian retailers

News image

CBA kicked off the Unite 2017 convention in Cincinnati with...

READ MORE

Workshops cover why and what of Christian retail

News image

CLC executive Dave Almack believes strongly in the Christian retail...

READ MORE

CBA shares State of the Industry Report at Unite 2017

News image

Eric Grimm, CBA’s director of communications, gave retailers plenty of...

READ MORE

AWSA announces Golden Scroll winners

News image

Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) announced the winners of...

READ MORE

Kregel, Gilead partner in new fiction publishing initiative

News image

Jerry Kregel, executive vice president of publishing, Kregel Publications, and...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a