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:

Apple Pay launches for mobile purchasers

News image

Apple has announced that customers can start making payments with...

READ MORE

Barbour fiction dominates ECPA’s best-seller list

News image

Barbour Publishing has announced that its fiction titles currently hold...

READ MORE

'Inspirational' bands receive American Music Awards nominations

News image

Casting Crowns, Newsboys and Hillsong United have been nominated for...

READ MORE

Stephen Mansfield’s timely book receives media attention

News image

New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield is receiving major...

READ MORE

Christian publishers sign with Bookmasters for distribution

News image

Bookmasters has signed new distribution agreements with three Christian publishing...

READ MORE

CBA previews 2015 ICRS, opens exhibitor registration

News image

Nearly 20 representatives from more than a dozen companies were...

READ MORE

Thom Rainer’s church-focused books still going strong

News image

Thom S. Rainer’s I Am a Church Member (B&H Books)...

READ MORE

Dan Rich announces retirement after 40 years in publishing

News image

David C Cook Chief Publishing Officer Dan Rich will retire...

READ MORE

U.S. retail sales fall in September

News image

Retail sales dropped by 0.3% to $442.7 billion in September,...

READ MORE

NRF poll forecasts increased 2014 holiday spending

News image

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting holiday sales to...

READ MORE

Barbour author Vickie McDonough reaches sales milestone

News image

Barbour Publishing author Vickie McDonough recently surpassed the 1 million-copy...

READ MORE

GRAMMY-winning artist J Moss escapes house fire

News image

GRAMMY-winning producer and Stellar Award-winning artist J Moss escaped a...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a