Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Mary Manz Simon hosts Book Expo America children’s panel
Mary Manz Simon hosts Book Expo America children’s panel PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:33 AM EDT

BEA-MaryManzSimon-webDr. Mary Manz Simon hosted a panel of industry leaders May 29 in the CBA children’s space at Book Expo America (BEA). The general-market publishing trade show was held May 29-31 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The expert panel included Laura Minchew (Tommy Nelson); Annette Bourland, group publisher of Zonderkidz; Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales and executive vice president of Big Idea Entertainment; and Dan Lynch, publisher B&H Kids. Panelists introduced their new titles to the librarians and general market retailers in attendance and spoke to trends impacting the market. Simon’s presentation included new data from Nielsen on the children’s religious market.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) made arrangements with BEA for the panel. Mark Kuyper, president and CEO, said ECPA is “trying to drive awareness” through involvement at the annual show.

“We’re working with the education component of ABA [American Book Association] that is presented at Book Expo America,” Kuyper told Christian Retailing. “Last year we did a session on trends in Christian publishing and this year we focused in on kids.

“We bring together some of the publishers in this space, the publishers who focus in on and have a strong presence in the children’s market, to do a presentation to the audience there, which are retailers as well as industry professionals, to bring them up to speed to make them more aware of the product created by our industry and the potential that they have in taking advantage of those resources.”

Exhibitors at the convention included Moody Publishers, Worthy Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers, Ideals Publications, William B. Eerdmans, Harvest House Publishers and many others.

Simon also will present her 20th Children's Trends Workshop at the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta this month. Learn more at christianretailshow.com.

 

In this current issue:

ECPA to honor IVP's Bob Fryling

News image

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association will honor Bob Fryling with...

READ MORE

Vote for the best products of 2015

News image

Christian Retailing invites Christian retailers, publishers and all who work...

READ MORE

NRF: Significant spending boost expected this Easter

News image

Americans anticipate spending more than ever on Easter this year....

READ MORE

B&H Kids' Bibleman gets reboot

News image

B&H Kids is promoting the fall release of Bibleman: The...

READ MORE

Harvest House Publishers celebrates coloring book success

News image

Harvest House Publishers announced Friday that its new coloring book...

READ MORE

‘Living Forward’ hits best-seller lists

News image

Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy has achieved wide...

READ MORE

‘Outreach’ honors IVP titles

News image

Outreach magazine honored six IVP titles as part of the...

READ MORE

Study: Digital payments see 20 percent boost globally

News image

A new study from Juniper Research has found the annual...

READ MORE

‘Miracles From Heaven’ debuts in box office top 3

News image

Miracles From Heaven debuted in theaters to strong reviews and...

READ MORE

Oasis, Tyndale partner on ‘Africa Study Bible’

News image

Major Christian organizations, led by Oasis International, are joining together...

READ MORE

Worthy, Genesis Marketing Group partner

News image

Worthy Publishing announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Genesis...

READ MORE

Bookmasters, Paraclete Press sign fulfillment agreement

News image

Bookmasters has signed an agreement with Paraclete Press to provide...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

Most Popular Articles


a