International News Beat CR July 2010 Print
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Monday, 07 June 2010 03:42 PM America/New_York



Due to the Icelandic volcanic ash forcing the closure of London’s Heathrow Airport, members of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s (ECPA) Christian Collective,―comprised of 10 Christian publishers from the UnitedStates, Germany and the U.K.,―were unable to attend the 2010 London Book Fair (LBF), held April 19-21. ECPA was working with organizers and the exhibit insurance provider to recoup the financial investment of the publishers. LBF officials said attendance was down significantly due to the travel disruption.

CanZion-Integrity Distribution (CID)—an alliance between the CanZion Group and Integrity Music Latin—will cease joint operations in the U.S., but will continue doing business in Puerto Rico. Two of the world’s leading producers of Latin worship music, Integrity Music Latin and CanZion Group, formed CID last year in an effort to combine sales/marketing and distribution operations for the U.S. and Puerto Rico—while maintaining separate operations for all international markets.

Christian Trade Association International has released its 2010-2011 International Market Directory (IMD), listing more than 1,000 suppliers from 62 countries. IMD is a year-round resource for both international buyers and sellers as


well as a tool to make planning easier and more profitable for the International Christian Retail Show.

Edward England, considered a British publishing pioneer who published the best-selling works of Corrie ten Boom, Richard Wurmbrand and John and Elizabeth Sherrill, died May 16. He was 80. England—publisher of Hodder & Stoughton’s religious publishing for more than a decade until he left in 1980—was responsible for commissioning or acquiring a string of best-sellers, including ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and Chuck Colson’s Born Again. England also wrote at least 30 books, including The Mountain That Moved (Hodder & Stoughton).