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B&H Kids' Bibleman gets reboot Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:42 AM America/New_York

BH-Bibleman-ProductShotsB&H Kids is promoting the fall release of Bibleman: The Animated Adventures by revealing an all-new logo, initial character images and the first products in the series. The reboot was announced last summer at ComicCon.

Ultimately, B&H plans to release multiple products, including DVDs, books, building block sets, mini-figures and Bibleman’s sword. The first wave of products will be published Oct. 15, and in late summer, the new website, bibleman.com, will re-launch with previews of the animated series.

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NRF: Significant spending boost expected this Easter Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:28 AM America/New_York

NRF-logoAmericans anticipate spending more than ever on Easter this year. Spending for the holiday is expected to reach $17.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s annual Easter Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Those celebrating plan to spend an average of $146 per person, according to the survey. That’s the highest level in the 13 years the survey has been conducted and up significantly over last year’s $140.62 per person and $16.4 billion total.

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ECPA to honor IVP's Bob Fryling Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:10 AM America/New_York

Bob-Fryling-IntervarsityThe Evangelical Christian Publishers Association will honor Bob Fryling with the ECPA Chairperson’s Award. The award will be presented May 3 at the ECPA Leadership Summit in Nashville in recognition of Fryling's publishing leadership at InterVarsity Press (IVP) and his commitment to global student evangelism.

Fryling is the publisher at IVP and has been involved with both InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and InterVarsity Press for 48 years. Under his leadership, IVP has consistently appeared on the list of “Best Christian Workplaces” and has brought diversity to its workplace and diverse voices to the marketplace.

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Wisconsin ministry to open Christian retail store Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 04:50 PM America/New_York

RedemptionMinistriesA new Christian retail store, Redemption Bookstore, opened in Onalaska, Wisconsin, last month, according to The La Crosse Tribune. Redemption Bookstore is a division of Redemption Ministries Inc.

Redemption Bookstore operates Monday-Saturday and is located in Crossing Meadows Shopping Center at 201 Sand Lake Road. 

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Bookmasters, Paraclete Press sign fulfillment agreement Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:55 PM America/New_York

bookmasters-logoBookmasters has signed an agreement with Paraclete Press to provide full-service fulfillment in the U.S. and Canada for the ecumenical publisher's catalog of Christian books, CDs and DVDs.

Paraclete Press was incorporated in 1983 and is the publishing house of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical monastic community rooted in the Benedictine tradition. Paraclete publishes approximately 40 books each year and is headquartered in Brewster, Massachusetts.

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Provident announces appointments Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:38 PM America/New_York

provident-label-groupProvident Music Group announced Thursday the hiring of Brian Dishon as vice president of marketing and Jeff Cruz as vice president of promotions for Provident Label Group (PLG). Dishon and Cruz will oversee rosters on the Essential Records, Reunion Records and Beach Street Records imprints, and will begin their new roles April 4.

Dishon returns to Provident after a four-year term as multi-site ministries director for Cross Point Church in Nashville. During his previous employment at Provident, Dishon led the label group’s promotions team and served as vice president of marketing.

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Worthy, Genesis Marketing Group partner Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:08 PM America/New_York

worthy-publishing-logoWorthy Publishing announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Genesis Marketing Group for sales representation to the independent Christian retail market across the U.S., effective April 1. The decision was driven by Worthy’s continuing rapid growth and a long-term commitment to serving independent Christian retailers.

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Brunstetter’s ‘The Restoration’ tops best-seller lists Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:02 PM America/New_York

wanda-brunstetter-mugWanda E. Brunstetter’s The Restoration (Shiloh Run Press/Barbour Publishing) earned the No. 1 spot on both the February Publishers Weekly Religion Fiction best-seller list and on the March Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) list. The Restoration is the conclusion of Brunstetter’s "Prairie State Friends" trilogy.

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