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Amazon’s loss jumps — again

July 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Amazon reported sales continue to rise in the second quarter, but its net loss jumped to $126 million compared to a net loss of $7 million for the same quarter last year. The numbers surprised Wall Street analysts and prompted some observers to comment that investors are losing faith that growing top-line revenues without profit 

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Hybels sees bright future for churches and resources that support them

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, sees a bright future for churches and the Christian resources that help present new ideas, new voices, and new tools to help learn about Jesus Christ

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Elections panel may regulate publishers

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Fox News recently reported on Federal Elections Commission Democrats’ efforts to regulate book publishers, based on a discussion of an upcoming book by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). FEC Republican members wanted the FEC to affirm the book and its publisher are exempt from FEC regulation under the “media exemption.” While the

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Back-to-School shoppers prefer stores

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) found that in-store shopping is the preferred method for Back-to-School shoppers. The July report indicates 90% of households select brick-and-mortar stores for the shopping season. While still comprising a 23.7% share of back-to-school shopping, discounters are expected to decrease

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CT’s Millennial influencers announced

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Christianity Today published its list of “33 under 33” Millennial Christian influencers, “young believers who we think are leading today’s church in key ways—and who embody what it will look like in the years to come.” Among the leaders on the list are several CBA artists and authors:

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McDowell signs two-book Barbour deal

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Josh McDowell signed a two-book contract with Barbour Publishing’s Shiloh Run Press imprint, which focuses on uniquely qualified new and experienced authors. McDowell’s first Barbour book, God-Breathed, is scheduled for release next May, and his second book is set to release in July. God-Breathed deals

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Tyndale book releases with recipe contest

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Author Susan May Warren is hosting a recipe contest to celebrate the release of the third installment in her Christiansen Family series, When I Fall in Love (Tyndale House Publishers). Readers will have a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer and all three titles in the Christensen Family series by entering the Hawaiian Chef Showdown hosted on Susan May Warren’s Website. More details about the contest are available on the When I Fall in Love Website.

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BroadStreet, Authentic Media partner

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

New Christian publishing company, BroadStreet Publishing, is partnering with UK-based Authentic Media, the publishing division of Koorong. Upcoming fall titles from BroadStreet Publishing include Falling Into Heaven, Bloodline, and Mountain Man. The publisher is also developing a new Bible translation, The Passion Translation, from Dr. Brian Simmons.

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Jars of Clay celebrates 20 years

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Popular Christian rock band Jars of Clay celebrates a 20-year career with a recording of 20 intimate, acoustic versions of songs chosen by fans. The album, 20, includes two songs, recorded live, from each award-winning studio album. Two new songs are also included. The album can be pre-ordered on vinyl, CD, or as a digital download.

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Jesus Culture signs copyright admin deal

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS) will provide copyright management for Jesus Culture’s worship song catalog, under a new music-administration agreement. Online licensing for Jesus Culture songs and sound recordings is available through CCS’s INDIEadmin service.  

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Concordia answers Lutherans’ questions

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A comprehensive resource for Lutherans has been released by Concordia Publishing House. The Lutheran Difference: An Explanation and Comparison of Christian Beliefs, is a compilation of the 18-book series, The Lutheran Difference, structured around the Nicene Creed, and offers answers and explanations to questions about Lutheranism in one resource.

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New Haven signs Chuck Wagon Gang

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The oldest mixed gospel recording group, the Church Wagon Gang, signed with New Haven Records. Chuck Wagon Gang has 80 years and $40 million in album sales to its credit. Upcoming releases from the group include a CD, Meeting in Heaven, and an accompanying DVD, America’s Gospel Singers.

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Leave something behind at ICRS?

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The ICRS Lost and Found box is at the CBA office. To see if your missing item is in it, please contact the CBA information mailbox at info@cbaonline.org.

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Adams wins CBA promotion at ICRS

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Lisa Adams of Love Unlimited Christian Bookstore in Elbertson, GA won CBA’s Town Center drawing at the 2015 International Christian Retail Show. She won two free nights at a 2015 ICRS Orlando hotel, a $300 gift card, and a 1-year retail membership with CBA.

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Books & Bibles

Elections panel may regulate publishers

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Fox News recently reported on Federal Elections Commission Democrats’ efforts to regulate book publishers, based on a discussion of an upcoming book by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). FEC Republican members wanted the FEC to affirm the book and its publisher are exempt from FEC regulation under the “media exemption.” While the

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McDowell signs two-book Barbour deal

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Josh McDowell signed a two-book contract with Barbour Publishing’s Shiloh Run Press imprint, which focuses on uniquely qualified new and experienced authors. McDowell’s first Barbour book, God-Breathed, is scheduled for release next May, and his second book is set to release in July. God-Breathed deals

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Tyndale book releases with recipe contest

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Author Susan May Warren is hosting a recipe contest to celebrate the release of the third installment in her Christiansen Family series, When I Fall in Love (Tyndale House Publishers). Readers will have a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer and all three titles in the Christensen Family series by entering the Hawaiian Chef Showdown hosted on Susan May Warren’s Website. More details about the contest are available on the When I Fall in Love Website.

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BroadStreet, Authentic Media partner

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

New Christian publishing company, BroadStreet Publishing, is partnering with UK-based Authentic Media, the publishing division of Koorong. Upcoming fall titles from BroadStreet Publishing include Falling Into Heaven, Bloodline, and Mountain Man. The publisher is also developing a new Bible translation, The Passion Translation, from Dr. Brian Simmons.

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