Industry News

Pastor, artist Montero wins Grammy

Pastor, author, and Integrity Music recording artist Danilo Montero received a Latin Grammy Award for Best Christian Album for his acclaimed project La Carta Perfecta (The Perfect Letter), during the 15th Annual Latin Grammys

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Saving Christmas extends box office run

Saving Christmas, the movie atheists don’t want in theaters, is extending its run for a third week in nearly three-quarters of more than 400 U.S. theaters. The Kirk Cameron film has two strong box office weekends and promoters said the incredible support prompted the extension.

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CBAggregator: news, view, and interviews

Christmas is Christian, Cameron says; a look at the Newsboys with Michael Tait; another American Idol finalist goes Christian; Hillsong movie coming; new TV Bible series; and interviews with comedian Akintunde, Mark Lowry, Lecrae, B.J. Thomas, Victoria Osteen, Frank Peretti, J.G. Jakes; and more …

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NavPress signs D.A. Horton

Speaker and urban ministry specialist D.A. Horton signed with NavPress. His first project will release in spring 2016. Horton, the former executive director of ReachLife Ministries, is an urban church planter,

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Cokesbury helps Giving Tuesday

As part of the national #GivingTuesday global outreach initiative, Cokesbury.com will be donating 10% of all website sales made on Dec. 2 to benefit the Christmas Room at Red Bird Mission and the UMCOR International Response to Ebola.

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Keaggy kickstarts new album campaign

Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy launched a Kickstarter campaign Nov. 17 to fund her ninth album, No Longer My Own, after her success with this model on her 2012 release, So I Can Tell. Keaggy’s Kickstarter campaign goal is $25,000 in pledges by Dec. 18.

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CA Gift debuts new artists

Caroline Simas, with her Multiple Blessings brand, and Carol Eldridge of Carol Eldridge Designs will join CA Gift (formerly Cathedral Art Metal) at the Atlanta Winter Gift Market Jan. 9 and 10, respectively.

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BelieversTrust, Word Weavers team up

Word Weavers International and BelieversTrust formed a strategic alliance to provide critiques and training to their writers.

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Rob Bell goes primetime

Pastor Rob Bell will host “The Rob Bell Show,” a one-hour primetime special on Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time, on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Nelson fiction signs novelist Julie Cantrell

The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author has won Carol and Christy awards for her eclectic fiction styles. She writes to explore the difficult challenges women face, and how they deal with suffering. She wants her work to be used to heal, inspire, and strengthen.

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Z celebrates NIV’s 50th anniversary

Zondervan hosted a dinner during the Evangelical Theological Society’s convention in San Diego last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Committee on Bible Translation in 1964 and its work to release the New International Version

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Chapman’s Show Hope raises $1.2 million

Show Hope helps families trying to adopt children and raises the awareness of the global orphan crisis. The banquet helps meet the nonprofit organization’s annual $12 million budget. Also Chapman revives the popular Sam’s Place series at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

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Balance business and ministry

In the December issue of CBA Retailers+Resources, learn how to apply biblical business practices with ministry impact as you serve your customers and extend the Gospel into your community and the world. Hear from industry leaders who

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Eerdmans Jon Pott retires

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company VP and Editor in Chief Jon Pott will retire June 30. He has served the company in various editorial capacities since 1968. Eerdmans will start their search for a new editor in chief in early 2015.  

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Books & Bibles

First Impressions finalists announced

November 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

American Christian Fiction Writers announced the finalists of the 2014 First Impressions contest for unpublished authors. Winners will be announced Dec. 15 and will be given the opportunity to have the first five pages of their manuscript evaluated by an industry professional. See the list of finalists.

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Clements joins Worthy Publishing

October 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Worthy Publishing Group hired Pamela Clements as VP and associate publisher of the company’s new Inspired imprint. An industry veteran, Clements began her career at Thomas Nelson in publicity and marketing and became publisher of the company’s General Interest and

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Bible training portal opens to retailers

August 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

HarperCollins Christian Publishing introduced a new Bible Training Portal for retailers to help their customers navigate the myriad choices of Bible translations, styles, and versions. The portal, launched and demonstrated at the 2014 International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, is designed to educate and equip retail sales associates in Bible translations, Bible types, and Bible selling.

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Regular Baptist Press hires director

August 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Regular Baptist Press named David Gunn editorial director of publications. He will be responsible for overseeing non-curriculum product development, including the Baptist Bulletin, books, Bible studies, and Vacation Bible School.

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