Industry News

WinterJam line up announced

Word Label Group announced the WinterJam 2015 lineup including for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Family Force 5, Blanca, About A Mile, and Veridia. The live concert series runs Nov. 6-16 in the western U.S. and Jan. 2-March 29

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CBAggregator: Christians in the news

Kevin Sorbo’s career; Exodus in the movies; God’s Not Dead sequel; Christian rapper Lecrae; Dove Awards stays at Lipscomb; mobster Michael Franzese’s conversion a movie; Texas home to many Christian artists, and more covered in the media.

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PUBu Book Cover Awards presented

Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) presented the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards on Oct. 21 during a PUBu session at Wheaton College. Said ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper, “The Top Shelf program highlights book design excellence, intelligence, and beauty…”

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Ukraine conflict hurts Christian industry

Pray for Ukraine’s Christian publishers and retailers, and for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. CLC International reports Ukraine’s Christian publishers and retailers are struggling to keep doors open, as fighting

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YouVersion adds Passion translation

The Modern English Version (Passion, an imprint of Charisma House Book Group) was added to the YouVersion Bible app Oct. 27. Since its founding in 2008 by Life Church.tv, YouVersion has been downloaded more than 140 million times

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Dobson’s complete Legacy series ready

Following Dr. James Dobson’s launch of his “Building a Family Legacy” series at the June International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, and inaugural film simulcast viewed by more than 7,000 churches and other groups in early October, the full series is

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Church-arson film debuts

The Orchard, the Collaborate, and Goodnight Smoke will debut their film, Little Hope Was Arson, in New York Nov. 21, and in East Texas Nov. 23. The film is based on the 2010 story of 10 East Texas churches

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Judith Miller hosts Facebook party

Celebrating the release of The Brickmaker’s Bride (Bethany House) and the launch of her new “Refined by Love” series, author Judith Miller will host a live Facebook party Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Blight’s devo receives celebrity support

Wendy Blight’s new devotional book, Living So That (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) received attention from Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson, Grammy Award winner Mandisa, and R&R singer Tyrese,

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Battistelli, Mercy Ministries partner on video

Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli partnered with Mercy Ministries on the music video for “He Knows My Name,” the second single from her No. 1 album, If We’re Honest. The long-form video puts to music the stories of four Mercy Ministries graduates who

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Harvest House hires new finance chief

Harvest House Publishers hired Don Sage as  manager of financial operations. He will be responsible for providing overall leadership, vision, logistical and budgetary analysis, and planning for the company’s accounting/finance department.

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VBS future reviewed

Vacation Bible School is a vital ministry, but what’s the future look like? In the November issue of CBA Retailers+Resources, find out how suppliers, churches, and Christian-retail stores can partner to serve children and families, and get a sneak peek at 2015 VBS programs. 

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CBAggregator: Headlines from the media

Another Christian horror flick, Janet Paschal Q&A, Christian Bale as Moses, and more covered in recent media.

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ICRS exhibitor booth sales open

International Christian Retail Show exhibitor booth registrations open Oct. 15 on a new online platform. The show is June 28-July 1 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. The platform, hosted by A2Z Inc., provides streamlined booth placement and gives exhibitors the ability to

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Books & Bibles

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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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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