Industry News

FCS survives after auction sale

FCS owner Richard Jackson will retain control of the 266-store chain if the court approves the sale. Consignment inventory will be partially paid back and unsold goods will be returned in a year. The second best bid would have meant liquidation.

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Liberty or discrimination?

Does religious liberty equal discrimination? In more liberal Christian denominations and certainly among radical social activists, that seems to be the understanding. However, there is more to the question, whether it’s promoting gay marriage and

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CBAggregator: Christian music, books, artists, Bibles, movies, authors, and more

Green family welcomes all; country music contradicts faith roots; ‘celibate gay’ movement gains traction; Bible references African American history; and much more.

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ECPA President Joins BISG

Mark Kuyper, CEO and president of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, agreed to become executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), located in New York City, effective June 15. Kuyper is

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Author Raises $800,000 for ISIS Refugees

New York Times bestselling author and blogger Ann Voskamp raised over half a million dollars in three days for ISIS refugees after hearing that ISIS seized the city of Ramadi, and donations have since risen to

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Kerusso Partners With Kendrick Brothers

Kerusso is joining with the Kendrick Brothers of Courageous and Fireproof for the third time while the brothers produce their fifth film, War Room, releasing August 28. Alex Kendrick described the decision

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Pure Flix Responds to Hacking

Tuesday, May 19, Pure Flix found that four of its Facebook pages were hacked into and filled with inappropriate and offensive content. The company publicly apologizes to those who may have viewed the

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Immerse Conference Approaches Sell-Out

The seventh annual Immerse Conference in Nashville, hosted by the Gospel Music Association, is almost sold out for June 15-17. Headliners include: Sanctus Real, Colton Dixon, Brandon Heath, All Sons & Daughters, Danny Gokey, Anthem

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Broadway’s Amazing Grace Opens

Rehearsals for the upcoming Broadway musical, Amazing Grace, began May 21 in preparation for first performances beginning June 25 and opening night, July 16. Amazing Grace is about the origin of one of the most

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K-LOVE Announces Fan Awards Headliners

Crowder, Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Plumb, Sidwalk Prophets, Colton Dixon, and Tenth Avenue North will perform during the K-LOVE Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend at the

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Daywind Requests Family Support

Ricky Free, a producer, drummer, and Daywind songwriter, recently underwent an extensive surgery to remove a tumor after it weakened and broke his hip. As a result, he is unable to

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Events Offered for Tweens

Tween Gospel Alliance is joining with Creation Music Festivals to present the Shock and Awe Show, a series of fun and uplifting summer events for tweens, beginning June 24 at

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Pure Flix Hires New Members

Pure Flix is adding two new team members: Steve Okin as VP of home entertainment distribution, and Franklin Santagate as VP of outreach. Okin has a background with Critical Thinking LLC, Affirm Films, and Sony Wonder, and will

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FCS seeks extension in hopes of a sale

The retailers says it needs more time after first sale process stalled; the court appointed a mediator, and Credit Suisse seeks credit-bid protection.

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Books & Bibles

LifeWay drops ‘heaven’

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Based on LifeWay’s new structure and direction (identified as One LifeWay), the chain decided to stop carrying heaven visitation resources in their 180 stores – including the best-selling 90 Minutes in Heaven (Baker Publishing Group), Heaven Is For Real (Thomas Nelson), and others.

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Church curriculum goes digital

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Disciplr, a digital platform developed by David C Cook and HelloMogo, Inc. for churches to customize their curriculum plans, is scheduled to launch in June. Disciplr is designed to give churches choice and accessibility to Gospel Light, David C Cook, and other …

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NIV website wins top award

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Verve Marketing Group, in a collaborative effort with HarperCollins Christian Publishing, was awarded the top category award for the NIV Bible website in the Internet Advertising Awards (IAC) competition. Verve is a creative and strategic marketing communications agency…

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Cult reference reaches milestone

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Kingdom of the Cults (Bethany House) by Walter Martin and edited by Ravi Zacharias reached a sales milestone of one million copies sold. Originally published in 1965, The Kingdom of the Cults was completely revised and updated in 2003.

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