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Baker Publishing Group to acquire Regal Books

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Stan Jantz, interim CEO of Gospel Light, announced a letter of intent to sell the publishing assets of Regal Books to Baker Publishing Group with closing scheduled by June 30. Gospel Light will focus on its core mission of providing churches with curriculum and vacation Bible school materials.

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Word Entertainment partners on international film distribution

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Word Entertainment announced a new partnership with Curb Entertainment to distribute its faith-based films internationally. Curb Entertainment will provide international sales and marketing and representation at major film festivals and markets,

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Wal-Mart sues Visa over card swipe fees

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Wal-Mart accused Visa of charging excessively high card swipe fees and filed lawsuit claiming $5 billion in damages April 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, the location of Wal-Mart’s headquarters. This suit follows a $5.7 billion class action settlement

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Ingram offers new textbook services

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Keep students coming back to your store by participating in Ingram’s textbook buyback program. Students receive more for their returns, and you earn money for your store in the process. By selling back used textbooks through Ingram/Spring Arbor’s new iPage interface,

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Charisma House addresses gay Christian issue

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A new book by Michael L. Brown, Can You Be Gay and Christian? (Charisma House), asks and answers the difficult questions about whether one can truly follow Jesus and practice homosexuality at the same time. It provides guidance on what the Scriptures teach about this subject

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Teacher’s resignation illustrates core standards issues

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A Colorado Springs teacher recently resigned after 11 years as a high school English teacher, citing, among other factors, her concern about the federal and state government overstepping local control of schools through the new Common Core standards. The story about her resignation, published in the Colorado Springs Gazette,

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Son of God Holy Week video clips available

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Motive Entertainment created exclusive new video clips and materials from the Twentieth Century Fox film, Son of God, which is releasing in select theaters through Easter. Video clips include new scenes from the movie, testimonies from people whose lives have been changed by the movie,

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‘Overcoming life’s storms’ focus of new documentary

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A new documentary on the Moore, OK tornado explores the role of faith and hope in overcoming life’s storms. Inspired by Oklahomans who saw the damage of the tornados first-hand, Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm (Behold Motion Pictures, in association with Elevate Faith Productions)

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Cope with shopping center crises

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Retail stores located in shopping centers may be interested in a new book released by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), titled Coping With Crisis in a Complex World (ISBN: 9781582681085). Topics include preparing for, dealing with, and recovering from a variety of crises shopping centers face.

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Young David books and app engage kids in the Bible

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Young David Books (Crafty Publishing), first released as softcover picture books in the UK to much acclaim, will have an accompanying app for iPad, releasing April 24 from Brief Lives. The app can read the Young David Books to children, or allow them to read for themselves and provide

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Revell releases bestseller milestone edition

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In celebration of The New York Times bestseller’s, 90 Minutes in Heaven, 10th anniversary, Revell released a special edition, with a personal update from author Don Piper available July 1. It will include a publisher’s note from Dwight Baker, stories on how Piper’s life-after-death story

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Webcast celebrates Peterson’s 100th book

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Bestselling author Tracie Peterson will host a live webcast April 29 from 8 – 9 p.m. EST to celebrate the release of her 100th book, A Sensible Arrangement (Bethany House Publishers). During the webcast, she will host a book club discussion, answer reader questions

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Learn Facebook’s success principles

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Social Media Marketing University (SMMU) will present the first free webinar in its new “Thought Leadership Thursday” series 3 p.m. EDT April 17. Webinar leader Ekaterina Walter will share insights from her book, Think Like Zuck: How to Apply the 5Ps of Zuckerberg’s Success to Your Business

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Bethany House title hits NYT bestsellers

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Based on sales for the week ending April 5, The Last Bride (Bethany House Publishers), by Beverly Lewis ranked fifth on The New York Times Paperback Trade Fiction category. Lewis has more than 17 million books in print in 11 languages.

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Baker Publishing Group to acquire Regal Books

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Stan Jantz, interim CEO of Gospel Light, announced a letter of intent to sell the publishing assets of Regal Books to Baker Publishing Group with closing scheduled by June 30. Gospel Light will focus on its core mission of providing churches with curriculum and vacation Bible school materials.

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Ingram offers new textbook services

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Keep students coming back to your store by participating in Ingram’s textbook buyback program. Students receive more for their returns, and you earn money for your store in the process. By selling back used textbooks through Ingram/Spring Arbor’s new iPage interface,

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GayandChristian

Charisma House addresses gay Christian issue

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A new book by Michael L. Brown, Can You Be Gay and Christian? (Charisma House), asks and answers the difficult questions about whether one can truly follow Jesus and practice homosexuality at the same time. It provides guidance on what the Scriptures teach about this subject

READ MORE
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Young David books and app engage kids in the Bible

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Young David Books (Crafty Publishing), first released as softcover picture books in the UK to much acclaim, will have an accompanying app for iPad, releasing April 24 from Brief Lives. The app can read the Young David Books to children, or allow them to read for themselves and provide

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