Industry News

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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ADF steps up to protect Texas pastors

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a motion in a Texas court to stop an attempt by the City of Houston to subpoena pastors’ sermons and other communications in a lawsuit in which the pastors

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Faith-based entertainment wanted

Faith Driven Consumer released a report on research conducted by American Insights detailing what Christian consumers want from the entertainment marketplace – and they want more. “Faith Driven Consumers are eagerly looking for more options,

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Christian couple appears on reality show

The new season of TLC TV series 90 Day Fiancé features a young Christian couple among six Americans who face the challenges of international romance. They are given 90 days to bring their spouses-to-be stateside and get married, or return them

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McDonough hits 1 million mark

Bestselling author Vickie McDonough recently surpassed 1 million book sales with Barbour Publishing. McDonough has written more than 30 books and novellas, several of which have won numerous contests and awards.

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Mandisa single goes gold

Grammy Award winner Mandisa’s digital single, “Good Morning,” received RIAA Gold Certification. A rap cameo by tobyMac is included on the single, which has been adopted by

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Baker appoints editor

Baker Publishing Group named Brian Thomasson senior acquisitions editor. He formerly served as editorial director at Waterbrook/Multnomah and senior editor at NavPress. He will work from his home office in Monument, CO.

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Kidoodle.TV offers Halloween coupon

The on demand video service for kids 12 and younger, Kidoodle.TV is offering downloadable, printable coupons for two months of free service (a $10 value), for families to give trick-or-treaters as an

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Lynn Austin hosts webcast

Best-selling author Lynn Austin will host a live webcast for readers 8 p.m. Eastern time Oct. 21. The event centers on a book club discussion of her new release, Keepers of the Covenant (Bethany House Publishers).

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ABS launches Men’s Bible

American Bible Society and National Coalition of Ministries collaborated on The Men’s Bible, set to release in November. This Bible includes 72 devotions written my men’s ministry experts and focuses on the three most common

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CBAggregator: media update

Christian fiction, bookseller Borger, Lifetree Cafe, and more are in the news around the country, along with stories on Carrie Underwood’s faith, Bible museum plans, and more.

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Pastor and author Mays passes

Stephen Mays, pastor of Calvary Church South Bay, passed away Oct. 3 due to complications following back surgery. Mays was also author of Overcoming and Overwhelmed by God and Not Your Troubles (Bethany House). He was 46.

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Dove honors Hillsong’s body of work

The 45th annual GMA Dove Awards celebration was held at Lipscomb University Oct. 7. In addition to the top awards given in 42 categories, GMA presented Hillsong Church with the Lifetime Achievement Award for

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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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