Industry News

Are indie bookstores on the rise?

According to an article on the daily Web magazine, Slate, independent bookstores may be on the rise, while large book chains such as Barnes & Noble and Borders, are struggling to survive. The article by Zachary Karabell states, “According

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Millennials are readers, Pew study says

The Pew Research Internet project studied the role of libraries in the lives of people and communities, with a special emphasis on Millennials. Their findings were published in a recent report.  

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HCCP hires Bible Group leaders

Effective Oct. 1, John Kramp will be HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s senior VP of the Bible Group, overseeing the Bible publishing and Bible study resources for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. Kramp comes to HCCP from his own leadership-development consulting

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Moody builds Chapman Center

The Chapman Center will be built on Moody’s Chicago campus, thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Gary and Karolyn Chapman. The new four-story, 50,000-square-foot Chapman Center will house the Gary D. Chapman Library and Exhibit, Moody Theological Seminary Counseling Clinic and Study Center,

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Post-adoptive ministry aid sought

Three Strands, Inc., a non-profit that serves at-risk pregnant women who have chosen adoption, is hosting a fundraising Gala Nov. 14 in Braselton, GA. Three Strands serves birth moms from the hospital to post-placement, filling a void in assistance that often ends for birth moms at adoption.

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Fundraiser nets more than beans

Blessed Bean Coffee is offering a new fundraising program for churches, Christian stores, and other faith-based organizations. Through their private labeling, customized coffee flavors, and custom blends, organizations can create their own signature coffee to sell at their cafes,

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Austin webcast launches title

Best-selling author Lynn Austin will host a live webcast 8 p.m. EDT, Oct. 21. to discuss “The Restoration Chronicles” series and lead a conversation featuring her new release, Keepers of the Covenant (Bethany House Publishers). She will answer reader questions and offer

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New series launches with a webcast

Best-selling author Mary Connealy will celebrate the release of her newest novel, Tried & True (Bethany House Publishers) by hosting a webcast Sept. 23. Tried & True is the first book in Connealy’s new “Wild at Heart” series. (See review in the Sept. issue of CBA Retailers+Resources.)

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Quilters chat on Facebook

A “Quilts of Love Fall into Fall” Facebook chat takes place 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 7 with Abingdon Press authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll. The authors will talk about their new releases, A Grand Design (Stockton) and Hidden in the Stars (Caroll), and lead an interactive chat

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HCSB available on Blue Letter

The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) is now available for free on Blue Letter Bible’s Web site and iPhone/iPad app. Blue Letter Bible offers more than 680,000 content pages of Bible study resources including advanced Bible search; Bible study tools; audio,

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InScribed adds Bible studies

On Oct. 7, three new titles will be added to the InScribed collection of Bible study resources for women (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing). The first four series titles launched in March, and became best sellers.

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Creation theory spotlighted

With the popularity of the Feb. 4 Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate entitled “Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins in Today’s Modern Scientific Era?” Master Books is releasing a new title, Inside the Nye Ham Debate on Oct. 27. The debate is posted on YouTube,

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Holy Ghost film sees 1M views

Approximately 1 million viewers viewed the No. 1 Kickstarter-funded faith film, Holy Ghost, during its one-time digital event debut last week. This audience exceeded expectations, with 41% of viewers outside the U.S. and nearly 50% viewing the film on mobile devices.

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Teen performer Duffley shines

Popular 13-year-old performer, Christopher Duffley, who is blind and has autism, is on tour to promote his CD, Eyes of My Heart, which has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube. During his tour, he’s shared the stage

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Books & Bibles

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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McDowell signs two-book Barbour deal

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Josh McDowell signed a two-book contract with Barbour Publishing’s Shiloh Run Press imprint, which focuses on uniquely qualified new and experienced authors. McDowell’s first Barbour book, God-Breathed, is scheduled for release next May, and his second book is set to release in July. God-Breathed deals

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