Industry News

Atheist harasses Christian store owner

Jim Melo of Jamie’s Christian Book Nook in Charlotte County, FL, is fighting an order to move a sign in the right of way in front of his business. Neighboring businesses aren’t being challenged on signs, but Melo is keeping his peace and standing for Jesus.  Check out the local TV station’s report.

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CBAggregator:

Check out these CBAggregator stories about Christian personalities, products, and news that are being reported in mainstream media. The compilation by contributing writer Andy Butcher offers a whole new perspective on how the world sees Christians.

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Retailers upset at Group’s B2C plan

Group Publishing recently announced it will sell dated curriculum directly to churches and bypass Christian stores effective next summer. For many Christian stores, the category represents significant sales and helps maintain church relationships. Some retailers

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Chinese IPO has ironic Amazon twist

The $220 billion market capitalization following the Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba’s initial public offering last week is a big threat to Amazon.com. Not so much from technology competition but from taxes. A USA Today analysis

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STL partners with Gifts With a Cause

Send the Light Distribution partnered with Gifts With a Cause to distribute the company’s Fair Trade line of handmade gifts. Gifts With a Cause works with artisans in more than 20 countries who produce

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Al Robertson talks about family’s new Bible

This interview with Alan Robertson, the beardless member of the Duck Dynasty Family and an ordained pastor, reveals the heart behind the family’s desire to reach people for Jesus Christ — even if you’re different and look funny.

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B&H Global launched

B&H Publishing Group launched B&H Global to expand its international focus. Craig Featherstone, who has served B&H for 12 years as senior VP of sales, leads the new division. As a part of LifeWay Christian Resources, B&H has multiple international

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Parable promotes Laura Clark

The Parable Group promoted Laura Clark to digital marketing manager, where she will champion the online display advertising sales force for the company’s online marketing. She has been with Parable since 2011, coming from Articulate Solutions and as a business owner.

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The Dove Awards set to soar

The 2014 Dove Awards will be held Oct. 7 in Nashville, TN. The show will be hosted by Bart Millard and Lecrae and feature artists MercyMe, Mandisa, Newsboys, for KING & COUNTRY, Kari

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Marriage series seeks crowdfunding

The third installment of the “Married in America” film series by director Michael Apted (56Up, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Amazing Grace) will be funded through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The first Married in America film was shot in 2001 and captures

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“The Bachelor” pens his story

On Jan. 27, Nelson Books will publish For the Right Reasons: America’s Favorite Bachelor on Faith, Love, Marriage, and Why Nice Guys Finish First, by famed bachelor Sean Lowe. Made popular by the ABC network show, The Bachelor,

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Integrity signs Michael Neale

Songwriter and worship pastor Michael Neale will join Integrity Music Publishing. Among the worship favorites Neale has written are “Mercy Tree,” “Sacred Ground,” “You Amaze Me,” “Saved the Day,” “I Am Yours,” and he co-wrote the Dove Award-winning

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Cracker Barrel hosts Smitty’s Christmas tour

Due to the success of Michael W. Smith’s exclusive debut of his album Hymns at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the company decided to become the official sponsor of Smith’s “The Spirit of Christmas Tour” this year. Dove Award winner Rachael Lampa will also join Smith on this tour.

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Filmmaking competition set

Nashville’s Christian Television Network station WHTN is sponsoring the 3-Day Faith Film Fest (3DAY FFF), a filmmaking competition aimed at encouraging filmmakers to create short films centered on the Bible and the Christian walk. The competition launches

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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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