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FaithWords sees big sales for Osteen's 'The Power of I Am' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 04:16 PM EST

power-of-i-am-osteenHachette Nashville announced it has shipped more than 400,000 copies of Joel Osteen's The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today, which released Oct. 6, 2015. Published under the FaithWords imprint, the book spent 13 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, was No. 1 on CBA's best-seller list and is in its fifth printing.

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Matthew Lockhart joins David C Cook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:12 PM EST

DavidCCook-webDavid C Cook announced that Christian publishing veteran Matthew Lockhart was hired Feb. 1 as publisher of the Standard Lesson Commentary, Bible-in-Life curriculum and adult trade book resources.

Lockhart has over 20 years of experience in the industry, specializing in developing resources for the church and its leaders. He has served in a variety of roles at Serendipity House, Group Publishing and, most recently, Standard Publishing as vice president, general manager and publisher.

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'Fringe Hours' makes ‘Wall Street Journal’ best-seller list PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:09 PM EST

fringe-hours-coverJessica N. Turner’s first book with Revell, The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You has hit the Wall Street Journal best-seller list for the week ending Jan. 17. The book debuted at No. 6 on the nonfiction e-book list. This news comes on the heels of the release of a related title, My Fringe Hours gift book.

With the new release, the Baker Publishing Group division engaged in additional marketing and promotion efforts to promote the core message of The Fringe Hours through various online channels. The promotional campaign featured a variety of guest and feature posts from popular bloggers. Turner and her books have also received significant publicity features including O magazine, Today.com, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Prevention.com, Parenting.com, Houston Family, The Chicago Tribune and The Tennessean.

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Kingsbury, Downey team up to bring Baxter family to television PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:05 PM EST

Karen-Kingsbury-mugRoma Downey and LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM, have acquired rights to adapt best-selling author Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter family novels as a TV series. The acquisition was announced Thursday by Rick Christian, president of Alive Literary Agency.

The deal builds on record audience response for Kingsbury’s three Hallmark Channel movies. They first aired last December, with two more airing in March and May.

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Precious Moments announces Atlanta gift show winner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:01 PM EST

precious-moments-logoPrecious Moments Co. announced Monday that Four Star Card & Gift Gallery is the winner of the 2016 Precious Moments Festivities Giveaway at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Retailers visiting the Precious Moments showroom last month were entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card given by Precious Moments and its sales alliance partners: CB Gift, The Doll Maker, Glow Décor, Legacy Publishing Group and Trinity Cross Collection.

Four Star Card & Gift Gallery, in Lincoln, Nebraska, is known as one of the country’s premier stores for fine gifts. The Midwest retailer has earned a reputation for providing a top-quality shopping experience, with artist appearances, extraordinary events and superior service from fashion to fine giftware.

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Top VBS program honored PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 02:22 PM EST

deep-sea-discovery-vbsChristian Standard Media announced Thursday the selection of “Deep Sea Discovery” as “About the Children's Department’s” Top Pick VBS 2016.

This is the second year in a row that the Vacation Bible School (VBS) program by Christian Standard Media (formerly Standard Publishing) has been awarded the top spot by children's ministry expert Lynda Freeman, creator of the popular children’s ministry resources blog “About the Children's Department.”

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LifeWay signs purchase agreement for Capitol View site PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 02:09 PM EST

lifeway-rendering-buildingLifeWay Christian Resources has signed a purchase agreement for 2.7 acres in Capitol View, a new mixed-use, urban development in Nashville’s North Gulch district. Northwestern Mutual Real Estate is developing the 32-acre site at Charlotte Avenue and 11th Avenue North with Boyle Investment Co. This concludes LifeWay's search for a new headquarters.

Thom S. Rainer, LifeWay’s president and CEO, made the announcement at a morning news conference today.

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Skillet’s ‘Monster’ becomes biggest digital single in CCM history PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:13 AM EST

skillet-concertSkillet’s hit single “Monster” has become the biggest digital single in Christian music history. The song has received RIAA 2x Platinum certification and accumulated over 2.6 million in sales and streams. Six years after its release, the song continues to dominate charts, touted by Billboard at the end of 2015 as both the No. 1 Christian and No. 8 Rock streaming song of the year. The band was also recognized as the No. 1 Christian and No. 9 Rock streaming artist of 2015 on Billboard’s year-end charts.

Skillet is currently recording their next studio project in Los Angeles with producer Brian Howes. Howes produced their 2003 hit project, Comatose.

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