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Baker Book House holds record-breaking sale PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 24 November 2014 04:23 PM EST

BakerBookHouse-BibleSaleSAM 2461-webBaker Book House held its annual Bible sale Saturday, Nov. 22. All in-stock Bibles were marked 50% off retail. Used books $15 and under also were half-price, and Bible covers and accessories were 30% off as well.

Shoppers were spending, despite the freezing rain and cold weather in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the store is located. Louis McBride, Bible and academic book buyer, said it was the store’s best sale ever.

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‘Christian Retailing’ is thankful for you PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 24 November 2014 03:20 PM EST

Praying-hands-Flickr-Irina Patrascu-webChristian Retailing Update will not be in your inbox this Thursday. While our staff takes a Thanksgiving break, we will be giving thanks for you, our readers, and wishing you some quiet moments before the Christmas rush.

We’ll be back in action Monday, Dec. 1, with Black Friday news.

 
WaterBrook women’s favorite sells 1 million PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 24 November 2014 03:15 PM EST

HavingAMaryHeart-webWaterBrook Press celebrates the sale of more than 1 million copies of Joanna Weaver’s Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. The book also has been honored with a Platinum Award for sales from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Originally released in 2000, Weaver’s CBA and Publishers Weekly best-seller reflects on the sisters of Bethany—Mary and Martha—and has become an oft-used resource for women’s Bible study groups.

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NRF predicts shopper behavior Thanksgiving weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 24 November 2014 02:59 PM EST

22020366Sm  Istockphoto-GalaxyPhoto-webAmericans preparing for Thanksgiving also are considering their shopping list for the holiday weekend. The National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, provides a preliminary look at shopping expectations over Thanksgiving weekend.

Six in 10 (61.1%) surveyed in the study say they will or may shop either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, which equates to more than 140.1 million unique shoppers. Expectations are similar to last year’s preliminary survey results of 140.3 million.

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Fans prove their love for Casting Crowns PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 24 November 2014 12:45 PM EST

CastingCrowns-webBeach Street Records/Reunion Records recording artist Casting Crowns received its third career American Music Award (AMA) Sunday night in the Favorite Artist—Contemporary Inspirational category, surpassing fellow nominees Hillsong United and Newsboys. The award was presented during the AMA live broadcast on ABC Network television at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre.

Thrive, Casting Crowns’ latest release, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Albums Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart on its recent street week.

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Rep Connection to represent CA Gift PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 24 November 2014 11:42 AM EST

AlwaysAngels-webCA Gift, formerly Cathedral Art Metal, is headed for the Atlanta winter gift market with an expanded line featuring the works of two prominent artists. Both artists will make personal appearances during the show.

The Providence, Rhode Island-based designer, manufacturer and marketer of gifts and décor is now being represented by The Rep Connection.

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Word Weavers forms alliance with BelieversTrust PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 21 November 2014 06:36 PM EST

BelieversGroup-webWord Weavers International, an 18-year-old organization for writers founded and led by Eva Marie Everson, and BelieversTrust, the new nonprofit organization led by Rebeca Seitz have announced the formation of a strategic alliance. Seitz recently formed BelieversTrust to fill the void left by the recent closure of Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.

Nearly three years ago, Word Weavers partnered for a brief time with Christian Writers Guild, but the relationship ended amicably in 2011 due to different practices and goals of the organizations. The guild was a for-profit organization and Word Weavers is a nonprofit.

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Eerdmans editor in chief to retire PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 21 November 2014 06:04 PM EST

JonPott-webJon Pott, vice president and editor in chief of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., has announced that he will retire June 30, 2015.

Pott first joined the publishing house as an editor in 1968. He later served as executive editor for several years before being appointed to the position of editor in chief in 1982. During his long tenure, Pott has overseen the growth of the company’s yearly publishing output from approximately 70 titles a year to well over 100. He also played an active role in the publication of Eerdmans’ acclaimed periodical The Reformed Journal, serving as editor in chief from 1982 until its final issue in 1990.

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