Christian bookselling news and features
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, composed of both Thomas Nelson, Inc. and Zondervan, has joined On Demand Books’ growing Espresso Book Machine (EBM) program, making its titles available through EBM’s Print on Demand (POD) system. This adds thousands of Christian books that can now be printed at… Continue reading
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the Top 50 bestselling Christian books in both Christian retail and general outlets – along with the top selling authors in both – for 2012. Sarah Young and her bestselling devotional, Jesus Calling, is a dominant force… Continue reading
Family Christian, the nation’s largest Christian retail chain with 280 stores in 36 states, announced in a news release that its management team has partnered with a group of Atlanta-based Christian businessmen to acquire the company from its private equity owners. Terms of the transaction… Continue reading
The United Method Church is closing all of its retail stores plus 19 seminary stores. Cokesbury stores will close based on local circumstances, such as lease expiration dates, with all current locations ending business no later than April 30, 2013.
Faith-based eBooks are selling better than any other religious book category, according to the latest figures available from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Religious publishers reported a 15% increase in May, 2012 compared to the same month last year, which continues a pattern from… Continue reading
A Christian has been sentenced to one year in prison for “creating chaos” by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering in Dhaka, Bangladesh, according to a report by Compass News Direct (CND).
The Bangladeshi constitution provides the right… Continue reading