Category: News & Trends

News & Trends for Christian Writers

Future of Christian Bookselling

The Future of Christian Bookselling

I’m a Christian bookstore junkie, and I’ll bet you are one too. It’s nice to wander around, seeing what’s new, recognizing old friends on the shelves, grazing though the pages of a particularly captivating...

Podcasting Enjoys Explosive Growth

Podcasting Enjoys Explosive Growth

A podcast is an on-demand Internet radio-style program. The digital age allowed people to publish books without dealing with the mainline publishing gatekeepers. Now, the same is true for those who want to broadcast...

Hobby Lobby Now Retailing Christian Books

Hobby Lobby Now Retailing Christian Books

Hobby Lobby, the 745-store nationwide craft chain has entered the Christian bookselling market. They now carry the top 100 Christian bestsellers and place them prominently at check-out counters. Crossover Marketing Hobby Lobby book buyer...

Troubling Trends in Christian Fiction

Troubling Trends in Christian Fiction

There are troubling trends in Christian fiction. According to Nielsen Bookscan, fiction sales have dropped by 15 percent in recent years. Christian fiction imprints at Abingdon and Moody Press have vanished. Some Christian fiction...

writers now google slaves

Are All Writers Now Google Slaves?

Copyright is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. The right, given in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, was designed to give content creators control over who makes copies of their books and other intellectual...

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