Mixed Reviews of Repositioned Christian Retailing Show

The Association for Christian Retail (CBA) hosted its annual UNITE trade show in Cincinnati from June 27-30, with publishers reporting positive interactions but lower numbers of booksellers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Christian Retail Show Flat; Reinvention on the Table

The International Christian Retail Show met June 23-25 in Atlanta, Ga., and the CBA is reporting that total attendance at the event was flat. Although many exhibitors had downsized their presence on the floor, others cited good traffic and the importance of the show for conducting their... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Christian Retailers Offer a Status Update Amid Covid-19

The Christian Retail Association surveyed over 220 independent Christian bookstores to see how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them, offering an idea of the number of store closures, furloughs, layoffs, and ways retailers are coping. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Christian Publishers, Retailers Are Responding to Covid-19

Christian publishers and retailers are faced with challenges amid the novel coronavirus, Covid-19 outbreak, but are finding ways to cope. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ingram Expands Christian Retail Presence

Ingram Content Group announced Genesis Marketing Group will represent its Christian marketing division, Spring Arbor, effective immediately. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: George Takei's 'They Called Us Enemy' shows injustice through a child's eyes

George Takei's graphic memoir "They Called Us Enemy" depicts his childhood years in an internment camp during World War II. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-08-30 17:37:01 UTC ]
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BookCon 2019: Mixed Reviews for This Year's Literary Fan Fest

This year's BookCon literary fan fest drew mixed reviews from attendees, some of whom felt that publishers focused more on merchandising rather than on providing booklovers with an experience or giving them free swag. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Indies Fill the Christian Retail Gap?

LifeWay's decision to close all 170 of its bricks-and-mortar stores by the end of the year comes two years after Family Christian closed all 240 of its outlets and could lead to potential sales for surrounding independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brackstone moves to Orion to lead music list as fair concludes to mixed reviews

London Book Fair 2019 drew to a close with the shock announcement that Faber editor Lee Brackstone will leave the indie after nearly 25 years to run a new, as yet unnamed, music-centric imprint at Orion. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: ‘Umbrella Academy’ vs DC Universe’s ‘Doom Patrol’: A battle of misfit shows

Scoot over “Deadly Class” and “Black Lightning,” and make room in the crowded superhero arena for two new avenging TV series: Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” and “Doom Patrol” from DC Universe, a fledgling streaming service devoted to the comic book franchise. Both superhero dramas premiere... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Christian Retail Association Takes Shape

Bob Munce of the newly formed Christian Retail Association hopes to both liven up the industry and attract retailers with lower annual membership dues and innovative programs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Christian Retail Association Forms

While the future for the Association for Christian Retail remains unclear, a new Christian trade association has been formed as part of an "ongoing effort to support independent Christian retailers and the industry as a whole." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: This Year's Show In Review

After a confusing opening day at the trade show, publishers and booksellers settled into discussing industry issues and getting ready for the fall season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One year in, Facebook Journalism Project gets mixed reviews from publishers

Publishers give Facebook credit for listening to them, but those that are looking for tangible, meaningful benefits say the initiative hasn’t delivered. The post One year in, Facebook Journalism Project gets mixed reviews from publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales Propel Latest Potter Book In Face of Mixed Reviews

In spite of tepid critical reaction to 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two,' which became available to the public at precisely 12:01 a.m. on July 31, the book seems to have hit its high sales performance expectations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Goodreads reviews show how gender informs book criticism

Analysis of book reviews on Goodreads has revealed some intriguing patterns concerning authorship and the popularity of reviews among peers, reports Robert Blincoe. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers give mixed reviews so far to Google AMP

It's been three months since Google launched Accelerated Mobile Pages, its fast-loading article pages initiative, and publishers are giving mixed it reviews. Pages are loading faster, but some are seeing little traffic benefit. “I would love to see more widespread adoption,” said Slate vice... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Rabbi's Quest to Show Christians the Jewishness of Jesus

Rabbi Evan Moffic explores the cultural and religious world of Jesus the Jew, offering Christians (and Jews) a new perspective on Jesus’ life and teachings in his book, 'What Every Christian Needs to Know About The Jewishness of Jesus.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For TV shows based on books or comics, fans are a mixed blessing

During a recent talk show chat, "Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams revealed she had listened to fans' online opinions when crafting her scrappy Arya Stark character, originally written as a left-handed swordswoman in George R.R. Martin's book series. "The fans are so die-hard; they're... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sara Gruen's 'At the Water's Edge' sells well despite mixed reviews

The book by the 'Water for Elephants' writer has held steady on bestseller lists, though some critics gave the book negative reviews. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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