Religion Update February 2014: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Despite mixed fortunes in 2013 in a category that might be feeling digital disruption more than any other, publishers of Christian and inspirational fiction remain optimistic as they look to the coming year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update February 2014: For Christian Fiction Editors, It’s Complicated

Acquiring editors face a daunting task when it comes to Christian and inspirational fiction: find gifted writers with strong voices presenting distinctive stories to lure readers looking for familiar yet unique, similar yet special books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update February 2014: Marketers Help Readers Discover Christian Fiction

Someone really ought to weave a tale about selling Christian and inspirational fiction: the overcrowded market, the distracted readers, and the rewards for those who overcome the odds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Spring 2014: A Digital Divide for Religion?

A desire to make spirituality a more integral part of everyday life combined with the technology that makes that easier would seem a match made in, well, at least Silicon Valley, if not somewhere higher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: Mormon Studies Sees Steady Growth

Oxford has emerged as the major player in Mormon studies and has been releasing several titles a year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: Religious History Broadens its Scope

A generation ago, church history was the trending topic in American religious history books, with Protestant titles dominating. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: Biblical Scholarship - Old Characters, Fresh Readings

There’s a scene early in the recent film Noah in which Noah plants a seed from the garden of Eden. It sprouts and spreads into a lush and glorious forest as quickly as critics scrambled to find biblical precedent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: A Scholarly Boom on Islam

One rarely uses the term booming in publishing these days, but it’s fair to say that academic publishing about Islam is doing just that. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: From the Margins to the Center

A generation ago, church history was the trending topic in American religious history books, with Protestant titles dominating. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: The Business of Scholarly Publishing

The shape of publishing continues to shift, but academic presses still face the perennial questions: audience, sales, course adoptions, a shrinking library market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: SBL’s Publishing Program Evolves

The Society of Biblical Literature has long published books, but on July 1, 2014, the society renamed its publishing program SBL Press, creating a new identity as a scholarly publishing house. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update 2014: Software Takes Center Stage in Multiplatform Plans

Software companies, once on the periphery of Christian book publishing, find themselves increasingly taking center stage. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update 2014: What Turns Librarians On—and Off

We don’t deal directly with publishers at all,” says Jarad Millet, who works in collection management at Birmingham Public Library in Alabama. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update 2014: The Innovators

Houses in the religion category run the gamut from corporate conglomerates like HarperCollins Christian Publishing to university presses like Georgetown and nonprofits like the Jewish Publication Society; from family-owned traditional publishers like Baker Publishing Group to recent startups... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Fall 2014: The Good, the Alien, the Secular

Fall religion, in not so many words: still too many pastors; religion is still bad for you and the world (Christopher Hitchens has even come back from the dead, via previously unpublished essays, to remind us of this); Pope Francis still looks promising. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Spring 2014: Spiritual Companions

It is timeless and universal,” Sheila Waldman, cofounder of Tristan Publishing, says of the topic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Spring 2014: Love and Marriage, and Kids, and Books, Go Together

The topics of marriage and raising children are both evergreen and ever new for first-timers,” says Philis Boultinghouse, senior editor at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Publishing Update Spring 2014: All Our Coverage

The latest news on religion publishing for spring 2014. New books and apps, author interviews and much more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update Spring 2014: Books Offering Help with the Practice of Faith Are Ever New

Christian church attendance has fallen from 43% in 2004 to 36% today, according to the March 24 Barna Group research report “Americans Divided on the Importance of Church,” and a lot of those who still go do so less frequently. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, February 2014

Jim Martin's book about Jesus gets a starred review; Kerry Weber's first book takes mercy to the streets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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