Christian MARKET Weekly

UP beams K-LOVE Christmas special Dec. 9

An original Christmas special, “K-Love Music City Christmas,” will premier exclusively on the UP television network for uplifting family entertainment, 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday, Dec. 9. It also

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Integrity Signs Farren, Re-Signs Houghton

Integrity Music Publishing signed ASCAP Award winning and Dove-Award nominated songwriter Michael Farren, and continued its long-standing relationship with Grammy, Dove, and Stellar-Award winning

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Maddox heads B&H leadership books

B&H Publishing Group named Devin Maddox publisher of leadership books. Maddox had served as associate publisher for strategic partners at B&H. Maddox will acquire, develop, and manage

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Book Club Network buys publisher

The Book Club Network acquired its long-time sponsor Elk Lake Publishing, a five-year old nonfiction publishing company, and named author Kathi Macias as its senior VP of acquisitions. The

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Amazon seeks to woo indie retailers

A man named Timothy Treadwell lived with Grizzly bears for 13 summers in an Alaskan wildlife preserve. He walked among the bears, often touching them, and came to believe that the bears trusted

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AFA lists “Naughty or Nice” retailers

To encourage shoppers to patronize Christmas-friendly retailers, American Family Assoc. released its 2013 Naughty or Nice List of nearly 60 stores who either wish shoppers a “Merry Christmas,”

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Indiana University Press picks Ingram

Indiana University Press selected Ingram Publisher Services for U.S. and Canadian book distribution. Dave Hulsey, Indiana University Press sales and marketing director, said the publisher will

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E-book sales stabilize

BISG’s Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading, a consumer survey by Nielsen Book Research and now in its fourth and final year, reveals stabilizing e-book consumption patterns and changing

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Gift-card spending at all-time high

A National Retail Federation survey revealed the number of people purchasing gift cards for Christmas shopping and card amounts are at the highest amounts in the survey’s 11-year history. Total

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2014 Christy Awards deadline nears

Deadline for entries for the 2014 Christy Awards is Dec. 10. Awards will be presented during the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta Monday evening, June 23. The Christy Awards, named

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