Friday, November 7, 2008

ECPA RECOGNIZES SALES ACHIEVEMENTS

ECPA Recognizes Publishers’ Significant Sales Achievements
Impact of Christian books revealed in Awards given for Individual Title Sales
exceeding 10 million, 1 million and 500k

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has recognized 30 books for outstanding sales achievement during its 2008 Publishing University (PUBu) held outside of Chicago in West Lombard, IL. Established in 1990 by ECPA, the Gold, Platinum and Diamond Book Awards recognize outstanding sales achievement of quality Christian literature. Each category recognizes a specific level of total sales (via all sales channels) to date:

The Diamond Award: books selling more than 10 million copies;
The Platinum Award: books selling more than one million copies; and
The Gold Award: books selling more than 500,000 copies.
Two books received an ECPA Diamond Award for selling 10 million copies via all sales channels:

KJV Gift and Award Bible, THOMAS NELSON
Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP
“Selling 10 million copies of one book is a remarkable achievement for the author and publisher,” says ECPA President Mark Kuyper. “Since the rarest of books reach these numbers, I can say confidently that these titles have made a lasting impact on our culture and the world.”

Fourteen titles received the ECPA Platinum Award for selling more than 1,000,000 copies via all sales channels:

Alpha Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel, ALPHA INTERNATIONAL
Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee, FRONTLINE, a Division of Strang Communications
The Shack by William P. Young, FAITHWORDS
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, THOMAS NELSON
God’s Promises for Your Every Need, THOMAS NELSON
Grace for the Moment, Volume I, by Max Lucado, THOMAS NELSON
The MacArthur Study Bible, John MacArthur, Editor, THOMAS NELSON
NKJV Study Bible, THOMAS NELSON
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, THOMAS NELSON
Where to Find It in the Bible by Ken Anderson, THOMAS NELSON
Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn, WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP
NIV Adventure Bible by Larry and Sue Richards, ZONDERKIDZ
Fourteen titles received the ECPA Gold Award for selling more than 500,000 copies via all sales channels:

Approval Addiction by Joyce Meyer, FAITHWORDS
The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer, FAITHWORDS
3:16 The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado, THOMAS NELSON
Come Thirsty by Max Lucado, THOMAS NELSON
Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado, THOMAS NELSON
Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado, THOMAS NELSON
Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore, THOMAS NELSON
Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham, THOMAS NELSON
How to Listen to God by Charles Stanley, THOMAS NELSON
Inside My Heart by Robin McGraw, THOMAS NELSON
The Journey by Billy Graham, THOMAS NELSON
Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs, THOMAS NELSON
Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur, THOMAS NELSON
Heaven by Randy Alcorn, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS
There have been a total of three Diamond Book Award recipients to date. ECPA introduced the Diamond Award in 2005 when they awarded Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Zondervan) a double-Diamond for more than 20 million in sales. Since then, the title has achieved triple-Diamond status and is well on its way to a fourth Diamond. More than 283 books have received an ECPA Gold Book Award and 193 books have received an ECPA Platinum Book Award.

Sales award recipients are listed on the ECPA website (www.ecpa.org) and are also indicated on the ECPA bestseller lists at www.ecpa.org/bestseller/index.php. For more information, contact Mark Kuyper at 480-966-3998.

1 comment:

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Wow--what an interesting list.