Wednesday, January 30, 2013


  • AN INVISIBLE THREAD by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski (Howard Books) is #3 in paperback nonfiction; #19 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction; #22 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction; and #22 in e-Book nonfiction.

  • THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #3 in paperback advice & misc.

  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #5 in paperback nonfiction; #16 in e-Book nonfiction; #17 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction; #21 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction.

  • CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C Cook) is #8 in paperback advice & misc.

  • TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Mary C. Neal (WaterBrook) is #9 in paperback advice & misc.

  • CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young (FaithWords) is #12 in hardcover fiction; and #24 in combined hardcover & paperback fiction.

  • THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine) is #12 in paperback trade fiction; and #32 in combined hardcover & paperback fiction.

  • KISSES FROM KATIE by Katie Davis with Beth Clark (Howard) is #18 in paperback nonfiction.

  • THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY by Willie & Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) is #26 in hardcover nonfiction.

  • THE SHACK by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #35 in paperback mass-market fiction.
From ECPA's Rush to Press at

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


When Jerry B. Jenkins wrote his first book, the publisher accepted it, even though Jenkins wasn't well known. Now 180 books later, the bestselling author has seen radical changes in traditional publishing. 

"In my day, publishers took chances on beginners," he says. "Nowadays, many reject good writers without platforms."

Writer of the mega-bestselling "Left Behind" series (Tyndale) and owner of the Christian Writers Guild, Jenkins is on record against self-publishing; however, he's recently had a change of heart.

To help aspiring writers achieve their publishing dreams, Jenkins is launchingChristian Writers Guild Publishing (CWGP). He says it will be different from other custom publishing houses in that it features Published, a six-month course mentored by an experienced author. When students with works-in-progress complete the course, CWGP will publish their books -- providing a copy editor, proofreader, cover and type designer, eBook formatter, printer, and a free package of promotion, marketing, and social media materials, everything the writer needs for a successful book launch.

"This is different from self-publishing," Jenkins says. "It's mentored, coached, and educated publishing. We come alongside through this course and surround them with seasoned industry professionals."

"I've criticized self-publishing because so many end up with shlocky covers, typos, and poor production quality. CWG Publishing is committed to providing writers with a valuable education and a great publishing experience."

For more information about CWG Publishing, For press inquiries and interview opportunities, contact Karen Granger

About Christian Writers Guild
For more than 40 years, the Christian Writers Guild has helped aspiring writers develop their craft by offering writing courses, each student personally mentored by a published author. 

Monday, January 28, 2013


Valentine’s Writing Contest — $150 in prizes
By Oregon Women’s Report
3 Prizes:  $50, $35 & $25.
Student Prize: $40
Previously written, published & blogged material gladly accepted!
Oregon Women’s Report is hosting our second annual Valentine’s Day writing contest with three $50.00 cash prizes for the three top winners. The contest theme is “love” and covers a wide spectrum of ideas from family, kids, relationships, advice, romance to friendships. Articles can be about life lessons, memorable family moments, acts of kindness, friendship, calls to community service and other love-related topics. Original or previously written material is accepted. Poetry is also accepted.
Now is the time to dust of that great article you never submitted, re-open your old college creative writing papers or peek at that journal entry that recorded an important life moment perfectly. Turn your thoughts into something that can be seen and appreciated by others while earning $50.00 to splurge on whatever you wish. Most of all, you will have fun expressing yourself. If you are already a local author and/or blogger, we will promote your blog, book or website if your article is chosen. Good luck!
Word Count Limit: Under 400 words
Deadline: Feb 6th, 2013
Requirements: Author must live in Oregon.
Why you could win: This is not a distant and impersonal national writing contest with 10,000 submissions. This is a local opportunity just among women in Oregon.  We typically receive 30–40 submissions in our contests, so this is the type of contest you have a great chance to win.
Free promotion of your work: For authors and bloggers, we will gladly link and promote your website and your books.
Submit Articles: You can submit article either (1) inside an email or (2) attach as either Word, TXT or Rich Text Format. Email to with subject line “Valentine’s Writing Contest.”
Please fill & email the application below.
1. Name:
2. Mailing Address:
3. City:
4. State:
5. Zip Code:
6. Contact phone number:
7. Are you an author? (if yes, please provide a web link):
8. Do you have a blog? (if yes, please provide link):
9. How did you discover the contest?
10. Are you a member of any local writing group? (if yes, let us know)
11. Are you a student applying for the student prize?
— Oregon Women’s Report is one of Oregon’s largest online women’s magazines, reaching over 4,000 unique women visitors every month. Women’s Report is dedicated to providing a fun and encouraging place on the web for Oregon women to share and inspire each other.

Friday, January 25, 2013


For those who haven't heard, I wanted to let you know that Eleanor Forder, Reg Forder's wife, passed away yesterday, January 24th. She was diagnosed with terminal Cancer in late December. Anyone who has ever attended an American Christian Writer's Conference will remember Eleanor as the smiling face and hard worker behind the book table. She worked hard for all the attendees and will be missed. Reg will continue his conferences, but it will be much more difficult without Eleanor by his side. Please keep Reg and family in your prayers.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


ECPA announces the Top 50 bestselling Christian books in both Christian retail and general outlets – along with the 20 top selling authors in both – for 2012. Sarah Young and her bestselling devotional, Jesus Calling, is a dominant force on the lists.
“We congratulate all the authors and publishers on these lists for their tremendous success in the marketplace this past year,” states ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper. “Nowhere is our mission more evident -- to make the transforming Christian message more widely known – than in the sales success of these excellent titles.”
The Top 10 books sold in Christian retail outlets were:
1. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
2. Be a Better Dad Today! by Gregory Slayton (Gospel Light)
3. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
4. Jesus Calling, Large-Print Deluxe Edition by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
5. The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn, (Charisma Media)
6. Jesus Calling, Deluxe Edition by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
7. Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan)
8. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan)
9. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Zondervan)
10.The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Moody Publishers)
The Top 10 Christian books sold from multiple retail channels were:
1. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
2. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
3. The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn (Charisma Media)
4. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan)
5. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan)
6. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Zondervan)
7. Jesus Today by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
8. Jesus Calling for Kids by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
9. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Moody Publishers)
10. Heaven Is for Real for Kids by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
The top authors of 2012 were Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Todd Burpo, Karen Kingsbury and Joyce Meyer.
All lists are published in their entirety at .

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


The web site for the Carolina Christian Writers Conference is ready and full of great information. You can access the website You will find current information about our programming, faculty, and schedule. We are excited about the conference and look forward to seeing YOU there! You can find complete information on each faculty member at
For those of you who were with us last year, you know what a special time of learning, inspiration, and fellowship this conference was. We hope you will consider coming again. For those of you who couldn't make it last year, we are hoping you will put it on your calendar and not miss this special 2013 writing event.

  • Great workshop variety as well as appointment time with editors and other professionals.
  • Jack Countryman of Thomas Nelson Publishers will bring our keynote message. Jarod Espy will once again lead us inCCWC - 2012 - Linda Speakingmusical worship.
  • Editorial appointments will be available with multiple publishers including AMG Publishers,, New Hope Publishers, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and, Ambassador Publishing, Thomas Nelson. Others are awaiting confirmation.
  • Coaching appointments with professional writers are available to help you take your writing to the next level.
  • Friday night genre groups to focus on your specific area.

Don't miss this affordable conference! Registration is open. Cost is $125 if you register before March 15. After March 15 tuition will be $145. This includes everything as well as lunch with the professionals on Saturday. There is also an optional Friday morning workshop called Book Proposal Basics (see information below)

Please help us spread the word. Writers need the encouragement and fellowship of other writers. Join us for this amazing time and get excited about your writing all over again!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email me

Until April, keep writing and sharing the message God has given YOU - YOU are the only one who can do that!

Linda Gilden
Director, Carolina Christian Writers Conference


Save the date! October 10-12, 2013

The program for the eighth annual Antelope Valley Christian Writers' Conference, just outside Los Angeles, is now taking shape. To date we've signed up a panel of twelve speakers to serve on our faculty, and they have hundreds of years of professional experience between them. We're still waiting to hear back from a screenwriter, and an instructor for the teen track; but rest assured, we will have their names posted on the website soon.

This time around we will move to a local camp and expand from two to three days. We've added early-registration discounts, critique groups, multi-session workshops, and more. If you like, you can even come a day early, just to enjoy yourself in the beauty of God's creation.

To see all that we have to offer, please check out our website Or if you have any questions, feel free to email us at We hope you will join us for a time of refreshing in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


The 4th Annual Deep River Books Writers Contest is well underway, but there is still time to enter. Through January 31st, full-length manuscripts will be accepted from Christian authors, and the two top manuscripts will win royalty-based publishing contracts.
“The stakes are high,” says Rhonda Funk, marketing and publicity agent for Deep River Books. “The top two authors get more than an award or a cash prize; they get their book published and made available around the world. That doesn't happen every day!”

Just ask Matt Ouellette, last year's grand prize winner in the non-fiction category (for his book, Thoughts That Fell From a Taco Shell). Matt says, "For new authors, the publishing world is as daunting as it is exciting. Deep River Books has an incredible way of tackling the tedious while encouraging the thrill. Few companies invest in their partners with such passion and professionalism."

Ouellette's book, endorsed by bestselling author Josh McDowell, went from simple thoughts written on a Taco Bell® napkin, to the winning non-fiction manuscript in the 2012 DRB Writer's Contest–out of over 400 entries.

Stan Bednarz blew the judges away with his thrilling novel, Miracle on Snowbird Lake. Bednarz entered the contest on a whim just two days before the close. With no expectation of winning any kind of prize, he hit the send button. Little did he know that his book would soon be endorsed as “powerful and gripping,” by bestselling author Tim Green. 

Bednarz says, “Deep River Books has been instrumental in launching my career. Since winning the contest, doors have been opening left and right.”

Bill Carmichael, CEO and publisher of Deep River Books, says, “We have decided once again to give away not one, but two royalty-based publishing contracts–one in each category, fiction and non-fiction. We loved being able to separate the categories last year and felt it added a level of excitement. The two categories are so different, this just gives authors all the more reason to enter.”

To learn more and for a complete list of rules and guidelines, please visit the

Friday, January 18, 2013


Writing as a Christian Blogger
Creating your own blog isn't as difficult as many may think. Blogging has become a great part of our social interaction and is a way for others to share opinions, beliefs, and discuss the matters at hand. Writing as a Christian blogger can help discover yourself and the message you wish to convey. How can you become a success at your own blog?
1. Right or Wrong - One of the most glorious points of blogging is that there really isn't a right or wrong way to express yourself. Most blogs are centered around personal views and experiences to create some kind of truth in the world. While the blogs that are developed for monetary purposes are centered around fact and informative content, you can express yourself in any manner you wish.
2. Interaction - Once you start blogging, you may find it hard to stop. As addicting as writing in a journal, you can share your thoughts and ideas throughout the day and easily accumulating a great deal of content. Within those words of your own, you will find that there could be a great many of people who share the same thoughts and ideas. By expressing yourself in this fashion, you can be subjected to a new world of hope and possibilities through your words.
3. Attention - The goal of any blog is to get the attention of the reader. While your content may be full of truths and insightful meanings, you still need to practice some kind of search engine optimization in order to get noticed. Without any programming skills, you can gain a lot of traffic by simply submitting the site map of your blog to Google. Once this is done, your content will be the driving force. Of course, there is nothing wrong with advertising your blog on sites such as blogrank and Facebook.
4. Community - By spreading the word of your blog within community websites, you can quickly accumulate a lot of visitors. One of the reasons why blogs are so popular is because they are written by regular people sharing their knowledge and others like to read them. One can get a great deal of knowledge and insight by reading the experiences of others and you could be a guide to those who are seeking the same enlightenment you are.

There are many people in the world that have monetized their blogs and have created a stream of revenue for themselves. For nothing more than sharing points of views on subject matter, they have established a form of income. Even if you don't intend to monetize your blog, it can still be an enlightening experience to see how the rest of the world interacts with your own personal views.
Author Bio:

Ken Myers is the founder of & has learned over the years the importance of focusing on what the customer is looking for and literally serving it to them. He doesn’t try to create a need, instead he tries to satisfy the existing demand for information on products and services.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


How Wattpad Can Help the Christian Writer
Sometimes it can be difficult to get your foot in the door as a Christian writer. If one publishing house isn't interested in your works, another one demands more money than you have to publish your novel. It can be frustrating to be so close, yet so far away from your dreams coming true. is a website that allows new and seasoned writers to "test the waters", so to speak. You can post your stories and novels and readers can critique and become "fans" of your books. Although you don't get paid per posting, it is a great tool to gauge how well your book would do if it were on the shelves.
1. It's Free - Signing up with is absolutely free. You can read other people's stories and novels and post your own immediately if you wish. You have nothing to lose in using this service and popularity to gain.
2. Facebook Connected - uses Facebook to login. In addition, those you favorite on are linked to your Facebook profile. If you build a fan-base in with your Christian novel, friends and family of those who've "fanned" you are also eligible to read your works.
3. Easy to Use - The interface for is very easy to use in order to upload your content. You can either type it out right there on the website or upload it from a .txt file. Then you choose the categories and ratings of your work and save it. Once you hit the save and publish button, your Christian works will be available for all to read. Your name could be alongside other Christian writers who've put this website to use.
4. Awards and Contests - promotes the Watty Awards every year for novels that are best in their class including various awards for categories like "Best Hero" and "Best Trailer." These awards could put a few extra dollars in your pocket. Contests are quite regular where you can win prizes such as a Kindle Fire, eReaders, books, and more.
5. Community - There is a community atmosphere amongst the writers and readers of Join several clubs based on a specific niche and join in on intriguing and in-depth conversations. Information is plentiful from other Christian writers like yourself who are aspiring to be a success. offers awards and advertising for Christian writers to help them get noticed. It's not uncommon for a publishing house to pick up an author from and can help enhance your submission to other publishers. If you can build a good fan base, your name alone could cause ripples within the reading community and create a rewarding experience.
Author Bio:
Jason Miner an expert freelance writer loves writing articles on different categories. He is approaching different bloggers to recognize each other's efforts through “”. He can be contacted through e-mail at jasonminer8atgmaildotcom.

Monday, January 14, 2013


  • THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #2 in paperback advice & misc.

  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #3 in paperback nonfiction; #14 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction; #16 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction; and #16 in e-Book nonfiction.

  • TO HEAVEN AND BACKby Mary C. Neal (WaterBrook) is #6 in paperback advice & misc.

  • CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young (FaithWords) is #7 in hardcover fiction; and #16 in combined hardcover & paperback fiction.

  • THE LOVE DARE by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H Books) is #10 in paperback advice & misc.

  • THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine) is #13 in paperback trade fiction.

  • CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #13 in paperback advice & misc.

  • KISSES FROM KATIE by Katie Davis with Beth Clark (Howard) is #19 in paperback nonfiction.

  • THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY by Willie & Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) is #20 in hardcover nonfiction; and #28 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction.

  • THUNDER DOG by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory (Thomas Nelson) is #30 in e-Book nonfiction.

  • THE VOW by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson (B&H Publishing Group) is #31 in e-Book nonfiction.

  • A YEAR OF BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD by Rachel Held Evans (Thomas Nelson) is #33 in e-Book nonfiction.
From ECPA's Rush to Press at

Saturday, January 12, 2013


InkTip recommends Peachtree Village International Film Festival's Screenplay Competition. See below for information on the festival and their upcoming screenplay competition.  InkTip prize packages and more will be awarded to the winners!

Jerrol LeBaron
CEO, InkTip
Peachtree Village Intl Film Festival
The acclaimed Peachtree Village International Film Festival is currently seeking screenplays for their 8th annual Atlanta based competition.  This is an opportunity for your work to beread, seen, optioned and financed

Submit your screenplays today:


The Board of Directors of the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) is launching a search for a new executive director. While the board plans to have a new executive director selected by May 1, current executive director Doug Trouten will continue through May 31.

The board determined that new leadership is required to rebuild the membership base, generate new revenue streams and restore financial stability to EPA. In addition to these responsibilities, the next executive director will continue to provide quality training, education enhancements and develop resources for members.

"We're grateful for Doug's longtime commitment to the association, not only over the last 10 years but also for two decades previously in a variety of capacities," says EPA President Dean Ridings. "We are looking forward to the continued involvement of Doug and his wife, Lis, in the association."

"I've been honored to lead EPA, but I understand that the board believes it's time for a change. I wish my successor well and will work to ensure a smooth transition," said Trouten, who will continue in his full-time role as a journalism professor at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn.

Individuals who are interested in applying for the executive director position should visit

The Evangelical Press Association was founded in 1948. Its members produce periodical titles reaching a combined audience of more than 20 million.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


This publisher is looking for authors who can write constructively about Christianity without getting bogged down in Orthodoxy, or fundamentalist dogma; for writers at the edge, not writers in the mainstream.

Publisher Trevor Greenfield says about the material he’d be likely to consider:  “I very much enjoyed Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics by Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh and it’s the sort of title that Christian Alternative will be publishing. Holloway explores the hinterland of the ethical imperative and moves it from the mind of God to the human arena. If we shake the foundations and Heaven falls to Earth what are the implications for God, humanity and history?  I’m also interested in social activism and Christianity as a unique expression in a world that needs unique and creative solutions and answers. But if you want to know my guilty pleasure, it’s radical theology. I grew up with Thomas Altizer, John Robinson, Don Cupitt and the Sea of Faith. I love seeing radical theological debates being taken forward.”

What sort of material would he be likely to reject? “Anything that’s too theologically comfortable, anything that maintains a nineteenth century status quo (and you’d be surprised, or maybe you wouldn’t, how many people still hold to those views).” And his advice to prospect Christian Alternative authors:  “Submit your proposal! We have a fast, friendly and informal submission process and any one who submits a proposal receives feedback from us.

If you are working on a title that you feel might be of interest to Christian Alternative, submit your inquiry via the website in the first instance: or
There is no advance but royalties are paid twice a year on both UK and overseas sales.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Bridge-Logos, Alachua, FL, announced that three new owners have taken the helm:
  • Suzanne Wooldridge—the daughter of former owners, Guy and Catherine (Kitty) Morrell
  • Ed Harding—former president of New Wine Ministries in the United Kingdom
  • Lloyd Hildebrand—publisher of Bridge-Logos, Inc.
This trio is firmly committed to continuing the tradition of excellence that was set forth by the company’s founders. For almost 45 years, Bridge-Logos has been known for quality Christian books.
Some of the company’s authors include: Ray Comfort, Liberty Savard, David Yonggi-Cho, Kathryn Kuhlman, Dr. Vinson Synan, Nicky Cruz, and Dennis & Rita Bennett. The company is well known for its Pure Gold Classics, a series of more than 40 books that have been revised and updated in modern English.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


  • TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Mary C. Neal (WaterBrook) is #2 in paperback advice & misc.
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #3 in paperback nonfiction; #10 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction; #10 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction; and #16 in e-Book nonfiction.
  • THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #3 in paperback advice & misc.
  • CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young (FaithWords) is #6 in hardcover fiction; #12 in combined hardcover & paperback fiction; and #29 in combined print & e-Book fiction.
  • AN INVISIBLE THREAD by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski (Howard) is #15 in paperback nonfiction; #29 in e-Book nonfiction; and #34 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction.
  • THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine) is #17 in paperback trade fiction.
  • A YEAR OF BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD by Rachel Held Evans (Thomas Nelson) is #19 in e-Book nonfiction; and#32 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction.
  • THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY by Willie & Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) is #21 in hardcover nonfiction; and #25 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction.
  • THE SHACK by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #21 in paperback mass market fiction.
  • KISSES FROM KATIE by Katie Davis with Beth Clark (Howard) is #21 in paperback nonfiction.
  • THE VOW by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson (B&H Publishing Group) is #26 in e-Book nonfiction.
From ECPA's Rush to Press at


  • PLATINUM AWARD (over 1 million sold) was awarded to: 
    A Lineage of Grace
     by Francine Rivers, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS

  • GOLD AWARDS (over 500,000 sold) were presented to:
    • Every Day a Friday, Joel Osteen, FAITHWORDS
    • How to Hear From God, Joyce Meyer, FAITHWORDS
    • The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word, Joyce Meyer, FAITHWORDS
    • Loving God, Charles Colson, ZONDERVAN
    • The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn, CHARISMA MEDIA
    • One Month to Live, Kerry & Chris Shook, WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP
    • Forgotten God, Francis Chan, DAVID C COOK
    • The Action Bible, Sergio Cariello, Illustrator, DAVID C COOK
    • One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp, ZONDERVAN
    • Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman, ZONDERVAN

Monday, January 7, 2013


Writer Friends--Just a note to let you know it's time to order your 2013 Christian Writers' Market Guide. You can order it on my Website with a credit card through PayPal, or call me directly to give me your credit card info over the phone. Cost this year is is just $19.89, including the postage and handling. Go to my Website at, or call me at 503-642-9844.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #3 in paperback nonfiction; #10 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction; #13 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction; and #17 in e-Book nonfiction.

  • TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Mary C. Neal (WaterBrook) is #3 in paperback advice & misc.

  • THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #4 in paperback advice & misc.

  • CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young (FaithWords) is #8 in hardcover fiction; #11 in combined hardcover & paperback fiction; and #16 in combined print & e-Book fiction.

  • THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine) is #14 in paperback trade fiction.

  • KISSES FROM KATIE by Katie Davis with Beth Clark (Howard) is #17 in paperback nonfiction.

  • BONHOEFFER by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson) is #22 in paperback nonfiction.

  • THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY by Willie & Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) is #18 in hardcover nonfiction; #22 in combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction; and #27 in combined print & e-Book nonfiction.

  • THE SHACK by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #11 in paperback mass market fiction; and #28 in paperback trade fiction.

From ECPA's Rush to Press at


Yates & Yates, a leading literary agency serving as creative counsel for top-tier Christian authors, artists, and creative organizations, announces that Esther Fleece has joined the firm as Literary Agent and Vice President of Marketing. Esther Fleece, most recently a senior leader at Focus on the Family, has been widely recognized as a standout in the Christian world. In 2012, she was chosen by CNN as among the five women in religion to watch and was named by Christianity Today as one of the top 50 women shaping the Church and culture. In addition to this esteemed reputation, Fleece brings to the firm unquestioned expertise on the millennial generation, an expansive network in the Christian world, and significant experience in marketing, public relations, and social media. In addition to serving as an agent, her duties will include improving communication and marketing for Yates & Yates clients as well as for the firm itself.