June 25, 2013
Contact: Christine D. Johnson
(407) 333-0600, ext. 2682
Winners announced in 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best awards
Lake Mary, Fla. (June 25, 2013)—Winners have been announced in the 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best awards sponsored by Christian Retailing magazine. HarperCollins Christian Publishing won nine awards, with Thomas Nelson taking home six and Zondervan three, while B&H Publishing Group was presented with eight awards. Baker Publishing Group received four awards, and in Gifts, DaySpring won two awards.
New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn (The Harbinger, FrontLine/Charisma House) presented the awards June 25 at the International Christian Retail Show in St. Louis. Tammy Trent offered a song from her upcoming Sunny Days release (September Days Records/Infinity Music Distribution).
Nominating companies and authors submitted books, Bibles, gifts, DVDs and more in this year’s competition. In each category, three finalists were named, although some categories had more than three due to ties in the voting.
Christian retailers, church store managers and volunteers, authors, agents, publishers and suppliers—in short, anyone actively engaged in the Christian products industry—were able to vote this year. Voters were asked to judge the nominations on their impact, including their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion; open people’s minds to new ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christ-like living.
Introduced in 2001, the awards—formerly known as the Retailers Choice Awards—have been increasingly acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.
See a complete listing of the winners at www.christianretailingsbest.com.