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Random Newsy Things

  • Many of our stores have webpages, Facebook accounts and Twitter feeds, but what you do think of using Pinterest to promote books? Here’s what Graf-Martin is doing to promote Christian books on that platform.
  • Kyle Idleman’s AHA is definitely the key title for this quarter. How’s it doing in your store? In August, David C. Cook will release AHA Student Edition and Praying for your Prodigal.
  • Canada’s Tim Challies must blog in his sleep to do all that he does online. Of interest to readers here is an infographic which traces the growth of today’s ‘New Calvinism’ aka ‘Young, Restless and Reformed’ movement. Because the movement is all about words, Christian publishing and the internet play a huge role. You’ll see references to many books you know well.
  • Foundation Distributing is shipping an ITP edition of The Auschwitz Escape by Joel Rosenberg, and is expecting an ITPE of Francine Rivers’ Bridge to Heaven in April. (US readers: If you don’t know what it stands for, don’t worry!)
  • Really enjoying reading John Ortberg’s Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important of You releasing in April from Zondervan. The book is one-third Christian living, one-third reflecting Ortberg’s training in psychology, and one-third tribute to Dallas Willard. An ITPE will be available on this as well as a study guide and DVD study.
  • Zondervan is also relaunching the DVD set for Ortberg’s If You Want to Walk On Water You’ve Got To Get Out of the Boat, which is this writer’s favorite. And if you haven’t heard, Ortberg’s church is making news with their decision to exit the PCUSA denomination.
  • Smaller Canadian stores: If you can’t meet minimums on clearance books, we have some smaller boxes of fiction (25 books) for only $99. Your support of our remainder book business keeps Christian Book Shop Talk possible.
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  1. March 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Paul! We continue to learn how to best use each of the social media platforms – we’ve really seen with some of our clients that Pinterest is a growing and effective platform for the marketing of consumer goods, so learning how to use it for book promotion has been an interesting exercise!

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