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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Parable Group launches corporate rebranding
ParableGroup.Web The Parable Group has announced the launch of its new corporate identity with the rollout of a new logo and tag line.

The refreshed brand identity is the first in 28 years for the San Luis Obispo, Calif. -based marketing firm and presents the tag line, “Delivering Your Story. ” The refresh correlates to several recent corporate shifts, including the merging of the company’s online display marketing division, Parable Agency—which offers digital marketing services to faith-based organizations—with the flagship side of the business. Read more
Head of South Africa’s largest publisher retires
Struik Christian Media, South Africa’s largest publisher and distributor of Christian content in Southern Africa, bids farewell to Fiona Lee, who is retiring after leading the business for 21 years.
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Entertainment One has announced the launch of eOne Worship, a new music label. GRAMMY nominee Martha Munizzi and newcomers BJ Putnam and Bryan Popin all are slated for project releases this year. 
Charisma House has announced plans for an update of the King James Version (KJV) Bible, to be called the Modern English Version (MEV). Described as "the most modern of the KJV," the new version will be released next year.

The MEV is the most modern translation produced of the KJV in 30 years, according to officials for the book group of Charisma Media.
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Religious books see 'unprecedented growth' in Brazil
Religious titles have seen tremendous growth in Brazil, according to ANL (Associação Nacional das Livrarias), Brazil's national booksellers association.
Jerry B. Jenkins, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, which has sold more than 63 million copies, has launched a custom publishing house called Christian Writers Guild Publishing (CWGP).

Owner of the Christian Writers Guild (CWG), Jenkins has been against self-publishing in general, but he recently had a change of heart.
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Floods impact Christian suppliers, retailers in Australia
Prayers are being requested for Christian suppliers and retailers who have been impacted by floods in Australia.
Religious books decline overall, e-books continues growth
Religious presses reported a nearly 25% increase in e-books for the first nine months of 2012 versus January-September 2011, with sales of more than $43 million, according to the latest figures available from the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
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