Afternoon, readers! This month’s segment of What’s Happening Wednesday centers on the 2013 International Christian Retail Show (ICRS). This past weekend, as many of you may know, publishers, authors, agents, and retailers headed down to St. Louis, Missouri, for ICRS. On the show floor, publishers displayed their new and upcoming titles to retailers from across the globe.
As participants walked the floor, they could stop by author signings and chat with favorites such as Susan May Warren, Chris Fabry, Randy Singer, and many more fabulous authors.
It’s always fun to see readers and retailers interacting with authors. The show also included booths selling Christian goods and bargain books.
In addition to the retail show, authors, agents, and other publishing professionals gathered Monday night to celebrate excellence in Christian fiction and honor amazing novelists with the Christy Awards. Every year publishers are invited to nominate works they feel exemplify each genre, and it’s our pleasure to take part in this event. Tyndale House Publishers was incredibly blessed to have six titles (five authors) as finalists this year and had the privilege of winning in the following categories:
You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren—Contemporary Series, Sequels,
Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot—Historical
Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry—Contemporary Standalone
Please visit the Christy Awards official website for the full list of 2013 winners.
Retail shows are an engaging and fun part of the publishing world. It’s great for authors and publishers to take in what others in the industry are producing and to have a chance to chat and meet other Christian book lovers!
Have you read any of this year’s Christy Award winners? We would love to hear from you in the comments.