EPA Mourns Loss of Two Industry Leaders

The Evangelical publishing community lost two accomplished leaders within the span of three days in late June. On June 26, 2017, Rev. Jim Reapsome passed away at the age of 88 in Downer’s Grove, IL. Reapsome, an honorary member of EPA for his long years of service in the association, was the founder of The […]

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EPA Joins Effort for 2017 Int’l Conference on Publishing in Crisis

The Evangelical Press Association has signed on as a coalition member for an international conference dealing with publishing about crises. It will be held in Europe next year. The Crisis Publishing Institute, organized by Colorado Springs-based Magazine Training International, is scheduled for October 15-18, 2017, possibly in Frankfurt or Budapest. Terrorist attacks, displaced refugees, war, hunger, poverty […]

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The Christian Writer’s Market Guide Changes Hands

The owner and president of the Steve Laube Agency has announced his purchase of the rights to The Christian Writer’s Market Guide from bestselling author Jerry Jenkins. Laube will become Publisher of the 2017 edition. The Guide has been used as a resource in the inspirational market for over 30 years. It was created by […]

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Postal rates might rise in 2016 and 2017

For nonprofit mailers, including religious periodicals, postal rate hikes might be on the horizon as early as the end of this year, with further, inflation-based increases in 2017. That and other news emerged in July, as the U.S. Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee met in Washington D.C. and two bills moved through legislative committee. […]

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10 Tips for Choosing a Magazine Printer

By D. Eadward Tree The United States has more than 20,000 printing businesses. When it comes to producing magazines, you can probably ignore at least 98% of those. Lots of printers can print magazines. (“Sure, we print magazines. We print everything,” says Vinny, that fast-talking friend of a friend who sells for a local printing company. […]

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Christian university students take on national politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio dropped by the neighborhood the other day along with the national and international press. Providing news coverage were The New York Times, CNN, a Japanese TV network . . . and journalists from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, […]

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Postage Rate Cuts Announced

Feb. 25, 2016 update USPS just announced that postage will be coming down on Sunday, April 10, 2016, as the 4.3 percent exigent surcharge is removed and rates are returned to the Consumer Price Index-capped levels. USPS news release here.   It is all but official now. Postal rates are expected to be rolled back about 4.1% sometime […]

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EPA member, journalism professor recognized with national award

The nation’s largest journalism adviser’s group has recognized a Palm Beach Atlantic University professor and EPA member with a significant award. College Media Advisers presented Professor Michael Ray Smith the CMA Noel Ross Strader Award for his work in the field since 1988. Smith spoke at the 2014 EPA convention in Anaheim, has served as […]

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Survey Says Millennials are Clinging to Print

They were raised with smartphones in their hands, and their connection to the outside world is tethered by electronics. So of course they choose to read their books on e-readers and tablets, right? Not so, says Freeport Press, according to a new study by Publishing Technology and reported in Digital Book World (DBW). “A new […]

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The Right(s) Stuff: Working with Freelancers/Independent Contractors

Almost all publishing organizations work with outside contributors to produce content. Freelance writers, photographers and others comprise an important part of the publishing ecosystem, especially as some organizations retain fewer employees. Working with independent contractors can add a variety of material and perspective to publications but it also raises a number of rights issues. As […]

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