MIAMI — Lifeway Global and its trade publishing division B&H Español were named Publisher of the Year, at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) Awards Banquet, held August 8 in Miami, Fla.
Lifeway also won eight additional awards for sales milestones and bestselling books at the SEPA banquet, which took place at Expolit.
The SEPA Awards recognize the highest quality and excellence in the publication, sale and marketing of Christian literature in Spanish.
The awards are presented annually during Expolit, the largest annual Christian Spanish literature and music convention in the world. This was the third time Lifeway was named Publisher of the Year.
“It has been an exciting year to see what we at B&H and Lifeway can do to serve God’s people through trustworthy resources,” said Craig Featherstone, publisher and director of Lifeway Global.
“We are so thankful for our amazing partners in ministry we have at SEPA and Expolit. We look forward to continuing to provide Spanish speakers with Bibles and Christian resources that will transform lives and equip and strengthen the Church.”
Lifeway Global also announced the launch of its “Programa de Biblias de Referencia” (Bible Reference Program) to key distributors from Latin America.
According to Featherstone, the distributors responded with great enthusiasm about the program’s ability to easily choose the “ideal Bible for the end consumer.”
Lifeway also hosted the second annual “Conferencia Crece” (Grow Conference) in conjunction with Coalición por el evangelio (The Gospel Coalition in Spanish), which drew more than 300 pastors and leaders.
Crece, an all-day event held during Expolit, provided attendees with eight hours of training on the theme “a church that prospers.” Speakers included Miguel Nuñez, Justin Burkholder, Otto Sanchez and more.
Awards won by Lifeway/B&H Español:
General award categories:
- Editorial del año / Publisher of the Year: B&H Español
- Mejor portada y diseño interior de Biblia / Best cover and interior design of a Bible: Biblia de Estudio para Mujeres
- Mejor presencia en las redes sociales / Best social media presence: B&H Español
Bestselling book awards:
- Liderazgo / Leadership: Delante de Dios y de parte de Dios by Sugel Michelén
- Libro Vida cristiana / Christian living: Textos fuera de contexto by Jairo E.
Namnún y Steven Morales
- Libro de regalo / Gift: El plan de batalla para la oración
- Biblia / Bible: Letra Súper Gigante con referencias RVR 1960
Sales Milestones: Gallery of Honor
- Platinum (more than 500,000 sold): Biblia del pescador
- Diamond (more than 1 million sold): Nuevo Testamento Hay vida en Jesús
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