28 April

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Wins 15 SEPA Awards, including Book of the Year

Nashville, Tenn., April 2023 – Editorial Vida and Grupo Nelson, the Spanish publishing divisions of HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP), were recognized and honored with a combined 15 awards, including Book of the Year, at the 2023 Spanish Evangelical Publishing Association (SEPA) banquet on April 20, 2023.

At the awards banquet, Incen(diario) (Incen-diary) by Itiel Arroyo (Editorial Vida) was named the 2023 SEPA Book of the Year. It also won Book Cover of the Year, Best Spanish-Original Book, and Top-Selling Book in the Christian Living category. Incen(diario) is a “wreck this journal” style journal that seeks to help young readers grow more passionate about their relationship with Christ.

In addition to Incen(diario), the winning titles were:

Categoría Devocional (Devotional)
En la oscuridad, ¡Resplandecerás! (You Will Shine in the Darkness) | Christy Muller | Editorial Vida Categoría Fe y Cultura (Faith and Culture)
La batalla cultural (The Cultural Battle) |Agustín Laje | Grupo Nelson

Cautivante, Edición ampliada (Captivating, Updated Edition) | John Eldredge, Staci Eldredge | Grupo Nelson

Gana la guerra en tu mente (Winning the War in Your Mind) | Craig Groeschel | Editorial Vida Vida Cristiana (Christian Living)
Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Itiel Arroyo | Editorial Vida
Libro de Niños (Children’s)

Matrimonio y Familia (Marriage and Family)

Liderazgo (Leadership)

Un gran corazón (One Big Heart) | Linsey Davis | Grupo Nelson Libro de Estudio Bíblico (Bible Study)

21 leyes del liderazgo en la Biblia (21 Laws of Leadership in the Bible) | John Maxwell | Grupo Nelson

Biblia de Estudio con anotaciones en toda la Biblia (Study Bible)

NBLA Biblia de Estudio MacArthur (NBLA MacArthur Study Bible) | MacArthur | Editorial Vida KEY AWARDS
Mejor libro original en Español 2023 (Best Spanish-Original Book)
Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Itiel Arroyo | Editorial Vida

Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Itiel Arroyo | Editorial Vida

Libro del Año “Harold Kregel” (Book of the Year – The Harold Kregel Award)

Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Editorial Vida

Mejor portada de Libro General (Best Book Cover)

Portada y diseño interior de la Biblia – Estudio (Best Interior and Cover Design for a Study Bible)

NBLA Biblia de Estudio MacArthur (NBLA MacArthur Study Bible) | Editorial Vida
Mejor Anuncio (Best Ad Post)
NBLA Biblia Ama a Dios Grandemente (NBLA Love God Greatly Bible) | Editorial Vida / HCCP Mejor video: (Best Promotional Video)

NVI – Biblia de Estudio Teología Bíblica (NVI Biblical Theology Study Bible) | Editorial Vida
“Every book we publish is an investment into the lives of the individuals they will impact. For the most part, we never fully know what that impact looks like or the extent of lives touched by each one,” said Cris Garrido, vice president and publisher for HCCP’s Spanish publishing program. “The SEPA Awards, however, give us a glimpse into the impact a book has as perceived by those closest to our readers – our retailers and distributors. Seeing 10 of our books and Bibles be recognized with 15 awards across all categories is a testament to both the quality of our authors and the work of our team.”

For more information on the 2023 SEPA awards, please visit their website.

21 June

HarperCollins Publishers hires Roberto Torres as General Manager for HarperCollins Mexico

(Mexico City, Mexico) June 17, 2019—HarperCollins Publishers announced Roberto “Bobby” Torres as its new general manager for HarperCollins Mexico. As general manager for HarperCollins Mexico, Torres will lead day-to-day operations, focusing on sales and distribution of Spanish-language product throughout Mexico and aide in the company’s focus of growing its presence in adjoining Latin American markets. Torres joins HarperCollins Mexico from Macmillan Education, where he served for seven years as regional marketing director and sales director for Mexico. His diverse career portfolio also includes business management roles in marketing, communications, and sales at Merik and Reebok of Mexico. The HarperCollins Mexico publishing operation represents a wide selection of Spanish-language product including HarperCollins Christian Publishing, HarperCollins Español, HarperCollins Iberica, and HarperCollins’ Global Publishing Program, in addition to its local publishing of Mexican authors and books in translations. As general manager, Torres will be responsible for managing and developing distribution and sales relationships with key vendors, retailers, and distributors in Mexico. He will set the vision and sales strategy that support selling trade books and Bibles, as well as sit on the HarperCollins International World Spanish Acquisitions Board to help select future titles to publish in Spanish. “HarperCollins Mexico is a critical component to the overall international growth strategy for HarperCollins Publishers. We are excited to have a team in place that can expand the reach of our authors’ works into the Spanish language market,” said Chantal Restivo-Alessi, CEO, International Foreign Language and Chief Digital Officer. “We have been in pursuit of a leader who understands marketing, sales and distribution in Mexico and the importance their influence plays in other Latin American markets,” said Cris Garrido, vice president and publisher, Spanish, HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Bobby’s experience in publishing, as well as his rich knowledge from a multitude of industries will set up our Mexico team for future success and growth, I’m thrilled he has decided to join the team.” Torres commented, “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead a wonderful team of professionals in Mexico, as I join one of the top publishers in the world.”

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