Mary Manz Simon

At Thursday's "Trends in the Christian Children's Market" panel at BookExpo America, publishers agreed that the historic obstacles to getting their books into ABA stores matter less these days. Consumers "are buying them everywhere-mass market stores, chains," said Laura Minchew, publisher of Tommy Nelson, now a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. The panel, moderated by Mary Manz-Simon, a children's book author and a specialist in the market, also included Annette Bourland, group publisher of Zonderkidz (and part of HCCP); Dan Lynch, publisher of B&H Kids;

LEESBURG, Fla. – July 10, 2013 –Kingstone—the leading publisher of Christian comics and biblical-worldview graphic novels—launches today on the iPad/iPhone’s No. 1 comic app—Comics by comiXology. This brings the first faith-based comics and graphic novels to the leading global digital comics platform.  

“ComiXology is the de facto leader in delivering comics and graphic novels worldwide,” said Kingstone Media CEO Art Ayris, who unabashedly aims to be the Marvel or DC of Christian comics. “We like putting Christ and the Scriptures in the mainstream of the comic conversation.”

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