April 28, 2009
Christian Book Expo Nixed for 2010
ECPA president and CEO Mark Kuyper: “We want to clean up the debt before we consider future options."
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has decided to not stage another consumer-focused Christian Book Expo next year. This year's event, held last month in Dallas, drew only 1,500 of an anticipated 10,000 to 15,000 attendees and left the ECPA with $250,000 in bills. Christianity Today participated in the event by convening five author panel discussions on topics such as "Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?" (Podcasts and videos of these discussions are available.) Mark Kuyper, ECPA's president, told Publisher's Weekly, ""We want to clean up the debt before we consider future options."