Christian books on the rise

The annual International Christian Retail Show (ICRS), held in Atlanta last month, brought together more than 9,000 industry professionals and retailers, and the buzz was clear: the market for Christian fantasy and Christian romance is hot.
With the Book Industry Study Group reporting that the current estimated $2.4 billion per year in Christian book sales is expected to increase by 6 percent annually until 2009, both secular and Christian publishers are targeting those readers with a barrage of new titles in both categories.