Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Industry News

LUCADO TITLE DEBUTS AT NO. 12 ON NYT LIST. God’s Mirror (Integrity Publishers) by Max Lucado landed at No. 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Advice Best-Sellers list for Aug. 14.
INTEGRITY PUBLISHERS SIGNS ZIG ZIGLAR. Best-selling author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar has signed a three-book contract with Integrity Publishers. Better Than Good releases in 2006. Integrity plans a strong marketing and PR campaign plus a 10-city media tour, retailer promotions, and consumer advertising to drive traffic to Christian-retail stores.
WATERBROOK SLEEPER HIT ON NYT LIST. First-time novelist David Gregory’s Dinner With a Perfect Stranger (WaterBrook) hit No. 30 on the Aug. 14 expanded New York Times best-seller list online. The novella has gained media attention from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and more.
TYNDALE PARTNERS WITH DAYSPRING. DaySpring Cards is partnering with Tyndale House Publishers to feature its New Living Translation (NLT) in DaySpring’s Whiskers & Paws card line available in retail stores and e-cards on their Web site.
NAOMI JUDD AUTHORS NEW BOOKS. J. Countryman will release country music star Naomi Judd’s The Transparent Life in November, and Tommy Nelson will release her children’s book, Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise, in October.
QUILL AWARDS - NBC and Reed Business Information (the parent company of Publishers Weekly) will present The Quill Awards, a national people’s choice book awards show, on October 22. You can vote for your favorites in 19 categories including Book of the Year, Debut Author of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Visit the award Web site, Quill Awards, or a Borders Book and Music store to cast your vote between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15.

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