Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Howdy again, BGs, it’s me, back from the family reunion. ’Twas nice to lie back and let sister #3 write a couple of posts for me. Sandy (Perfect Sister) is staying an extra day in Kentucky and driving back to Michigan tomorrow. I woke up this morning at Mom’s, where PS and I shared a room, and said, “Tonight ya won’t have me to kick around anymore.”
Lots of things happening here that I want to keep you updated on. ICRS is coming, and there will be news from that. Also, I came back to find a new Christian Retailing with some information I want to tell you about. And Tony Hines is going on a blour (blog tour) for his debut novel Waking Lazarus (published by Bethany). I’ll be telling you about that tomorrow.
Quick note for today. Have you heard the new name for Warner Faith? It’s now called FaithWords.
As you probably know, Warner is now part of the Hachette Book group, the third largest book publisher in the world. Hence the need to change the name for its Christian imprint, Warner Faith. The other, sort of religiously-minded imprint called Center Street will continue under that name. In a two-spread ad in Christian Retailing, the Hachette imprints of FaithWords and Center Street promise to continue delivering the same kinds of books and authors it has in the past. FaithWords best-selling authors include T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Karen Kingsbury and others.
Here’s another snippet I found interesting. According to Christian Retailing, Thomas Nelson is launching a “pop-culture and entertainment-oriented imprint” for 18- to 35-year-olds called Naked Ink. The name was chosen, according to Acquisitions Editor Rebekah Whitlock, because “naked [is] a word that [is] synonymous with things like authenticity and transparency and vulnerability.”
The first book in this imprint is The Hot Mom’s Handbook, by Jessica Denay, which released April 11. Contributors to the book range from entertainer Kathi Lee Gifford to Diana Lang, “a spiritual counselor who teaches yoga and meditation and does astrological readings.” The article adds that “The Hot Moms’ Club—which Denay founded with two others in 2005—also promotes the use of astrology through its online magazine.” Nelson is “promoting the book as appealing to mothers of all ages and from all walks of life who believe motherhood is first and foremost about rediscovering who you are as a woman.”
According to Thomas Nelson’s Web site, the company’s goal from its beginning has been “to honor God and serve people.”
Your thoughts, BGs?