Exciting things have been happening at WordServe Literary!
In the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ books releasing in the upcoming month along with a recap of WordServe client news from the current month.
December New Releases
by Camille Eide*
Christmas Contemporary Romance (novella)
White Rose Publishers
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Erica Vetsch* – A Log Cabin Christmas, a nine-author novella collection that includes Erica’s story, “Christmas Service,” hit #25 on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Multi-Channel Bestsellers list.
Erica Vetsch* – A Log Cabin Christmas, a nine-author novella collection that includes Erica’s story, “Christmas Service,” hit #11 on the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) Fiction Best Sellers list.
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Contract News from Greg
Denise George landed her book A Woman’s Right to Rest with Leafwood Publishers. A life-message for Denise (former pastor’s wife whose husband, Timothy, now leads a seminary), the book will be published in August.
Patty Kirk has the distinction of being the first client for whom I’ve sold the same book THREE times! The Gospel of Christmas (15 Advent Essays) was originally under contract with Thomas Nelson. It got purged in. . .the purge. Then resold to Guideposts, but when Guideposts bought Summerside, “thoughtful” books went out the window. Rights returned. “Keep the money.” So they returned this book AND another, Easy Burdens. Both completed books were sold to InterVarsity Press. I’m pretty sure both will be published. (Now how do I report all this in Publishers Marketplace?)
We sold audio rights to Tantor Media for WWII vet and “The Pacific” character Sid Phillips’s book You’ll Be Sor-ree! Tantor Media moves fast. The audio book can already be ordered on Audible and pre-ordered on Amazon.
Other News from Greg
Rebecca Alonzo is scheduled to be on Dr. Phil Friday, December 9th. This will be a “must record” program. Her book The Devil in Pew Number Seven (Tyndale), the true story of a small-town mafia man terrorizing her pastor father’s church, her mother’s murder by a hit man, and ultimately her family’s disintegration, has been selling well.
An appearance on CNN for multiple days gave the Dr. Phil producers an idea: What if we brought in Rebecca and her brother…and the man who was the actual shooter (hired by the devil in pew seven), for a first time meeting since the shooting more than 30 years ago? They found the shooter, and the meeting happened on air. Forgiveness is the point of the book, and I’m told (by collaborator Bob DeMoss, who was there) that it was a very powerful show.
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Contract News from Rachelle
Sandie Bricker* – Abingdon – “Quilts of Love” series
Barbara Cameron* – Abingdon – “Quilts of Love” series
Mary Davis* – Barbour – a novella as part of a collection
Lisa Jordan* – Love Inspired – Lakeside Family, a sequel to her just-released debut novel, Lakeside Reunion
Sandra D. Moore* – Abingdon – “Quilts of Love” series
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Other News from Rachelle
Christian Retailing chose Billy Coffey’s* Paper Angels as a “TOP PICK” for November.
Clients Sandra D. Bricker*, Billy Coffey* and Richard Mabry* all got reviews in Library Journal this month. Billy’s is a starred review!
(* = WordServe Water Cooler Contributor)
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That’s our good news for the month.
Please share yours in the comments so we can celebrate with you.
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Post Author: Keli Gwyn
I write inspirational historical romance. My debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, will be released July 1, 2012. I live in the heart of California’s Gold Country. My favorite places to visit are my fictional worlds, the Coach factory outlet store, and Taco Bell.