WordServe News December 2021 and Year-End Updates

ChristmasHappiest of New Year’s to you and those you love.

I hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas season

Along with all of the things we’re celebrating this month as you’ll see below, our year end wound up with some great things to celebrate, as well. It goes to show that publishing goes strong even through the hardest of times. Here are a few of the highlights . . .

Total Nonfiction/fiction books under contract: 63

General Market: 13

Christian Publishers: 37

Children’s: 14

Collaboration Projects: 12

New Authors sold: 22

Audio deals: 3

Video deals: 5

Foreign deals: 3

Screenplay/book options for film: 4

Books released in 2021: 53+

Another solid year that showed a lot of variety of the types of intellectual property sold/licensed.

So on behalf of Keely, Sarah, Nick and Julie (our new assistant), we wish you a really wonderful new year!

 

Always,

Greg Johnson

President

www.wordserveliterary.com

New Releases

Pray and think imaginativeCongratulations to Candace Camling for theDecember 3, 2021  release of Pray and Think Imaginative Rosary Book by Ascension Press.

Engage children in praying the Rosary and inspire them to love the Blessed Mother with this inviting, imaginative how-to book.

Colorful, reverent pictures and child-friendly explanations for each mystery offer parents and children a chance to grow together in the Faith. Meditation on the mysteries helps young Catholics to think about each mystery (including the Luminous) and interact with the pictures using their imaginations, leading them toward the first steps of meditative prayer.

This hardcover picture book is written by a Catholic mother for Catholic mothers to help teach their children how to experience the beauty of the Rosary and how to pray it.
 The Pray and Think! Imaginative Rosary Book includes:

  •  Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for praying the Rosary
  • The prayers of the Rosary
  • Child-friendly explanations and illustrations for each mystery
  • Prompts to help children start meditating on the mysteries
  • chart to show when to pray each set of mysteries
  • Warm, colorful, reverent artwork

Ahome For His FamilyCongratulations to Jan Drexler with Noelle Marchand for the January 25, 2022  paperback release of The Texan’s Inherited Family and A Home for His Family  by Harlequin Books.

Nate Colby came to the Dakota Territory to start over, not to look for a wife. He’ll raise his orphaned nieces and nephew without schoolteacher Sarah MacFarland’s help. Sarah deserves better than a man who only brings trouble to those around him. Yet helping this ready-made family set up their ranch only makes Sarah long to be a part of it—whatever the risk.

Contracts

Linda Clare with Sandy Silverton signed with BroadStreet Publishing, for Thank God for Cats to be released March 2023

Geralyn Ritter signed with The Core Media Group for Bone by Bone to be released December 2022.

Lanny Hunter signed with Blackstone Publishing for Exit Wounds: A Vietnam Eulogy to be release October 2022

Deb Adamson signed with Cottage Door Press for God Sent You with Love to be released December 2022

New Clients

Caroline Faisel, Grace Hamman, and Monica DiCristina signed with WordServe recently. Welcome!

 

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