Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year!
We’re so grateful for this season as our day to day slows down since publishers everywhere close up their offices for the holidays. It’s also a wonderful time to remember the reasons why we do what we do in this life: Loving our family, friends, and neighbors. Christmas is the yearly reminder that God reached out to tangibly show the passion and depth of His love for us by invading our world. It’s really an amazing thing.
And we’re grateful for you, as well. Our own passion for serving authors and their book and film works hasn’t waned in the least as we complete our 16th year in business.
We’ve had another solid year as an agency. Here are a few of the highlights:
- 46 new books were released in the Christian market
- 6 books in the general market
- These 52 books were sold to 26 different publishers/imprints
- 15 new authors have been launched
- 12 new novels were released
- 4 movie options were signed
- 11 books written by collaborators were signed and/or delivered
In 2020, things are already looking very strong. So far we’re certain that…
- 46 new books will be released throughout the year in the Christian market (same number, odd), including 7 novels
- 11 books in the general market will debut
- 23 publishers and imprints will publish these 57 books
- 18 first time authors will have books come out next year
- 5 new books from foreign publishers will come our way
So we have plenty to be thankful for.
Thanks for entrusting Keely, Nick, Sarah and myself with a small portion of your creative endeavors. Please connect with us after the new year to make sure we’re doing all we can do to help keep your career going well and on track.
And I want to take this chance to also thank Ruthanne Taylor, our administrative assistant extraordinaire. She keeps the ship floating and we’re grateful.
With deep appreciation,
The WordServe Literary team,
Greg, Keely, Nick, Sarah and Ruthanne
Jim Karol signed with publisher Curtea Veche of Romania for Ultimate Memory Magic translation.
Shannon Deer, Cheryl Miller, Daniel Bowman, Jr., Dale Hummell, Richard Rooker, and Charles Person joined WordServe this month. Welcome!
What We Are Celebrating
Congratulations to Amy Sorrells for hitting the Bestseller’s List Down Under! Amy Sorrell’s Then Sings My Soul tops the chart at #5 on Australia’s Best Seller List.
Wishing all of our WaterCooler followers a very Happy and blessed New Year!