Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Thomas Nelson Fiction offers e-book experiment
Thomas Nelson Fiction offers e-book experiment PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:46 AM EST

Thomas Nelson is trying an e-book experiment with the release of author Beth Wiseman’s latest novel.

The first half of her Need You Now, out today, is being offered in digital format for 99 cents, with the second portion going on sale in mid-April, when the full electronic and trade paper editions will also be available.

“As e-reader devices become more affordable and thus plentiful, the more readers we have, and the more we’re able to experiment with how best to reach that growing part of our consumer base,” said Allen Arnold, senior vice president and publisher, Thomas Nelson Fiction. “We fully embrace the e-book revolution and are working to make sure Thomas Nelson Fiction leads in discoverability of our authors in this time of exponential e-book expansion.

Known to date for her Amish novels, Wiseman is expected to surpass a million books in print in 2012 after less than four years as an author. Wiseman plans to follow Need to Know, a contemporary story not set in an Amish community, with both Amish and contemporary fiction. “I hope readers will take away from Need You Now what they do from all of my Amish novels. No matter what story I write, I’m always going to write inspirational Christian fiction. There will always be a message of hope,” she said.

 

In this current issue:

Dr. Dobson’s ‘Family Legacy’ simulcast sees big turnout

News image

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide saw the inaugural film...

READ MORE

‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ begins filming

News image

Paramount Pictures has started production on the true story told...

READ MORE

AAP: Religion publishers’ sales rise in July

News image

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) StatShot report issued Tuesday...

READ MORE

Family Christian Stores plans World Vision celebration

News image

Family Christian Stores is inviting customers to visit one of...

READ MORE

Matthew West song celebrates Royals, helps fan

News image

When the Kansas City Royals baseball team became 2014's American...

READ MORE

Legacy Press Bible wins Moonbeam book award

News image

The 50 Word Bible by Dan Miley (Legacy Press) has...

READ MORE

Barbour author Annie Tipton receives honor

News image

Barbour Publishing’s children author Annie Tipton has received a Milligan...

READ MORE

YouVersion app adds new MEV translation

News image

Passio, an imprint of Charisma House Book Group, publisher of...

READ MORE

Group Publishing reverses sell-direct decision

News image

Group Publishing announced a decision to continue to sell its...

READ MORE

Simon & Schuster inks deal with Amazon

News image

Simon & Schuster and Amazon have reached a multi-year agreement...

READ MORE

ECPA announces Top Shelf Awards

News image

The art and science of book design was celebrated Tuesday,...

READ MORE

Nazarene Publishing House set to close

News image

Nazarene Publishing House (NPH) and Beacon Hill Press of Kansas...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a