***Breaking News from FaithWords***
JOEL OSTEEN SIGNS PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH FAITHWORDS
(NASHVILLE, TN) Hachette Book Group announced today that it has signed Joel Osteen, pastor of American’s largest church and bestselling author, to a publishing agreement. The first book is scheduled for publication in September 2011 on the FaithWords imprint.
Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, where approximately 40,000 people attend services every weekend. His services are televised around the world. His books have sold millions of copies and each has been a national bestseller.
“We are thrilled that Pastor Joel Osteen is returning to Hachette,” said Rolf Zettersten, Senior Vice President and Publisher for FaithWords. “His message offers hope, inspiration and motivation to millions of readers. We intend to serve him with a very aggressive and creative publishing program.”
FaithWords published Osteen’s first book, Your Best Life Now, and it resided more than 2 years on the New York Times bestseller list as well as several international lists. Hachette has sold more than 8 million copies of Osteen’s books to date.
“I believe wholeheartedly in our message of hope and in the ability of Hachette to help us deliver that message to the greatest number of people through publishing,” says Joel Osteen. “Hachette is on the cutting edge of this changing industry, and I know that our partnership will result in millions of lives being changed for the better.”
The books were acquired by Rolf Zettersten from Jan Miller of Dupree Miller & Associates.
FaithWords publishes engaging and relevant Christian books for seekers and people of faith. FaithWords has grown a solid list of high-profile authors including bestselling authors Joyce Meyer, David Jeremiah, Creflo Dollar, Philip Yancey and Charles Swindoll.
About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.
Keep in mind these new books from Joel Osteen:
Becoming a Man of Unwavering Faith (International)
by John Osteen,
with commentary and foreword by Joel Osteen
TRADE PAPERBACK 9781455503858 $14
FAITH WORDS, Faith Words
US Pub: May 24, 2011
BECOMING A MAN OF UNWAVERING FAITH is an inspirational and practical guidebook for men from John Osteen, the founding pastor of America’s largest church and the father of Joel Osteen.
Now, for the first time in Mass Market!
Your Best Life Now (International): 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
MASS MARKET 9780892968343 $7.99
FAITH WORDS, Faith Words
US Pub: July 1, 2011
Joel Osteen’s first book, YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list as well as several international lists. More than eight million copies of Osteen’s books have been sold to date.
In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, Joel Osteen reassures readers that living life to the fullest potential is within their reach. He speaks of realizing the power of thoughts and words, and turning adversities into opportunities for growth. Joel prepares readers to embrace the life God intends for them to enjoy. Joel’s motivational thoughts, inspirational messages, and helpful Scripture verses will strengthen readers’ faith in God, in others, and in themselves. By applying these truths, they will be able to rise above obstacles and live in health, abundance, and victory.