Book Publishing News 05/05/17

2017 Selah Awards Finalists from LPC Books

Selah Award

The Selah Awards are awarded to books within Christian publishing that are considered excellent within their genre. This year LPC Books placed nine titles in the finals. Congratulations to the following authors.

Genre: Contemporary Women’s
Author: Candee Fick
Title: Dance Over Me
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Bling! Romance

Genre: General Nonfiction
Author: Linda Gilden & Tama Westman
Title: Why You Do What You Do
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Straight Street Books

Genre: Fiction: Historical/Biblical
Author: Pamela King Cable
Title: The Sanctum
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Firefly Southern Fiction

Genre: First Novel
Author: Janine Mendenhall
Title: Starving Hearts
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Heritage Beacon

Author: K. S. Moore
Title: Angel Beneath My Wheels
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Firefly Southern Fiction

Author: Beth Ann Ziarnik
Title: Her Deadly Inheritance
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Elaine Marie Cooper
Title: Saratoga Letters
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Author: Janet S. Grunst
Title: A Heart Set Free
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Smitten Historical Romance

Genre: Fiction: Mystery/Suspense
Author: Donn Taylor
Title: Murder Mezzo Forte
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Lamplighter Mysteries & Suspense

Genre: Fiction: Speculative
Author: Aaron D. Gansky
Title: The Blood Sword: A Hand of Adonai Novel
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Brimstone Fiction

David C Cook hires new Chief Publishing Officer

David C Cook today announces the addition of Jon Burgess as Chief Publishing Officer (CPO), overseeing the Learning Resources group beginning on June 5, 2017. “We are pleased to have Jon join David C Cook as CPO,” said Cris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer. “He brings a wide breadth of leadership experience to this critical position and his proven abilities will enable him to add immediate value to the team.” Read More…

Houghton Mifflin To Cut Staff by 8 to 10 Percent

This spring, the publisher will complete a reorganization that will eliminate around 360 to 450 people, as estimated by Publishers Marketplace

Who Are BookBub Subscribers?

The vast majority of BoobBub subscribers are middle-aged women, and the genre of highest interest is mystery/thriller. Learn more at the BookBub blog.

Facts About Amazon Prime Members

  • Estimated number of US Amazon Prime members: 80 million
  • Estimated share of Amazon customers who are also Prime members: 60%
  • Estimated increase of Prime members since last year: 38%

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