Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday NewsBytes

Nielsen Bookscan's list of 2008's top selling books included 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, authored by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey. The Energizer Bunny of the publishing world, 90 MINUTES recently entered its 115th week on The New York Times bestseller list. The inspirational story garnered the #44 spot on Bookscan, selling a reported 418,000 copies. Considering Bookscan only reports sales from a select list of retail outlets, it's certain that the numbers were far greater. Bookscan's top earner for 2008 was Stephanie Meyer, whose TWILIGHT series sold more than 15 million books total.
Gena Showalter's re-released novel, HEART OF THE DRAGON, has entered The New York Times bestseller list at #31 and the USA Today list at #94. Her revived ATLANTIS series will re-release its second title, JEWEL OF ATLANTIS in February. A totally new addition to the series, THE VAMPIRE'S BRIDE will debut in March. On her blog, Gena commented, "It's especially thrilling since the original did not hit a single list." Way to go Gena!
Mark your calendars! New York Times bestselling author Tommy Newberry will chat with TKA on Wednesday, January 28th @ 9pm ET. His recent release THE 4:8 PRINCIPLE topped Amazon's "Success" category at #1 and the "Religion & Spirituality" category at #2. People across the country have embraced this highly energized and motivational book, which has sold approximately 65,000 copies since it's debut in September 2007. Tommy is also the author of SUCCESS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT. Click here to bookmark the link for TKA's chat room.
Are you a Kindle owner? If so, make sure to check on Amazon's free book downloads, compliments of Random House. The titles include PRAGUE by Arthur Phillips, MURDER LIST by Julie Garwood and A DANGEROUS MAN by Charlie Huston. This offer ends February 28th.

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