Thursday, July 17, 2008

Privately published Christian novel a surprise best-seller: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

re: "...It is the most compelling recent example of how word-of-mouth can create a phenomenal blockbuster. /It was originally published late last spring as a paperback by two former pastors near Los Angeles, who knew the author and set up a company expressly to publish “The Shack.” The manuscript already had been turned down by a number of mainstream and Christian publishers. A little more than a year later, on June 8, the book debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times paperback fiction best-seller list. It has stayed there ever since..."...

hat tip: Rick Dancer

1 comment:

Rick said...

The Shack proves something you have to take a risk. The whole world can tell you not to do something but you'd better be listening to the one voice that can tell you you can.