Wednesday, June 1, 2011
JERICHO BOOKS --NEW IMPRINT
(From Publisher's Weekly): FaithWords publisher Rolf Zettersten noted that the Hachette imprint celebrated its 10th anniversary last year and "currently has 50 million books sold." A new imprint, Jericho Books, will begin publishing books by "edgier" evangelical Christian authors in fall 2012, according to Jericho v-p and publisher Wendy Grisham (sister of John). Among the first will be Jay Bakker (Son of a Preacher Man), whose FaithWords book, Falling to Grace, has drawn some heat in Christian quarters because of Bakker's unabashed advocacy of LGBTQ rights. Bakker was at the FaithWords booth and told RBL his next book "won't look back as much" (he's the son of Jim and Tammy Faye)and will be more topically oriented. "The Church needs reformation and I hope to be a part of it," Bakker said.