July 2011 Christian Marketplace Bestsellers

This information is from Publishers Weekly free newsletter. I think it’s a pretty good reading list. You may have already read as least some of them, but just in case you’re looking for what to read next take a minute to check these books out.


1. Jesus Calling.

Sarah Young. Thomas Nelson Publishers.

2. Through My Eyes.

Tim Tebow. HarperCollins Publishers.

3. Jesus Calling–Deluxe Edition.

Sarah Young. Thomas Nelson Publishers.

4. Throw It Down.

Jud Wilhite. Zondervan.

5. Becoming a Man of Unwavering Faith.

Joel Osteen. FaithWords,  a Division of Hachette Book Group.

6. One Thousand Gifts.

Ann Voskamp. Zondervan.

7. Bonhoeffer.

Eric Metaxas. Thomas Nelson Publishers.

8. Grace for the Moment Morning and Evening Edition.

Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson Publishers.

9. Love and Respect.

Emerson Eggerichs. Thomas Nelson Publishers.

10. Max on Life.

Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson Publishers.


1. Heaven Is for Real.

Todd Burpo/Lynn Vincent. Thomas Nelson Publishers.

2. Crazy Love.

Francis Chan. David C. Cook.

3. Radical.

David Platt. Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group.

4. Inverted.

Tom Ellsworth. Standard Publishing.

5. Made to Crave,

Lysa TerKeurst. Zondervan.

6. Battlefield of the Mind.

Joyce Meyer. FaithWords, a Division of Hachette Book Group.

7. Leaving–Bailey Flanigan Series #1.

Karen Kingsbury. Zondervan.

8. The Five Love Languages.

Gary Chapman. Moody Publishers.

9. Forgotten God.

Francis Chan. David C. Cook.

10. Radical Together.

David Platt. Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group.

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Kindle and E-books

Anyone involved in writing or the publishing industry is well aware of the rise in E-books sold. If you don’t get the Publishers Weekly free newsletters, then I’d recommend them to you. Over 13 million iPads were sold in the last half of 2010 and E-book sales are up 158% according to some sources I’ve read recently.

If we’re not on board, then the train is going to pass us by. One of my goals for this year is to become a part of that change to a greater extent. My publisher, Buoy Up Press, editor Dan Case put Rebekah Redeemed and The Fisherman’s Wife on Kindle and Nook for the Christmas shopping season.

Joan and Steve Neubauer of WordWright.biz, Inc. Publishing, are getting my women’s fiction book, Shelter from the Storm, ready for re-release in the early Spring on Kindle.

Amazon has directions available for authors who want to go directly to publishing their works on Kindle. Read discussions in online writing groups for experiences of others and their tips. I know that Amazon converts your document from html to their formating software much better than if you try sending it in MSWord or PDF.

Check our the upcoming free online conference for free and upgraded members of savvywriters.com . In February, they’re offering this online conference focused on E-books, publishing them successfully, and changes in the publishing world. Even if you don’t write romance, I think the information about changing from only print books to a combination of both electronic readers and print books is valuable to any writer. (Note: This site is for 18 years and older because some of the books have adult content.) Watch for other conferences or webinars that can help us with the transitioning to electronic books. I’ll pass on links as I come across them. I’d love to hear about conferences or webinars from you. Feel free to post them in a comment.

I’m also reading and learning as much as I can about preparing manuscripts for E-books so they can be on Kindle, Nook, and other readers or downloaded from my own website Dianne G Sagan – Author . Right now, I’m working toward’s having Free downloadable discussions for book clubs or groups to use for Rebekah Redeemed and The Fisherman’s Wife.