On this first day of August 2012, Worthy joyfully celebrates its first full year in commerce. We are thankful to God for the team He has assembled, the opportunities He has provided, and above all, the grace He has poured out on us. And that’s not to mention our supportive board that has believed in us from the get-go, providing cherished counsel and resources. Thank you!
Creative Talent Onboard. Looking back over this first year, I am humbled by the confidence authors have expressed in Worthy. It’s unimaginable the talent that has come our way. Never would I have believed a couple of years ago, when we first conceived the idea of launching Worthy Publishing, that we would be honored to have signed such a list in only one year. A short list of bestsellers that have come our way includes…
Neta & David Jackson
Les & Leslie Parrott
Vision for Authors! In a day of mega-sized New York-based christian publishers with enormous book lists, it’s easy for authors to get lost in the bureaucratic shuffle. They often complain of getting little editorial input and even less marketing attention. Worthy’s unique vision is to be a nimble, author-focused shop that is responsive to its authors and the marketplace.
Giant Media Exposure for Worthy. Even as a new publisher, Worthy already has managed to get front-page, feature stories in USA Today, as well as appearances on NBC, Fox, CNN, ESPN and others, about two upcoming books: BeBe Winans memoir of his 28-year friendship with Whitney Houston, The Whitney I Knew (July 31); and NFL star Michael Vick’s autobiography, Finally Free (September 4). Stephen Mansfield’s just- released book, The Mormonizing of America, has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNN’s Piers Morgan, Fox News, The Sean Hannity Show and MSNBC Now.
This first year has been quite a ride – and from my vantage point 2013 doesn’t look any less exciting! Holding on to my chair.