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Friday, November 4, 2011

Publishing news, Melody Carlson, Lauraine Snelling, Christian DVDs (Oct 31)

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FamilyFiction November/December 2011
Our new issue is online -- and it's free! Read our features on: Melody Carlson * 2011 Carol Awards * 10 New Voices in Contemporary Fiction * romance authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt team up for Smitten * PLUS: DVDs, children's books and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Harper to acquire Thomas Nelson
It was announced Tuesday that HarperCollins Publishers is in the process of acquiring Thomas Nelson, one of the largest Christian publishers. Harper, which already owns Christian publisher Zondervan, hopes to have the deal finalized by year's end. Read the press release here.
New from Lauraine Snelling
Historical romance author Lauraine Snelling launches her Wild West Wind series with Valley of Dreams. The book introduces a young woman who, with her companions, searches for a place to call home. Read the news item here: Lauraine Snelling: Searching for Home
New from Athol Dickson
Author Athol Dickson, acclaimed for his Christian novels of suspense and magical realism, returns with The Opposite of Art, weaving a tale of pride, passion, murder and spiritual pilgrimage. More here: Three-Time Christy Winner Wows Readers with 'Opposite of Art'
5 Questions: Janice Hanna
Romantic comedy author Janice Hanna answers five questions about her cozy mystery whodunit The Wedding Caper: "Just about the time I think I've got this faith-walk figured out, another 'clue' pops up, usually one that causes me to re-analyze how and why I'm living my life." Read the Q&A here.
Wanna watch a movie?
Our website now has nearly 300 Christian and Family Friendly Movies and DVDs -- dramas, comedies and animated titles, including upcoming theatrical releases! Visit our site for movie and DVD descriptions and to watch movie trailers online. Click here for the whole list.
10 authors you should be reading
Chris Jager at her blog Baker Book House Fiction offers Mesu Andrews, J. Mark Bertrand, Tosca Lee on her list of "10 authors you aren't reading, but should be." Take a look -- and share the authors you'd pick! (See how to get your blog or website in this space!)
Giveaway: THE AMBITION
You could win one of 10 copies of Lee Strobel's novel The Ambition -- a thriller that draws from the author's past experience as a reporter in Chicago. To enter the drawing, go to our contest page and enter your name and email. Entries must be received by Oct. 31 at midnight CST.
Giveaway: Karen Kingsbury's Forever Faithful
On November 1, the FamilyFiction page on Facebook will pick 10 Karen Kingsbury fans to win a copy of the new three-in-one edition of Forever Faithful: The Complete Trilogy! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Karen Kingsbury!



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.) More titles here!
Free Fiction: HARSH PINK
After Reagan bumps Kendra from the cheerleading squad, what does it mean when she wants to be friends? For a limited time, download Melody Carlson's Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned - with Bonus Content free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and from Christianbook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: IMAGINARY JESUS
Be warned -- this novel may bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life: For a limited time, download Matt Mikalatos' Imaginary Jesus free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: LADY IN THE MIDST
Finding true love seems impossible in a world set against them: For a limited time, download Laurie Alice Eakes' Lady in the Mist free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Movie: A Shepherd of Pure Heart
Karl Upton is proud to be Evenside Church's young, up-and-coming pastor. When God calls Karl to reach out to at-risk young people Karl can't say no. Can God's greatness dispel the doubts that have befallen his soul and the good people of Evenside? Watch A Shepherd of Pure Heart free on Hulu. Limited availabilty.

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