August 7, 2008 – 8:15 a.m.
We are back at work today. We’ve been on hold the last two days because a huge storm in the Chicago area Monday night knocked out power and Tyndale’s server. Because of the great work of the IS team and John Hoffman power has been restored and we came back online late last night. The storm was incredible. It was reported that there were more than 80,000 lightning strikes in the Chicago area over a four-hour period. On average in the Chicago area it would take six months to reach a total of 80,000 lighting strikes. Fortunately, there seemed to be very few storm-related injuries in the Chicago area. That is certainly a blessing.
Here are a few quick morning news items:
Jim Tressel’s The Winners Manual will be No. 9 on the New York Times’ “Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous” list on Sunday, August 17. It will mark the third consecutive week that the book will be on the list, having peaked at No. 3.
An article about G.P. Taylor’s Dopple Ganger Chronicles was mentioned on the Publishers Weekly Morning Report on August 5. The link is http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6584305.html
The August 11 issue of Christian Retailing features a front page story, “Sports books hope to score,” which discusses the increase of sports-related titles in Christian publishing.