October 2008 Posts

Deanna Favre on ESPN Tomorrow Night

Tune in to E:60 on ESPN tomorrow, October 28, at 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT for an exclusive interview with Deanna Favre, Tyndale author and wife of NFL legendary quarterback Brett Favre.

“For nearly two decades, Brett Favre has lived in the media spotlight, but the last nine months in particular played out like a daily soap opera. Deanna Favre is the woman behind the bright lights and the press clippings. In an E:60 exclusive, her first national television interview since her husband was traded to the New York Jets, correspondent Rachel Nichols sits down with the one person who knows Brett best.

Deanna discusses what it was like to watch her husband throw his last pass in a Packers uniform; what she really thought when Brett announced his retirement in March; what it was like to watch the back and forth struggle between Brett and the Packers; how she felt after the decision was finally made to move on; and her life as a cancer survivor.

“Something in me felt it wasn’t over. It wasn’t the end. So it was tough, it was emotional, I was drained. But then I just had that little, you know, something is not right about this.” – On Brett’s retirement press conference in March “I’m not going to make that decision for him. I think I read different articles that said I did make the decision for him, but that is not true. It’s false.” said Deanna about her husband’s retirement.”

Source: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1439109.php/E60_features_Manny_Pacquiao_Deanna_Favre_and_Carlos_Boozer

What Publishing Can Learn from Music

It’s no surprise that the economic downturn is having its effects on the publishing industry. While it’s difficult to find positive news in an economic slump, I happened to stumble upon this article by Hugh McGuire in The Huffington Post from Oct. 14, 2008 entitled, “What Publishing Can Learn From Music.”

While it’s not likely that books will disappear completely, McGuire is on to something in comparing trends from the music industry and relating it to the book industry. He writes, “There are some encouraging signs that the publishing business are trying to make some good changes. Let’s hope they keep going in the right direction.”

Tony Dungy: An Uncommon Author

The official website of the Indianapolis Colts posted this article today about Tony Dungy’s upcoming book with Tyndale, Uncommon.

By John Oehser – Colts.com

Dungy to Write “Legacy Book” to Be Released in February

INDIANAPOLIS – He has written about strength, and written for children.

In February, Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy will release a third book in three years, with this one issuing a challenge to its readers:

Dare to be Uncommon.

Dungy, the New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of Quiet Strength, in February of 2009 is scheduled to release with Tyndale House Publishers a book he considers to be his legacy message: Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance.

The book will be co-authored by Nathan Whitaker, who also co-authored Quiet Strength, which was released during the 2007 offseason.

In the new book, Dungy will challenge his readers to “Dare to Be Uncommon™”.

Tyndale is supporting the release with a $500,000 marketing campaign.

According to Tyndale, Uncommon reveals lessons on achieving significance that Dungy has learned from his parents, his athletic and coaching careers, his mentors and his journey with God. The book particularly focuses on what it means to be a man of significance in a culture that is offering young men few positive role models.

“Our young men today are falling into a trap,” Dungy said. “Society is telling them material success is what’s important, but if we buy into that idea, we can spend a lifetime chasing that success and never really have the positive impact on people that would make our lives truly significant.”

Dungy’s memoir, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life, held the top spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list in August 2007 and impacted countless lives.

With more than 1,000,000 copies sold, Quiet Strength is one of the best-selling sports-related titles in history.

“We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Coach Dungy on another important book,” said Janis Long Harris, Associate Publisher at Tyndale. “Uncommon is truly a message from his heart, one that speaks to our deepest longing: a desire for significance.”

The hardcover version of Quiet Strength debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list on July 29, 2007, and moved to the top spot one week later. It reached the top spot on the list on two different occasions and spent 25 weeks in the top 10, the most weeks in history for a sports-related title.

According to Publishers Weekly, it was the eleventh best-selling hardcover nonfiction book released in 2007.

Dungy this past offseason released You Can Do It! a children’s book that tells the story of a young Dungy, who has a passion for sports, and his two sisters, who are interested in medicine.

You Can Do It! was published by Little Simon Inspirations.

"Sarah" Author on Tour in New York

Tyndale author Kaylene Johnson, author of Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned the Political Establishment Upside Down, is in Manhattan today doing interviews about her New York Times bestseller.

Kaylene arrived in New York yesterday but her luggage didn’t make it with her. After a taped interview with A&E Biography we were off to Bloomingdale’s to find Kaylene some clothes. Unfortunately, her scheduled appearance on Hannity & Colmes was cancelled because of the bailout vote. She did an interview with Alan Colmes from for his radio show from her hotel room.

This morning Kaylene just finished doing a really nice job on Fox & Friends. I also had the opportunity to pitch Tass Saada’s new book, Once an Arafat Man. They seemed quite interested in the book but it’s certainly tough to get attention during the election season.

This afternoon Kaylene will be doing an interview for Glenn Beck’s television show, which is scheduled to air this evening. She will be interviewed with the BBC tomorrow.