September 2009 Posts

Loreane Tomlinson, mother of LT, Book Signing October 10

Loreane Tomlinson, mother of NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson “LT,” will be signing her new book, LT & Me, on Saturday, October 10 at Family Christian Store in Waco, Texas. Here is the book signing info:

Saturday, October 10, 2009
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family Christian Stores #89
105 S New Rd
Waco, TX 76710-6984
(254) 772-3350

If you’re in the area, head out to this book signing!

VeggieTales Creator Phil Vischer to Release New DVD Series for Kids with Tyndale

Tyndale House Publishers is delighted to announce that VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer has signed with Tyndale to produce an entertaining and educational new DVD series for kids and families. From the man who made vegetables talk, sing, dance, and tell Bible stories comes “What’s in the Bible ?”—an ambitious new series that walks kids through the entire Bible. Tyndale will introduce the new 13 DVD series with the March 2010 release of the first two DVDs, tentatively titled In the Beginning (Volume 1) and Let My People Go! (Volume 2).

“We are excited to team up with Phil Vischer and his team at Jellyfish Labs on ‘What’s in the Bible?’” said Katara Patton, Acquisitions Director, Children and Youth. “Tyndale’s foundation is built on making the Word of God applicable and understandable to children. This new DVD series is a wonderful way to bring the Bible to life and to help kids know God and his Word.”

Phil Vischer and his Jellyfish Labs team have created a groundbreaking new series that could change the way kids and families learn about the Bible. Each DVD in the “What’s in the Bible?” series is filled with original music, animation, memorable puppet characters, and hilarious writing that will take kids on a wild and witty journey through the Bible.

“After ten years of teaching kindness, gentleness, and forgiveness through talking vegetables, it occurred to me that what families really need today isn’t just another way to teach Christian values, but rather a way to teach the Bible and Christianity itself with the same sense of whimsy and fun as VeggieTales,” observed Vischer. “I can’t imagine a more important effort to be engaged in right now—bringing the Bible to life for the kids of this generation. We believe ‘What’s in the Bible?’ can help families raise kids who know God’s Word and know how to live it in front of a watching world.”

“Looking back, it almost feels like the simple lessons of VeggieTales were the appetizer, and we’re ready now for the main course!” declared Vischer.

Content in the “What’s in the Bible?” series will be exclusive to the DVDs, but the characters will also appear on, Vischer’s faith-based daily Internet program in partnership with Focus on the Family.

Removing Excuses from the Bedroom

Listen to Dr. Julianna Slattery’s discussion on “Removing Excuses from the Bedroom,” which aired September 21 and 22 on Focus on the Family’s daily radio broadcast. Dr. Juli offers advice to married couples based on her new book No More Headaches: Enjoying Sex and Intimacy in Marriage.

Hear Part I.
Hear Part II.

Get a FREE copy of "The Secret of Indigo Moon!"

We are giving away 50 copies of The Secret of Indigo Moon, book 2 in the Dopple Ganger Chronciles by G.P. Taylor!

Watch the book trailer here to learn more!

In order to get your free copy, tweet that we are giving away 50 copies of the book and/or direct people to the book trailer.

Then email with your mailing address. The first 50 people to respond will get the book!

Let us know in the comments section of the blog if you tweeted about this giveaway (it’d be helpful if you included your Twitter handle too).


How Then, Should We Tweet?

Hello, Twitter friends!

Tomorrow morning, I am giving a Twitter Tutorial to the publicity team here at Tyndale. I’d love some feedback from you about how we, as a publisher, can use Twitter to its best potential.

So what can we do to make Twitter work for us? What are some things we should change? What are we doing well? What are some good ways we can use Twitter and social media to help promote our authors and our Tyndale brand?

Any suggestions for using Twitter in the world of publishing are welcome! And if you’re not following us on Twitter yet, our handle is @TyndaleHouse. If you want to follow me and send me some suggestions too, find me @christywong.

Thanks in advance for your help!