January 2010 Posts

Tyndale House Publishers to Launch Revamped Web Site

Carol Stream, Ill.—Tyndale House Publishers today announced that it will launch its entirely revamped corporate Web site (www.tyndale.com) on Monday, February 1, 2010. With the virtual explosion of social networking communities available to consumers, Tyndale understood that a relatively static Web site featuring primarily one-way communication was not fully meeting the needs of its visitors. To satisfy the demand for a corporate Web site that would place a larger focus on harnessing external discussions and provide an ear for the voices of its customers, Tyndale felt it should enter into an interactive, multiple-platform dialogue. Development for the overhauled Web site began in June 2009 with the primary purpose of implementing an improved user experience.

“Tyndale’s role as a publisher has evolved from pushing content in a one-way conversation to a two-way conversation with our valued consumers,” said Debbie Johnson, Senior Advertising and Promotions Manager. “We’ve embraced the growing popularity of social media by cultivating a vibrant community that allows our authors, readers, and employees the ability to actively interact with each other.”

Many of Tyndale’s customers, authors, and retailers feature their own blogs, Web sites, social networking profiles, and other mediums that share interactions relating to Tyndale products. By continuing to present information without listening or reacting to these voices in a central forum, Tyndale was missing opportunities to showcase existing conversations. The new www.tyndale.com hopes to engage its consumers at a much more personal level.

Several of the new features of www.tyndale.com include:

  • Easier Navigation—The new Tyndale site takes a large departure from the look of the current site. Changes were made that allow much more content to be held on a page, while retaining a high level of organization.
  • Multimedia Content—It features video interviews, book trailers, audio podcasts, and a variety of other rich media content that Tyndale Web site users will have the ability to share on their Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook pages; via e-mail; and through a variety of other social networking outlets.
  • Product Reviews—It allows Tyndale to listen to its customers by encouraging product comments, hosting online book discussions, and highlighting book reviews from Tyndale’s existing community of bloggers.
  • Find Your Favorite Author on Twitter, Facebook, and Personal Blogs—By showcasing content from blog sites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds, Tyndale’s new Web site makes the communication tools of each consumer’s favorite author readily available.
  • Share Your Tyndale Story—It allows consumers the opportunity to share stories of lives that have been changed by Tyndale products.
  • Author Interview Calendar—It features an author interview calendar so that consumers may be notified when their favorite authors will be on national or local television or radio broadcasts.
  • Spanish Translation—Much of the text on the new site will also be available in Spanish.

 

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing Living Letters and eventually The Living Bible. It is now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. Tyndale products include numerous fiction and nonfiction New York Times best sellers. Tyndale House is substantially owned by Tyndale House Foundation. As a result, the company’s profits help underwrite the Foundation’s mission, which is to spread the Good News of Christ around the world. Tyndale also publishes The Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT). Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois.

C.S. Lewis Society Presents Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design January 28 in Tampa

Event Features Live Debate Between Darwin and Design

WHAT: The debate between Darwin and design is coming to Tampa, Florida with a major one-night event, featuring some of the leading voices challenging Darwinian evolution.

Discovery Institute senior fellow and national radio personality Michael Medved will lead a discussion about the evidence for intelligent design and the challenges it proposes to modern evolutionary theory.

The C.S. Lewis Society is hosting the event, which is open to the general public. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults. For more information and advanced ticket sales, call 727.376.6911 ext. 336 or visit www.bayword.com. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://signatureinthecell.eventbrite.com/.

WHO: Michael Medved will be joined by Signature in the Cell author Stephen C. Meyer; leading Darwin skeptic and author of The Deniable Darwin David Berlinski; and scientist, scholar and writer, Thomas Woodward, author of Darwin Strikes Back.

WHEN: The event takes place Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: The A La Carte Pavilion
4050 Dana Shores Drive
Tampa, FL 33634

Media contact:
Christy Wong, Publicist
Tyndale House Publishers
christywong@tyndale.com
630.784.5389

What's your favorite?


Do you have a favorite Tyndale Christian romance novel? We’d like to hear about it!

Tell us what your favorite Tyndale Christian romance novel is and why by posting in the comments section of this blog, or if you don’t have a blog account we’ve provided a form at the bottom of this post.

Have more than one favorite? Post about as many books as you’d like and we’ll include them all!

We will post your story on the Tyndale website, and five of you will win a free copy of Catherine Palmer’s latest novel, The Courteos Cad.

THE COURTEOUS CAD
Catherine Palmer
List Price: $12.99
Binding: Softcover
Page Count: 400
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
ISBN: 978-0-8423-7555-9
CPC Sub Category: Romance
Release Date: January 2010

On her tour of the English countryside, a chance encounter in the streets alerts Miss Prudence Watson to the inhumane working conditions at the worsted mill. She learns that the owner is William Sherbourne, a Royal Naval officer just returned from sea. Following in his wake is his reputation as a cad and a secret so ghastly he’ll do anything to protect it. Even worse, he’s handsome and charming and not at all the villain Prudence expected him to be.

Is Beth Moore Coming to Your Town?

Beth Moore, internationally known Bible teacher and author, will be kicking off her book tour for So Long, Insecurity (February 2, 2010) on February 5 in Atlanta, with additional stops in Houston, Birmingham, and Nashville.

Book Tour Schedule*:

Atlanta Area:
Friday, February 5, 2010
BORDERS
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4475 Roswell Rd. Ave. E Cobb Marietta, GA 770-565-0947

Friday, February 5, 2010
BOOKS-A-MILLION
4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
258 City Circle
Peachtree City, GA
770-632-1296

Houston Area:
Saturday, February 6, 2010
MARDEL STORE
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
19650 Restaurant Row
Houston, TX
281-579-0505

Saturday, February 6, 2010
SAM’S CLUB
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
19091 Interstate 45 South,
Shenandoah, TX
936-271-1732

Birmingham Area:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
BOOKS-A-MILLION
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 757 Brookwood Village Birmingham, AL
205-870-0213

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
COSTCO
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3650 Galleria Circle
Birmingham, AL
205-909-1036

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
FAMILY CHRISTIAN
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Colonial Promenade Fultondale
3471 Lowery Pkwy, Suite 115
Fultondale, AL
205-849-2250

Nashville Area:
Thursday, February 11, 2010
LIFEWAY CHRISTIAN
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Coolsprings Crossing
1725 Galleria Blvd.
Franklin, TN
615-771-9050

Thursday, February 11, 2010
BORDERS
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2501 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN
615-327-9656

*Beth Moore will only be signing copies of So Long, Insecurity.

In So Long, Insecurity, Moore seamlessly combines personal stories with stories of friends and readers, along with biblical verses and content, to provide a true tool for any woman wishing to overcome her insecurities.

Over the past decade, Beth Moore has become an internationally known and respected Bible teacher, teaching over 250,000 women annually in Living Proof Live Conferences and regularly sharing God’s Word with an interdenominational community at her church in Houston; teaching the Bible on the nationally syndicated Life Today with James Robison; and through her best-selling books and Living Proof radio program.

Living Proof Ministries was founded upon this verse: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). Living Proof is dedicated to biblical literacy and a commitment to guide believers to love and live on God’s Word. Learn more at http://www.lproof.org/.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry, Tyndale products include numerous New York Times best sellers, including the popular Left Behind series. Tyndale House Publishers is substantially owned by Tyndale House Foundation. As a result, the company’s profits help underwrite the foundation’s mission, which is to spread the Good News of Christ around the world. Tyndale also publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), and many other resources for church and family. Tyndale House is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. Learn more at www.tyndale.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Vicky Lynch at 630-784-5341 or vickylynch@tyndale.com or Maggie Rowe at 630-784-5333 or maggierowe@tyndale.com.