From “Shack” to Mansion

Back in January, we began to notice the self-pubbed title, The Shack, on the Amazon and USA Today bestseller lists. In May, after it rose to #8 on their list, USA Today also took notice. Today, the NY Times adds to the coverage on the story (it went onto their Trade Paperback Fiction list on June 8).

In May Hachette (which includes Grand Central and Little, Brown) formed a partnership with the book’s original publisher. As a result, the book will now get mainstream advertising.

Bookseller Vivien Jennings from Rainy Day Books in Kansas City, Mo, is quoted saying the book has sold only nine copies in four months in her store, making her surmise that the buzz is restricted to Christian bookstores.

In libraries, however, reserves are heavy, as high as 10 reserves to each copy.

Amazon now shows that audio and large print editions are forthcoming.

The Shack

William P. Young

  • Hardcover: $24.95
  • Publisher: Windblown Media (December 6, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0964729245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964729247
  • Paperback: $14.99
  • Publisher: Windblown Media; (May 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0964729237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964729230
  • Audio CD: $27.99
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio (June 20, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1598594192
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598594195
  • Large Print, Paperback: $16.99
  • Publisher: Windblown Media (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0964729288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964729285

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