Megaselling pastor Joel Osteen has signed to do his next book with Free Press. Breaking records with his Warner Faith-published Your Best Life Now, which has sold more than 4 million copies to date, Osteen has signed a one book deal with the S&S imprint for what RBL has now learned is $13 million. The deal gives S&S audio and U.K. rights and was orchestrated by Free Press editorial director Dominick V. Anfuso and Jan Miller of Dupree, Miller & Associates. A fall 2007 pub date has been set.
Though Free Press could provide few details on the specifics of the book, Martha K. Levin, executive v-p and publisher of the imprint, said she was “thrilled and honored” to be working on Osteen’s sophomore effort. Osteen added: “It is my desire and goal to take our message of unending hope and unconditional love to the world, and I believe that this is a significant step in accomplishing that.”
This article originally appeared in the March 15, 2006 issue of Religion BookLine. For more information about Religion BookLine, including a sample and subscription information, click here