FaithWords publishes books for the growing inspirational market. Based near Nashville, Tennessee, FaithWords has grown dramatically by acquiring a solid list of faith-building fiction and high-profile authors with edifying messages, including bestselling authors Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Dr. David Jeremiah, John Eldredge and Philip Yancey. Several FaithWords titles have appeared on national bestseller lists, most recently Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer and Every Day A Fridayby Joel Osteen.
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FaithWords Publisher, Rolf Zettersten
Rolf launched the Warner Faith imprint in September 2001 with no backlist and a few titles under contract. But there was a passionate team of dedicated professionals and it has been built into one of the most respected inspirational publishing programs in the industry. In the first nine years under Rolf's direction FaithWords has sold more than 50 million books.
Rolf is the author of three books, including a Gold Medallion Award winner. Rolf began his publishing career as Executive Vice President of Focus on the Family where he launched the book and magazine publishing divisions. Rolf has personally edited books by Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, John Maxwell, Neil Clark Warren, Jerry B. Jenkins, and Lisa Samson.
Hachette Book Group maintains offices for two of its imprints in Nashville, Tennessee as well as in New York. The first of these imprints, FaithWords, was launched in 2001. The program distinguished itself during the first season with titles by such bestselling authors as Karen Kingsbury, Jerry B. Jenkins, and Patsy Clairmont. The imprint’s first book, Hometown Legend, was a CBA bestseller. In the second season, Lisa Samson’s novel, Songbird, was a Christy Award winner for contemporary fiction. And later, the publisher won a Gold Medallion Award for the best gift book of the year with To A Child Love is Spelled TIME.
The program received a major boost in 2002 when it acquired the complete works of bestselling author Joyce Meyer. The house was able to increase her sales dramatically through its general trade distribution and aggressive promotion. FaithWords sells more than 2 million copies annually of Joyce’s books. The imprint’s next major achievement was Joel Osteen’s book, Your Best Life Now. This title was published in 2004 and became a national bestseller appearing on the New York Times list for more than 60 consecutive weeks and selling over four million copies.