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by Barbara Wood last modified Jul 12, 2011 09:37


Turner Publishing Acquires New Novel and Select Backlist Titles by New York Times

Best-selling Author Barbara Wood


Nashville, Tennessee, July 11, 2011… Turner Publishing has acquired a new novel by New York Times best-selling author Barbara Wood. Along with the new novel, The Divining, Turner has acquired select backlist titles by Wood. Agent Harvey Klinger brokered the deal for North American rights. Wood, who has also written under the pseudonym Kathryn Harvey, is the internationally best-selling author of 25 books, and has been translated into over 30 languages.


"I'm thrilled that my new novel will be published by such an innovative, exciting house like Turner,” says Wood. “Their enthusiasm for The Divining along with their efforts to bring my backlist titles to a brand new audience is exactly what I was hoping for!”

The Divining takes place 20 years after the Crucifixion and revolves around a young woman of Germanic-Roman descent with a gift of second sight that propels her to the forefront of modern Christianity’s earliest existence. Turner will publish The Divining in hardcover in May 2012, and at the same time will release trade paperback and e-book editions of 16 of Wood’s backlist titles.


“Turner is delighted to give Barbara Wood a new home,” says Todd Bottorff, president and publisher of Turner Publishing. “The opportunity to publish her latest novel and also reintroduce her backlist in new formats will not only reacquaint Barbara with her wide fan base of loyal readers, but also introduce her to a broad new readership eager to find a great read—whether they’re interested in history or fiction.”


“For my first fiction acquisition at Turner to be a new novel by beloved author Barbara Wood is a joy,” says Diane Gedymin, executive editor. “Turner is eager to explore ways to reach new readers for her highly entertaining yet meticulously researched historical works of fiction.”


For more information and a list of acquired titles, please contact Turner Publishing.



About Turner Publishing

Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee. Named by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing independent publishers in the nation for the last three years, Turner Publishing is known nationwide for its popular Historic Photos and Good Things to Know™ series. Imprints include Turner, Ancestry, Trade Paper Press, and Iroquois Press. For more information, visit www.turnerpublishing.com.



Lauren Kerensky, Publicist

615-255-2665 / lkerensky@turnerpublishing.com




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