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#1 New York Times bestseller The Shack by Wm. Paul Young has just reached another milestone: As of May 2, 2010, it has spent 100 consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list with more than 50 weeks at #1.  It has also been on Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestseller lists for the same period of time.

In addition, there are more than twelve million copies in print (ten million copies in the United States and more than 2 million in foreign translations).  To date, there have been 76 total printings (all formats), according to Brad Cummings, president of Windblown Media.

The Shack is fast becoming an international phenomenon, as well.  It is being translated into 36 foreign languages and has already become a bestseller in several countries including Brazil, Germany, Canada, the U.K., South Africa, and South Korea. Brazilian publisher Editora Sextante reports that it has printed more than 2 million copies.

The Shack is a compelling drama about Mackenzie Allen Phillips whose youngest daughter has been abducted during a family vacation. Evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack is invited back to that very place, apparently by God. What he finds there will change his world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?

Windblown Media originally published The Shack in 2007 with a first printing of 10,000 copies.  Sales grew steadily by word-of-mouth throughout 2007.  By Spring 2008, Windblown had sold over one million copies on just $200 of marketing.  In May of that year, Windblown entered into an arrangement with Hachette Book Group to provide services enabling Windblown to meet the exploding demand.

About Windblown Media Inc:

Windblown Media Inc is based in Newbury Park, CA. Their mission is “telling compelling stories that unveil God’s heart for the spiritually curious.” Other published titles include:  He Loves Me, So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore, Bo’s Café, and The Misunderstood God. For more information about Windblown Media Inc, contact Brad Cummings at 805-498-6261; 805-498-2484.  


About Hachette Book Group:

Hachette Book Group is a leading publisher and book distributor based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world.  In addition to its distribution business, Hachette Book Group publishes adult, illustrated, religious, children’s and audio books under the Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, Yen Press and Hachette Digital imprints.