Shanon Stowe / Director of Publicity
Hachette Book Group
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Nashville, TN – Hachette Book Group announced today that it has signed an agreement for a new novel with Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack.

“Just as he did with The Shack, Paul’s new work is a compelling story that touches deeply felt emotions and needs, and questions of the heart,” said Rolf Zettersten, Senior Vice President of Hachette’s Nashville division.

“I am very pleased to have signed with Hachette for my next book,” added Paul Young.  “We have had quite the adventure this last couple of years and I look forward with anticipation to what the future holds.  The folks at Hachette are creative and passionate about the process and I am grateful for the integrity and support I have found at every level of this company.”

The Shack was published in 2008 and became an international phenomenon with more than fifteen million copies in print (ten million in the United States and more than 5 million in foreign translations). It spent 50 weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 41 languages.

About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.