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A Milestone for Andy Andrews and The Noticer
Best-Selling Title Surpasses Half Million Copies in Print

Stephanie Newton
Director of Backlist Promotions
(615) 902-2320

(Nashville, TN) – Since its original release in May 2009, The Noticer by Andy Andrews has impacted readers across the globle. With continued word-of-mouth recommendations, marketing initiatives, and retail promotion, HarperCollins Christian Publishing has recently shipped the 500,000th copy of the acclaimed title out into the marketplace.

The Noticer: Sometimes all a person needs is a little perspective by Andrews is based on a remarkable true story, blending fiction, allegory, and inspiration. It provides simple, yet powerful distinctions about love, relationships, value and integrity and will inspire readers to take that first step towards a major life change.

When things look the darkest – a mysterious old man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up.  A man of indiscriminate age and race with white hair and wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul with near angelic qualities. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things about life that others miss. In his simple interactions, Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what they can do about it.

“I remember well the night on which the manuscript and proposal for The Noticer came to me while I was on the road,” says Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President of Thomas Nelson and Publisher of W Publishing Group. “I was so taken with the first two chapters that I cancelled my evening appointment and proceeded to read it all that night. The next morning, I was on the phone to Andy’s manager, saying, ‘This book has already changed my life, and I absolutely have to publish it!’ He and Andy graciously agreed, and here we are. This is one of those books that stands out as a highlight to all who come in contact with it. Andy Andrews is a brilliant man, and this book will be a classic for years to come.”

Andy Andrews is represented by Robert D. Smith at First Image Management.

About Andy AndrewsAndy Andrews currently resides in Orange Beach, Alabama, with his wife and two sons. His combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide, and The Traveler’s Gift landed spots on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. For more information, visit

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit