NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 29, 2014— Industry veteran Sam Rodriguez has been hired as Executive Director of Worthy Publishing’s Spanish imprint, Worthy Latino. Rodriguez comes to Worthy after serving in leadership roles at a number of noted companies including Spanish House, Crown Financial Ministries, and Thomas Nelson Publishers–Spanish. Throughout his 25-year career, he has been instrumental in launching books and increasing platform visibility in the Spanish market for such authors as Max Lucado, John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, John Mason, Andy Andrews, Stormie Omartian, John Hagee, Charles Swindoll, Marilyn Hickey, Charles Stanley, Jack Hayford, and Luis Palau.
Worthy Latino will publish the company’s list for both the Spanish and Portuguese markets both in the U.S. and around the globe. “Creating a Spanish imprint and hiring an expert in the Hispanic market is a strategic opportunity that allows Worthy to reach even further internationally with our product offerings and distribution,” said Byron Williamson, President and CEO of Worthy Publishing.
Worthy Latino’s first titles will include the Spanish edition of the New York Times best-seller Four Blood Moons by Pastor John Hagee, as well as titles by Charles R. Swindoll, Dr. Tim Clinton, Dr. John Townsend, Stephen Arterburn, and Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott. “It is my privilege to be part of Worthy Publishing, a company with a fresh pioneering vision to impact the Hispanic market,” stated Rodriguez.
Rodriguez will be available for meetings this week at EXPOLIT in Miami and at the International Christian Retailing Show on June 22-24 in Atlanta. He can be reached by e-mail at SamR@WorthyPublishing.com
Worthy Publishing Group (www.worthypublishing.com) is a privately held, independent voice in inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Worthy is comprised of three divisions: Worthy Books publishes trade titles across a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, biography, fiction, spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles; Ellie Claire produces gift and paper expressions; and Inspired publishes quality, felt-need, impulse and devotional books.