William Paul Young, Author of The Shack, Signs Book Deal With Hachette

Posted on September 2, 2011

William Paul Young, author of The Shack, will go with a mainstream publishing house for his second novel. Hachette Book Group signed Young for his second novel. The name and release date for Young's second novel have not yet been announced.

Rolf Zettersten, Senior Vice President of Hachette's Nashville division, describes the new novel as a "compelling story that touches deeply felt emotions and needs, and questions of the heart."

Young says, "I am very pleased to have signed with Hachette for my next book. 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."

USA Today reports that The Shack, published in 2008, was self-published with a $300 marekting budget and promoted on Christian radio, websites and blogs. The book went on to spend 50 weeks at #1 on the New York Times list. There are over 15 million copies of the book in print.

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