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Tebow best-selling religious author this year

Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:34 pm
 
Tebow

By Josh Katzowitz

Tim Tebow is America’s sweetheart (or foil, depending on your perspective). He’s 7-3 as the Broncos starter since taking over for Kyle Orton, and although he probably has no business playing as an NFL quarterback, the guy has a knack for lifting his team to victory. So much so that the Broncos will qualify for the postseason with a win this week.

But more than that, Tebow inspires. And that’s probably why the book he and co-author Nathan Whitaker released before the season began is the top-selling religious book of the year.

According to the Washington Post, “Through My Eyes” has sold 220,000 copies since it was released in June. Chances are, once the holiday figures are tallied, that number is going to increase heavily.

The Life of Tebow
Though you could mock the notion that anybody in their 20s should be writing an autobiography, there’s little doubt that people want to know about Tebow, his life, and his beliefs.

“(Readership) is beyond the evangelical world and NFL fans now,” Mark Tauber, senior vice president and publisher at HarperOne, told the newspaper. “There’s just sort of a general intrigue about what drives this guy.”

Book sales increased dramatically when Tebow took over for Orton. As the paper writes, the publisher began selling 2,000 per week when he was named starter, and eventually, after piling up a number of improbable, extraordinarily-exciting wins, he sold 25,000 in the week ending Dec. 18.

For now, there are nearly a half-million books in print, and the publisher expects to keep selling high volume in the offseason when Tebow can promote it more actively.

“We’ve had a number of accounts say, ‘We’re betting on this guy into January, February and beyond’ and their orders are evidence of that,” Tauber said. “So I don’t think 475,000 is at all where we’re going to stop. I know it’s not.”

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Comments

Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2011 10:21 am
 

Tebow best-selling religious author this year

Another one who obviously is not a fan of Tebow. I gotta ask '''why''?What's NOT to like about my this wonderful man?



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Tebow best-selling religious author this year

Like Tebow had a lot to compete with, and that notwithstanding it must be nice to sit down and talk about yourself and people blindly pay for it. You got the religious zealots invading the NFL buying it, you got sports fans buying it, and you wonder why he's at the top of the religious category. For the average religious best seller, if you count how many books they sold you wouldn't be able to fill the seats at Sports Authority Field. Why don't we look at the whole best-selling list and see where Tebow's book is placed.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:52 am
 

Tebow best-selling religious author this year

Who was second?


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Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:47 am
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Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:13 am
 

Tebow sells some books..who gives a s***

This story just about as lame as "This is what Brady's house looks like".  Way to go Katz, really knocking em out of the park today.  Yawn.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:29 am
 

Tebow best-selling religious author this year

That damn christian.  kill him now.  shoot him now.  rake him over the coals.

Go muslims, blow stuff up!  Christians are 10X more dangerous!


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