This Month in Tyndale History: September Edition
Posted on September 6th, 2012
by: Adam Sabados
It’s September and we’re continuing our year long 50th anniversary celebration. Make sure you check out our special 50th Anniversary page on our main site – www.tyndale.com/50th. You can share your own Tyndale memory or enter our special 50th Anniversary giveaway.
Here’s some notable Tyndale September events over the past 50 years.
Virginia Muir begins working at Tyndale House part-time. She is the first employee outside the Taylor family. Through the years she will hold a number of positions in the company, including Ken Taylor’s secretary, managing editor, and Bible editor. In September of 1988 Virginia retired after 25 years of faithful service, most recently as managing editor and Bible editor.
Tyndale publishes six books by Grace Livingston Hill in the Living Books line. This is the beginning of a publication program that will eventually include about 100 of Mrs. Hill’s romances.
Tyndale publishes its first hardcover novel—Left Behind by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. It sells 83,000 copies in hardcover within six months and becomes the springboard for an entire series. Within the first two years more than 500,000 copies of Left Behind and Tribulation Force have been sold.
The Tyndale Blog will offer a closer look at Tyndale’s products and its authors, including upcoming media interviews, info about bestsellers, publishing trends, and Tyndale corporate initiatives.