From Scratch Press Release

Press contact:
Gina Adams

Pelican Book Group announces its first foray into
Thorndike Large Print Editions


FromScratch_w11688_680.jpgAztec, NMPelican Book Group has announced that the novel “From Scratch” by C.E. Hilbert, which released in February 2016, has been chosen by Thorndike Press to be offered in Large Print Hardcover format this coming August. The new format will retail for approximately $30.

“I couldn’t be happier to solidify a relationship with Thorndike,” said Nicola Martinez, Editor-in-Chief for Pelican. “They’re an excellent company that, for years, has been instrumental in providing great books to library patrons. ‘From Scratch’ is a perfect choice. Pelican has a numerous titles that fit the library market and I’m hopeful we’ll see more titles picked up for large print hardcover releases in future. I credit our subsidiary rights agent Riggins International Rights Services with working to pull the deal together.”

Martinez describes “From Scratch” as a romance suspense novel.  The novel’s main character, Maggie McKitrick, finds herself at odds with a new landlord, the town’s Police Chief Sean Taylor.  Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she’s started from scratch?

The novel is written by C.E. Hilbert who lives in Columbus, OH and works in the fashion industry by day and writes romantic fiction by night. Her writing career began when she had to wait a whole week in between Bookmobile visits. To fill the gap, she pulled out a pen and some paper and began to jot down stories while she awaited the next round of books delivered on wheels. Hilbert says she enjoys the opportunity to share God’s love through her writing in a tangible, real and somewhat “quirky” way. She says, “I am convinced God has a sense of humor equal to the size of His patience level!”

Located in Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press is also home to Wheeler Publishing, Kennebec Large Print, Large Print Press, and Christian Large Print. The company has published Large Print titles for more than 30 years. Thorndike Press publishes more than 100 Large Print titles every month — the vast majority in the current bestseller and genre fiction categories. Additionally, Thorndike distributes Large Print titles from other publishers like HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Mills & Boon (Harlequins and Silhouettes).

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 About Pelican Book Group:

Pelican Book Group is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.