Michael S. Hyatt

Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson Inc. promoted Michael S. Hyatt to chief executive officer. Hyatt replaces Sam Moore, who will stay on as chairman of the company's board of directors. Hyatt was president and chief operating officer of Thomas Nelson for the past 18 months, demonstrating "a deep understanding of the publishing and operational sides of our business, as well as an inspiring talent for leadership," says Moore. "Over the past four-plus decades, the company has grown … into the leading presence in the expanding industry of Christian and inspirational products for all audiences, [and] Mike is the person to lead us into

A publisher turned to an online e-book purchase and delivery service to convert a traditionally printed bestseller into an electronic product by Tatyana Sinioukov It's no secret that more and more publishers turn to the Internet to market their printed books. Few take it to another level by offering a book in a different shape and form--electronically. In the case of Washington, DC-based Regnery Publishing, a division of Eagle Publishing, two of its bestsellers, The Millennium Bug by Michael S. Hyatt, a #7 bestseller in 1998 on the New York Times business list, and The Year of the Rat by Edward Timperlake and William

Peer into today's kaleidescope of online booksellers By Tatyana Sinioukov Now that more and more bookstores have ".com" in their addresses, physical books are being replaced by e-books that have no spines and no pages you can turn by hand--and they aren't even made of paper. Well, everyone knows that. However, what is fascinating to witness is how both traditional and electronic publishers show great creativity in the way they sell their wares on the Web. As the listing beginning at right illustrates, the emerging business models for selling books online grow more varied and inventive by the day. An example of one company

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