Publisher still releasing 'Jon & Kate' star Kate Gosselin's new book
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/29/2009
A fractured family apparently isn't enough for Kate Gosselin's new book to be shelved.
Zondervan Publishing House is still advertising a November release for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 matriarch's new book "Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories," USA Todayreported Thursday, adding Amazon's website shows an October 13 release date.
However Zondervan CEO Maureen "Moe" Girkins added the Christian publishing house will "work with Kate to reassess the schedule for her next book" since Gosselin filed for a no-fault divorce from her husband Jon last Monday before the couple publicly announced their separation during that night's Jon & Kate Plus 8 episode.
"We are saddened by this news from the Gosselins and will continue to lift both Jon and Kate and their children up in prayer," Girkins told USA Today. "We respect their need for time to focus on their family during this difficult time."
Because the book is billed as offering "an inside look at one of America's most close-knit families," Tim Penning -- an assistant professor of communications at Grand Valley State University in Michigan -- predicted Zondervan will most likely rethink the book's release.
"It would be a fine line for them to try to sell this book with the kind of revelations that have happened," he told USA Today.
"I think the public generally understands that it was a good idea, but times have changed. Zondervan has to think about not just this product, but their brand and their reputation. They should also be thinking about Jon and Kate, too."
"Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories" would represent the Gosselin family's third book from Zondervan -- as "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" and the picture book "Eight Little Faces" were both bestsellers.