The new novel by Beth Wiseman, author of Christian fiction books that have sold over one million copies, will be released on a unique schedule as part of a test by publisher Thomas Nelson . Starting February 28, the first half of Need You Now is available for 99 cents from all major e-book retailers. In mid April, the second half of the e-book, as well as the full e-book and the physical trade paperback will be available. The second half of the e-book will have a list price of $10.99, and the complete e-book as well as the trade paperback will have list prices of $15.99.

"We fully embrace the eBook revolution and are working to make sure Thomas Nelson Fiction leads in discoverability of our authors in this time of exponential eBook expansion. This promotion is a first for Thomas Nelson, but also, as far as we know, a first for Christian fiction in terms of releasing the first half of a novel a month early for $0.99,” said Allen Arnold, sr. v-p and publisher, Thomas Nelson Fiction.

Wiseman’s previous releases have held spots on the Christian Booksellers Associations and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association bestseller lists.