Madonna’s debut on Tv Shopping Channel this week
Just in time for the holidays, Madonna will make her TV shopping debut on HSN to promote an exclusive set of books from The English Roses, her successful children’s book series. Madonna recently sat down with HSN’s Callie Northagen to share candid details about the inspiration behind her newest book, The English Roses: Too Good To Be True, which will air on the shopping network and www.HSN.com November 24, 25 and 26. HSN, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI – News), will donate a portion of the proceeds of the books to Raising Malawi (www.raisingmalawi.org), an orphan-care initiative benefiting the children of Malawi in Africa. Madonna will donate all of her proceeds to the organization as well.
“Launching The English Roses book series and my new title, The English Roses: Too Good To Be True, through this broadcast is a great chance to reach millions of homes,” Madonna said.
“HSN is thrilled to be partnering with Madonna to support ‘Raising Malawi’ through the offering of her latest children’s book The English Roses: Too Good To Be True,” said Bill Brand, Senior Vice President of Programming at HSN. “These books are terrific holiday gifts that give back by supporting a worthwhile cause. Madonna’s appearance on HSN will provide our viewers with interesting details about her beautiful books and allow them to discover a completely different side of this extremely talented artist.”
HSN will offer the English Roses gift set (HSN item # 214-019) for $29.95, which includes: the original The English Roses and its sequel The English Roses: Too Good to Be True; Madonna Reads, an audio CD of Madonna reading the first five of her popular children’s books; and an exclusive, collectible 8 X 10 illustration. HSN show times are available online at www.HSN.com.
Too Good to Be True continues the story of five young girls — the best of friends — and their adventures in planning their first school dance. Their friendship is tested by the arrival of new student Dominic de la Guardia, whose dashing looks and charming manners have them vying for his attention. The colorful 64-page jacketed hardcover is stylishly illustrated by Stacy Peterson.
Madonna made publishing history with the global release of The English Roses published simultaneously in 30 languages in more than 100 countries in 2003. It became the fastest-selling book written by a first-time children’s author and stayed on the New York Times’ Children’s Bestseller List for 18 weeks. The English Roses is now available in 40 languages worldwide. Her following four books – Mr. Peabody’s Apples, Yakov and the Seven Thieves, The Adventures of Abdi, and Lotsa de Casha – are also worldwide bestsellers and will be available on HSN and www.HSN.com.
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