The lovable duo behind HGTV’s popular series “Fixer Upper,” husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, are gearing up to take on a whole new project in 2016 – releasing their first book.
Called The Magnolia Story, the book will release on October 18, 2016 under the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. The Magnolia Story will be followed by a design book from Joanna to be published by Thomas Nelson Gift Books in early 2017.
Written with New York Times bestselling collaborator Mark Dagostino, The Magnolia Story documents the life story of Chip and Joanna Gaines, affectionately referred to as the “first couple of home improvement.” From their courtship and their first collaborations to their early successes and the big building project that almost cost them everything, The Magnolia Story will detail how Chip and Joanna’s relationship has remained the constant through it all. Fans of the show will come to know previously undisclosed details about this dynamic duo and the driving factors that led them to build a multi-faceted, nationally recognized brand now known by devotees all over the country via outlets like Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and the popular “Fixer Upper” show.
“I knew when I married Chip in 2003 that this life would be an adventure,” said Joanna Gaines. “Through all the ups and downs I never would have imagined we’d land here. What I do know is that I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to share it with.”
“Without even trying to do so, Chip and Joanna Gaines have become extremely popular based on the proven formula of authenticity, humility, and personality,” said Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President and Publisher of W Publishing Group. “Their story is as inspiring as it is entertaining and we are honored to publish their first two books.”
Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, is a world-leading provider of inspirational content and has been providing readers with quality life-changing product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN.