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Thomas Nelson and Author Solutions Launch Christian Self-Publishing Imprint

October 2009
Christian publisher Thomas Nelson has partnered with self-publishing company Author Solutions Inc. (ASI) to launch WestBow Press—a Christian self-publishing imprint. According to an ASI press release, "The alliance will allow authors to benefit from the market leadership of Thomas Nelson, while taking advantage of ASI’s technology and services that make publishing easy, affordable and available to anyone."

Thomas Nelson will monitor WestBow Press titles with the possibility of entering into a traditional publishing contract with those authors whose titles perform well.

“At Thomas Nelson, our purpose is to ‘inspire the world,’” says Michael Hyatt, Thomas Nelson CEO. “With the creation of WestBow Press, we will be able to help more authors realize their dream of being a published author while discovering more diamonds in the rough to add to our roster.”

ASI will manage WestBow Press on behalf of Thomas Nelson, and be responsible for selling and delivering an array of publishing, marketing and book-selling services. Kevin Weiss, ASI president and chief executive officer, believes the WestBow Press partnership will serve as a blueprint for other similar alliances.

“We are very excited to join forces with Thomas Nelson in this partnership. We believe the tradition and extensive segment leadership that Thomas Nelson brings, along with ASI’s cutting-edge sales, marketing and production capabilities will help to revolutionize the publishing industry,” he says.
 

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