Thomas Nelson Publishers
HarperCollins Christian Publishing won a total of nine 2013 Christian Retailing's Best Awards at this year's annual International Christian Retailing Sales conference in St. Louis, Mo.
In the Bible category, the Company was honored with three of the four awards: "Story for Children Bible" in the NIrV translation (Zondervan) in Children's; "NIV Women's Devotional Bible" (Zondervan) in Devotional/Study; and "Extreme Teen Study Bible" (Thomas Nelson) in Teen.
"It is an honor to have three Bibles published by Zondervan and Thomas Nelson receive Christian Retailing's Best Awards," said Chip Brown, senior vice president and publisher for the Bible team. "We strive to provide resources that inspire Christians everywhere and assist them in their daily study of God's Word. It is truly humbling to have so many resources recognized by our industry."
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, comprised of both Thomas Nelson, Inc. and Zondervan, has joined On Demand Books’ growing Espresso Book Machine (EBM) program, making its titles available through EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel. “We’re excited to partner with On Demand Books and the opportunities this relationship presents,” Tom Knight, HarperCollins Christian Publishing svp of sales commented. “The Espresso Book Machine will significantly enhance a customer’s in-store experience by giving bricks-and-mortar retailers the ability to offer an almost endless supply of books! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with On Demand Books and the retailers they serve.”
Thomas Nelson decided Thursday to stop publication and distribution of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies. The book, about Thomas Jefferson, had come under criticism from both Christian and secular historians for taking quotes out of context and making unsubstantiated generalizations about Jefferson's life.
Christian historians claim the book goes too far in concluding that Jefferson was a believer in Christ as Savior.
Today, HarperCollins has announced that, in the wake of its acquisition of Christian publisher Thomas Nelson, it has formed a new Christian publishing division. The business unit will include both Thomas Nelson, the Nashville-based outfit with roots that date back to 1798 Edinburgh, Scotland, and Zondervan, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based house that was already in HarperCollins' portfolio.
Thomas Nelson, the largest Christian publisher in the world and the seventh largest trade publisher in the U.S., and Open Road Integrated Media, a digital content company that publishes and markets ebooks by creating connections between authors and their audiences, today announced that Nelson has joined Open Road’s Publishing Partners Program. Under their agreement, Open Road will provide digital marketing strategy for a diverse selection of ebooks for authors Andy Andrews, Ted Dekker, Max Lucado, Donald Miller, and Sheila Walsh.
Publishers are increasingly using “book trailers” to raise awareness for their books. We are certainly using them here at Thomas Nelson.
Much has changed in the way authors publish and promote their books. With the growth of online book sales, consumer adoption of digital books, and social media, even more channels are available for authors and publishers to connect to audiences.
(Press Release) NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 3, 2010—The A Group, a full-service marketing agency and technology firm specializing in the Christian and non-profit sectors, announced the launch of a new brand development and consulting division. The initiative will be led by retail and publishing veteran Tami Heim, who has come on board as a partner at The A Group. The division will construct branding platforms for all types of content creators, with an initial focus in the publishing sector.
Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, producers of the industry-leading Publishing Business Conference & Expo, have announced the editorial advisory board for their second-annual Publishing Business Virtual Conference, called "Digital Content Day @ Your Desk," on Sept. 16.
Religious publisher Thomas Nelson Inc. announced that during the quarter ending June 30, the company saw significant growth in its sales to general-market bookstores, which it defines as those, whether chains or independents, that sell more than explicitly Christian products. The net revenue of these general-market bookstore accounts increased 149 percent over the same period last year.