BEA 2014: Christian Children’s Books Sell More Widely, Publishers Say
May 30, 2014

At Thursday's "Trends in the Christian Children's Market" panel at BookExpo America, publishers agreed that the historic obstacles to getting their books into ABA stores matter less these days. Consumers "are buying them everywhere-mass market stores, chains," said Laura Minchew, publisher of Tommy Nelson, now a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. The panel, moderated by Mary Manz-Simon, a children's book author and a specialist in the market, also included Annette Bourland, group publisher of Zonderkidz (and part of HCCP); Dan Lynch, publisher of B&H Kids;

A Higher Calling
August 8, 2013

On July 31, HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) turns one year old. According to Ted Olsen of Christianity Today, a leading voice of the evangelical movement, HCCP controls 50 percent of the Christian publishing market, making it by far the largest player in the segment. Led by President and CEO Mark Schoenwald (above), the first year of HCCP has been a "mission" of sorts, one of uniting the two similar but distinct missionary directives of its constituent parts, Zondervan and Thomas Nelson. As Schoenwald and his team have transformed the organization, their mantra has been "One + One is greater than Two."

Nine 'Best Awards' for HarperCollins Christian Publishing
June 27, 2013

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 to Join the Espresso Book Machine Network
January 31, 2013

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.”

HarperCollins to close warehouses in deal with R.R. Donnelley
November 7, 2012

HarperCollins Publishers will close its last two U.S. warehouses in Scranton, Penn., and Nashville as it hands over U.S. distribution duties to R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

The two companies have agreed to create one centralized warehouse that will become the distribution site for all HarperCollins U.S. titles, including those published by its Christian publishing divisions Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, according to Publisher’s Weekly.

HarperCollins' Christian division forms single fiction team
October 17, 2012

HarperCollins' new Christian division, comprised of Zondervan and the newly acquired Thomas Nelson, has announced the creation of a single fiction team, featuring books from both publishers and headed by Daisy Hutton, formerly vice president and publisher of fiction at Thomas Nelson.

"This is an era of unprecedented challenge and opportunity for fiction publishing," Hutton said. "The Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands each have a rich heritage. We intend to build on that heritage by developing more distinctive, stronger identities for each brand."

HarperCollins Announces New Christian Publishing Division; Berenstain Bears Drawn Into Chick-fil-A Controversy
August 1, 2012

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.