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.

Zondervan Announces Zondervan First, a New Direct-to-Digital Imprint
June 6, 2012

Zondervan has announced Zondervan First, a new direct-to-digital publishing imprint. The new imprint launches today with the acquisition of the first fiction title, Love in Three-Quarter Time by Dina Sleiman. Zondervan First will provide fresh and relevant content across all reading devices. Authors who publish under this model will have the same access to the Zondervan editorial and marketing teams as those published traditionally, which sets this program apart from other direct-to-digital publishers.

ECPA Announces 2012 Christian Book Award Winners in Seven Categories, including first-time New Author category
May 1, 2012

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the winners for the 2012 Christian Book Awards in seven categories, including first-time category for New Author. Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Awards honor the highest quality titles in Bibles, Bible Reference, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Children, Inspiration, and New Author.

Zondervan Announces Children’s Book Collaboration Between Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Nancy Tillman
April 27, 2012

Zondervan has announced a collaboration between Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, Nancy Tillman. The pair has signed on to create a unique picture book based on the creation story from Tutu's highly successful Children of God Storybook Bible.

The picture book will feature Nancy Tillman's whimsical and imaginative illustrations bringing to life Archbishop Tutu's heartwarming narration about God's wonderful creation. Zondervan holds world rights to the project and plans to release the premium picture book in Spring 2014.

Zondervan Offers Statement of Condolence on the Passing of Chuck Colson, Plans to Contribute to Prison Fellowship Ministries
April 24, 2012

Zondervan has announced plans to honor Chuck Colson’s legacy by donating a portion of the proceeds from Colson’s titles published with Zondervan to Prison Fellowship Ministries. These contributions are above and beyond author royalties that already go to the Colson estate. Through all his accomplishments as an author and Christian leader, Colson never lost focus on his passion for helping inmates. He founded Prison Fellowship Ministries in 1976, and today the ministry reaches prisoners, ex-prisoners and families of prisoners throughout the United States and, through Prison Fellowship International (PFI), in 115 countries worldwide.

The Street: HarperCollins Publishers To Acquire Thomas Nelson
October 31, 2011

HarperCollins Publishers today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. The Company provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications available for download on “smart” electronic devices.