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.
Thomas Nelson announces the creation of the company's first enhanced e-book, which released on Aug. 25.
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.
Byron Williamson, a veteran of the Christian publishing world, has announced the launch of a new Christian publishing company--Worthy Publishing, a division of Nashville, TN-based Worthy Media Inc. Williamson, who will serve as CEO and publisher of the new company, previously served as president of Word Publishing, the Thomas Nelson/Word Publishing Group, and founded Integrity Publishers.