Bill Nielsen, B&H Publishing Group

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2010) — B&H Publishing Group has expanded its core management team, hiring Bill Nielsen as director of Specialty Products. In this newly created position, he will lead the company’s church supplies team, CrossBooks self-publishing imprint, and development of all backlist and custom products. Nielsen, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Christian booksellers industry, involved in both independent and chain stores, was most recently vice president of Merchandising for LifeWay Christian Bookstores.

“Bill has played a key role in developing and launching many of the biggest releases in the CBA during the last decade,” says B&H president and publisher Brad Waggoner. “His product knowledge, retail experience, and leadership will be a great asset to B&H.”

“I’m pleased to join B&H and help as they take a long-term view of the publishing industry,” says Nielsen. “As it continues to change, we are excited about the growing number of ways we can better serve retailers, authors, and end-user customers.”


This fall, B&H releases new titles by Nancy Pearcey (Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning; Sept. 1) and Beth Moore (Paul: 90 Days on His Journey of Faith; Oct. 1) as well as the HCSB Study Bible (Oct. 1).


B&H Publishing Group produces Bibles, church supplies, academic, reference, and trade books that are distributed worldwide. The company is widely known for the No. 1 New York Times best seller The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick as well as popular titles from Beth Moore (Praying God’s Word) and Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God). Other leading B&H authors include Vicki Courtney, Oliver North, Priscilla Shirer, Chuck Norris, and Thom Rainer. Their Holman Bible Publishers division, with roots dating back to 1738, recently developed the acclaimed HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) translation and is also the largest United States publisher of Spanish language Bibles.