WestBow Press, the self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., announced Monday that Thomas Nelson has acquired Call of a Coward by Marcia Moston. The winning title of the 2010 Women of Faith Writing Contest will be the first WestBow trade title acquired and distributed by the Thomas Nelson Trade Division.

“We were impressed by Marcia’s title from the moment we discovered it through the Women of Faith Writing Contest. We monitored her book after being published through WestBow Press; the early record of its success provided a great opportunity for trade distribution through Thomas Nelson,” said Mark Schoenwald, Thomas Nelson president/CEO. “We’re excited for Marcia and pleased to welcome her to the Thomas Nelson family.”

The acquisition of the title, and its resulting trade distribution, marks a seminal moment for WestBow Press—a groundbreaking publishing partnership between traditional publishing powerhouse Thomas Nelson and indie publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc. The alliance was established in October 2009 to provide a “farm-team” opportunity for the countless authors whose manuscripts are not initially acquired by Thomas Nelson.

"We’re very excited for Marcia and Thomas Nelson," said Kevin Weiss, ASI president and CEO. “Her success demonstrates how publishing models like WestBow Press make it possible for any author with a quality book to become traditionally published.”

Call of a Coward will be released in trade paperback format by Thomas Nelson in the summer of 2012.

For more information on Christian self-publishing through WestBow Press, or to begin publishing your book today, log onto westbowpress.com, or call 1-866-928-1240.

About WestBow Press
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI)—the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit westbowpress.com or call 866-928-1240.