Contact: Julie Smith
Phone: 847-293-2994
Oasis Audio, LLC
289 S. Main Place
Carol Stream, IL 60188

October 25, 2011, Carol Stream, IL- Chicago-based audio book publisher Oasis Audio, LLC has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher. The audio publisher will be the sole distributor of Thomas Nelson’s new titles to retailers and libraries in CD and MP3 format. 

Oasis Audio and Thomas Nelson share a long history of high-quality, best-selling titles. The two publishers recently partnered to distribute the audio format for the New York Times bestseller, Heaven is For Real.  Recent Thomas Nelson audio book titles available through Oasis Audio include: Nearing Home, a memoir from the world-renowned evangelist, Billy Graham; Standout by Marcus Buckingham; and a fiction series by Grammy award-winning recording artist, Sara Evans. 

Oasis Audio publisher, Tammy Faxel, said, “It is an honor to partner with Thomas Nelson. We hold their publishing team and inspirational titles in the highest regard and look forward to this new opportunity as we further our relationship.”

Oasis’ audiobooks will be released simultaneously with the Thomas Nelson print editions and will include both retail and library editions. The two publishers will also participate in cooperative marketing efforts.

Thomas Nelson’s Vice President of Design and Multimedia Gabe Wicks commented, “Like all aspects of publishing today, the audio book world is in a state of flux. Partnering with a strong company like Oasis will ensure our readiness for the changes ahead.”

About Oasis Audio (
Oasis Audio publishes more Christian and inspirational titles than any other audio publisher in the United States. The Oasis Audio library contains over 1000 nationally-known and award-winning titles, including fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens, and children.

About Thomas Nelson (
Thomas Nelson, Inc., based in Nashville, TN, is the world’s largest Christian publisher and one of the largest trade publishers in the United States.  Thomas Nelson publishes inspirational fiction and nonfiction, as well as Bibles, and distributes products in more than 100 countries. 

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