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HarperCollins Christian Publishing extends low-cost
outreach Bible partnership with Biblica

(Nashville, TN) July 21, 2016—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today announced it will assume direct and trade sales of Biblica’s foreign-language Bible translations.  This is an extension of the agreement announced in October 2014 when the two companies released that HCCP would absorb the direct and trade sales of NIV, NIrV and NVI low-cost outreach Bible lines.

HCCP will assume responsibility for sales and distribution of the existing foreign translations through its outreach Bible line.  The two companies will immediately begin working through a transitional plan with a full integration goal for the late summer.

“Twenty months ago, HCCP entered into an agreement to partner with Biblica to sell their outreach Bibles,” said Doug Lockhart, senior v-p of Bible marketing and outreach.  “This extension allows both companies to really complete the agreement’s original intention—to allow Biblica to focus on enriching lives around the world with God’s Word in the top spoken languages, and allow HCCP to provide expertise in sales and distribution.  The outreach Bible lines are predominantly sold to ministries and churches that have foreign-language outreach.  HCCP provides excellent e-retailer resources, great direct-to-consumer channels and well-established church and ministry relationships to continue the great mission Biblica set out to accomplish.”

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to BibleGateway.com, the world’s largest Christian website, and FaithGateway.com, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.  For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.

About Biblica – The International Bible Society:  Biblica exists to bring God’s Word to people in a way they understand, so they are transformed by Christ and inspired to join His mission for the world. We do this through Translation & Publishing, Scripture Access, and Bible Engagement programs. Biblica has been stewarding God’s Word for more than 200 years. Throughout this time, the Bible has always been at the center of all we do. By partnering with other Christian ministries and with local churches around the world, we strive to honor God’s Word and glorify Christ. To learn more about Biblica, go to www.Biblica.com.