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HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Gift division names Jennifer Gott v-p and publisher

(Nashville, Tenn.) July 28, 2021—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today announced Jennifer Gott as vice president and publisher for its Gift division, which operates Thomas Nelson Gift and Zondervan Gift. In this role, Gott will oversee the Gift division’s product pipeline, which includes acquisition, title development, and overall strategy for beautiful, high-design products in the areas of devotionals, lifestyle, guided journals, poetry, and seasonal books.

Gott has over 20 years of publishing experience developing Christian and inspirational gift books, children’s books, and trade books. Most recently she served as the associate publisher for the HCCP Children’s and Gift division where she worked with bestselling authors including Sarah Young, Emily Ley, Rob Morgan, Sadie Robertson, Kel Mitchell, Ann Voskamp, and Louie Giglio.

“Jen is incredibly talented in creating meaningful and beautiful gift books,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president, group publisher for HCCP Children’s and Gift division. “She has a great understanding of how to meet consumer needs by offering encouraging, inspiring messages of faith which are perfect as gifts for any occasion. I’m excited to see Jen lead our Gift team forward.”

Gott remarked, “working on the HCCP Gift team has been the joy of my career, and I’m thrilled to be stepping into this new role and working strategically with our talented team to create innovative, market-leading, high-design books that will impact lives for years to come.”

HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Gift division is the industry’s leading publisher of bestselling gift books featuring meaningful messages for a special person or a special occasion. The award-winning Gift division focuses on strong author relationships, relevant messages, and visually striking design in both the interior and exterior packaging.

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