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NIV Thinline Bible, Comfort Print®, surpasses 250k Milestone

Grand Rapids, Mich. (Nov. 2020) – Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, today announced the NIV Thinline Bible, in Zondervan’s exclusive NIV Comfort Print typeface, has sold more than 250,000 copies.

“In life, people gravitate to products that are easy to grab and bring on the go. It’s no different in Bible publishing,” said Melinda Bouma, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan.  “We’ve been serving this need with the slim, portable NIV Thinline Bible for 35 years. We are thrilled to know we have impacted a quarter of a million lives with a Bible edition created to go anywhere.”

The NIV Thinline Bible has been a part of Zondervan’s publishing program since 1985. In 2017, this Bible was expertly re-designed to include Zondervan’s exclusive Comfort Print typeface delivering a smoother reading experience. In just three short years, the Comfort Print editions have impacted more than 250,000 lives.

The NIV Thinline Bible uses the New International Version (NIV), which is the most widely read Bible translation in contemporary English and is trusted for its combination of accuracy, readability, and beauty. Measuring less than an inch thick, the NIV Thinline Bible is the perfect on-the-go Bible.

About Zondervan: Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is located in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit

About Comfort Print: Zondervan Bibles teamed up with 2K/Denmark, the world’s foremost Bible typeface foundry, to create exclusive Comfort Print Bible fonts. Comfort Print Bibles are easy to read at any size because the typeface was designed to be both efficient and readable. Zondervan Bibles believes that the beauty of the message should be reflected in the physical form of the book. Choosing the right typeface is one significant element in creating beautiful Bibles.

Contact: Amy Bigler, Senior Public Relations Manager, 616.698.3514