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Nori Media Group acquires
Harrison House Publishers

Nori Media Group (NMG), home to Destiny Image and Sound Wisdom, has acquired Harrison House Publishers, effective Sept. 1. Announced in a letter to partners, the deal includes the publishing rights, inventory and related assets to 1,100 titles.

“NMG will retain the Harrison House name and will continue publishing new titles under the imprint,” said Don Nori, CEO of Nori Media Group. “Brad Herman, a graduate of Andrew Wommack’s Charis Bible College and a 19-year veteran of the Christian publishing industry, will assume the duties of publisher for Harrison House.”

Herman was previously sales manager at Destiny Image.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to serve the Harrison House authors and customers,” Herman told Christian Retailing. “My background is word of faith, and I cut my teeth on Harrison House products back when I came to the Lord in 1990, so I have a passion to see this content continue to be available as well as to see new authors established in this market.”

Harrison House President and CEO Troy Wormell “will remain involved with the transition of Harrison House over the course of 12 months to ensure the best possible result for the authors, customers and the legacy,” Nori said.

In 1975, Buddy and Pat Harrison founded Harrison House, which has published and distributed more than 100 million books in 42 languages to more than 175 countries. The Tulsa-based publisher plans to release forthcoming titles from best-selling authors Andrew Wommack, Rick Renner and Germaine Copeland.

The purchase “will continue to strengthen Nori Media Group’s position as a resource for the consumer’s personal, professional and spiritual growth,” Nori said.

“It is the desire of Nori Media Group to see all Harrison House authors maintain the Harrison House brand,” Nori added. “The objective of Nori Media Group is to intentionally present both the Word and Spirit. Harrison House has been such a faithful representative and steward of those carrying a strong Word-based message, while Destiny Image has long embraced its assignment to carry messages with more of a prophetic, supernatural focus. We see this as a convergence of ‘Word and Spirit,’ which ultimately fulfills the prophecy of Smith Wigglesworth about the synergy of Word and Spirit. Yes, we aim to keep and build upon the Harrison House brand.”

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania-based Nori Media Group now has more than 2,000 titles in the nonfiction genre, representing the various streams within the charismatic church through its Destiny Image and Harrison House imprints and business/motivational titles through the Sound Wisdom line.