Laura Minchew named SVP, Children’s and Gift Group Publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

Laura Minchew named SVP, Children’s and Gift Group Publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus   Michael Aulisio appointed VP of Marketing  (Nashville, Tenn.) November 12, 2019—Today it was announced that Laura Minchew has been appointed to senior vice president, Children’s and Gift Group publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) and HarperCollins Focus (HC Focus). In her expanded role, Minchew will be responsible for the overall strategy for all children’s and gift books for both companies, a member of the…

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Gabriel Aviles hired as senior director of marketing for HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Spanish Language Division

Gabriel Aviles hired as senior director of marketing for HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Spanish Language Division (Nashville, TN) September 12, 2019 —Today, HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Gabriel Aviles as the new senior director of marketing for their Spanish Language Division. Aviles comes to HCCP with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, brand development, content, and strategic consulting in the areas of music, television, film, and subscription video-on-demand.  Most recently, he served as the CEO and founder of the…

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Case Study: Book Launch Team for Max Lucado’s Just in Case You Ever Wonder Book

Case Study: Book Launch Team for Max Lucado’s Just in Case You Ever Wonder Book When it comes to Christian books, there aren’t many names more prominent than Max Lucado. Known for his encouraging, theologically sound, and beautiful books, he is one of the most prolific modern Christian authors. His numerous bestsellers have sold approximately 100 million copies worldwide and he will release his 40th book this Fall. Because of his trusted reputation and gorgeous prose, parents were delighted when…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins seven SEPA awards

HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins seven SEPA awards HCCP’s Spanish publishing honored with seven out of thirteen sales awards  (Nashville, TN) August 22, 2019 – The Spanish division at HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) won a total of seven awards in the bestselling books categories at the annual Spanish Evangelical Publishing Association (SEPA) awards banquet held in Miami, FL in conjunction with the Spanish Christian Trade Show, Expolit. In the Bestselling Bibles categories, HCCP took home two out of three awards: 2018…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing lifts up the memory of Brian Hampton

HarperCollins Christian Publishing lifts up the memory of Brian Hampton (Nashville, Tenn.) July 1, 2019—With the deepest sadness, HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) this morning announced the passing of a dear friend and colleague, Brian Hampton. As senior vice president and group publisher, Hampton led the strategy and direction of the organization’s book publishing program, for both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, with the exception of Zondervan Academic and Zondervan Reflective. Hampton began his career with Thomas Nelson in 1991 as an…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins two 2019 Christian Book Awards®

HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins two 2019 Christian Book Awards® Evangelical Christian Publishers Association names Lysa TerKeurst’s Embraced devotional as Christian Book of the Year® (Nashville, TN) May 3, 2019—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) is honored to have both its publishing groups, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, recognized by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) at the 2019 Christian Book Awards. During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL, ECPA announced the 2019 recipients of their Christian Book Awards. Lysa TerKeurst was awarded the night’s…

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Shari Black hired as senior director of marketing for Specialty Publishing division

Shari Black hired as senior director of marketing for Specialty Publishing division (Nashville, TN) November 26, 2018—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced that Shari Black has joined the organization as senior director of marketing for the Specialty Publishing division. Black offers over 20 years of key account sales and marketing experience implementing long-term strategic plans, as well as leading cross-divisional teams with companies such as Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and Walmart.  In these roles, she has worked on…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing announces publishing leadership change

HarperCollins Christian Publishing announces publishing leadership change SVP and Group Publisher David Moberg announces intent to retire; Brian Hampton promoted to lead role (Nashville, TN) –  HarperCollins Christian Publishing today announced a transition in publishing leadership with the announcement of senior vice president and group publisher David Moberg’s intention to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, in June 2019.   Brian Hampton, current senior vice president and publisher of Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, will be…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing hires Cristopher Garrido as new Spanish Publisher

HarperCollins Christian Publishing hires Cristopher Garrido as new Spanish Publisher (Nashville, TN) July 26, 2018—Today, HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Cristopher Garrido has joined the company as v-p and publisher for its Spanish publishing program.  HCCP’s Spanish publishing program includes product under the Grupo Nelson, Editorial Vida and CLIE imprints. Cris Garrido comes to HCCP after developing and directing a successful Spanish publishing program at Lifeway Christian Resources.  In this role, Garrido led both B&H Espan͂ol and the Lifeway International…

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Thomas Nelson authors win 2018 INSPY Awards for YA and Mystery

Thomas Nelson authors win 2018 INSPY Awards for YA and Mystery July 5, 2018— HarperCollins Christian Publishing is pleased to announce authors Sara Ella and Carrie Stuart Parks were among this year’s Inspy Awardswinners. The awards were created by bloggers to highlight the very best in fictional literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith. Ella won in the Literature for Young People category for her fantasy novel Unraveling, the second book in her Unblemished fantasy trilogy. The book follows her debut novel, Unblemished, which…

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Heather Huston hired as Senior Director of Marketing for Specialty Publishing division

Heather Huston hired as Senior Director of Marketing for Specialty Publishing division (Nashville, TN) May 30, 2018—Today, HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Heather Huston as the new senior director of marketing for their Specialty Division, with a focus on Thomas Nelson Gift, Zondervan Gift, and Tommy Nelson. Huston comes to HCCP with more than 16 years of experience across marketing, communications, and programming, most recently serving as vice president of Marketing at Rural Media Group overseeing marketing strategy for RFD-TV,…

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Former Thomas Nelson CEO, Sam Moore, passes

Former Thomas Nelson CEO, Sam Moore, passes (Nashville, Tenn.) June 4, 2018 – Today, the hearts of HarperCollins Christian Publishing employees are mourning the loss of a dear friend and former leader.   On the afternoon of June 1, 2018, Sam Moore, former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers and founder of Royal Publishing, passed away. Born in Beirut, Sam Ziady Moore was a 19-year-old Lebanese immigrant who moved to America in the 1950s with only 600 dollars in savings and a dream to attend…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins four 2018 Christian Book Awards® including “Jesus Always” named Book of the Year

HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins four 2018 Christian Book Awards® including “Jesus Always” named Book of the Year Company also received two Platinum Awards for titles selling more than one million units (Nashville, TN) May 2, 2018—HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced today the company’s two publishing groups, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, received four Christian Book Awards®, cumulatively, including Sarah Young’s bestselling “Jesus Always” (Thomas Nelson) winning the 2018 Christian Book of the Year. At this year’s ECPA’s Leadership Summit, held in Washington, D.C., Thomas…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing launches new online bookish community

HarperCollins Christian Publishing launches new online bookish community Page Chaser: Books. Naps. Coffee. Repeat (Nashville, TN) May 3, 2018— Not  long ago, a small group of HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) employees sat commiserating. The problem was this: they were avid readers, pop-culture enthusiasts and Christians who had no community. Why doesn’t a fun, engaging faith-based book community exist?  Was there a way to build a home for avid readers who just happened to also be believers? Could a bookish community…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing to launch new UK-based imprint Harper Inspire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing to launch new UK-based imprint Harper Inspire (London, England) March 26, 2018—HarperCollins Christian Publishing will launch a new UK-based Christian imprint, Harper Inspire, to attract indigenous UK authors of inspirational fiction and non-fiction this spring. The imprint’s mission is to deliver books with insight, impact and imagination as it seeks to create and develop titles with global and commercial appeal. It will also manage a bedrock of classic titles from the Marshall Pickering imprint which was previously housed…

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