Zondervan releases NIV Radiant Virtues Bible

Zondervan releases NIV Radiant Virtues Bible Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 2021 – Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the release of the NIV Radiant Virtues Bible, a Beautiful Word™ Collection, the newest addition to the Beautiful Word line of Bibles. “At the heart of the NIV Radiant Virtues Bible, are the three virtues found in 1 Corinthians 13 — faith, hope, and love,” said Melinda Bouma, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan. “As readers focus on those…

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HarperCollins Focus names Sara Kendrick associate publisher for HarperCollins Leadership

HarperCollins Focus names Sara Kendrick associate publisher for HarperCollins Leadership (Nashville, Tenn.) June 22, 2021—HarperCollins Focus today announced Sara Kendrick as the new associate publisher for the HarperCollins Leadership imprint. Kendrick has served as a senior acquisitions editor for HarperCollins Leadership since the imprint launched in 2018. In this role she acquired bestsellers including Business Made Simple by Donald Miller, We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers, and Quantum Marketing by Raja Rajamannar. As associate publisher, Kendrick will lead editorial planning, brand initiatives, and continue…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing announces three editorial promotions for Fiction Group

HarperCollins Christian Publishing announces three editorial promotions for Fiction Group Becky Monds named associate publisher, Laura Wheeler named acquisitions editor, and Jodi Hughes named senior editor (Nashville, Tenn.) June 17, 2021 — HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced today the promotions of Becky Monds to associate publisher, Laura Wheeler to acquisitions editor, and Jodi Hughes to senior editor for the company’s fiction program, which publishes titles under the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands. Monds is an industry veteran, joining the company thirteen years ago…

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Influencer Campaign Case Study for Better Together from Zondervan’s Gift Books Division

Better Together from Zondervan’s Gift Books division is an inspirational hardcover coffee table book for people of all ages to enjoy. It features adorable animal photos alongside meaningful quotes on the topics of friendship, love, respect, compassion, and unity. It highlights the very best things about friendships and makes a great gift! FrontGate Media was hired to promote Better Together through our Social Influencer Group to increase awareness, engagement, and book sales.  Target Audience The ideal audience for this campaign…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing promotes Bible marketing leadership

HarperCollins Christian Publishing promotes Bible marketing leadership Nashville, Tenn. (April 29, 2021)—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today announced the promotions of Nikki Getman to marketing v-p for the Thomas Nelson Bibles team and Bob Gaudet to marketing v-p for the Zondervan Bibles team. Getman and Gaudet lead their respective marketing teams and shape the overall strategies for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Bible products, continuing to build innovative partnerships and discover creative ways to reach consumers. Getman joined the Thomas Nelson Bibles…

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Zondervan’s Verse Mapping Bible with Kristy Cambron: Multi-Tactic Campaign Case Study

Verse Mapping was developed by author Kristy Cambron to help readers get “real” about studying the Bible. Over the years, Kristy has developed multiple Bible studies and a community for people to learn more about God’s Word.  Kristy recently released her new Verse Mapping Bible, and FrontGate Media was hired by HarperCollins’ Zondervan imprint to create and manage various launch campaign tactics. Each campaign took place over eight weeks with the goal of sales, social engagement, and new Facebook group…

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Thomas Nelson releases The Open Bible®, for the first time in the NIV

Thomas Nelson releases The Open Bible®, for the first time in the NIV Nashville, Ten. (March 2021)- Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of The Open Bible, now available for the first time in the widely-read New International Version (NIV) translation. “For more than 40 years, Thomas Nelson has published The Open Bible,” said Philip Nation, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Thomas Nelson. “The new combination of our premier reference system with the NIV translation offers a Bible…

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Thomas Nelson releases King James Sovereign Collection Bible

Thomas Nelson releases King James Sovereign Collection Bible Nashville, Ten. (Feb. 2021) – Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of the King James Sovereign Collection Bible. The Sovereign Collection continues Thomas Nelson’s long history and stewardship publishing Bibles. King James Sovereign Collection editions draw from the legacy of the trustworthy and timeless KJV with elegant drop cap illustrations leading into each chapter, the exclusive Comfort Print typeface inspired by centuries-old Thomas Nelson editions, and…

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LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus (Nashville, TN) January 8, 2021—Announced today, LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar will lead a newly divided sales focus for the independent retail channels at HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. To better accommodate the unique needs of indie bookstores across the nation, HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus will now have separate teams to manage its Christian-based independent retail accounts and general…

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Crystal Hardison named director of partner relationships for HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Crystal Hardison named director of partner relationships for HarperCollins Christian Publishing Hardison to lead HCCP’s partnership with Urban Ministries Inc. Nashville, Tenn. (January 7, 2021)—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today announced Crystal Hardison as the director of partner relationships, specifically stewarding the organization’s partnership with Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI). As director of partner relationships Hardison will steward and maximize the HCCP and UMI partnership by serving as the key liaison between the two companies. She will work with all publishing imprints within HCCP…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing acquires the Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible assets

HarperCollins Christian Publishing acquires the Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible assets (Nashville, Tenn.) December 3, 2020—HarperCollins Christian Publishing today announced its acquisition of the Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible product assets from Kirkbride Bible Company, Inc. The Bible brand will be stewarded by the Zondervan publishing group, under the direction of v-p and publisher, Melinda Bouma. This acquisition supports the company’s initiative to grow its Bible business through innovative products and a multi-translation publishing strategy. The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible is a well-recognized topical study Bible that has been…

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Jerri Helms named v-p of digital marketing and analytics for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

Jerri Helms named v-p of digital marketing and analytics for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus Nashville, Tenn. (November 19, 2020)—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) and HarperCollins Focus (HCF) today announced Jerri Helm’s promotion to v-p of digital marketing and analytics. Helms has led digital marketing efforts in various roles for HCCP for more than 12 years. In 2013 she was named the senior director of digital marketing for the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Bibles groups where she managed an email…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Urban Ministries Inc. announce new partnership

HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Urban Ministries Inc. announce new partnership (Nashville, Tenn.) November 17, 2020—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) and Urban Ministries Incorporated (UMI) today announced a partnership for two of the most well-known organizations in the Christian publishing industry. The two companies have entered a co-publication and co-distribution partnership that will collectively expand resources into new and existing markets. Through this partnership, UMI will help HCCP identify, publish and promote prominent and emerging voices; and distribute more resources, relevant to UMI’s loyal customer-base of…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus announce sales leadership change

HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus announce sales leadership change Senior Vice President of Sales Tom Knight announces his retirement; Dan Van Gorp promoted to lead role (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) (September 30, 2020)—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) and HarperCollins Focus (HCF) today announced a change in its sales organization, with the planned retirement of senior vice president (SVP) of Sales, Tom Knight at the end of the calendar 2020. Dan Van Gorp, current director of Independent Retail Sales, has been promoted to…

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Gospel Technologies, LLC acquires Olive Tree Bible Software from HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Gospel Technologies, LLC acquires Olive Tree Bible Software from HarperCollins Christian Publishing Gospel Technologies today announced the acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. from HarperCollins Christian Publishing for an undisclosed amount. President and owner of Gospel Technologies, Steven Cummings, is the previous vice president of operations for Olive Tree under HarperCollins Christian Publishing (“HCCP”). Based in Spokane, Washington, Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible technology and e-commerce company that was acquired by HarperCollins Christian…

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