W Publishing celebrates “Praying Through Cancer” surpassing 100K sales milestone, releases newly designed edition

W Publishing celebrates “Praying Through Cancer” surpassing 100K sales milestone, releases newly designed edition (Nashville, Tenn.) — W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, today announced Praying Through Cancer: A 90-Day Devotional for Women, by Susan Sorensen and the late Laura Geist, has sold more than 100,000 copies in print and digital formats. On August 10, the book—which debuted in 2006—will release again, honoring the memory of Geist who passed in 2012, and introducing the time-honored content to a new generation of…

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W Publishing promotes Allison Carter to publicity director

W Publishing promotes Allison Carter to publicity director Nashville, Tenn. (October 15, 2020) — Thomas Nelson today announced Allison Carter’s promotion to publicity director for the W Publishing division, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson. Carter has over 18 years of publicity and journalism experience, the past four of which she has spent at HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) managing the publicity for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan fiction titles and most recently W Publishing. She has planned and executed national publicity campaigns…

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Kyle Olund named senior acquisitions editor for W Publishing

Kyle Olund named senior acquisitions editor for W Publishing Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2020) – Thomas Nelson today announced Kyle Olund as senior acquisitions editor for W Publishing, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson. In this role Olund will work to acquire key authors as well as discover dynamic, new Christian voices. He will also lead the entire editorial process for his acquired projects, which includes strategic editorial direction, titling, packaging, and author relationship development. Olund rejoins Thomas Nelson with over…

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Sara Broun hired as publicity director for W Publishing

Sara Broun hired as publicity director for W Publishing Nashville, Tenn. (November 19, 2019) — Thomas Nelson today announced Sara Broun as the new publicity director for the W Publishing division. Broun has over thirteen years of publicity experience, most recently managing national publicity campaigns for authors including Rachel Hollis, Gary Sinise, Kerri Rawson, and Randy Travis. Prior to this, she spent ten years managing entertainment and live event PR for organizations including the Nashville Ballet and Professional Bull Riders,…

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Thomas Nelson announces Damon Reiss as VP, Publisher for W Publishing

Thomas Nelson announces Damon Reiss as VP, Publisher for W Publishing (Nashville, Tenn.) November 7, 2019—Thomas Nelson today announced that Damon Reiss, former senior director for HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s (HCCP) custom and backlist program as well as the Christian bookstore key accounts and distributor channels, will become the v-p and publisher for its non-fiction imprint W Publishing. Reiss will lead the acquisition and editorial strategy in addition to marketing oversight for the imprint, reporting to Don Jacobson, senior v-p, Books…

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Denise George hired as vice president of marketing for W Publishing

Denise George hired as vice president of marketing for W Publishing (Nashville, TN) February 9, 2018—Today, Thomas Nelson announced Denise George as its new vice president of marketing for the W Publishing Group. George will report to W Publishing vice president and publisher, Daisy Blackwell Hutton, and will work closely with Hutton to develop both short and long-term publishing and business strategies for the imprint. George comes to W Publishing with over 20 years of marketing experience in creative industries….

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W Publishing hires Becky Melvin as director of publicity

W Publishing hires Becky Melvin as director of publicity  (Nashville, TN) August 14, 2017— The W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, announced Becky Melvin as the new director of publicity. In this role, Melvin will oversee maintaining strategic relationships with media outlets across all touchpoints and direct the group’s publicity strategies.  Melvin will also be the media contact for upcoming titles in 2018 by bestselling authors Scott Hamilton, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dr. Kristi Funk, and Rory Feek. Melvin comes to…

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W Publishing Group Hires Director of Publicity

W Publishing Group Hires Director of Publicity  Contact:     Jolene Barto Communications Associate tel:    615.902.1113 web:   Jolene.Barto@Harpercollins.com Nashville, TN – W Publishing Group, a non-fiction imprint of Thomas Nelson, is pleased to announce the hiring of Director of Publicity Judy McDonough. Effective September 15, McDonough became the newest member of the W Publishing team, filling the role previously held by Stephanie Newton, who now serves as HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Marketing Director of Backlist.  “I am personally thrilled that Judy has agreed to join our…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing Expands Backlist Focus

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Expands Backlist Focus Stephanie Newton named Marketing Director, Backlist Media Contact: Jolene Barto, Corporate Communications Associate Tel: (615) 902-1109 Web: Jolene.Barto@HarperCollins.com (Nashville, TN) May 28, 2015— HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced today an expanded focus on its backlist titles.  In a continued effort to highlight authors’ past works and bring attention to the relevancy these key titles have in the market place, veteran publicist, Stephanie Newton, will lead the initiative as marketing director of backlist for the company. Newton…

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W Publishing Group to Publish First Trade Work from Best-selling Music Artist Laura Story

W Publishing Group to Publish First Trade Work from Best-selling Music Artist Laura Story “When God Doesn’t Fix It” to release on September 15, 2015 Contact: Stephanie Newton Director of Publicity tel:  (615) 902-2320 twitter:  @stephnewton email: Stephanie.Newton@HarperCollins.com Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Over the past decade, they have faced the logistical challenge of living life with disabilities resulting from Martin’s brain injury but have also…

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