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Morgan Canclini

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5th, 2015—Worthy Publishing announced today the promotion of David Howell to Executive Vice President and Debbie Felt to Vice President of Sales.

Howell, formerly Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations for Worthy, joined the company in 2009. Prior to Worthy, Howell served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Integrity Publishers under current Worthy CEO Byron Williamson, and as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations for Word Entertainment.

Felt, formerly Sales Director of Christian and Trade Accounts for Ideals and Guideposts, will now oversee international accounts for Worthy as well as children’s products in the CBA. Felt is a veteran with more than 20 years in the retail environment, having been a buyer for notable department stores, conducting catalog/direct mail, online sales, business-to-business ventures, and working for a distributor for the warehouse clubs. She has been involved with the publishing industry in various capacities since 1990.

“David has been one of the integral individuals in the launch of Worthy Publishing, and with our incredible growth over the past few years, to see him promoted is a well-deserved honor from our board,” said Byron Williamson, President and CEO of Worthy Publishing Group. “We are also thrilled to have Debbie on board at Worthy,” said Williamson. “As a recent addition to our company with the Ideals acquisition from Guideposts, we are pleased to recognize Debbie and the vital role she has already fulfilled in our sales force.”

David can be reached by e-mail at and Debbie at

Worthy Publishing Group (www.worthypublishing. com) is a privately held, independent voice in inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Worthy has five divisions: Worthy Books publishes a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, pop culture, biography, fiction, spiritual growth, and specialized Bibles; Worthy Latino publishes trade titles for Spanish and Portuguese markets; Worthy Kids and its Ideals imprint create colorful, interactive children’s books, including VeggieTales and Berenstain Bears, for ages 2 to 8; Ellie Claire produces beautifully crafted journals, gifts and paper expressions; and Worthy Inspired publishes felt-need personal growth, inspirational, and devotional books.