HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced last week the division will operate with one Fiction team, responsible for both the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands, headed by VP and Publisher Daisy Hutton.
“This is an era of unprecedented challenge and opportunity for Fiction publishing. The Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands each have a rich heritage. We intend to build on that heritage by developing more distinctive, stronger identities for each brand. We will use the assets that both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan bring to the division to create a dynamic, scaled publishing program where authors will be both energized and nurtured,” said Hutton.
“We are looking forward to the establishment of one great fiction team under Daisy’s leadership. We will all benefit from solid editorial collaboration and a strong marketing presence that this model now offers,” said Sue Brower, Executive Editor, Zondervan.
Offices will be maintained in Grand Rapids, MI, and Nashville, TN. Acquisitions will be managed centrally, with all editors signing authors strategically across both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, focusing on specific genres in which they have strength as well as developing in less established areas of fiction.
“I’m very excited about the team and our vision for the future. We have the opportunity to take Christian fiction to a new level by supporting two strong publishing legacies while at the same time preparing to move into the new digital frontier,” said David Moberg SVP & Group Publisher, Harper Collins Christian Publishing. “We intend to maintain separate teams for publishing, editorial and marketing for both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan where it makes sense strategically. However, I have no doubt that our fiction presence will only benefit from Daisy’s leadership.”
About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The HarperCollins Christian Publishing division is comprised of both Thomas Nelson Inc. and Zondervan. The two publishing groups provide bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, audio and digital content, academic resources, curriculum, and live events for the Christian market space. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is committed to meeting the needs of its consumers with resources that honor God and inspire the world. For more information please visit www.thomasnelsoncorporate.com and www.zondervan.com.