HarperCollins Buys Thomas Nelson Publishers


Startling industry news. HarperCollins will purchase Thomas Nelson by the end of this calendar year. HarperCollins already owns Zondervan (which they purchased in 1988). The combination will create the largest and most dominant Christian publishing company in the world.


Here is the official press release.

10 Responses to HarperCollins Buys Thomas Nelson Publishers

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    Casey Herringshaw October 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Okay, so I’ve seen the news…what does this mean exactly for writers/ authors? I guess I’ve always viewed TN as the indomitable publisher. What does that speak for Thomas Nelson that they are selling to HC??

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    Rick Barry October 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Yowza. Well, once again it goes to prove that, in this business, the one thing that always stays the same is that absolutely nothing always stays the same.

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    Ann Shorey October 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    I wonder how this will differ from Baker Publishing owning both Revell and Bethany House? I remember there was lots of angst when Bethany House was sold.

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    Sharon A Lavy October 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    I am shocked!

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    James Watkins October 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Yikes, so Rubert Murdock now owns the two of the largest Christian publishing houses. Guard your cell phone messages!

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    Marti Pieper October 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Holy HarperCollins, Batman! What next?

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    Christina Berry Tarabochia October 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    What a surprise! Hopefully it will be a great transition and allow the Christian market to have an even greater reach.

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    Sharon Kirk Clifton October 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I’m stunned and a bit nervous. What does it mean to whom?

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    Barbara James October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Very stealth. Wow. Praying for the good people (left) at TNP…


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