Brilliance Audio, Inc., has signed an agreement for the exclusive global distribution rights of the hard goods products of Nashville-based Thomas Nelson and Zondervan — the two publishing groups that form HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
The three-year partnership, financial terms of which are not being disclosed, includes all front list and select back-list titles for non-fiction trade and fiction audio products in CD and MP3 CD format.
Related to the agreement, past favorites from Rick Warren, Max Lucado, Colleen Coble and Lysa TerKeurst, among others, will be included in the available backlist CD products.
Brilliance Audio is based in Grand Haven, Mich. Of note, Zondervan is based in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The announcement follows HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s April announcement that it finalized a licensing agreement with Spanish publishing house Editorial CLIE.
“With certain backlist titles being available in hard goods for the first time, this new partnership will increase our audio presence in the world’s retail and libraries markets,” Cat Zappa, director of licensing for HarperCollins Christian Publishing, said in a release.