Nelson Books, one of the nonfiction brands under the Thomas Nelson publishing umbrella, has hired senior acquisitions editor Jessica Wong for a second stint with the company. Later this month, Wong will take over the job previously held by Joel Miller. She began her career at Thomas Nelson before moving to a division of Simon & Schuster in 2009.
“Jessica is a sharp editor with great publishing instincts that will strengthen our team’s ability to acquire and develop quality nonfiction book projects,” said Senior Vice President and Publisher Brian Hampton. “I am very excited to have her join Nelson Books.”
Park 'N Fly Inc. has acquired the former Thomas Nelson distribution center on Royal Parkway near Nashville International Airport for $8.3 million, The Tennessean reports.
The Atlanta-based company plans an indoor and outdoor parking operation, according to the morning daily.
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Nashville-based HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. announced Monday plans to expand WestBow Press, its self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins and Author Solutions, a unit of Penguin Random House.
Author Solutions and Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, formed WestBow Press in 2009 to offer a publishing alternative to new authors. Seeking to expand on WestBow Press' talent discovery, the group will now provide a self-publishing services division for the Zondervan publishing group, also a division of HarperCollins.
“By expanding WestBow Press to support Zondervan in addition to Thomas Nelson, we are able to provide the WestBow authors with even more opportunities to be acquired by traditional publishers,” said Pete Nikolai, director of publishing services and manager of WestBow Press for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “We regularly suggest top WestBow Press titles to the acquisition teams at Thomas Nelson and will now do the same for the teams at Zondervan.”
WestBow Press will begin working with both publishing houses immediately and will present manuscripts to all HarperCollins Christian Publishing teams.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing has hired Dylan Hillhouse to be the vice president of marketing for its Bible group. In that role, he will oversee Bibles published under both the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands as well as various study resources. Previously, Hillhouse ran the merchandising program for Mardel Christian Stores, which has locations in seven states from Louisiana to Colorado.
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