I enjoy HarperOne’s publishing, but as I have stated before, I am not a fan of Zondervan because of the bible thing. I don’t like bible publishers owned by the likes of Murdoch. Now, Thomas Nelson will join that group as well:
HarperCollins Publishers today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, is subject to regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions.
Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. The Company provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications available for download on “smart” electronic devices. It has published some of the bestselling books in the industry, including the current #1 bestseller Heaven Is For Real, and the books of many popular authors, such as Billy Graham, Max Lucado, and Dave Ramsey. Here.
Wow… I go to China…. and Rupert Murdoch owns over half of the bible-publishing market.
- HarperCollins buys out religious publisher (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- HarperCollins Acquires Religious Book Publisher (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
- HarperCollins’ Acquisition Of Thomas Nelson Is An Investment In Digital (paidcontent.org)