Harper Collins Christian Publishing Launches a New Zondervan Gift Books Team

ZondervanStackedLogoHarper Collins Christian Publishing announced today the formation of Zondervan Gift Books. This newly created team indicates Zondervan’s intention to place a strong focus on inspirational gift books, devotionals and journals.

Senior vice president and group publisher for books at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, David Moberg commented he is “very excited to take this step. Our team has a big vision for the Zondervan Gift Books and we are creating some exceptional products to launch this new line.”

Laura Minchew, a senior vice president and publisher at Harper Collins Christian Publishing, who leads the Thomas Nelson Gift Books team and Tommy Nelson –Thomas Nelson’s children’s imprint—will create and lead the new Zondervan focus.   “Zondervan has such a tremendous author base,” said Minchew. “The new gift team will work with some of these outstanding communicators to introduce their message to a broader audience through fresh outlets and in new formats.”

Rebecca Warren joins the Zondervan Gift Books team as senior editor. Warren previously served as senior editor and digital content manager at the Penguin Group in New York. Prior to that, she worked for three years at Penguin UK in London.

“Having the opportunity to create exceptional and inspirational Christian content is truly a blessing, and I am grateful for this chance to work with and learn from such a talented and creative team,” says Warren.

Minchew notes that hiring a “key player” like Warren, is indicative of HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s intent to place a strategic focus on inspirational gift products.  “Rebecca is a strong asset that will allow Zondervan Gift to creatively carry out an author’s mission and purpose.”

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing is comprised of both Thomas Nelson Inc. and Zondervan. The two publishing groups provide bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content 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.harpercollinschristian.com and www.zondervan.com.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than 80 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than 60 countries, translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

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EmailKatie.Powell@harpercollins.com