Nashville, Tenn. (July 6, 2020)—Thomas Nelson today announced Jessica Wong as the new associate publisher for Nelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson. Wong has spent seven years working in editorial for Thomas Nelson, most recently serving as the executive editor for Nelson Books.
As associate publisher, Jessica will lead the editorial strategy for Nelson Books, overseeing the editorial process and helping to shape the acquisitions strategy for the imprint. She will continue her market-leading acquisitions and brand author management work and assume day-to-day management of the editorial production team.
Jessica began her career at Thomas Nelson in 2007 as an editorial assistant and returned in 2014 as a senior acquisitions editor for Nelson Books. She has excelled in both acquisitions and author relationship management and is the trusted editorial strategist for top industry author brands, including Lysa TerKeurst (Uninvited, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, and forthcoming book, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget) and Jen Hatmaker (Of Mess and Moxie and Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire).
“I am thrilled for Jessica to step into this role. During her seven years at Thomas Nelson, she has proven herself as not only a gifted editor, but a savvy leader who is skilled at balancing mission and business considerations when evaluating projects,” said Tim Paulson, v-p and publisher for Nelson Books. “I look forward to her taking on this new role where she will shape Nelson Books’ editorial functions and expand her influence on the imprint as a whole.”
About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.
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