05 February

Zondervan Welcomes Amanda Woods as Publicity Director

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 2024 – Zondervan Books, a leading publisher of Christian literature, today announced the addition of Amanda Woods as publicity director. Zondervan Books is the home to multiple award-winning books and bestselling authors including Rick Warren, Shauna Niequist, Craig Groeschel, Lee Strobel and Rebekah Lyons.

Woods joins the company with a plethora of experience in publishing, including the last seven years on the publicity team at Tyndale House Publishers. Woods’ previous publicity campaigns have landed coverage in national outlets including GMA Faith Friday, NBC’s TODAY, and multiple shows on Fox News Channel, to name a few.

“Amanda comes to Zondervan with rich experience in publicity strategy, innovation, leadership and execution,” said Mark Glesne, Vice President, Marketing for Zondervan Books. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have her join our team and our mission to impact the world.”

As publicity director for Zondervan, Woods will use her gift of building strong relationships with  both media representatives and specifically work to effectively broaden media exposure for Zondervan authors and have fun while doing it.

“I’m truly honored and excited to begin this next chapter in my publicity career,” said Woods. “I look forward to linking arms with the team at Zondervan to strategically strengthen our presence in the media space, and ultimately elevate our authors’ voices and stories, pointing a lost world to the truth of who Jesus is. I count it a privilege to use my talents and skills for such important Kingdom work.”

Woods is a 2008 graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in public relations and a minor in psychology. Prior to her publishing career, she gained experience in event planning, community relations, nonprofit fund development, and volunteer recruitment and management.


Zondervan is a HarperCollins Company and part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Zondervan is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian communications. The company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com