04 January

HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Specialty Publishing division wins five 2017 NYC Big Book Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2018) – The New York City Big Book Award recognized five titles from the specialty division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing in various award categories:

  • Be the Gift: Let Your Broken Be Turned Into Abundance by Ann Voskamp, in Gift Books (Zondervan Gift)
  • Finding Gobi: Young Reader’s Edition: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard, in Children’s Non-fiction (Thomas Nelson)
  • Love Heals by Thistle Farms Founder Becca Stevens, in Self Help: Spiritual (Thomas Nelson)
  • Night Night, Farm by Amy Parker, in Picture Books – Preschool (Thomas Nelson)
  • The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard by Kristin Schell, in Personal Growth (Thomas Nelson)

“I am honored for our authors and titles to be recognized by the NYC Big Book Award,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of Gift Books, Tommy Nelson Children’s Books and New Media at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Each of these award-winning titles will uplifit and inspire readers.”

The competition was judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

“In 2017, we had worldwide participation, from Australia to Ghana; India to London; and across the U.S., and are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual New York City Big Book Award.  Fact is, great content can be found around the globe, whether created from an individual author or a major publishing house, and we are happy to propagate their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

For more information, please visit: www.nycbigbookaward.com and to see the list of winners.

Contact:    Angela Guzman


tel: (615) 902-2737

fax: (615) 902-2746

e-mail: [email protected]

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, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. For additional information visit Thomasnelson.com.

Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.