04 December

Katherine Jacobs named senior acquisitions editor for Zonderkidz

Grand Rapids, Mich. (December 4, 2020) – Zondervan today announced Katherine Jacobs as senior acquisitions editor for Zonderkidz, the children’s imprint of Zondervan.

In this role Jacobs will work to acquire key authors and discover new voices in the children’s publishing space while also leading the editorial process for her acquired projects. Jacobs is a graduate of Calvin University with a master’s in children’s literature from Simmons College. She brings over 13 years of children’s publishing experience, most recently working with Roaring Brook Press, a children’s imprint for Macmillan Publishers. Some of Jacobs’ notable acquisitions there include the Nerdy Babies series of board books, The Unicorn Came to Dinner picture book, and the Woke Baby board book.

“Katherine’s general market experience combined with her interest in faith-based topics and publishing make her a great fit for the Zonderkidz team,” said Megan Dobson, vice president and publisher of Zonderkidz. “We’re thrilled to have her on board and excited to see how her contributions to the Zonderkidz list will inspire young lives and meet the spiritual and developmental needs of children and teens.”


Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different  genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is based in Grand Rapids, MI.  For more information, visit www.zondervan.com.

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