Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2020) – Thomas Nelson today announced the company has hired Shannon Marchese to lead Tommy Nelson, the children’s imprint for Thomas Nelson, as v-p, publisher. She will join the organization on April 13 and will report to Laura Minchew, senior v-p, Children’s and Gift Group publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
In this role, Marchese will be responsible for the long-range strategic plan, leading the team and meeting divisional goals for Tommy Nelson. She will work to acquire new authors and brands, manage the publishing process, and maximize the extensive backlist. In addition, Marchese will develop and facilitate business and operational strategies throughout the Tommy Nelson portfolio to effectively grow the division and to ensure financial strength and operational excellence.
Marchese has worked in editorial for 18 years, most recently as executive editor at the Christian publishing imprints within Penguin Random House, WaterBrook & Multnomah and Convergent. In this role she led the growth of their children’s publishing division, as well as the acquisition and editorial direction for many of their top authors. Before working in editorial, Marchese spent seven years in publicity, making her a dynamic and strategic communicator.
“What a need our world has for messages that deliver comfort, hope, and reassurance to our youngest readers! I am very excited about joining the incredible Tommy Nelson team and look forward to making meaningful books together,” said Marchese.
“We can’t wait for Shannon to join us and lead the amazing Tommy Nelson team,” said Laura Minchew. “Shannon has tremendous talent in acquisitions and great experience working with leading authors, developing new products and maintaining strong author and agent relationships. She is passionate about inspirational children’s publishing, and we are delighted to have her lead Tommy Nelson in this important time.”
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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