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alleycat
11-01-2011, 02:08 PM
One of the big news stories here in Nashville is the announcement that HarperCollins (a News Corp company) is buying Thomas Nelson.

Thomas Nelson employees about 600 people here.

jennontheisland
11-01-2011, 04:26 PM
So, now they're going to use vanity publishing as a means of income too?

Should this be in BR&BC?

thothguard51
11-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Well HC is already in bed with CreateSpace throught their Autonomy site. Maybe they want to cut CS out...

CaoPaux
11-01-2011, 06:42 PM
So, now they're going to use vanity publishing as a means of income too?Already are, with DellArte Press (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162391)


Should this be in BR&BC?Yes, unless the OP is looking for general discussion re: publishers merging.


No.Since this isn't a promotional announcement, moving to Roundtable from AE&SP.

jennontheisland
11-01-2011, 06:51 PM
Already are, with DellArte Press (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162391)

DellArte is owned by Harlequin... Are they and Harper Collins connected somehow?

CaoPaux
11-01-2011, 06:53 PM
DellArte is owned by Harlequin... Are they and Harper Collins connected somehow?:e2smack: Yep, you're right. Publishers which begin with "H" for 300, please, Alex.

jennontheisland
11-01-2011, 07:00 PM
:e2smack: Yep, you're right. Publishers which begin with "H" for 300, please, Alex.
lol. Figured that's what you'd done.

amergina
11-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Just to fine-tune the point a bit... it's the West Bow imprint of Thomas Nelson that's a vanity outfit (via AuthorSolutions).

It'll be interesting to see what becomes of that, but I suspect HC bought TN because it's one of the largest Christian publishers. It's a nice niche to graft onto HC.

IceCreamEmpress
11-01-2011, 09:50 PM
I'll be interested to see if the WestBow thing continues. My guess is not.

willietheshakes
11-02-2011, 12:10 AM
Word is they'll be marrying the Nelson imprints with Harper One to create a category-killer.

CACTUSWENDY
11-02-2011, 12:22 AM
I wonder if H will loosen up N a bit in the Christian area? Relax it a bit more?

Alessandra Kelley
11-02-2011, 03:48 AM
Is there a list or a chart anywhere of which publishers own what imprint? It's very confusing.

aadams73
11-02-2011, 04:11 AM
Is there a list or a chart anywhere of which publishers own what imprint? It's very confusing.

I know, right? I can barely remember, either. Publishers Marketplace has an extensive list, but you need a membership. Wikipedia's entry is here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprint).

Amarie
11-02-2011, 04:54 AM
HC already owns a division called Zondervan, also Christian publishing and a division called HarperOne, spirituality, etc. publishing. With the addition of Thomas Nelson, they'll have 50% of that market, according to this article (http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2011/10/harpercollins_b.html).