WestBow Press History

History of WestBow Press

Thomas Nelson, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh-largest trade book publishing company in the U.S., has partnered with Author Solutions LLC, world leader in supported self-publishing, the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, to create WestBow Press.

While WestBow Press opened its doors in October 2009, its legacy taps into the deep heritage of Thomas Nelson. Founded in 1798 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Nelson got its start in a building located at 7 West Bow Street, publishing early editions of many top fiction titles, including Pilgrim's Progress and Robinson Crusoe and later releasing books by such authors as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle.

In January 2014, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. announced its plans to align with Author Solutions, LLC, to begin to service the Zondervan publishing group, as it currently does Thomas Nelson.

Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, was founded in 1931 and is a world leader in Christian communications. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Zondervan is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices around the country.

WestBow Press authors produce a fascinating collection of titles full of interest and character. Infused with the strong-willed spirit of those who never give up, WestBow Press enables authors to blaze their own path, never letting convention stand in the way of their dreams.

WestBow Press embodies the truth that behind every successful author, there is a history and a beginning. WestBow Press provides an opportunity — a beginning — to deserving authors with goals to fulfill and dreams to achieve.

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