Thomas Nelson Launches Political Imprint

Thomas Nelson, Inc., a publisher of books with Christian, inspirational and family value themes, has announced the launch of Nelson Current, a new non-fiction imprint that will address political and other issues of the day. The first title for Nelson Current will be FOX News legal correspondent Judge Andrew P. Napolitano's Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks its Own Laws, which will publish in November. Nelson Current effectively replaces WND Books as a result of Thomas Nelson's decision to discontinue the co-publishing agreement with the internet news site WorldNetDaily.com.

Michael Hyatt, President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas Nelson said, "We will transfer the commercial success experienced with WND Books to the new imprint, Nelson Current, and look for this division to contribute immensely to our corporate strategy of continuing expansion into the general market."

Nelson Current will publish 15-20 books a year. Upcoming releases slated for the house include The Savage Solution by New York Times bestselling author Michael Savage, King of Cons: Exposing the Dirty Rotten Secrets of the Washington Elite and Hollywood Celebrities, by Aaron Tonken, Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All, by Craig Shirley, and Cleaning Up: An Inside Story of Corporate Crime from a One-Time Wall Street Con Artist, by Barry Minkow. In addition, Nelson Current signed Mike Walker for Rather Biased, scheduled to publish in January. Dunham, who serves as Group Publisher of Nelson's general trade publishing program which includes Rutledge Hill Press and Cool Springs Press, will also serve as publisher for Nelson Current.

"We feel investigative reporting and commentary on current events is a natural fit within the Thomas Nelson family of imprints," said Senior Vice President and General Trade Book Group Publisher David Dunham. "Having experienced success with this genre of books, including three New York Times bestselling titles, we know the potential for growth in both the ABA and CBA markets is phenomenal."

Posted on November 5, 2004

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