FICTION THAT INSPIRES THE WORLD

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OUR MISSION & PHILOSOPHY

We inspire the world by meeting the needs of people with content that promotes biblical principles and honors Jesus Christ.

We believe that storytelling often offers the most direct path to truth.

We publish authors, not books.

We believe that the potential audience for our authors and their stories is unlimited.

We believe that the publishing relationship is a partnership of equals.

Why Thomas Nelson Fiction

"One of the strongest assets of the team is that Thomas Nelson has an entire department dedicated to fiction. That means every person on our team is an expert at how to hone and sell fiction. I've grown and flourished as an author from that laser focus, and I would never go anywhere else."

- COLLEEN COBLE, USA Today bestselling author and CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers

ATTENTION

The care and relationships of a boutique publishing house, but with Big 5 resources.

FOCUS

A team of eleven professionals who spend all day, every day on fiction—because they love it.

EXCELLENCE

Editors who are brainstormers and collaborators, and who are eager to help their authors tell the best stories they can. Dynamic marketers who are constantly adapting to a changing market and finding targeted, effective ways to connect readers with stories.

ALIGNMENT

As part of a faith-based house, we thrive with authors who are Christians because we understand their worldview—as well as how to help them reach the widest audience possible. And we don’t have any artificial requirements for faith content. Our goal is to let the story be the story.

Thomas Nelson's fiction publishing division publishes a range of romance, historical, thriller, suspense, humor, and mystery from authors such as Colleen Coble, Terri Blackstock, Charles Martin, Rachel Hauck, Lauren Denton, and Denise Hunter.

To learn more about Thomas Nelson's fiction publishing division, please visit www.tnzfiction.com.

EDITORIAL PHILOSOPHY

We believe that it’s always your story first—but we want to come alongside you to make it the most engaging and compelling story possible.

An editor’s job is to be invisible—we never want our voice to interfere with yours.

We expect the quality of our final manuscripts to stand up to anything in the general market.

We’re not afraid to work hard and we expect our authors to approach the editorial process with that same attitude.

We’re brainstormers and problem-solvers—not because we think our ideas are the best ones, but because we want to help you see with fresh eyes.

We stand in the place of your readers—helping you make sure your vision is coming through as clearly as you want it to.

WHAT WE PUBLISH

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., Thomas Nelson Fiction provides multiple formats of award-winning and bestselling novels and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

UPCOMING FOR 2020

38 NEW FULL-LENGTH NOVELS

42 AUDIO EDITIOINS

5 LIBRARY EDITIONS

5 MASS MARKET EDITIONS

2 REPACKS

Thomas Nelson's fiction publishing division publishes a range of romance, historical, thriller, suspense, humor, southern, mystery and general fiction from bestselling and award-winning authors such as Colleen Coble, Charles Martin, Rachel Hauck, Lauren Denton, Denise Hunter, Terri Blackstock, and Sean Dietrich.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Nine Titles

GENERAL

Four Titles

HISTORICAL

Two Titles

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Five Titles

YOUNG ADULT

Four Titles

SOUTHERN FICTION

Two Titles

WOMEN'S FICTION

Three Titles

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Four Titles

SUSPENSE

Four Titles

ACQUISITIONS PHILOSOPHY

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Great writers who are passionate about their stories

A willingness to work hard and engage with readers--coupled with a true love of readers

A unique angle on or a unique connection to their story matter

A great attitude

SUCCESS STORIES

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USA TODAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SIBA, AND GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER, OKRA PICK

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DEBUT AUTHOR, USA TODAY, WALLSTREET JOURNAL, AND AMAZON CHARTS BESTSELLER

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NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

MARKETING PHILOSOPHY

We want to connect you and your stories to your audience — we want to partner with you to build an engaged and loyal following.

We have a two-pronged approach to developing your audience – First, we will look to connect you to industry tastemakers and influencers (reviewers, retailers, librarians, industry trade groups, etc.) Second, we will connect you with readers (via social media, public relations, digital marketing, email marketing, etc.)

We will craft impactful marketing plans and prepare creative that is on-point, on-message, and on-brand. We are constantly looking for avenues to reach your readers in new and exciting ways with an authentic message that is all your own.

WE ARE THOMAS NELSON FICTION

Editors who are brainstormers and collaborators, and who are eager to help their authors tell the best stories they can. Dynamic marketers who are constantly adapting to a changing market and finding targeted, effective ways to connect readers with stories.

Meet the team below.

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ALLISON CARTER

PUBLICITY MANAGER

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AMANDA BOSTIC

PUBLISHER

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BECKY MONDS

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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JOCELYN BAILEY

ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

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JODI HUGHES

EDITOR

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KERRI POTTS

MARKETING MANAGER

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KIMBERLY CARLTON

ASSOCIATE ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

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LAURA WHEELER

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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MATT BRAY

SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST

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PAUL FISHER

SENIOR MARKETING DIRECTOR

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SAVANNAH SUMMERS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT