16 January

Harper Horizon announces its debut fall 2020 title releases

Imprint signs 11 new authors to join its growing roster

Harper Horizon Fall Winter 2020 Book Catalog

(Nashville, Tenn.) January 16, 2020—Just five months in to its inaugural year, Harper Horizon has successfully signed eleven author agreements, one content partner, and twelve new projects to its growing list. Debuting the imprint’s first two releases in 2020, Harper Horizon will publish Make Life Beautiful by Syd and Shea McGee (October 2020; ISBN 9780785233879) and Walk Through This: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness (November 2020; ISBN 9780785238652) by Sara Schulting Kranz.

Syd and Shea McGee are the powerhouse couple behind Studio McGee, the fastest-growing interior design studio in the country. In their book, Make Life Beautiful, they share their insights and wisdom on how classic interior design principles can be used to build an authentically beautiful life. For their one-million-plus fan following, Syd and Shea share an inside look into how the couple transformed Shea’s small room of fabric samples and big dream of becoming a designer into a successful interior design business.

Life and leadership coach Sara Schulting Kranz offers readers a step-by-step handbook on how to reconnect with nature to heal, in her book, Walk Through This. Kranz writes to give readers the inner courage they need to overcome setbacks and will help them develop the tools needed to build a life of fulfillment and purpose. As a certified wilderness guide, Kranz specializes in helping those who have suffered hardship or trauma to find forgiveness and strength in their lives, through guided wilderness retreats in locations like the Grand Canyon and the Pacific Rim. In November 2019, a documentary was filmed about the author’s guided trips, and will be released in 2021.

“Our debut fall titles perfectly reflect Horizon’s mission and showcase authors who not only have great stories to tell but are actively working to make our world a better place,” said Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, publisher of Harper Horizon. “Make Life Beautiful from Syd and Shea McGee tells the story of the couple behind Studio McGee, using aesthetic design principles to inspire readers to lead a joyful, authentic life.  Walk Through This from Sara Schulting Kranz is a roadmap to forgiveness and healing that will teach readers how to harness the power of nature as a tool for personal well-being.”

In addition to these two projects slated to hit the market in the second half of 2020, Harper Horizon has finalized additional publishing agreements with:

  • Linda Johnson Rice, former CEO of Johnson Publishing, owner of Ebony and Jet Magazine
  • Tim Storey, nationally sought-after speaker and life coach, and often featured guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
  • Naomi Davis, content creator behind the popular blog, Love Taza
  • Molly Galbraith, founder of Girls Gone Strong, global online movement of 800,000+ women
  • Zachary Levi, actor (Shazam!, Chuck, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and mental illness advocate
  • Nicole Lynn, one of the youngest African American, female sport agents
  • Kristina Cho, San Francisco-based cook behind the delicious recipes at EatChoFood.com
  • Katie Russell, cancer survivor, advocate, and sport enthusiast featured in MLB for Mom documentary
  • Fatherly, the leading digital media brand for dads

“At Horizon we are building our catalog from the ground up. This means we have the opportunity to be intentional about the projects and partnerships we develop,” continues Fleck-Nisbet. “It’s been such a joy to bring on a diverse group of talented authors, each with an inspiring story to share and valuable skills and knowledge to impart to their readers.”

For more information about Harper Horizon, please visit www.harper-horizon.com.

About Harper Horizon: Harper Horizon publishes a broad base of nonfiction literature across categories including memoir, how-to, biography, self-help, health and wellness, lifestyle, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon works to empower the minds of its readers to all things possible whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Working with authors who are writers, actors, activists, chefs, bloggers, fitness professionals, advisors, or field experts, Harper Horizon is about creating connections and exploring today’s world. The imprint is part of HarperCollins Focus and based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information about Harper Horizon, please visit www.harper-horizon.com.


Harper Horizon Fall Winter 2020 Book Catalog

20 August

HarperCollins Focus to launch new imprint Harper Horizon

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet named vice president and publisher

(Nashville, Tenn.) August 6,2019—HarperCollins Focus today announced the launch of a new nonfiction imprint, Harper Horizon.

Harper Horizon will publish content that encourages readers to live life by embracing values such as: integrity, optimism, patriotism, family-values, community, respect, sacrifice, creativity, hard work, wisdom and inspiration.  Harper Horizon will be relevant to today’s culture by offering books with rich stories and teachings through memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, lifestyle topics, motivational advice and self-help.

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, former director of Content Acquisitions at Ingram Content Group, has been named vice president and publisher of Harper Horizon. In her previous role, she was responsible for helping over 10,000 publishers reach readers worldwide by providing various publishing services and access to distribution channels. Prior to Ingram, Fleck-Nisbet was with Workman Publishing in New York for fifteen years, where she held various executive level director and management roles.

As vice president and publisher for Harper Horizon, Fleck-Nisbet will lead the acquisition of author projects and hire a team to support editorial, marketing and distribution of the imprint’s titles.  Harper Horizon is scheduled to release its first titles in the spring of 2020 and plans to release 15-20 new titles each year.

In speaking about the mission of the imprint, Fleck-Nisbet said: “At this point of social inflection, readers are hungry for stories and information that speak to the fundamental principles that unite and drive us: family, work, self-discovery and community. I am eager to put books into the hands of readers that will inspire, entertain and encourage them to fully realize their potential. Harper Horizon is well-positioned from a cultural and geographic perspective to do just that.”

Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus, commented, “Being based in Nashville, our editorial and creative teams have a unique perspective relative to the values and motivations of America’s core. We see opportunity in the general market to provide content that helps our readers better understand the world around them.  I’m impressed with Andrea’s career and experience and know her leadership will help drive the growth of Harper Horizon and our relationships with authors and agents.”

In 2018, HarperCollins Focus was established in Nashville, Tennessee to publish books for the general market that inform, educate, motivate and inspire readers to lead lives of significance and purpose. In addition to the newly-launched Harper Horizon, HarperCollins Focus includes HarperCollins Leadership, AMACOM and Blink young adult books in its portfolio.

HarperCollins Focus shares its corporate office and operational support with the HarperCollins Christian Publishing division, however, it operates as a separate entity.

About HarperCollins Focus: HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints, that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company is based in Nashville, TN.