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HarperCollins Christian Publishing Aligns Sales and Marketing Operations Under Unified Leadership

July 8, 2021

Company names Doug Lockhart, SVP Sales and Centralized Marketing (Nashville, Tenn.) July 8, 2021—HarperCollins Christian Publishing today announced its plan to join sales and centralized marketing operations under a unified leadership structure that better positions its retail partners to capitalize on the company’s best-in-class marketing resources. Doug Lockhart will lead this strategy for the company […]

HarperCollins Focus names Sara Kendrick associate publisher for HarperCollins Leadership

June 22, 2021

(Nashville, Tenn.) June 22, 2021—HarperCollins Focus today announced Sara Kendrick as the new associate publisher for the HarperCollins Leadership imprint. Kendrick has served as a senior acquisitions editor for HarperCollins Leadership since the imprint launched in 2018. In this role she acquired bestsellers including Business Made Simple by Donald Miller, We Should All Be Millionaires […]

Willie Nelson and Harper Horizon Offer Fans Exclusive Virtual Event with Famous 92nd Street Y to Celebrate New Book

June 3, 2021

Series of bonus bookstore events to provide in-depth look at Willie Nelson’s Letters to America with co-writer Turk Pipkin NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 2021 – Book lovers and Willie Nelson fans alike will be eager to take part in a slate of multiple events from Harper Horizon in anticipation of Willie’s forthcoming book, Willie Nelson’s Letters […]

HarperCollins Focus launches new gift book imprint Harper Celebrate

May 12, 2021

 (Nashville, Tenn.) May 12, 2021—HarperCollins Focus announced today the launch of its new gift book imprint, Harper Celebrate, expanding the publishing company’s footprint into celebratory, seasonal and lifestyle books. The imprint will produce uplifting and inspiring, visually striking books using high-quality design and sophisticated detail in both the interior and exterior packaging. Harper Celebrate will […]

HarperCollins Focus names Jamie Lockard VP, Publisher of HarperCollins Leadership Imprint

April 21, 2021

(Nashville, Tenn.) April 21, 2021—HarperCollins Focus today announced a new leader for the HarperCollins Leadership imprint. On May 17, 2021 Jamie Lockard will become vice president and publisher for the imprint, replacing Jeff James who will be transitioning out of the role to explore startup business opportunities and finish his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. Lockard […]

Willie Nelson’s Latest Book Offers Fans an Intimate Look At the Iconic Musician’s Thoughts On America, Family, Faith, Music, and More

March 3, 2021

Willie Nelson’s Letters to AmericaReleasing This Summer from Harper Horizon Harper Horizon has acquired the exclusive rights to release and distribute the latest book from legend Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson’s Letters to America will arrive in stores on June 29, 2021, and is available for preorder now at WilliesLetters.com. Written in collaboration with longtime friend […]

HarperCollins Focus launches new Fiction imprint Harper Muse

February 23, 2021

First novel set to release October 2021 (Nashville, Tenn.) February 23, 2021—HarperCollins Focus announced today the launch of its new book imprint, Harper Muse. Expanding the publishing company’s footprint into general market adult fiction, Harper Muse will be under the direction of vice president and publisher, Amanda Bostic. Based in HarperCollins Focus’ Nashville location, the […]

How a Missed Date Turned into The Nation’s First On-Demand Warm Cookie Delivery Brand: Tiff’s Treats Founders Sign Book Deal with Harper Horizon to Tell All

February 4, 2021

In upcoming book, Tiff’s Treats’ Tiffany and Leon Chen share secret ingredients to their success and challenges overcome in building a brand on the brink of national expansion AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 2, 2021 — Tiff’s Treats, the beloved Austin, Texas-based brand that created the warm cookie delivery concept, today announced its founders Tiffany and Leon […]

LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales Channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

January 8, 2021

(Nashville, TN) January 8, 2021—Announced today, LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar will lead a newly divided sales focus for the independent retail channels at HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. To better accommodate the unique needs of indie bookstores across the nation, HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus will now have separate teams to manage […]

Kate Johnson Appointed to SVP Direct for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

December 15, 2020

Will Lead Expansion of the Direct-To-Consumer Business  (Nashville, TN)— Today it was announced that Kate Johnson will be appointed to senior vice president of Direct for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. Johnson will be responsible for leading the vision and expansion of a comprehensive and cohesive strategy for the direct-to-consumer businesses which operate multiple […]