US publisher Thomas Nelson has finally acquired its first title from WestBow Press, the self-publishing imprint set up by the publisher in partnership with AuthorSolutions in 2009. Marcia Moston’s Call of a Coward is slated for publication in paperback next summer. Thomas Nelson made the announcement yesterday.
“We were impressed by Marcia’s title from the moment we discovered it through the Women of Faith Writing Contest. We monitored her book after being published through WestBow Press; the early record of its success provided a great opportunity for trade distribution through Thomas Nelson.”
Mark Schoenwald, Thomas Nelson president and CEO
Today, on his Bookmakingblog, Michael N. Marcus has rightly pointed out that this is the second time Thomas Nelson has claimed ‘a first’ acquisition from WestBow. Last March a similar press release claimed ‘Three Cups’ was the first acquired title from WestBow.
I’ve also managed to dig out the piece I did on the previous press release from March 2011, and it reveals a lot more oddities about the original ‘first’ acquisition – Three Cups.
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