Launch of New Christian Publisher
NASHVILLE,TN– A respected team of executives with a well established record in the Christian book industry has launched Worthy Publishing, a division of Nashville-based Worthy Media, Inc., according to a news release issued by the company.
Byron Williamson, CEO and publisher, affirms “Worthy’s vision to partner with remarkable authors, investing our resources, creativity, and passion into their compelling ideas.” Williamson served as president of Word Publishing, the Thomas Nelson/Word Publishing Group, and founded Integrity Publishers.
Williamson has signed and published a striking number of New York Times and CBA bestsellers, including Sarah Young’s top selling Christian book of 2010, Jesus Calling, as well as Beth Moore’s Get Out of That Pit, Max Lucado’s It’s Not About Me, Newt Gingrich’s Searching for God in America and Emerson Eggerichs’ Love & Respect. Other celebrated authors previously published include David Jeremiah, Frank Peretti, John Townsend, Henry Cloud, Michael W. Smith and Steve Arterburn.
Worthy will focus on a broad spectrum of genres: inspirational, fiction, Bible study, current events, devotion, biography, leadership, specialized Bibles, spiritual and personal growth, as well as select children’s titles.
First books will be released in the fall of 2011 in both digital eBook and print editions. Product will be distributed through such retailers as Barnes & Noble, LifeWay, Books-A-Million, Family Christian Stores, Amazon, Walmart, major eBook platforms and thousands of independent Christian and general bookseller.
Among Worthy’s first books, reports Williamson, will be bestseller Charles Colson’s The Sky Is Not Falling (September 2011) and Stephen Arterburn’s new work, Walking Into Walls (September 2011). Songwriter and author Gloria Gaither writes A Homecoming Christmas, Making Memories of Comfort and Joy (October 2011).
Published on: Feb 1, 2011