BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing alliance between Thomas Nelson and Author Solutions, Inc., announced Tuesday the release of its first title, Mustard Seed Thoughts, by Ron Edmondson - a pastor/church planter from Clarksville, Tenn.
"I am delighted, after years of writing online devotionals, to finally see some of them in print," said Edmondson. "My online readership has been patient with me about doing this, but the timing was right with WestBow Press. Their affiliation with Thomas Nelson and the positive reputation that brings assures readers a quality print that will hopefully be used for God's glory for years to come."
Thomas Nelson and ASI announced the alliance in Oct. 2009. ASI manages WestBow Press on behalf of Thomas Nelson, and is responsible for selling and delivering a rich array of publishing, marketing, and book-selling services, unique to WestBow Press. Thomas Nelson monitors WestBow Press titles for possible acquisition by its traditional publishing division.
For Mike Hyatt, chief executive officer of Thomas Nelson, the release of Edmondson's book held personal meaning as well.
"I first met Ron through his blog. I became a fan immediately," Hyatt said. "He and I have since met and have a wonderful relationship. I am especially excited about partnering with him on this project."
Kevin Weiss, ASI's chief executive officer and president, said the release of WestBow's first title marks a landmark day for ASI, Thomas Nelson, and the publishing industry as a whole.
"The release of this first WestBow title is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the teams at Thomas Nelson and Author Solutions," said Weiss. "We continue to work with our partners to make publishing a book an attainable goal for more and more authors."
To learn more about the publishing packages available through WestBow Press, visit http://www.westbowpress.com.
About WestBow Press
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, the world's premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) - the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, visit http://www.westbowpress.com.
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SOURCE WestBow Press