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Not New York: Book Business and Publishers in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan has known many monikers in its time – Furniture City, River City, Beer City USA – but what about Book City? While you may not expect it, this Midwest hotspot has a rich history of publishing, with several locally grown houses that continue to impact the market today. Each of the major publishers in Grand Rapids has a unique story that blends in much of the Dutch culture that shaped the area, as well as the family values that continue to influence the city. Known for its […]

Not New York: Book Business & Publishers in Nashville

We’re moving back east and heading down south to the vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, namesake of the popular TV show, home to a famously large music scene, and, of course, to publishing. Specifically, Nashville is known for hosting a number of religious publishing houses. Best-known, perhaps, are Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, both of which are now owned by HarperCollins and which, together, comprise HarperCollins Christian. Thomas Nelson is the world’s largest Christian publisher and is known in the larger market for New York Times bestseller Heaven is for Real […]