HarperCollins has bought US religious publisher Thomas Nelson for an undisclosed sum.
The deal is expected to go through by the end of the year. Thomas Nelson currently publishes the US bestseller Heaven is for Real.
Brian Murray, c.e.o. and president of HarperCollins Worldwide, said: "Founded in 1798 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Nelson shares a long and rich heritage with both New York’s Harper Brothers and Scotland’s William Collins & Sons. It is thus with great pleasure that I look forward to welcoming Thomas Nelson to the HarperCollins family."
He added: "Additionally, Thomas Nelson adds further balance to our existing publishing programs. Its broad inspirational appeal is a good complement to Zondervan, which will continue to publish books consistent with its mission."