WestBow Press Author’s First Self-Published Book Lands Thomas Nelson Publishing Contract

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“Women of Faith” Contest Winner Marcia Moston Shares her Story of Success from Aspiring Writer to Published Author


WestBow took all the fear and apprehension out of my publishing experience.
-Marcia Moston

WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing division of the world’s largest Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, Inc., today released a video interview with self-publishing success story Marcia Moston. In the interview, Moston discusses her journey from teacher and storyteller to published author.

Moston began researching self-publishing options when she finished her first manuscript, “Call of a Coward.” The Christian-themed work led her to Christian publishing leader, Thomas Nelson, and their self-publishing arm, WestBow Press, where she learned about the “Women of Faith” publishing contest. Besting close to 1,400 other authors, Moston received a WestBow self-publishing package which ultimately led to Thomas Nelson acquiring her work.

“WestBow took all the fear and apprehension out of my publishing experience,” said 2010 “Women of Faith” contest winner Marcia Moston. “I think the message I want people to take away from [my experiences] was one of encouragement.”

“Having ‘Call of a Coward’ go from self-published to being picked up by the most influential name in the Christian book publishing industry is a tremendous achievement,” said Keith Ogorek, Senior Vice-President of Marketing of Author Solutions, the publishing partner of WestBow Press. “We are excited that WestBow Press is able to provide a range of opportunities for aspiring authors.”

For more information about self-publishing opportunities with WestBow Press and the 2011 “Women of Faith” writing contest, please visit http://www.westbowpress.com.

About WestBow Press:
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. 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 are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit http://www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

About Thomas Nelson:
Thomas Nelson, Inc. is the world’s largest Christian publisher and one of the largest trade publishers in the United States. Originally founded in Scotland, 1798, Thomas Nelson’s Corporate Office is located in Nashville, TN, with its Live Events division, the nation’s leading producer of Christian live events, in Plano, TX. The Company provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: Bibles, books, eBooks, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications available for download on “smart” electronic devices. The Company publishes products through its Thomas Nelson, Tommy Nelson, and Grupo Nelson brand names. The Company’s self-publishing division, WestBow Press, allows new authors a speed-to-market advantage while also benefiting from Thomas Nelson’s publishing heritage. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to inspire the world, with distribution of products in more than 100 countries. For more information on the Company, please visit http://www.thomasnelson.com.


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