HarperCollins Publishers agreed Oct. 31 to buy Christian publisher Thomas Nelson for an undisclosed amount.
HarperCollins, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, will become the largest Christian publisher in the U.S.
HarperCollins already owns spirituality imprint HarperOne and purchased Zondervan in 1998. Founded in 1798 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Nelson was publicly traded from 1961 to 2006.
It was sold in 2006 for $473 million, becoming a privately held company.