Christian publishing made some big headlines in July and August, and most of the news was about Thomas Nelson. The biggest story was the acquisition of Nelson by HarperCollins—after a lengthy review of the deal by the DoJ—and the subsequent combination of Nelson and Zondervan to form a new behemoth in the business. Harper promises the two units will maintain their distinct identities, but change is sure to come and will probably begin to unfold early next year. Everyone will be watching.