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Christian book down, publisher eliminates 55 jobs

December 4th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Knoxville News-Sentinel is reporting that Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson laid off 55 employees amid dwindling religious book sales.

The Tennessean reports Thomas Nelson CEO and President Michael Hyatt said in a company blog the layoffs were "purely a result of the slowdown in the economy."

Tuesday's round of layoffs was the second at Nashville-based Thomas Nelson this year. In April, the company cut roughly 60 of its 600-plus employees at the time as it trimmed the number of book titles it publishes by half. 

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