Hachette Book Group announced this week they are acquiring Worthy Publishing Group. When the acquisition is complete, Worthy will join Hachette’s Nashville Publishing division which also includes Faithwords and Center Street Imprints. Worthy is a boutique publisher of books covering a variety of subjects including fiction, Bible study, current events and personal growth.

This Fall, Hachette is publishing books from authors including Franklin Graham, James Robison, Governor Mike Huckabee, Les and Leslie Parrott and others.

Hachette executives say combined with the Worthy titles, they plan to print 137 titles annually.

Byron Williamson, Worthy’s founding publisher and CEO said, “We are excited about the enormous distribution strength that Hachette brings to our publishing programs. And we’re excited to see how the Hachette distribution model can help drive sales.”