Skyhorse Publishing today announced the launch of Carrel Books, a new imprint that will cater to the public library market. Carrel Books will be headed by Niels Aaboe, who said the list will offer “an eclectic mix” of titles in terms of subject areas, “authoritative, well-written, and accessible.”
The first Carrel Books list will publish in fall 2014 with 20 to 30 titles in areas including medicine/health, history, biography/memoir, business/careers, and more. Carrel titles will be available to libraries in both print and e-book editions.
Tony Lyons, Skyhorse president and publisher, said libraries have helped fuel the publisher’s growth since its founding in 2006. “We appreciate the support we’ve received from librarians and the wholesalers that supply them,” said Lyons in a statement. “With an imprint whose editorial and marketing team focuses on the needs of librarians and library patrons, we expect further growth and an even closer working relationship with the library community.”
Carrel will be the tenth Skyhorse imprint.
Beginning on January 1, 2014, all Skyhorse imprints will be distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by Perseus Books Group. Skyhorse is distributed in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son.