Turner Publishing has acquired the assets of Hunter House Publishers. The deal involves over 225 titles, including 10 books that have not yet been released. Todd Bottorff, president and publisher of Turner, said Turner will maintain the Hunter House name as an imprint. He is talking to Hunter House staff about working on the Hunter titles on a freelance basis.
Founded in Alameda, Calif. in 1978 by Kiran Rana, Hunter House specializes in the subject areas of self-help health, diet and fitness; personal growth, sexuality and relationships for adults and teens; and community violence and domestic abuse prevention. In addition, Hunter House publishes the SmartFun series of activity books for young people.
The acquired titles will continue to be distributed by PGW until June 30, 2014 at which time the vendor of record will move to Turner’s distributor, Ingram Publisher Services. The deal comes almost exactly one year after Turner acquired over 1,000 consumer titles from John Wiley. The company now has more than 2,000 titles in its catalogue.