In the latest round of consolidations at Sterling Publishing, a spokesperson for parent company Barnes & Noble confirmed that the Asheville, N.C., offices of its Lark imprint will close in 60 days, as was reported by Asheville's Citizen-Times. All Lark operations will move into Sterling's New York offices.
“Sterling Publishing is consolidating the operations of its Lark Books craft imprint into the New York office, effective Feb. 19,” said Mary Ellen Keating, spokesperson for Barnes & Noble.
Keating added that Lark would finish the transition within two months, and that "titles will be reassigned to the New York-based editorial, creative and marketing staff. Sterling will continue to publish and fully support the Lark program going forward.” The move to New York will result in the loss of under 20 jobs, Keating said.
Founded in 1975, Lark was acquired by Sterling in 1999. B&N bought Sterling in 2003.