Dufour Editions Inc. in Chester Springs, Pa., has added five overseas presses to its spring lineup. From England come London's Eland Books, publisher of biography, fiction and oral history, and its two-year-old Sickle Moon imprint, specializing in classic travel books; and Birmingham's Tindal Street Press, which specializes in fiction and mysteries by multicultural authors. Three additional Dublin presses will be represented by Dufour: Columba Press, Ireland's largest publisher of religious books; the Liffey Press, which publishes nonfiction about 20th-century and contemporary Ireland; and Carysfort Press, which publishes plays as well as theater critiques.
Come January 1, Words Distributing Company will be the exclusive distributor for Down There Press in San Francisco, a publisher of sexual health books and erotica; Moment Point Books in Portsmouth, N.H., which publishes empowerment books; feminist/lesbian publishing house New Victoria Publishers in Norwich, Vt.; and Studio 9 Books in Canada, a new imprint of Robert Davies Publishing Group, which specializes in books for teens and young readers, as well as history, literature, sports and cookbooks.
National Book Network has signed one more for the spring, startup publisher Justin, Charles & Co., based in Boston, and its Kate's Mystery Books imprint.