Consortium Book Sales & Distribution and Ingram Publisher Services have both announced new additions to their lists of publishers.
Four publishers will join Consortium for the spring 2010 season, including two that are launching their publishing programs. Loudmouth Press is a Brooklyn publisher of nonfiction dealing with human and civil rights, as well as “issues of social, political, and cultural importance,” that is launching its publishing program with Office of Blame Accountability, an illustrated exploration of the culture of blame in America. Nicolo Whimsey Press is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area, and hopes to make Shakespeare plays more accessible to young people by publishing 30-minute plays with stage directions and character suggestions. Nicolo Whimsey will launch its publishing program with six Shakespeare plays. The two other new Consortium clients are Enchanted Lion Books, a children’s nonfiction and picture book publisher in Brooklyn since 2003, previously distributed by FSG; and Child Heroes Publishing in Norfolk, VA, which publishes books for “children struggling with disease, disorder, disability, and dysfunction, or for those who just feel different.”
All four publishers’s titles will be available to order through Consortium as of January 1, 2010.
IPS has added three clients to its list, including Triple Crown Publishing, founded in 2001, which specializes in urban fiction and hip-hop literature; Ooligan Press, a not-for-profit general trade press operated by students pursuing master’s degrees in English from Portland State Univ. in Oregon; and Overdue Media in Seattle, the publisher of the comic strip collection Unshelved, which is set in a library, and features Dewey the librarian and his eccentric coworkers.