Business and parenting small press Bibliomotion has been acquired by U.K.-based Taylor & Francis (an Informa business). With the purchase, the press’s Brookline, Mass., office has closed.
Although there has been no official announcement from T&F, according to the Bibliomotion website, Michael Sinocchi, executive editor at Productivity Press, is handling book proposals and manuscripts. Jessie Taylor, special sales account manager at T&F, is in charge of author events.
In April, Bibliomotion celebrated its fifth anniversary. At the time, press cofounder Jill Friedlander said that Bibliomotion had had sales increases of 30% for each of the past two years.
Part of what made the press stand out was its decision to offer no advances. Instead, it paid graduated royalties and continued to actively promote backlist titles.
The payment system worked for a number of authors. About 20% of Bibliomotion’s writers chose to re-up for another book, even though the press didn’t have an option clause in its contract. Vicki Hoefle, whose Duct Tape Parenting (2012) was the press’s top-selling parenting book, was working on a third Bibliomotion book.
At press time, neither Bibliomotion nor T&F had responded to repeated requests for a comment.