Shortly after announcing the launch of two new U.S.-based children's picture book imprints, the Quarto Group has unveiled a new Spanish-language imprint, Quarto Iberoamericana.

Quarto Iberoamericana is launching in partnership with the Argentina-based Catapulta Editores with whom Quarto has had a long relationship. According to Quarto, the partnership gives both companies direct access to a growing Spanish-language publishing market.

“There is tremendous opportunity in the Spanish language market and we believe this new venture with our longstanding partner Catapulta Editores will help us grow our business further around the world," Quarto managing director David Inman said in a statement.

Quarto Iberoamericana will publish 20 books a year starting in fall 2017 with six books in adult categories such as cookery, lifestyle, and spirituality. Further categories will be incorporated in the future, Quarto said, as the new cooperative finds its footing.

Titles will be sourced from Quarto’s existing intellectual property, while Catapulta will handle sales and distribution in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. Distribution partners throughout the rest of the Americas will be appointed in the future.

Of the new venture, Quarto chief executive Marcus Leaver said: "This is another great example of finding further opportunities for growth with the right partners who share our values.”