NEW YORK, July 28—Simon & Schuster has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with Ryland, Peters & Small, a UK-based publisher of high-quality lifestyle books in categories including interior design, gardening, gastronomy, arts & crafts, children’s crafts and activities, mind, body, & spirit, as well as specialty gift items. Under the agreement, which is effective August 1, 2016 and also includes the publisher’s CICO Books line, Simon & Schuster will handle distribution in the North American market for Ryland, Peters & Small’s new and backlist publishing, with trade sales in the US to follow as of January 1, 2017.
“Ryland, Peters & Small is well-known for recruiting some of the very best talent for their premier and aesthetically pleasing books. They have an unparalleled knack for serving niche markets—with outstanding sales as a testament to their expertise. We are delighted to welcome them to the Simon & Schuster family of Distribution Clients.,” said Steve Black, Vice President, Client Services, Simon & Schuster.
David Peters, President, Ryland, Peters & Small, added: “We are a boutique lifestyle publisher whose aim it is to inspire and delight everyone who picks up one of our beautifully designed and illustrated books. Working with Simon & Schuster we look forward to sharing our message and strengthening our sales and distribution channels in the North American market.”
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ABOUT RYLAND, PETERS & SMALL
Founded in 1995, Ryland, Peters & Small has established itself as a high-quality boutique publisher of lifestyle books working with a range of talented authors, illustrators, designers and photographers to produce unique and innovative titles in the areas of homes & gardens, food & drink, craft, children’s activities, health, mind, body and soul, humor, and elegant gift titles. We aim to bring fun, beauty, and a sense of mindfulness to everyday living. Whether it be painting a chair, knitting the cutest bunny hat for a newborn baby, cooking a meal for friends, or serving up the perfect cocktail—our books will make you feel that life is good.
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