NEW YORK, July 19— Simon & Schuster, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Skyhorse Publishing, one of the finest independent publishers in the United States. Under the agreement, beginning January 1, 2019, Simon & Schuster will handle distribution for Skyhorse titles in the United States and most markets and territories around the world.
“Skyhorse Publishing is one of the most exciting and dynamic publishers in the industry, and we look forward to serving them as part of our family of distribution clients.” said Michael Perlman, Vice President, General Manager, Simon & Schuster Client Publisher Services. “It has been truly amazing to watch them develop since the founding of the company in 2006. We are eager to begin working together to bring their impressive and wide range of titles to readers all over the world.”
President and Publisher of Skyhorse Publishing, Tony Lyons said about the new partnership: “With our increasingly commercial list, we think this new association with Simon & Schuster is a perfect fit for Skyhorse. Their commitment to and expertise in delivering first-rate distribution services will provide a critical framework for further growth.”
Founded in 2006, Skyhorse has a diverse library of titles in categories such as outdoor sports, adventure, team sports, nature, and country living, as well as politics, true crime, humor and literary works. Authors published to bestselling success include Alan Dershowitz, Julian Lennon, Jesse Ventura, Malcolm Nance, Elizabeth Cobbs, Richard Belzer, Roger Stone, Megan Miller, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Nobel Prize winners such as Octavio Paz, Mo Yan, and Samuel Beckett. In just over 10 years Skyhorse has published 48 New York Times bestsellers and has grown to encompass 14 imprints, including Hot Books, Racehorse Publishing, Allworth Press, Arcade Publishing, Good Books, Sky Pony Press, Talos Press and Night Shade Books.
Skyhorse was previously distributed by Two Rivers Distribution/Ingram Publishers Services. Tony Lyons added: “We offer our thanks and gratitude to our friends and colleagues at Two Rivers/Ingram for their advice, help and important role in our development as a publisher these past five years.” Skyhorse will continue to be distributed in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son and in South Africa by Peter Hyde & Associates.
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