Simon & Schuster and IglooBooks Announce Sales and Distribution Agreement
NEW YORK, July 13—Simon & Schuster has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with IglooBooks, a recently launched division of Bonnier Publishing USA. Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle sales to select accounts and distribution in the North American market for IglooBooks’ popular line of mass-market, value-driven titles for adult and children.
The agreement, which is effective August 1, 2017, expands upon the existing relationship between Simon & Schuster and Bonnier Publishing USA, which already includes sales and distribution for Little Bee Books, Sizzle Press, Weldon Owen, and Blue Streak Books.
“In just a few short years, Bonnier Publishing USA has established itself as a major publishing presence in the North American marketplace,” said Michael Perlman, Vice President of Client Sales and Marketing, Simon & Schuster. “We look forward and are delighted to build upon our fruitful relationship by bringing their internationally successful IglooBooks imprint to the book trade and to readers in the United States and Canada.”
“As we continue with Igloo’s ambitious North American expansion, we see our relationship with Simon & Schuster as an exciting new phase in the company’s history. With S&S’s fantastic operations team and their efficiencies, we’re looking forward to taking our product into more markets than ever before,” said Jeremy Nurnberg, Director, Sales for IglooBooks.
About Simon & Schuster:
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Touchstone, Adams Media, Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
About Bonnier Publishing USA
Bonnier Publishing USA is a fast-growing publishing company based in New York City and San Francisco. Adult imprints include the highly respected and veteran lifestyle publisher Weldon Owen; and Blue Streak Books, the nonfiction gift and impulse publisher. Children’s imprints include IglooBooks, the value-driven publisher; Little Bee Books, publishing all formats from ages 0–12; Sizzle Press, the licensed and media tie-in publisher; and Yellow Jacket, the middle grade publisher dedicated to nurturing lifelong readers. Bonnier Publishing USA is a division of the international publishing group Bonnier Publishing.
Founded in 2003 and acquired by Bonnier Publishing in 2014, IglooBooks is a leading international mass-market publisher specializing in creating value-driven adult and children’s books, currently published in 36 languages and sold in 58 countries.
Corporate Communications, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Director of Marketing and Publicity, Bonnier Publishing USA
Corporate Communications, Bonnier Publishing