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The Quarto Group Inc., the world's leading illustrated book publisher and distribution group, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quarto Publishing plc, has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of Lewes Holdings Ltd, the owner of The Ivy Press Limited, which will become part of the Quarto International Co-Editions division. The acquisition is conditional on the approval of Bank of Scotland, lenders to The Ivy Press Limited, to the proposed change of ownership. Learn More.
Atlas of Adventures, illustrated by Lucy Letherland, is on the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize short list for 2015. It was nominated for Best Illustrated Book. The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is awarded to authors of debut or second books. Works of fiction published in 2014 will compete in three categories: illustrated books, fiction for ages 5-12 and books for teenagers. Learn More.
Amy Riolo, author of the Fair Winds title The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, will be featured at a presentation and book signing at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on May 13. Learn More.
Quarto Publishing Group USA, the U.S. publishing arm of the U.K.-based publishing group, which is already well known for publishing and distributing illustrated books and other products under more than a dozen imprints, is expanding in a direction that will further enhance its expertise in that area. Quarto USA is moving aggressively into children’s book publishing in 2015 by releasing 176 children’s frontlist titles for both the trade and school/library markets. Claire Kirch of Publishers Weekly filed this report for the publishing journal on Feb. 6. Learn More.
Jesse Genet, author of the upcoming Quarry Books title Print with Light: Easy DIY Techniques and Projects for Printing with Photo-Sensitive Dyes, will present her Inkodye line to the sharks on ABC-TV's Shark Tank on Feb. 13, 2015. Learn More.
Publishers Weekly featured some Quarto Publishing Group employees in its story about the blizzard that snarled plans for many attending the ALA show in Chicago February 1. Learn More.
The New York Times Home and Garden section featured Elizabeth Millard and her new book, Indoor Kitchen Gardening: Turn Your Home Into a Year-Round Vegetable Garden, on November 6. Learn More.
Quarto International Co-Editions, a division of The Quarto Group, Inc., the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, has agreed to terms to buy small world creations. Small world creates novelty children's books for the 0-5 years age range, and since it's formation in 1997, the company has become a significant and valued presence in the international co-edition market with publishing partners in nearly 40 countries. Learn More.
Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, appeared on Fox & Friends to share some experiments from her new book. Learn More.
Tara Catogge, vice president and sales director at Quarto Publishing Group USA, has been named chair of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Catogge was welcomed as new chair during the group's annual meeting in September, held at New York University's Kimmell Center/ The meeting highlighted a number of topics: the growing benefits of data capture and feedback; the rebound of indie bookstores; subscription and new business models; as well as the growing demand for video and other content beyond traditional book formats. Learn More.