Consortium Announces Five New Publishers for Distribution13-Feb-2017
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, a brand of Ingram Publisher Services, announces five new publishers for the Spring 2017 season: Animal Media Group LLC, Cassava Republic Press, Hoxton Mini Press, Iron Circus Comics and Transit Books. All presses began distribution with Consortium on Jan. 1, 2017, with the exception of Animal Media Group, which began Sept. 1, 2016.
“We are delighted to welcome five new publishers with such range and diversity to our list of award-winning presses,” said Julie Schaper, vice president, Ingram Publisher Services – Consortium.
“Ever since we started Animal Media Group,” said Howard Shapiro, publishing director of Animal Media Group, “the goal was to find a distributor who 'got' us. We're still in our infancy and our catalog is quite diverse, so we knew it might be difficult, but we identified Consortium early on based on their amazing list of indie publishers, and we were thrilled when they decided to distribute us. They have truly been the perfect avenue for distribution. We look forward to working with them for a long, long time.”
Animal Media Group LLC is a Pittsburgh-based independent video and publishing company. Their award-winning documentaries have been shown at film festivals around the world, and their books have been shipped to readers in twenty-two countries. Animal Media Group LLC is dedicated to publishing a wide range of stories by a variety of authors. Their goal is to marry their two sides, film and books, together by producing their books into TV and film projects and vice versa. Animal Media Group looks to publish between five to eight books annually as well as produce several long- and short- form documentaries.
Cassava Republic Press is a dynamic African publishing company with a clear mission—to expand the way the world thinks about African writing. Founded in Abuja, Nigeria in 2006, Cassava Republic has discovered and developed the careers of some of Africa’s most exciting contemporary writers, such as Teju Cole, Lola Shoneyin and Helon Habila, and a reputation for publishing high-quality fiction and nonfiction for adults and children alike. With an eclectic list of quality literary fiction, crime, romance, young adult fiction and children’s books, they aim to spotlight the vibrancy and diversity of prose by African writers.
Hoxton Mini Press is a young independent publishing house based in London. Hoxton Mini Press works with established and upcoming artists to curate titles that appeal to a broad audience. Their photography books are often produced in collectable series with a focus on urban culture. Upcoming titles include Badly Repaired Cars, photographs of cars held together by tape, plastic and glue that take on qualities of abstract art; Bubblegum, a celebration of youth with portraits of kids blowing gum on beaches around the world; and One Day Young, moving photographs of mothers and their newborn babies taken within the first twenty-four hours of life.
Transit Books is a nonprofit publishing house based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2015, Transit Books was started to discover and promote content that inspires readers by exposing them to new cultures and experiences. The owners focus on curating a catalog of books that pair international and American literature. They also strive to create new paths of conversation between readers in the Bay Area and beyond through readings, events and community-focused programming.
Iron Circus Comics is Chicago’s largest alternative comics publisher founded in 2007. Iron Circus Comics is dedicated to publishing unique comics and providing incredible artists with fair deals and untapped audiences. As Iron Circus’ line of comics continues to grow, with offerings as diverse as young adult, self-improvement, superheroes and adults-only erotica, the company will leverage Consortium to bring the world at large the comics they always knew it would enjoy. Along the way, Iron Circus invented the now-standard Kickstarter creator bonus model and normalized the Kickstarter pre-order process for small and mid-sized publishers, inspiring change as far up the comics food chain as Archie Comics, Topps and Fantagraphics.
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram Publisher Services LLC is one operating unit of Ingram. Ingram Publisher Services’ brands are Perseus Distribution, Legato, Consortium and Publishers Group West. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.