Consortium Announces Three New Publishers for Distribution

06-May-2020

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 6, 2020) -- Consortium® Book Sales & Distribution, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand, announces three new publishers for the Fall 2020 season: Agnes & Aubrey, Centrala, and Common Notions. They will begin distribution with Consortium on May 30.

“We are delighted to welcome these publishers into the Consortium family and look forward to introducing their books to booksellers, librarians, and consumers this fall,” said Julie Schaper, Vice President, Ingram Publisher Services -- Consortium.

Agnes & Aubrey, an independent publisher based in Southeast London, creates fun, interactive, and beautifully designed books for adventurous children. The press launched in 2019 with the award-winning Take Me series of guided journals that encourage children to engage with the world around them. Agnes & Aubrey will make their US debut this fall with Take Me to Museums, Take Me on Vacation, and Take Me Home.

Centrala, originally founded in Poland in 2007 and now operating in Poland, the UK, and the Czech Republic, is an independent publishing house that specializes in engaging and inspirational graphic novels and comics for children and adults alike. Their list is divided into three areas of focus: “Love” is dedicated to children and young adults, “Life” brings together exciting and fresh graphic novels and comics, and “Death” is a collection of beautifully illustrated art books. Forthcoming titles for the fall include The Empty Space by Marianna Sztyma, Old Farts: Short Stories About Aging from Romania by Sorina Vazelina, and Blood, an anthology of Polish women’s comics, edited by Beata Sosnowska.

Common Notions is a Brooklyn-based publishing house born out of years in the independent book community and in the struggle for social justice. Seeking to nourish the imagination and generalize common notions about the creation of worlds beyond state and capital, they are deeply committed to publishing nonfiction books that provide timely reflections, clear critiques, and inspiring strategies for struggles past, present, and future. Key titles this fall include The Weapon of Organization, an essential introduction to the work of Mario Tronti edited and translated by Andrew Anastasi; Take Care of Your Self: The Art and Politics of Care and Liberation by Sundus Abdul Hadi; and Making Abolitionist Worlds: Proposals for a World on Fire, edited by Abolition Collective.

About Consortium | https://www.cbsd.com/

Consortium, a brand of Ingram Publisher Services, is home to a community of award-winning publishers that believe in the power of independent voices. Consortium grew out of a small book wholesale cooperative in 1985 to become a full-service distributor, quickly earning a reputation as an advocate for independent publishers. Consortium now represents more than 130 independent publishers from the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Australia, enabling them to successfully reach the trade, library, and academic markets for their books. Consortium understands the importance of ideas, and its goal as a distributor is to introduce those ideas—some that may otherwise not be discovered—to the widest possible audience.

About Ingram | www.ingramcontent.com

The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries, and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation, and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.

Media Contact: Shannon Hunt, shannon@tsgnashville.com, 615-321-3110

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