Publisher Group West to Distribute Restless Books


Berkeley, CA (January 31, 2020) – Publishers Group West® (PGW), an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand, adds Restless Books, a nonprofit independent publisher of international literature for adults and young readers, to their sales and distribution network. Restless Books has signed a multi-year distribution deal with PGW for distribution in the U.S., Canada, and international territories beginning May 2020.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with PGW and are looking forward to their energetic championing of our books and mission,” said Ilan Stavans, publisher of Restless Books. “It’s a terrific match.”

“The Restless mission to publish authors from other cultures and languages around the world aligns very well with our objective at PGW to curate thoughtful and original content for distribution. Our reps are beyond excited to have the opportunity to represent this wonderful list,” said Kevin Votel, VP Business Development for PGW.

Restless is a leading publisher of international fiction and nonfiction, including the Italian satire I Am God; Cuban science-fiction by Yoss, the crónicas of Peruvian author Gabriela Wiener; the first novel from Madagascar to be translated into English, Naivo’s Beyond the Rice Fields; the young-reader debuts by Rivka Galchen and Juan Villoro; the Restless Classics series, including Robinson Crusoe introduced by Jamaica Kincaid and Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day introduced by Lauren Groff; and the novels of cult film guru Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Media Contact:

Ingram: Shannon Hunt, 1.615.321.3110,

Restless Books: Nathan Rostron, 1.718.473.6298,

About Restless Books |

Restless Books was founded in the fall of 2013 as a digital publisher of international literature and transitioned to print publishing in 2015. Signature programs and initiatives include the annual Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, the Yonder imprint of international books for young readers, and the Restless Classics series of illustrated classic books with fresh introductions. Restless titles have been reviewed and featured in major and niche publications around the world including the New York Times, The New Yorker, London Review of Books, The Paris Review, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

About Publishers Group West, an Ingram Brand |

PGW, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand, is a leading book sales and distribution company in the United States, representing over 100 independent client publishers. Learn more at

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