Publishers Group West Signs Nine New Publishing Clients


NASHVILLE, TN (April 20, 2021) – Publishers Group West®, a brand of Ingram Content Group (“Ingram"), announced the addition of nine new clients to its global sales and distribution network effective spring 2021: Black Sands Entertainment, Felony & Mayhem, You Live Right, PM Press, Gibson House, Red Comet, Carus Books, Cune Press, and Invisible Publishing.

“Our PGW sales team is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent these new client publishers to the market.  Each program is unique and compliments our current catalog,” said Kevin Votel vice president of business development, Publishers Group West. “We look forward to putting the strengths of our collective services behind each new client and selling many of their books in the years to come.”


Black Sands Entertainment is a publisher that focuses on comic book and graphic novel content for African American youth. Black Sands, the Seven Kingdoms is a series every teenage black child should be exposed to because representation in history is severely lacking in academia prior to slavery. The owners, writer and military vets Manuel Godoy along with his wife Geiszel Godoy, launched Black Sands Entertainment to create children books, novels, and animations that focus on African mythology as black heroes and aims to promote quality art, diverse storytelling while highlighting traditional family values for people of color.


Carus Books, with the imprint Open Universe, is a new Chicago-based company which publishes mainly trade paperbacks on popular culture, comparative religion, psychotherapy, philosophy, science, education, and public policy. Though their authors are knowledgeable scholars, their key target market is the informed general reader, and they place high emphasis on solid content and unpretentious clarity.


Cune Press is an independent book publisher based in Seattle. Cune Press was founded in May, 1994, to explore innovative ways of bringing superior writing to public attention. This name is derived from “cuneiform.” Their twin focus is on the Middle East / Africa + West Coast Writers. Their books treat pressing human and civic needs at home and abroad. Put together, many of their books trace the struggle for survival among the great powers and the outfall for ordinary men and women. They feature autobiographical work by Arab-Americans, educational books about Arab and Islamic culture, and select education titles of general interest.


Felony & Mayhem specializes in mystery fiction, with a noticeable tilt toward the British end of the aisle, and a line-up that covers both originals and reissues of yesterday's crime classics. The press is an outgrowth of Partners & Crime, the specialist mystery bookstore that publisher Maggie Topkis owned for nearly 20 years. While "we always need at least one dead body," Felony's primary focus is on terrific narrative voices, storytellers whose stories are worth rereading purely for the pleasure of the telling. Life is too short to read bad books -- or so runs the Felonious mantra -- and Felony & Mayhem is very proud to provide a list of only the really, really good ones, tightly curated by a team that knows where the bodies are buried. 


Gibson House Press connects literary fiction with curious and discerning readers by fostering and promoting individual writers and their work. A traditional publisher based in Chicago, Gibson House Press publishes excellent books from both working musicians and musicians at heart. Recent and forthcoming authors include Suzzy Roche and Franz Nicolay.


Invisible Publishing is a scrappy, independent, Canadian-based publisher of beautifully designed contemporary literature. Known for taking chances on first-time authors and diverse projects that might not find homes elsewhere, Invisible’s list includes fiction, poetry, and non-fiction—including our Bibliophonic series of music books. Recent nonfiction titles of note include Enya: A Treatise on Unguilty Pleasures by Chilly Gonzales and The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game by Andrew Forbes. 


PM Press is an independent, radical publisher of books and media to educate, entertain, and inspire.  Founded in 2007 by a small group of people with decades of publishing, media and organizing experience, PM Press amplifies voices of radical authors, artists, and activists. Their aim is to deliver bold political ideas and vital stories to all walks of life and arm the dreamers to demand the impossible. They have sold millions of copies of their books, most often one at a time, face to face. They are old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake.  Join us to create a better world.


Red Comet Press is a small independent children’s publisher providing a home for talented creators who seek a boutique experience and the personal touch of a passionate publisher. Their books provide a rich storytelling experience that will ignite the imagination of readers.


You Live Right Publishing has a mission to help readers and home cooks simplify meals and build long-term healthy habits. Launched by author and publisher Mona Dolgov, the new boutique cookbook press will focus on nutritional balance, plant-forward meals, satisfying portions, empowerment and kitchen confidence. With titles positioned around specific life stages, the press will release titles on Mediterranean, gluten-free, plant-rich, intermittent fasting and food sensitivity diets, all with a focus on creating healthy meals that do not feel restrictive.



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