Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with Walker Books Australia

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Walker Books Australia to be their exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada beginning August 1, 2024. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Walker Books Australia by leveraging the market reach, expertise, and reputation for exceptional quality and customer service that has made Lerner Publishing Group a leader in independent children’s book publishing for 65 years.

Lerner Publisher Services will distribute six new Walker Books Australia single titles in hardcover and eBook formats this fall. Their inaugural list launches with three picture books, two middle grade novels, and one young adult novel, including Color Makes the World Go Round by Christopher Neilson, Jelly-Boy by Nicole Godwin and illustrated by Christopher Nielsen, The Mailbox Tree by Rebecca Lim and Kate Gordon, and Inkflower by Suzy Zail.

“Walker Books Australia is a premier publisher that has been producing exceptional children’s and young adult literature for decades, and Lerner Publishing Services is thrilled to bring their top-quality offerings to the North American market,” said David Wexler, Executive Vice President of Sales for Lerner Publishing Group. “Walker’s commitment to working with talented and award-winning authors and illustrators perfectly aligns with Lerner’s catalog of expertly crafted books for children of all ages.”

“We are very excited about our new partnership with Lerner. It is always important to find partners who understand and share Walker Books Australia values, our relationships with booksellers, and most importantly, our much-loved readers,” says President Angela Van Den Belt.

Walker Books Australia titles will be available for pre-sale through Lerner starting on May 15, 2024.

About Lerner Publisher Services
Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, sells and distributes high-quality children’s books from renowned publishing partners through all major sales channels. Lerner Publisher Services also provides production and eBook conversion services for publisher clients that helps create paperback, hardcover and electronic books. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or www.lernerpublisherservices.com or call 800-328-4929.

About Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates the highest-quality nonfiction and fiction content for children and young adults in a variety of subjects and formats. Based in Minneapolis since its founding in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with fifteen imprints and divisions. For more information, visit lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.

About Walker Books Australia
Walker Books Australia is an award-winning publishing house based in Sydney, Australia. Walker Books Australia has been the home of beautiful, high quality and award-winning picture books, fiction and non-fiction, and series such as the widely acclaimed Nature Storybooks, Little Lunch, My Dad Thinks He’s…, and Little Wombat. Our award-winning authors and illustrators include Sue Whiting, Meg McKinlay, Claire Saxby, Sean E Avery, Mick Elliott. Walker Books Australia is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK and Candlewick Press.

CONTACT: Lindsay Matvick
1-800-328-4929, ext. 385

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