Lerner Publishing Group and Holiday House Publishing, Inc. Announce Paperback Agreement
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Lerner Publishing Group is working with Holiday House Publishing, Inc. to publish paperback editions of select Carolrhoda Books® and Carolrhoda Lab® fiction titles, beginning with two award-winning novels in Fall 2019.
“We are excited to partner with Holiday House,” said Adam Lerner, Publisher and CEO of Lerner Publishing Group. “In addition to their illustrative history, we’re impressed with the new energy and imprints at Holiday House and we’re confident their revamped paperback program will expand access of Lerner’s award-winning fiction titles to readers across the country.”
“As we grow our list, Holiday House is looking for important stories to share with readers,” said Derek Stordahl, General Manager and Executive Vice President at Holiday House. “Carolrhoda titles have the quality and heart we look for in books we publish, and we’re excited to bring these award-winning titles to a broad paperback readership.”
This collaboration will launch with Holiday House publishing paperbacks of Printz Honor recipient Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez and Morris Award Finalist The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston in Fall 2019, and will continue with two paperback publications per season.
About the Publishers
Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with fourteen imprints and divisions: Lerner Publications™, Millbrook Press™, Carolrhoda Books®, Twenty-First Century Books™, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek™, Kar-Ben Publishing™, Carolrhoda Lab®, LernerClassroom™, Hungry Tomato®, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions™, Lerner Digital™, and Lerner Publisher Services™. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.
Holiday House Publishing, Inc.
Since 1935, Holiday House has been proud to gather together talented authors and illustrators and to publish quality books that entertain, enlighten, and educate children. Known for having a deep list of timeless and award-winning books for children and young adult readers, Holiday House publishes the award-winning I Like to Read® series of picture books for emergent readers and launched its first eponymous imprints, Margaret Ferguson Books and Neal Porter Books, in 2018. The iconic logo of the Holiday House little boy is by Ernest H. Shepard, the renowned illustrator of The Wind in the Willows and the Winnie the Pooh books, from our original edition of The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame. holidayhouse.com
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