Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with the Page Education Foundation
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group™, today announced a new distribution arrangement with the Page Education Foundation to be their exclusive book distributor beginning April 29, 2021. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for the Page Education Foundation 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 more than 60 years.
The Page Education Foundation creates picture books focused on diversity and inclusion which are written by former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Minnesota Vikings football great, Alan Page, and his daughter, Kamie Page. Justice Page is in the NFL Football Hall of Fame and a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Page Education Foundation returns 100% of their book proceeds back to the Foundation, which offers financial assistance to students of color facing barriers to attaining their educational dreams.
The inaugural Page Education Foundation list distributed by Lerner Publisher Services includes Bee Love (Can Be Hard), written by Alan Page and Kamie Page and illustrated by David Geister, which is a finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature. Lerner will distribute three upcoming Page Education Foundation titles in Spring 2022.
“Lerner Publisher Services is excited to expand its offerings by adding Page Education Foundation’s beautifully illustrated picture books which impart inspiring and motivating messages,” said David Wexler, Executive Vice President of Sales for Lerner Publishing Group. “Page’s picture books are focused on diversity and inclusion which perfectly aligns with Lerner’s mission to bring exceptional, inclusive, and diverse picture books to young readers.”
“At the Page Education Foundation, we are excited about our partnership with Lerner Publisher Services as the exclusive distributor of our children’s books.” said Alan Page, Co-founder of the Page Education Foundation. “Lerner’s values in the areas of diversity, inclusion, reading, and education align with the values that are at the core of the Page Education Foundation and that we live every day.”
Page Education Foundation books will be available for sale through Lerner starting on April 29, 2021.
About Lerner Publisher Services
Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, distributes high-quality children’s books from clients including Andersen Press USA, Big & Small, Creston Books, Full Tilt Press, Gecko Press, Hungry Tomato, JR Comics, Lantana Publishing, Live Oak Media, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Maverick Arts, New Frontier Publishing, Quarto Library, Red Chair Press, Ruby Tuesday Books, and We Do Listen. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or www.lernerpublisherservices.com or call 800-328-4929.
About Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group, one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers, is proud to celebrate 60 years of creating high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group has fifteen 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™, Zest Books™, and Lerner Publisher Services™. For more information, visit Lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.
About Page Education Foundation
In 1988, Diane and Alan Page created the Page Education Foundation to encourage Minnesota students of color to pursue post-secondary education. From its inception, the Page Education Foundation has offered financial assistance to students of color facing barriers to attaining their educational dreams. In turn, these young leaders return to their communities to serve as tutors and role models for elementary and junior high school students. Thirty-three years later, almost $16 million in Page Grants has been awarded to more than 7,700 Page Scholars. Our Page Scholars have given nearly 500,000 hours of volunteer service to communities across Minnesota, impacting the lives of over 50,000 children. Learn more at www.page-ed.org.