Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreements with Planting People Growing Justice, Knowledge Books, and Intergalactic Afikoman
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced new distribution arrangements with Planting People Growing Justice Press, Knowledge Books, and Intergalactic Afikoman to be the exclusive book distributor for all three publishers in all markets beginning January 1, 2023. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Planting People Growing Justice Press, Knowledge Books, and Intergalactic Afikoman 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.
Books from Planting People Growing Justice Press explore history and culture across the African Diaspora featuring topics such as the arts, geography, and science. Founder Dr. Artika R. Tyner believes that “leaders are readers,” and her books seek to inspire the next generation of leaders. Lerner Publisher Services will distribute three single titles in Spring 2023 including Amazing Africa: A to Z, Gumbo Joy, and Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire.
Knowledge Books is an educational publisher who produces award-winning books with a focus on literacy development, diversity, environmental sustainability, and the sciences. Lerner Publisher Services launches six Knowledge Books series in Spring 2023 featuring nearly 200 classroom paperback titles. The series include Tas and Friends, Sustainability, Sounds and Letters, Healthy Me!, Comic Decoders, and Celebrations and Events.
Intergalactic Afikoman is an independent publisher of Jewish children’s books with a mission to create Jewish fantasy, zany children’s books, and books that are bursting with Jewish joy. A new single title, Lily Blue Riding Hood: A Purim Story, and five backlist titles, including I am Hava: A Song’s Story of Love, Hope & Joy illustrated by renowned Indian American Jewish artist Siona Benjamin, will release this spring in Intergalactic Afikoman’s inaugural list with Lerner Publisher Services.
“With the addition of these three publishers to our distribution services, Lerner Publisher Services continues its commitment to inclusion and diverse voices,” said David Wexler, Executive Vice President of Sales for Lerner Publishing Group. “We are pleased to expand access to our broad and established sales and distribution channels to the distinctive offerings from Planting People Growing Justice Press, Knowledge Books, and Intergalactic Afikoman.”
Planting People Growing Justice Press, Knowledge Books, and Intergalactic Afikoman books will be available for pre-sale through Lerner starting on November 1, 2022.
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 fourteen imprints and divisions. For more information, visit lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.
About Planting People Growing Justice Press
Founded in 2017 award-winning author and nationally recognized author, professor, and civil rights attorney Dr. Artika R. Tyner, Planting People Growing Justice Press (PPGJ) publishes books that encourage and empower children to find joy in reading. PPGJ is a Black woman-owned children’s book publisher and social enterprise that seeks to increase diversity in books, promote youth leadership development, and provide young readers with the tools needed to make a difference in the world.
About Knowledge Books
Knowledge Books is proud to have published award-winning blended media content in print and digital formats since 1987. With a focus on building literacy, Knowledge Books produces high-quality content for all grades that features perspectives surrounding diversity, sustainability, wellbeing, and the sciences.
About Intergalactic Afikoman
Intergalactic Afikoman is an independent publisher of out-of-this-world Jewish children’s books. Intergalactic Afikoman dreams of a world filled with Jewish fantasy, zany children’s books, and Jewish creativity, and their books celebrate a world filled with Jewish wisdom and tradition, Jewish diversity, and mighty Jewish girls and boys. Young readers will find fun, fantasy, humor and adventure—books that are bursting with Jewish joy!
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