Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with Creston Books

October 2, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Creston Books to be their exclusive distributor beginning January 1, 2019. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Creston Books 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 60 years.

Lerner Publisher Services will distribute three new nonfiction picture books and 32 acclaimed titles from Creston Books to the trade and the school and public library markets starting in spring 2019. The three new picture books include Beastly Biomes, written and illustrated by Carly Allen-Fletcher; Martin and Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank by Nancy Churnin, illustrations by Yevgenia Nayberg; and Sweet Dreams, Sarah by Vivian Kirkfield, illustrations by Chris Ewald.

“Creston Books takes time to work with their authors and illustrators to make the best books possible through editing, revising, and perfecting the authors’ and illustrators’ visions,” said David Wexler, Executive Vice President of Sales for Lerner Publishing Group. “This level of detail makes Creston Books a perfect fit for Lerner since we strive to make every book exceptional with thorough research, captivating writing, and amazing illustrations and photography that hold readers’ attention.”

“Lerner Publisher Services is a wonderful fit for Creston Books because of their expertise in the school, library, and educational markets,” added Marissa Moss, Editor and Publisher of Creston Books. “Our lists complement each other well and we hope to expand our reach into new markets to get our books into the hands of as many young readers as possible.”

Customers can place orders for Creston Books with Lerner starting January 1, 2019, and books will be available for sale starting on March 1, 2019.

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, Gecko Press, JR Comics, The Kane Press, Live Oak Media, Quarto Library, Red Chair Press, Lorimer Children & Teens, 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 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.

About Creston Books
Creston Books is author and illustrator driven, with a diverse group of talented, award-winning creators. We work hard to promote every book we print, not just the few we think will sell the best. Since our first list in 2013 we’ve received over 20 major awards and starred reviews. About a third of our authors have debuted with us, earning us a reputation for discovering today’s most impressive new talents. For more information visit www.crestonbooks.co.

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

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