Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with Flying Start Books

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Flying Start Books to be their exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada beginning February 1, 2024. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Flying Start 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 more than 60 years.

Lerner Publisher Services will distribute nearly 700 Flying Start Books from the Red Rocket Readers imprint to all markets starting in spring 2024. The Red Rocket Readers program publishes beautifully illustrated and photo-driven leveled readers that are carefully designed to support children through the use of controlled natural language and appropriately sized, well-spaced, and easy-to-read type. Developed by literacy specialist and teacher Pam Holden, Red Rocket Readers have authentic experience built-in to every feature.

“Lerner Publisher Services is thrilled to expand its offerings by adding Flying Start Books’ excellent guided readers and decodable sets to our robust line-up of award-winning children’s books,” said David Wexler, Executive Vice President of Sales for Lerner Publishing Group. “The confidence and enthusiasm for reading that the Red Rocket Readers help nurture in children aligns with our mission to support literacy and inspire a lifelong love of learning.”

“Flying Start Books is excited to embark on this new journey with Lerner Publisher Services. Their expertise in delivery to market will allow us to focus on our core business – creating wonderful books that help get children off to a flying start with learning and gain a love of reading for life,” said Sarah Ensor, Managing Director of Flying Start Books.

The Red Rocket Readers series will be available for pre-sale through Lerner starting on November 1, 2023.

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 Flying Start Books
At Flying Start Books, we believe literacy is the key to success in life, so we’re passionate about giving children a flying start by launching them into literacy. This core belief is at the heart of our Red Rocket Readers Series. Developed by world-renowned reading specialist and author Pam Holden, this exciting, award-winning reading program offers more than 600 illustrated fiction and photographic nonfiction titles. Our new Red Rocket Phonics range offers a structured approach to literacy. Decodable Explorers titles are scaffolded by strong and effective tools at the Foundation and Pre-Reading levels, to build letter knowledge and phonemic awareness. For more information visit flyingstartbooks.com or redrocketreaders.com.

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

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