For Immediate Release
September 13, 2013
Contact: Kirk Cunningham, Head Publicist: (801) 380-4503 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Utah Publishing House Partners with Top U.S. Book Distributor
PROVO, UT—There’s a new serious player in the book industry. Jolly Fish Press (JFP) has successfully signed with top book distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG). As of January 1st, 2014, IPG will distribute all of JFP's backlist and frontlist titles, increasing their availability throughout the U.S. and the world. This marks a significant milestone for JFP and its authors.
JFP officially opened its doors in November 2011, publishing its first title in the spring of the following year. Since then, it has published eleven titles, including popular books like Pitch Green by The Brothers Washburn, Blood Moon by Teri Harman, The Samaritan’s Pistol by Eric Bishop, and Fairy Godmother’s, Inc. by Jenniffer Wardell. Although still a newcomer in the industry, JFP has established strong relationships with major literary and subsidiary rights agencies across the world, garnered reviews from top industry professionals, newspapers, and authors, and acquired several high-profile manuscripts, distinguishing itself as a leader in trade books in Utah. JFP is currently in talks with top production studios for film rights of a few of its titles.
Established in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987.
Christopher Loke, executive editor for Jolly Fish Press, remarks on the magnitude of this alliance: “JFP is a young press with great potential. Our team is hungry for success, and we have numerous promising authors. Our partnership with IPG will increase our sales exponentially and propel the company to new, exciting levels.”
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