About Us

Jolly Fish Press publishes children’s books from picture books to middle grade. JFP books range from light, humorous stories that broaden imaginations, to heartfelt narratives that address difficult topics with nuance and care. Above all, JFP books increase representation, position children as changemakers, and celebrate a diversity of experiences.

Jolly Fish Press is an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc., an independent publisher based in Minnesota.


How long has Jolly Fish Press been around?
Jolly Fish Press officially opened its doors on 11/11/11. We were acquired by North Star Editions, Inc. in October 2016.

Where can your books be purchased?
You can purchase JFP titles anywhere. Our titles are available through all major online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Books-A-Million, Powell’s Books, and more. We work closely with major corporate book retailers and distributors, including Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, Costco, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, and more.

What formats do you publish your books in?
We publish our books in trade hardcover or trade paperback formats. All books are also available as ebooks. Most of our series fiction books are also published in school library hardcover and are available for schools and libraries to purchase as multi-user hosted ebooks.

What do you do for your books?
Each book receives a complete and strategic publishing package which usually includes: editing, copyediting, proofreading, layout, cover design, all applicable book formats, worldwide distribution, ARCs, reviews, publicity, subsidiary rights support, promotional materials, marketing, and sales.