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Baker & Taylor Publisher Services Announces New Clients
Baker & Taylor( 04/18/2018 )

Baker & Taylor Publisher Services Announces New Clients
—Publishers to Benefit from Personalized Service —

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 6, 2018 —Baker & Taylor, a premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, is pleased to announce a new selection of publishers represented by the company's Publisher Services group, in North America and internationally through Global Publishers Services (GPS).

Effective June 1, 2018, Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS) will represent ECW Press, Nomad Press and MVP Kids.

BTPS will represent ECW Press in the U.S. and worldwide (excluding Canada, the UK/Ireland, and Western Europe). ECW Press is one of the most diversified independent publishers in North America, publishing about 50 titles each year and has about 1,400 in print. ECW Press titles include fiction, poetry, mysteries, fantasy, young adult fiction, biographies and memoirs, music, TV and film, environment, popular science, wrestling and sports.

"What impressed us most is the team BTPS has. It's a group of people that love and understand books, and has the drive and detailed expertise to market and distribute them really well. Their goal is to make each title a success, and that's going to be a benefit for our authors and the company. Add in the Bookmasters printing capabilities, and what Baker & Taylor and Follett bring into the service mix, and we feel that our customers and our books are in great hands," noted David Caron, Co-Publisher, ECW Press.

BTPS will represent Nomad Press worldwide, supporting sales and distribution of the publisher's diverse nonfiction title list, which includes project-based narratives, biographies, nonfiction picture books, and historical mysteries. Nomad Press publishes 40 titles a year that span ages 5 to 15 and offers young readers opportunities to become independent learners with the ability to think critically and creatively about a wide range of topics, much of which aligns with Next Generation Science Standards and National Council for Social Studies.

"We are absolutely delighted to be joining BTPS," said, Alex Kahan, publisher of Nomad Press. "BTPS is a unique distribution company providing incredible depth and reach in all of our key channels, along with state-of-the-art warehousing and back end operations. We couldn't be happier to be partnering with such a great company and talented group of people."

MVP Kids is partnering with BTPS for worldwide sales and distribution (excluding Canada). The Mesa, Arizona based publisher creates original children's books that follow a set of diverse characters that age from series to series. The aim of the publisher is to inspire honorable character in young men and women through literacy, mentoring relationships, education and entertainment, preparing Real MVP Kids to live responsible and meaningful lives.

"We are thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to expand MVP Kids' awareness and distribution through the strength of Baker and Taylor Publisher Services," said Mel Sauder, President and Founder, MVP Kids.

As of January 1, 2018, BTPS is representing The Innovation Press with worldwide sales and distribution. This Seattle-based press publishes quirky kids' books that celebrate the creativity, curiosity and diversity of children. Innovation's award-winning books -- ranging from picture book biographies to activity books to nonfiction titles -- present STEM and other educational concepts in creative ways that young readers love.

"We're excited to have found a dedicated partner that can work closely with us to maintain the rapid yearly growth we've experienced since our foundation in 2015," said Asia Citro, publisher, The Innovation Press.

As of January 2018, BTPS began providing worldwide sales and distribution for BMH Books, the publishing arm of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, Inc., the media organization that serves the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches). The Indiana-based publisher specializes in books on theology and Christian living, with many of its titles found as textbooks in Christian colleges, Bible institutes and seminaries.

"We are excited about our partnership with Baker & Taylor Publisher Services," said Liz Cutler Gates, executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Inc., and publisher of BMH Books. "We expect it will expand our markets and allow BMH Books titles to be discovered by new audiences, all while providing high-quality service to our current customers."

These publishers represent the initial roster of partners who have selected Baker & Taylor Publisher Services since its launch in the fall of 2017. BTPS client publishers benefit from Baker & Taylor's distribution network, which includes the ability to ship to most U.S. readers in one to two days, manufacturing resources and the knowledge and market data that comes from its position as a leading supplier to public and school libraries, higher education retail stores, the general book trade and specialty retailers.

"Each of these new BTPS clients publish high-quality titles that have appeal in several markets within the industry. We are excited to be working with them to expand their sales and grow their business in all of these markets, and to leverage the reach of Follett and Baker & Taylor on their behalf." explained Mark Suchomel, SVP of Sales & Clients Services.

Publishers interested in Baker & Taylor Publisher Services can learn more at http://btpubservices.com/.

About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. For more information about Baker & Taylor visit www.baker-taylor.com. Baker & Taylor is part of Follett Corporation, the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. For more information about Follett, visit www.follett.com.

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