Effective June 1, Simon & Schuster will handle all sales, distribution and fulfillment in the U.S., Canada and open market for Good Books. Sales and distribution have been handled by the company.
Founded in 1979 by Merle and Phyllis Good, Good Books, Intercourse, Pa., specializes in cooking, health, inspirational fiction, family/parenting, quilting, restorative justice and Amish and Mennonite subjects. Its bestsellers include the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook series and The Mayo Clinic Diet.
Steve Black, S&S v-p of client publisher services, said of Good Books: "Their books are as advertised: good ideas and topics with great appeal to a broad base of book buyers."
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution is adding six new publishers for the fall season:
And Other Stories, High Wycombe, England, a new publisher of fiction in translation, including Down the Rabbit Hole (shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award) and Swimming Home (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012). Forthcoming titles include All Dogs Are Blue by Rodrigo de Souza Leão, a tale of life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum, and Open Door by Iosi Havilio, a word-of-mouth cult hit in Argentina.
Curbside Splendor Publishing, Chicago, Ill., a publisher of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art, as well as a producer of music and literary events. Its recent story collection May We Shed These Human Bodies by Amber Sparks was named "best small press debut of 2012" by the Atlantic Wire.
Gallic Books, London, England, specializes in the "the best of French writing in English" and is best known for publishing The Elegance of the Hedgehog in the U.K. Gallic is launching two historical crime series: the Nicolas Le Floch Investigations by Jean-François Parot, set in pre-Revolution, 18th Century Paris, and the Napoleonic Murders from Armand Cabasson.
D. Giles Limited, London, England, a specialist visual publisher that focuses on co-publishing projects with museums, galleries and other institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Air & Space Museum, the New-York Historical Society and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The list comprises exhibition catalogues, permanent collection titles and souvenir and visitor guides. Forthcoming titles include The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution and George Catlin's American Buffalo.
Koyama Press, Toronto, Canada, focuses on fine art and cartooning. Forthcoming titles include Fata Morgana, a graphic novel by Jon Vermilyea, and Everything Takes Forever, a collection of ink-and-wash comics by Victor Kerlow.
Stockholm Text, Stockholm, Sweden, specializes on Scandinavian literature, from bestselling crime fiction to niche areas. Forthcoming titles include Swedish crime author Anna Jansson's Strange Bird, involving a vicious strain of "bird flu," and Mari Jungstedt's Killer's Art, set in the Swedish art world.