Effective January 1, Workman Publishing will be the exclusive worldwide distributor for Duo Press.
Founded in 2007 by Mauricio Velázquez de León, Duo Press includes the duopress line of children's books, which focuses on regional subjects, biographies and board books and has the Cool Counting board book series, Local Baby board books, High-Contrast board books and the Awesome Minds biographies. The newer punchline imprint offers books for adults, including Hot Guys ABZ: Keep Calm and Look at Us and the illustrated NY Dogs.
Workman CEO Dan Reynolds called the move "a natural next step in our relationship with Mauricio. He has been a friend of the house for many years and we have always admired his list."
Mauricio Velázquez de León commented: "Good books, like good friendships, take time, commitment, passion, and respect. This is what Peter and Carolan Workman taught me. We share those same values at duopress, which makes this an ideal partnership. The duopress mission--to publish books that will inspire children and their parents, while giving bookstores, libraries, distributors, and other retailers the highest level of service and care--will be all the more attainable now that we are part of the Workman family."