S&S to Distribute NorthSouth Books

Effective January 1, Simon & Schuster will handle distribution in the U.S., Canada and open market territories of new and backlist publishing for NorthSouth Books, the U.S. branch of Swiss publishing company NordSüd Verlag.

With headquarters in New York City, NorthSouth Books has been operating in the U.S. since 1986. It is best known for publishing children's books from international and American authors and illustrators, including Kwame Alexander, Hans de Beer and Marcus Pfister.

Andrew Rushton, associate publisher of NorthSouth Books, commented: "We felt the time was right to enter into this new partnership with Simon & Schuster. We're convinced that this exciting relationship with one of the world's largest publishing groups will give us fresh impetus and help us move our business forward."

Michael Perlman, v-p, director, client sales and marketing, S&S, said that NorthSouth Books's "high-quality and beautifully illustrated children's books are truly innovative works from a top-notch selection of international artists and illustrators. We are thrilled by the opportunity to further expand their global outreach."

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