Effective June 1, Consortium Books Sales & Distribution is adding four new publishers for the fall 2017 season:
Catalyst Press, an independent press that was founded this year by Jessica Powers. The press seeks to publish books that will spark a catalyst for change in the world through the lens of the African or indigenous experience. Story Press Africa, Catalyst's children's and graphic novel imprint, in collaboration with Jive Media Africa, publishes stories by Africans about Africa that revisit history in authentic, challenging and frequently controversial ways.
Cinestate, an entertainment company founded by film producer Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk, Bad Milo) and publisher Will Evans of Deep Vellum Publishing that seeks out "bold, authentic" stories that will flourish in films, books and audio.
Conundrum Press, founded by Andy Brown in 1996 in Montreal, Canada, an anglophone press. Originally focusing on chapbooks, short stories, novels, comics and zine collections, Conundrum has moved to Nova Scotia and now focuses exclusively on literary graphic novels.
Scribe Publications, which began in 1976 focusing on "serious nonfiction." It now publishes more than 65 titles annually in Australia, more than 40 in the U.K. and more than 40 in the U.S. Its titles span fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on politics and current affairs, biography, history, science and health.