Effective January 1, Penguin Random House Publisher Services will handle all North American sales for Search Press.
Found in 1970, Search Press, whose headquarters are in Tunbridge Wells, England, specializes in fine art, needle arts, textiles, general crafts and jewelry & beadwork. Its backlist bestsellers include Half Yard Christmas, Ready to Paint Watercolour Flowers, Jean Haines' Paint Yourself Calm, How to Draw Animals, Tangle Wood, the A-Z Needlearts and Royal School of Needlework Essential Guides series and Sew Useful.
Martin de la Bédoyère, managing director and owner of Search Press, commented: "Placing our books with the PRHPS family will give us the opportunity to move our sales in North America to the next level, and make sure our books are placed everywhere they deserve to be."
PRHPS president Jeff Abraham said that Search Press is "a market leader in the art and crafts category with significant growth potential."