Effective with the fall 2018 list, Quarto Group's Quarto Distribution Services will distribute Russian children's book publisher Clever Publishing in North America, the publisher's first foray into that market.
Clever Publishing focuses on books and games aimed at entertaining and educating children aged 1-7. The launch list will feature approximately 50 titles, including Clever's bestselling sets of mini board books and flash cards, as well as the "Look-and-Find" titles.
Founded in 2010, Clever Publishing has a backlist of 1,000 titles and operates its own branded bricks-and-mortar stores and an online store in Russia. It plans to open a U.S. office in New York City early next year and wants North American sales to top $10 million within three years.