At Independent Publishers Group and Trafalgar Square Publishing:
Effective June 1, IPG will distribute trade books published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, whose titles include longtime bestseller Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality and recent release Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions.
Effective May 1, IPG will distribute books from Omnibus Press, which specializes in music-related titles. Its major titles include Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance, The Dark Story of Eminem and Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley.
Trafalgar Square is distributing titles in the U.S. and Canada from three new publishers from the U.K.'s Pallas Athene Publishers:
Did You See the Crocodile?, created by Alice Instone, an English artist concerned with gender and power who is turning to books to spread her message.
Gelofer Press, whose Good Housewife series includes recipes taken from various styles of cooking from centuries past.
NW1 Books, whose first publication is The Real Rock Follies, a nonfiction story of three actresses taking on the British establishment and changing the law. Subsequent books will include fiction and nonfiction about other whistle-blowers, especially women.
Effective July 1, Trafalgar is distributing Aspen Books, a new imprint launched by Grange Communications, Edinburgh, Scotland, which will publish commercial reference, general knowledge and sports-related titles. Grange is the largest publisher of official Premier League soccer annuals, calendars and stationery products.
Effective July 1, Trafalgar is distributing RedDoor Publishing, which specializes in commercial fiction and nonfiction, particularly business books.
Effective July 1, Trafalgar is distributing Perronet Press, which publishes the Tales of Ramion YA fantasy series by Frank Hicks.