Ingram's Consortium Book Sales & Distribution is adding six new publishers, effective with the spring 2020 season:
Black Dog Press and its sister company, Artifice Press, both located in London, publish illustrated titles in collaboration with major figures in contemporary art, architecture, and design. Black Dog focuses on the future of art and design, while Artifice Press focus on architecture as a discipline. They also have a selection of illustrated monographs from architecture practices around the world. Lead titles from Black Dog Press for 2020 include Vantage: Ryan Koopmans and Julia Dault; Artifice Press lead titles include Food for Thought Truck and The Founding Myths of Architecture.
Bloodaxe Books, founded in Newcastle, England, in 1978, has a mission to publish and expand contemporary poetry to a broader readership. Bloodaxe's poets, who include Simon Armitage, Imtiaz Dharker, and Helen Dunmore, have won nearly every major literary award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Nobel Prize for Literature. In spring 2020, the press will publish Completing the Circle by Anne Stevenson, Platinum Blonde by Phoebe Stuckes, and Tiger Girl by Pascale Petit, among others.
Blue Dot Kids Press, San Francisco, Calif., and Wellington, New Zealand, publishes children's fiction and nonfiction, aspiring "to embolden the next generation of global citizens with empathy, resilience, creative thinking, and the shared value of nature and its stewardship." Key titles for its first season include Ivy Bird by Tania McCartney, illustrated by Jess Racklyeft; My Favorite Memories by Sepideh Sarihi, illustrated by Julie Völk and translated by Elisabeth Lauffer; and Who Will It Be?: How Evolution Connects Us All by Paola Vitale and illustrated by Rossana Bossù.
Buño Books, Tryon, N.C., is a children's comics publisher that publishes titles from around the world whose creators are often "ignored either because of geography or genre" and who have "unique styles and experiences." Spring 2020 titles include Warm Blood: Vol 1. by Josh Tierney and Lost by Rob Cham.
Inhabit Education Books is an Inuit-owned educational publishing company in Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory, that has the mandate of providing educators and parents with educational resources that are infused with indigenous Northern perspectives, ways of life, and imagery. Its publications are developed by a team of Northern educators and language experts and incorporate concepts that students are familiar with--counting, animals, family, legends, and so on--within a Northern context. spring 2020 titles include Tuktu's Journey by Rachel Rupke, illustrated by Ali Hinch, and Arctic Animals, illustrated by Amanda Sandland.
Street Noise Books, Brooklyn, N.Y., focuses on nonfiction graphic novels and memoirs for young adult and new adult readers and have "a radical, intersectional feminist, queer, and inclusive vision, and seek to provide a platform for the voices of marginalized people." Key titles for Street Noise Books' first season include the graphic memoirs Spellbound by Bishakh Som, Shame Pudding by Danny Noble, and Stupid Black Girl: Essays from an American African by Aisha Redux, illustrated by Brianna McCarthy.