Consortium Adds Five Publishers

Consortium is adding five new distribution clients, effective June 1:

Dottir Press, New York City, a feminist publisher founded by Jennifer Baumgardner, an activist, journalist and co-founder of the speaker's bureau Soapbox Inc. (one of the largest feminist speakers bureaus in the world) and the co-creator of Feminist Camp. Dottir focuses on children's books, feminist theory and books that "heal our fractured culture and connect communities." New titles include children’s books Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham, the latest in the Ordinary Terrible Things Series, and The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gasket by 2018 Whiting Award Winner Brontez Purnell.

Floris Books, an independent British publisher of children's books from around the world. Its Kelpies imprint publishes children's books with a Scottish twist. The nonfiction list includes books on holistic gardening methods, philosophy and spirituality, health, and well-being, alternative education and parenting. New children's titles include the picture book The House of Lost and Found by Martin Widmark and Emilia Dziubak and The North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 2019 by Mattias Thun, the 57th edition of the organic planting calendar.

Hazy Dell Press, in the Pacific Northwest, which publishes titles that "promote empathy, diversity and imagination," including Monster ABC, Goodnight Krampus, Get Dressed, Sasquatch!, Hush Now, Banshee! and Don't Eat Me Chupacabra! / ¡No Me Comas, Chupacabra!.

New Europe Books, Williamstown, Mass., which publishes trade fiction and nonfiction from Europe, both in translation and in original English editions. Its founder and publisher, Paul Olchváry, is a translator of Hungarian literature. Titles for fall 2018 include Notes from Cyberground: Trumpland and My Old Soviet Feeling by Mikhail Iossel, a contributor to the New Yorker, and The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul by Sándor Jászberényi, a collection of short stories set in the Middle East.

World Editions, with offices in Amsterdam, London and New York, an independent publisher of translated international literature launching with 10 titles in the fall. Its lead title is Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang, whose TED Talk, "If a story moves you, act on it" has been viewed more than a million times. World Editions is led by publishing director Judith Uyterlinde, a European publisher; Karin Wessel, previously of Europa Editions; and U.S. director Christine Swedowsky, most recently a marketing director at Penguin Random House.

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