Consortium Book Sales & Distribution has added eight new publishers for the spring 2019 season:
Beehive Books, Philadelphia, Pa., a boutique press that aims to create beautifully made editions of literary and pictorial works with high-quality design and production values, and an emphasis on comics and graphic art. Forthcoming titles include The Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works & Worlds of Herbert Crowley by Justin Duerr and a version of H.G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz with an introduction by Guillermo del Toro.
Braun Publishing, Salenstein, Switzerland, which publishes some 40 new titles annually under three imprints: Braun, Niggli, and Benteli. Braun specializes in books on architecture, interior design, and urban development. Niggli's books are professional and academic titles in the areas of design, architecture, and especially typography. Benteli publishes works by artists such as Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Alberto Giacometti, and Niki de Saint Phalle.
Floating World Comics, Portland, Ore., a publisher of international, avant-garde, and genre comics and graphic novels. Its publications are an extension of its bookstore in Portland, which was founded 12 years ago. Forthcoming books include Dark Garbage by Jon-Michael Frank and The Secret Voice by Zack Soto, the first in a three-volume series.
Founded in 2013, Green Card Voices, Minneapolis, Minn., a nonprofit organization that documents and shares the first-person narratives of immigrants and refugees in an effort to put a human face on migration. Books forthcoming will feature the stories of students from Sioux Falls, S.D., Knoxville, Tenn., and other cities.
Inhabit Media, Iqaluit, Nunavut, the first Inuit-owned, independent publishing company in the Canadian Arctic, aims to promote and preserve the stories, knowledge, and talent of the Arctic, while supporting research in Inuit mythology and the traditional Inuit knowledge of Nunavummiut (residents of Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory). Many of the stories that Inhabit publishes have never been written down, having existed for centuries as tales passed orally from generation to generation. While many of these stories are ancient, Inhabit works closely with elders, contemporary Inuit writers, and illustrators the world over to present folktales and traditional stories in a format that will resonate with modern audiences. Key forthcoming titles include Una Huna: What Is This? by Susan Aglukark, illustrated by Danny Christopher and Amanda Sandlad, and The Orphan and the Polar Bear by Sakiasi Qaunaq, illustrated by Eva Widermann.
Lookout Books, the book imprint of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, publishes emerging and historically underrepresented voices as well as overlooked gems by established writers. Lookout's debut book, Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. More recently, Clare Beams's debut story collection, We Show What We Have Learned, was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize, Young Lions Fiction Award, and Shirley Jackson Awards.
Nightboat Books, Brooklyn, N.Y., publishes poetry and prose, with a focus on innovative and inter-genre writing, in quality paperback editions. Since its first publication in 2005, Nightboat has published more than 100 books. The Black Condition ft. Narcissus by jayy dodd is forthcoming in the spring.
Tiny Owl Publishing, London, England, founded in 2015, publishes picture books that celebrate the literary heritage of Persian culture from Rumi to contemporary. Its new series One Story, Many Voices pairs authors and illustrators from different countries to explore cultural variants of well-known tales from around the world. The first book in the series, Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo and illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian, will be published next year.