August 10, 2015
The San Jose Mercury News featured Quarto Publishing Group titles in its feature this weekend on the adult coloring book trend. Quarto Publishing Group USA CEO Ken Fund's interview also was featured in the article. Read More.
August 7, 2015
The adult coloring book craze continues to grow. Library Journal quoted Publisher Jacqui Small, Marketing Vice President Amy Yodanis and Editorial Director Jeannine Dillon in a story about the trend and how it can be capitalized upon by libraries. Read More.
August 4, 2015
Publishers Weekly reports in its Aug. 3 issue that “the maker trend has expanded the scope of juvenile crafts and hobbies to include technology projects like coding, but a ‘digital detox’ movement among parents – even those who don’t consider themselves crafts – is nurturing a continued enthusiasm for children’s hobby and craft titles.” Read More.
July 15, 2015
The Associated Press reports that adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. A story by the AP's Beth J. Hapaz on the coloring book craze and Quarto Publishing Group's part in it has been published in more than 100 outlets across the country. Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of QuartoKnows.com, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
June 16, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Quarto Library, a new imprint of library bound titles, to be the exclusive USA and Canadian distributor of their fall frontlist titles to the school and public library markets beginning August 2015. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Quarto Library by leveraging the market reach, expertise, and reputation for exceptional quality and customer service that has made Lerner Publishing Group a leader in independent children's book publishing for 55 years. Read More.
May 19, 2015
Publishers Weekly reported on the latest craze in publishing with a feature on the popularity of coloring books. Featured in the story was information on The Quarto Publishing Group's coloring book program. Quarto will easily have a million adult coloring books in print this year, with the market continuing to surge, said Ken Fund, president and CEO of Quarto, a publisher of illustrated and creative titles. Those sales are being led by its Zen Coloring Book series, which includes the bestselling Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy, both by art therapist Lacy Mucklow with art by Angela Porter. The books have gone back to press 10 times in the past six months, for a total of more than 275,000 copies worldwide. "We imagined the books would appeal to adults looking to relax. But we never expected the responses we've received from people battling serious medical conditions," added editorial director Jeannine Dillon, who came up with the idea for the series after coloring with her four-year-old son. Read More.
May 12, 2015
With their popularity soaring, coloring books are giving adults a chance to relax and be creative, while reducing stress. NBC Nightly News featured several Quarto Publishing Group coloring books in a May 11 report. The story includes an interview with Quarto artist Lisa Congdon as well as a coloring book group in Chicago. Read More.
February 6, 2015
Jesse Genet, author of the upcoming Quarry Books title Print with Light: Easy DIY Techniques and Projects for Printing with Photo-Sensitive Dyes, will present her Inkodye line to the sharks on ABC-TV's Shark Tank on Feb. 13, 2015. Read More.
October 3, 2014
Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, appeared on Fox & Friends to share some experiments from her new book. Read More.