Quayside Publishing to Distribute Aurum Publishing Group in U.S., Canada

December 17, 2012
Beverly, MA  December 7-Quayside Publishing Group, a dynamic group of imprints providing quality books, today announced that they would provide American distribution for the Aurum Publishing Group from 2013. As of January 1, 2013, Quayside will take over distribution of Aurum Press and Jacqui Small publications.  The adult titles of Frances Lincoln will be distributed by Quayside as of April 1, 2013.

Aurum Publishing Group was previously distributed by Trafalgar Square Distribution, part of the Independent Publishers Group (IPG), and Frances Lincoln by Publishers Group West (PGW). Frances Lincoln Children's Books will continue to be distributed by PGW.

"Quayside Publishing Group is excited to have the opportunity to distribute these esteemed publishing programs in the USA and Canada." said Ken Fund, President and CEO of Quayside Publishing Group, "The lists complement those of the imprints of Quayside Publishing Group as well as those of our partners in distribution through Quayside Distribution Services. Together, we are an even more robust publishing presence in general non-fiction and enthusiast publishing."

"We are delighted to be joining our sister company, Quayside Publishing Group, for distribution in the USA and Canada," said David Graham, Managing Director of Aurum Publishing Group, "and I look forward to working closely with Ken and his team to better reach the North American market."

For more information about the imprints and the forthcoming lists, please visit Qbookshop.com under Aurum Publishing Group.

Returns will be handled by IPG for Aurum Publishing Group until March 30, 2013.  Returns for the adult titles of Frances Lincoln will be handled by PGW until June 30, 2013.

About Quayside Publishing Group

Quayside (pronounced key•side) Publishing Group represents a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to providing quality print- and E-Books to its readers. Formed in 2004 upon Rockport Publishers' acquisition of Creative Publishing international, the Quayside Publishing Group now encompasses Cool Springs Press, Creative Publishing international, Fair Winds Press, Motorbooks, MVP Books, Quarry Books, Quayside Distribution Services, Quiver, Race Point Publishing, Rockport Publishers, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press and Walter Foster Publishing.

About Aurum Publishing Group

The Aurum Publishing Group is comprised of Aurum Press, Frances Lincoln, Jacqui Small and Union Books.

Founded in 1977, Frances Lincoln has a reputation for creating illustrated books of the highest quality with special emphasis on gardening, the outdoors, art, architecture, cookery, design and landscape. They also publish a beautiful range of licensed stationery product including The Royal Horticultural Society, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Oxfam, The Royal Ballet and The Bodleian Libraries.

Founded in 1976, Aurum Press publishes an exceptional range of high-quality, highly-readable, general nonfiction with a focus on history, entertainment and sport.

Jacqui Small is an award-winning publisher whose books focus on interiors, food, drink, craft, flowers, gardening; all created with tremendous care and style.

Union Books is an unapologetically upmarket and intellectually ambitious imprint which was set up in 2011 by David Graham, journalist Alex Clark and editor Rosalind Porter, who had worked together at Granta magazine.