Lerner Publisher Services to Distribute Quarto Library Titles

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.

Lerner Publisher Services will distribute 30 new titles from Quarto Library this fall in library-bound editions. Quarto Library will include a collection of titles from the following divisions of the Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.: Walter Foster Jr., Zenith Press, Quarry, and QEB Publishing. The seven new fall 2015 series include 20 Ways to Draw, an introduction to drawing objects using simple methods; Graphic Histories, which profiles iconic events from American history in comic book form; Animal Lives, which showcases the day-to-day lives and habits of interesting animals; How to Code: A Step by Step Guide to Computer Coding, which breaks down the complicated process of computer coding into clear, manageable steps; Looking After Me, an informative series that promotes a healthy lifestyle and prepares young readers for their first visits to the doctor and the dentist; Learn to Draw, a fun and educational series featuring step-by-step drawing instructions; and Learn To Draw  Favorite Characters, an art series that includes drawing tips for Disney's Palace Pets and characters from Dreamworks' Madagascar and Disney's Frozen.

'With the addition of Quarto Library, Lerner Publisher Services expands its offerings by adding well-known and high quality imprints and a diverse range of books—from instructional art books to nonfiction history titles that will easily engage readers through their comic book format,' said David Wexler, executive vice president of sales for Lerner Publishing Group.

Anne Landa, vice president and group publisher for Walter Foster/Walter Foster Jr. who oversees Quarto Library, added, 'With the expertise of Lerner Publisher Services our books will now be available in more schools and libraries than ever before.'  

About Lerner Publisher Services
Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, distributes high-quality children's books from clients including Andersen Press USA, The Kane Press, We Do Listen Foundation, Gecko Press, JR Comics, Red Chair Press, Live Oak Media, Scobre Educational, and Stoke Books.

About Lerner Publisher Group, Inc.

Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation's largest independent children's book publishers with thirteen imprints and divisions: Lerner Publications, Millbrook Press, Carolrhoda Books, Twenty-First Century Books, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek, Kar-Ben Publishing, Carolrhoda Lab™, LernerClassroom, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions, Lerner Digital™, and Lerner Publisher Services.

About Quarto Library
Quarto Library offers beautifully designed reference and instruction books on art and lifestyle topics. In addition, its focus includes historical non-fiction in narrative, illustrated and graphic formats, featuring engaging American stories with a firm historical foundation

About The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Quarto employs about 400 talented and creative people in four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand. The Group is well positioned in resilient segments of book publishing with rich reserves of Intellectual Property. Quarto is uniquely positioned for growth as the industry adapts to new means of marketing, sales and routes to market. The Group's headquarters are in London where the Company was founded in 1976.