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Sourcebooks Expands Children's Program in Deal with March 4th

Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly) --

In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sourcebooks has struck a deal with March 4th that will add 25 frontlist and backlist titles to its list.

Under the partnership agreement, Sourcebooks has acquired the physical, e-book, foreign, and audio rights in all existing March 4th titles as well as the Little Pickle Press brand name. March 4th was formed late last year by Rana DiOrio to house Little Pickle Press, which DiOrio founded in 2009, and other assets. With the transaction, Little Pickle Press will become an imprint of Sourcebooks’ Jabberwocky unit and will be overseen by Kelly Barrales-Saylor, editorial director of Sourcebooks’ children’s nonfiction program.

Rana DiOrio of March 4th, Inc.

Little Pickle is known for creating books “that relate meaningful, complex concepts to children.” Its top seller is Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnne Deak, illustrated by Sarah Ackerley, which has sold more than 250,000 copies. Sourcebooks will take over distribution of the Little Pickle titles on February 1.

“I could not think of a more natural fit than adding Little Pickle Press to our growing children’s business,” said Barrales-Saylor. “Little Pickle provides us with the opportunity to partner with a remarkably talented entrepreneur, as well as significantly expand our offering of books that inspire, encourage, and teach young readers.”...


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