Press Release: Casemate Group to Acquire International Publishers Marketing
Havertown, PA, November 17, 2014. Philadelphia area based publisher and distributor Casemate is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2015 it will acquire the trade book distributor, International Publishers Marketing of Dulles, VA and that Jane Graf, IPM's director will join Casemate at that time.
Casemate President David Farnsworth said: "Bringing IPM and their long-time director Jane Graf into the Casemate Group significantly increases our reach and enables us to provide a top-level service to distribution client publishers whose books fall outside of our traditional core subject areas of history, military, archaeology and art. We will now move forward with renewed confidence and enthusiasm knowing that we are offering the best possible solution to publishers looking for expert third party sales, marketing, and distribution in the general trade. In addition to the key talents of the Casemate team - now enhanced by the many years of experience Jane Graf brings - we have our proven eBook sales and marketing operation and our in-warehouse print-on-demand capabilities to place at their disposal as well, all combining to make a very powerful package of services for our current and future distribution clients."
"This is a marvelous way to celebrate IPM's 25th anniversary", said Graf, "as it will expand the market penetration for IPM's client publishers, and will increase the exposure across North America for their wonderful books. IPM's motto for years has been "bringing you the best books from around the globe" and this move will allow us to offer our clients an increased level of quality service. We are all very excited and know that the IPM and Casemate clients will benefit from this merger of talents."
Founded in 2001, the Casemate Group is made up of Casemate Publishers, Oxbow Books, Casemate Academic, Casemate Athena and Casemate Art. In the United Kingdom, Casemate-UK was set up in 2007 and in late 2011 Casemate acquired Oxford UK based Oxbow Books and Oxbow's US subsidiary The David Brown Book Company (since renamed Casemate Academic.)