Lerner Publishing Group Launches Lerner Publisher Services
(Press Release) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lerner Publishing Group today announced the debut of Lerner Publisher Services. The new division is focused on sales, services, and distribution of high-quality print and digital books from premium children’s publishers to the library, school, retail, online, gift/museum, and international markets. Lerner Publisher Services will afford select children’s publishers the opportunity to grow sales 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 52 years. Lerner Publisher Services will operate sales, distribution, customer service, billing and collections, and book manufacturing through its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Lerner Publishing Group has been successfully distributing a small number of children’s publishers since 2003,” stated President and Publisher Adam Lerner. “The time is right to lend our sales and distribution expertise to additional children’s publishers. We can provide them with access to our strong sales channels to market share that they cannot reach on their own.”
“Besides leveraging our sales and distribution strength in the children’s markets, Lerner Publisher Services goes beyond the traditional print distribution model by offering eBook distribution through Lerner’s proprietary digital delivery platform and many eBook retail and wholesale partnerships,” said David Wexler, Executive Vice President of Sales. “Lerner Publisher Services can also provide in-house production services such as eBook conversion, design, book development, printing, and binding through our sister company Muscle Bound Bindery. We offer a unique scope of services that other publisher distributors cannot match,” added Wexler.
“The stellar books brought to readers through Lerner Publisher Services compliment the excellence, breadth, and strong reader-appeal of books published by Lerner Publishing Group, alongside the finest representation, customer service, and delivery our customers have come to expect from Lerner Publishing Group and our family of imprints,” added Adam Lerner.