Turner Acquires Ancestry.com's Publishing Arm
Nashville, Tenn.-based Turner Publishing announced a new publishing agreement this week with Provo, Utah-based Ancestry.com, an online genealogy resource. As a result of the agreement, Turner will take over most existing inventory and related publishing contracts for Ancestry Publishing, a division of Ancestry.com.
"The roots of Ancestry.com go back to a small genealogy company started in 1983 under the name of Ancestry Publishing," says Jennifer Utley, editorial director, Ancestry.com. "As we looked to finding a vendor to take over the publishing business, we wanted to find a partner who could continue the legacy of Ancestry Publishing. As a leader in the genealogy publishing space with broad distribution channels, Turner will do just that."
Beginning this month, Turner will acquire more than 100 Ancestry Publishing titles, including best-sellers "The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy," "Ancestry's Red Book" and "1-2-3 Family Tree." The agreement also grants Turner limited use of the Ancestry.com name for publishing purposes. In the coming weeks, the titles will be available at TurnerPublishing.com and other select online retailers, as well as bookstores nationwide.
"This was a classic win-win," says Todd Bottorff, president and publisher of Turner Publishing. "We are genuinely thrilled to be working with Ancestry.com and excited for the opportunity to market some of the most iconic titles printed for the genealogy category in the past 25 years."