NEW YORK, March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sterling Publishing today announced the acquisition of Boxer Books, PLC, an independent Londonchildren’s publisher dedicated to picture books for children up to 7 years old. This acquisition adds to existing publishing businesses owned by Sterling, including flagship publisher Union Square & Co., which will now publish children’s books under its Union Square Kids and Boxer Books imprints.
“We are proud to provide a new home for Boxer Books and the publisher David Bennett.
The purchase includes more than 200 backlist titles and dozens of frontlist projects that will expand Union Square & Co.’s roster into the infant and toddler space alongside Union Square Kids.
“We are proud to provide a new home for Boxer Books and the publisher David Bennett. I’ve long admired his organized approach to publishing children’s books,” says Emily Meehan, Chief Creative Officer and Editor, Union Square & Co. “His titles explore imaginative ideas and concepts, all with a great sense of style and design, and fit perfectly with Union Square Kids’ mission to create books that children and adults can enjoy.”
“I am so excited to join the Union Square & Co family. I am invigorated by the creative energy of the team and the new markets we will reach. The opportunity to focus all my efforts on creativity while building Boxer with Union Square & Co. is gonna be great!” said David Bennett, Publisher and owner, Boxer Books.
Bennett will continue to lead the Boxer Books imprint and will report directly to Meehan.
The deal was concluded on February 25, 2022. Union Square & Co. currently distributes Boxer Books in the United States and sales representation remains as usual. Boxer Books is distributed in the UK by Bounce Marketing.
ABOUT UNION SQUARE & CO.
Union Square & Co. is a talent-driven publisher whose mission is to promote excellence in contemporary publishing and to honor the vision of our creators by providing the best production, editorial and design choices. Based at New York City, Union Square & Co., LLC is a subsidiary of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., and includes publishers Puzzlewright Press, home to pencil and paper puzzles, and Sterling Ethos, home to magical and mystical books and commodities. To visit unionsquareandco.com.
ABOUT BOXER BOOKS
Boxer Books is a fully independent small business Londona children’s publishing company. They specialize in publishing creative picture books and hardback books for children up to 7 years old, from emerging and established authors and illustrators around the world.
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