Rockpool Publishing

Rockpool to expand North American presence with new distributor

Rockpool Publishing has moved its North American distribution to Red Wheeler Weiser from 1 July in an effort to expand its presence in the US.

The publisher was previously distributed in North America by IPG/Trafalgar Square Publishing.

Rockpool publisher Paul Dennett told Books+Publishing that the company was expanding its presence in the US after achieving success with its co-editions over the past few years.

‘The success of these titles highlighted that we needed to seek a distributor that was better aligned to our list and was able to offer a more focussed sales approach for our titles,’ said Dennett. ‘To support our new US distributor we are investing heavily in publicity of our frontlist titles in the US and aligning our release dates globally.’

Rockpool publishing director Lisa Hanrahan said Red Wheel Weiser was ‘a great fit’ for the publisher. ‘Red Wheel Weiser, who own Hampton Road and Conari Press, were delighted to feature our products in their latest catalogue and on their stand at the recent new age trade conference that we attended in Denver last month,’ said Hanrahan.

Bookseller + Publisher – 04 July, 2017