Legato Publishers Group Signs New Publishers
New York, NY (August 21, 2013) - Legato Publishers Group, an affiliate of Publishers Group West, announced today the signing of two additional publishers, bringing its list of publishers to 22. Legato will begin selling and distributing Chouette Publishing and Cuento de Luz in the U.S. on January 1, 2014.
Chouette Publishing, based in Montreal, is home to the Caillou books based on the popular PBS series of the same name. Cuento de Luz, based in Madrid, is a publisher of high-quality children's picture books in English and Spanish.
"Chouette and Cuento de Luz represent some of the most creative and enriching books in the children's market today," said Legato President Mark Suchomel. "We're looking forward to working with both publishers to build on their already impressive following in the U.S. market."
"We are thrilled to be working with Legato to spread the joy of the Caillou brand," said Luc Payette of Chouette Publishing. "Mark has always been a strong supporter of our work and we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership."
"Mark's passion for books and his support of our unique take on children's books was a key factor in joining with Legato," said Ana Eulate, founder and owner of Cuento de Luz. "We're excited to be working with him in this new endeavor."
ABOUT LEGATO PUBLISHERS GROUP
Legato Publishers Group, a member of The Perseus Books Group and a PGW Affiliate, is a boutique publisher services organization focused on helping select independent publishers reach their potential through a unique set of highly attentive strategic, marketing, sales, and distribution services. Established in 2013, Legato is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with a distribution center located in Jackson, TN.
ABOUT THE PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP
The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Daily Beast, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Perseus Distribution, Publishers Group West, and Legato Publishers Group, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering which also supports Argo Navis Author Services and Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, The Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution, and digital services, serving 400 independent publishers. For more information, visit our websites at www.perseusbooks.com, http://www.constellationdigital.com.