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Posted by Kate, September 14, 2022

Press Release: Nosy Crow takes flight in North America!

Nosy Crow, the UK’s fastest growing children’s publisher with a string of awards to its name, is launching a United States company, Nosy Crow Inc, in May 2023. The new business will be led by John Mendelson, formerly SVP of Sales at Candlewick Press, and will publish the full range of formats that have been key to Nosy Crow’s international success: innovative board books; warm and witty picture books; beautifully designed and engaging non-fiction; and compelling chapter books and fiction. It will be sold and distributed by Hachette Book Group, effective immediately. Nosy Crow will also bring to North America its award-winning Stories Aloud audio programme, which has been such a success in the UK and export markets.

The launch of Nosy Crow is already being warmly received by the key figures in the bookselling world.  James Daunt, CEO of Waterstones and CEO of Barnes & Noble says:

“Over the years, Nosy Crow has been a phenomenal partner to Waterstones in the UK. We look forward to more of their magic here in the States and wish them the very best of luck.”

John Mendelson, President of Nosy Crow Inc (pictured) comments:

“I am delighted to lead Nosy Crow Inc, building a varied, commercially powerful, creatively distinct and fully Americanised list. Our first year of publishing will showcase 30 amazing books from illustrators and authors that will reach a wide audience across North America. Over the next few years, we’ll add chapter books and fiction and we’ll increasingly originate books in North America too, featuring art and words from a diverse group of creators.” 

Todd McGarity, Hachette’s VP of Corporate Business Development and Strategy says:

“We’re thrilled to welcome award-winning children’s publisher Nosy Crow to our Hachette Client Services family of clients. For the last ten years, they’ve really made their mark in the UK, and I’m excited to see how we can help them build upon their impressive track record of success here in North America.”

Kate Wilson, Group CEO of Nosy Crow, will oversee both the UK and US companies. She comments: “We are so excited about this new venture! It’s such a natural extension of our creation of books that are published around the world. We are hugely grateful to the US publishers, particularly our long-time partner, Candlewick Press, who have been such amazing supporters of Nosy Crow’s full-colour books in the first decade of our existence.

But we feel it’s now time to spread our wings and engage directly with the amazing and very different market that is North America. We look forward to bringing our great books, our reputation for sustainability, and our commitment to diversity and inclusivity to this vibrant market with a new company under the leadership of John Mendelson, whose customer focus combined with an intelligent engagement with books, authors and illustrators is unparalleled.”

Everything Possible by Fred Small and Alison Brown is Nosy Crow UK and Nosy Crow Inc’s first joint acquisition and will be published simultaneously (and in Spanish in North America) for Pride Month 2023.
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