Leading Australian independent children’s publisher, Walker Books Australia, is pleased to announce that as of today, Friday 1st July, the book imprint Black Dog Books will be owned and distributed by Walker Books Australia.
Sarah Foster, Managing Director and Publisher for Walker Books in Australia, says the move is a big win for Walker Books, as well as the growing children’s publishing industry.
“We are so thrilled to be welcoming such a wonderfully respected and unique brand into the Walker Books family.
With a stimulating list of titles, and an array of superbly talented authors and illustrators, the inclusion of Black Dog Books under the Walker umbrella is an exciting step in our continuing quest to set the standard of publishing excellence for children and young adults.”
Black Dog Books is a multi-award-winning independent children’s book publisher, with a roster that includes some of Australia’s most highly-regarded authors and illustrators, such as Carole Wilkinson, best known for the five-time award-winning Dragonkeeper series; Robyn Annear’s Fly a Rebel Flag and Elizabeth Vercoe and Kerry Abramowski’s The Grief Book: strategies for young people.
Black Dog Books will be published, marketed and distributed by Walker Books Australia, through Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS). HEDS will supply stock for both Australia and New Zealand.
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