Book Publisher Marion Street Press Sold to Acorn Guild Press
Marion Street Press of Oak Park, Ill., has been sold to Acorn Guild Press of Portland, Ore. Marion Street specializes in books for writers and journalists.
[USPRwire, Wed Mar 04 2009] Book publisher Marion Street Press of Oak Park., Ill., has been acquired by Acorn Guild Press of Portland.
According to Ed Avis, the founder and president of Marion Street, the time was ripe for selling the firm to a publisher capable of continuing to expand the brand.
Acorn Guild acquires 38 titles in the Marion Street portfolio. Included in the sale are such popular books as “The Art of Column Writing,” “The Buzzword Dictionary,” “Pen & Sword,” and “The Concise Guide to Copy Editing.”
“We’re delighted to add the Marion Street Press brand, and we will continue to publish great books for writers and journalists,” said Jim Schuette of Acorn Guild.
Marion Street Press books are distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Acorn Guild plans to move its distribution to IPG.
The sale was effective on March 1.
The acquisition of Marion Street Press by Acorn Guild was brokered by Noel Griese of Anvil Brokers of Atlanta. Financial terms were not disclosed.
About Acorn Guild Press. Acorn Guild Press, LLC, of Portland, Ore., is an independent press owned by Jim Schuette and Kel Winter. Acorn Guild seeks to bridge the gaps between diverse communities by publishing great books on folklore, poetry and related subjects.
About Marion Street Press. Marion Street Press, Inc. is an independent publishing company created in 1993 by Ed Avis. It was located in Oak Park, Ill. The company publishes practical books for writers and journalists.
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