March 9-16, 2006 Edition

Andrews McMeel,

Simon and Schuster

Team Up in UK Market

Kansas City/3/6/06—Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC will expand its distribution deal with Simon and Schuster to enter the United Kingdom and Irish markets, according to an item in the Kansas City Business Journal. Terms were not disclosed.

According to the Journal, Jonathan Atkins, international publishing and sales director for Simon and Schuster UK, will direct Andrews McMeel Publishing’s efforts in the U.K. and Irish markets.

Simon & Schuster already handles distribution for Andrews McMeel’s titles in the U.S. and Canada, and provides sales representation in Asia, Europe and South America. Simon & Schuster is already established in the UK and Ireland, so it was an efficient way for Andrews McMeel to expand into the new markets.

Andrews McMeel isn’t disclosing its revenue estimate for the expanded relationship with Simon and Schuster, she said.

Read the full story in the Kansas City Business Journal.