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Ingram to Distribute Books for Fitzhenry & Whiteside

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January 21 – January 28, 2010 Edition

Ingram to Distribute Books for Fitzhenry & Whiteside

La VERGNE, TN/AUTHORLINK NEWS/January 20, 2010–Ingram Publisher Services Inc. late last week signed a new distribution agreement with award winning Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

“We were astounded by IPS’ rapid service, thorough attention to detail, and extended sales organization,” said Sharon Fitzhenry, President of Fitzhenry & Whiteside. “We expect our American sales to grow in leaps and bounds under IPS’ tutelage.”

Under the terms of the agreement, IPS will provide Fitzhenry & Whiteside and its wholly-owned associate publishers, Fifth House Publishers, Red Deer Press, Stoddart Kids, and Robert J. Sawyer with comprehensive distribution in the United States.

In addition, Fitzhenry also represents selected other Canadian and European publishers, including Thistledown Press, Hades Publications, Edge and Telos Publishing. These houses will also benefit from the increased American distribution possibilities that IPS offers.

“At Ingram, we are committed to offering our clients best-in-class solutions that will deliver long-term success for both them, and the book industry,” said Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, IPS. “We are pleased to add Fitzhenry & Whiteside to the IPS family of distribution clients, and to expand the reach of their excellent list of titles throughout the US marketplace.”

Fitzhenry & Whiteside is best known for its highly acclaimed lists of educational and children’s titles, and its strong line of Canadian specialty titles. Just recently, Greener Grass: The Famine Years by author Caroline Pignat, a historical children’s fiction title from Fitzhenry & Whiteside, was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award winner 2009. The Governor General Literary Award is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside currently has over 1300 titles in print. In addition to working with IPS, Fitzhenry & Whiteside is exploring print on demand options with Ingram’s Lightning Source to bring back into print, many of the firm’s out of print titles still under copyright.

Based in Markham, Ontario and in Brighton, Massachusetts, Fitzhenry & Whiteside is a second generation family company, founded in 1966 by Robert I. Fitzhenry, former Vice President and Sales Director for Harper & Row, and by Cecil Whiteside, former Vice President of Sales for Musson Books. The house specializes in geology, nature, history, biography, poetry, reference and children’s and young adult titles. Our books have been honored with many awards, including the Governor Generals Award, the Sheila Egoff Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, and the Silver Birch Award, among others. Visit our website at www.fitzhenry.ca for more information.

Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and Ingram Marketing Group Inc. For more information, visit www.ingrampublisherservices.com orwww.ingramcontent.com