Baker & Taylor Publisher Services has added three new publisher clients, offering full sales representation and distribution.
Fern Books, a new press being launched by Kristina Kearns, the previous publisher, executive director, and editorial director of McSweeney's, and Daniel Levin Becker, an author, translator, and longtime editor of both McSweeney's and the Believer. With a mission to publish books that "make the world a more enchanting, welcoming, and sane place," Fern's first book, publishing in September, is An Ideal Presence by Argentinian novelist Eduardo Berti. (Worldwide; effective immediately.)
The Word for Word Bible Comic, which focuses on graphic novels presenting Christian scripture. Its first release is The Gospel of Matthew: Word for Word Bible Comic, publishing in September, along with a corresponding Spanish-language edition using the NVI translation. (U.S. and Canada only; effective immediately.)
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, which specializes in architecture books, with a focus on contemporary architecture and design. Although international in focus, many of the titles are about U.S. architectural firms or architects. Some of its bestsellers include Cutler Anderson Architects: The Houses and The Legacy Project: New Housing New York: Best Practices in Affordable, Sustainable, Replicable Housing Design. (Effective May 1; U.S., Canada, Central and South America only.)