ALA Launches Huron Street Press, New Imprint Aimed at Both Consumer and Library Markets
From the American Library Association:
Taking ALA Publishing beyond its traditional market of library and information professionals, the American Library Association announces the launch of a new publishing imprint, Huron Street Press. In line with ALA’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all, Huron Street Press will publish a variety of titles designed to appeal to a broad consumer and library market. Its publications will harness the expertise of the Association, while encouraging library use among the public, joining other initiatives such as @ your library and ilovelibraries.
A trade imprint, Huron Street Press titles will be available through Independent Publishers Group as well as numerous traditional retail outlets in both print and e-book editions. Its first season of titles is now available for pre-order and includes:
- “Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers,” by Stephanie Zvirin;
- “Build Your Own App for Fun and Profit,” by Scott La Counte;
- “I Don’t Want to Go to College: Other Paths to Success,” by Heather Hutchins;
- “Finding Your Roots: Easy-to-Do Genealogy and Family History,” by Janice Schultz;
- “The Entrepreneur’s Starter Kit: 50 Things to Know Before Starting a Business,” by Paul Christopher.
Huron Street Press is administered through ALA Editions.
In Other Recent ALA Publishing News: Neal-Schuman Will Become an ALA Publishing Imprint Later This Week (December 20, 2011)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.