It’s exciting to see the Page Street list grow. We are publishing more than 120 titles a year and we have been featured in Publishers Weekly’s Fastest Growing Independent Publisher article four years in a row. Our staff is full of smart, caring and passionate book people, and the strength of our authors and their content is the beating heart of the company. Our foundation consists of books with high-quality information from experts in their fields—thoughtfully edited and designed—and then printed on premium paper with top-tier color reproduction.
The focus on the books has paid off. Our titles are selling more per title on average than they did just a few years ago. More retailers understand our approach and stock our titles, and we are selling larger quantities through both traditional and social media coverage.
Our core is still a wide range of cookbooks, including high-end recipes from top restaurant chefs, fast and easy dishes for families from Internet phenoms, and delicious barbecue from top competition pitmasters. But applying our unique approach to other categories has led to strong selling titles in crafts, interior design and kids activities, among other lifestyle topics. We are also seeing success with our new YA list, which has received a nice batch of starred reviews and strong sales of our recent releases. The children’s picture book list is just launching with four books published in 2018, and nineteen coming in 2019, the focus remaining on the quality of the illustrations and storytelling.
Our editorially-driven, diverse and independent publishing operation is complemented by our distribution through Macmillan, a Big Five publisher with a strong corporate sales force, which gives us best-in-the-market distribution. We have sales channels open to all the major book outlets as well as mass merchandisers like Costco, and special sales accounts such as West Elm and Crate & Barrel, and occasionally QVC, Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie.
At the end of the day, it’s about the books. After caring for a book for so long throughout the publishing process, what drives everyone in the office is holding it in our hands and being proud of the content. We hope you like the books, too.
Page Street Publishing Co. publishes more than one hundred and twenty original titles a year and is distributed by Macmillan everywhere except Canada, where Manda does the sales and PGC handles the distribution. Each year we try to help local environmental causes, and last year we donated nearly 5% of our profits to local charity groups including The Trustees. We use only sustainable paper vendors and print with environmentally-friendly, soy-based ink. Page Street Publishing Co. was founded in 2012 and is located just outside of Boston.