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Esteemed Chinese Children’s Publisher CCPPG Grants World English Rights to Sourcebooks for Children’s Science Book Series
Sourcebooks, a leading independent book publisher, has preempted world English rights to Chris Ferrie’s Red Kangaroo series from China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG). The deal gives Sourcebooks world English and North American Spanish rights, and comes ahead of the Bologna Book Fair, where China is this year’s guest of honor.
The new series is a way to bring the world of physics and mathematics to the graduates of Baby University. The Red Kangaroo Physical Quiz series explains, in simple terms, the theories of classical, mechanical, optical, and quantum physics. An abundance of illustrations makes learning physics fun and easy for children, and not-so-daunting for parents, too. (10 titles; ages 4-8) Lively conversations between “Dr. F” and the adorable Red Kangaroo character introduce young readers to scientific concepts using real-life examples.
China Children's Press & Publication Group (CCPPG), the largest professional children's press and publication group in mainland China, was formed by consolidating of China Teenagers Press (established in 1951) and China Children's Publishing House (established in 1956).
With 750 employees, CCPPG publishes 5 newspapers, 11 magazines and around 1,500 books every year. In 2013, the total printed copies of books, newspapers and magazines reached over 130 million. CCPPG owns Juvenile & Children Reading Experience Wonderland (the Wonderland), a website (www.ccppg.com.cn), China Children Audio-Visual and Electronic Publishing House and a range of educational services branded as "Heart-to-Heart Sister". The Wonderland, a base to promote reading among young people, is China's largest professional bookstore for children and teenagers. In 2013, as shown in the "2012 Press and Publication Industry Analysis Report" developed by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People's Republic of China, CCPPG ranks the first in terms of total economic value among all children's publishers in China.
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Sourcebooks, a leading independent book publisher, has appointed Moxie & Company as brand licensing agency, extending Sourcebooks brands into new categories with a fully integrated licensing program beginning 2018.
In October, Sourcebooks signed The Gotham Group as its exclusive representative for all film and television projects. In appointing Moxie & Co., Sourcebooks is now poised to take its successful global book properties into new product categories, including branded merchandise, digital and mobile media, and exclusive direct to retail partnerships.
“We are passionate about helping our authors reach consumers in new ways,” said Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks. “Through licensing, we are creating a complete 360 view, giving the customer new ways to experience our biggest brands through innovative products and partnerships. Moxie’s decades of licensing and branding experience will help us extend the reach of our authors, and I am incredibly excited to be working with them.”
Moxie & Company will seek new opportunities for several Sourcebooks product lines, including Baby University™, a bestselling children’s book series that includes Quantum Physics for Babies, Rocket Science for Babies, ABCs of Science, and Goodnight Lab, among others.
Moxie will also seek branded merchandise licensing for beloved children’s book author Marianne Richmond, and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch… children’s book series by Adam Wallace (How to Catch a Leprechaun, How to Catch an Elf, and How to Catch a Monster).
“We are so thrilled to be working with Sourcebooks and their delightful, innovative brands to expand the success of the books into fun, unique products and promotions,” said Laura Becker, cofounder and partner of Moxie & Company. “Plus, an added benefit is we are learning a lot from the Baby University books…never too old!”
About Moxie & Company
Moxie & Company. is a full-service global brand management and licensing agency. Headquartered in Westport CT, Moxie represents a diverse portfolio of corporate trademark, publishing and design-based brands including The MTA (The New York City Subway), Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys, The Pout Pout Fish, Molly Hatch, Hello! Lucky and Magnolia Bakery, to name a few. Moxie develops and manages strategic licensing programs across a wide array of product categories at all levels of retail around the globe. For more information, visit www.moxieco.com.
Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. We create books that transcend categories and defy odds and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. We are home to enthusiastic, bookloving employees who are dedicated to connecting books to readers in new and innovative ways. Story by story, book by book, we have touched over 100 million lives. Join us as we change 100 million more.
We are excited to share that Sourcebooks has received two RITA nominations!
Tougher in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell and Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson are both nominated this year.
The purpose of the RITA awards is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The winners will be announced at this year's RWA National Conference in July.
The full list of nominations can be found online here.
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