Today I'm featuring KWS Publishers on my blog, so please welcome them!
Press Release of General Information
About KWS Publishers, Inc.
KWS Publishers, Inc. is a publisher of scholarly, reference and fiction works. It was founded in 2009, and is based in Chicago with an office in London.
Its three key publishing development themes are:
· Revised and updated editions of important works originally published by the English-speaking world’s most prominent museum, university press and trade/academic publishers. These editions are created both for libraries and for the book trade.
· New Fiction and, via its Astor Place Genre Fiction series, a reintroduction of noteworthy, out-of-print fiction of various genres.
· New scholarly monographs and reference product, including single-volume reference tools for students and multi-volume academic reference works for libraries.
The founders of KWS—George Walsh and James Hart—are experienced in the information and scholarly publishing markets, having previously founded St. James Press and Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Those companies won an unprecedented number of industry accolades and awards for their work, more than any other publisher in the U.S. or U.K.
KWS books (and e-books) are distributed in all world markets by the Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Books ordered on the KWS website will be supplied by IPG or its agents.
Now to give you some idea of the books they have available! Marissa was my first contact at JKS and is a super-wonderful person, so definitely be in touch with her if you're interested in learning more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWS PUBLISHES COIN COLLECTOR’S DREAM BOOK
Fall catalogue includes a guide to the history of human innovation, and a professor’s fun-filled picture book on dinosaurs
CHICAGO, IL – October 2012 – America’s leading expert on commemorative coinage has compiled the most thorough and wide-ranging volume ever on the country’s rich numismatic history dating back to 1893. Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States: History, Art, Investment & Collection of America’s Memorial Coinage is one of the premiere titles from KWS Publishers, Inc. this year.
Equipped with 668 full-color photographs of coins and other memorabilia, the book is a must-have this holiday season for the serious collector, hobbyist, discerning investor and any reference librarian. Anthony J. Swiatek, past president of the American Numismatic Association, provides a history for each coin, detailed analysis of contemporary collecting facts, and further discusses counterfeit coins, mint errors and much more.
Library Journal raves the book is “an essential, well-organized guide...in straightforward language accessible to novices.” And Booklist says, “Swiatek’s authoritative reference to commemorative coinage impresses with its meticulous coverage and well-researched details.”
The KWS fall catalogue includes Milestones of Science and Technology: Making the Modern World, an authoritative guide to the history of human innovation. Published in collaboration with London’s Science Museum, this second edition shows readers insightful examinations of the new, present-day technologies society already takes for granted – from magnetic resonance imaging to the Internet.
Another fall release is a fun-filled history picture book on the many species of dinosaurs. Told in an appealing verse form for children ages 5 to 12, There were Dinosaurs Everywhere!: A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History is written by American History professor and humorist Howard Temperley and illustrated by Michael Kline, whose art can be found in more than 40 books and in Kids Discover magazine.
Earlier this year, KWS launched Elaine Gordon’s steamy new novel The Pygmalion Complex as part of the Astor Place Genre Fiction series, a re-introduction of forgotten classics of mystery, romance, science fiction and western published since 1945. And children were treated to a thought-provoking book set in the Atlantic Rainforest titled The Big Field: A Child’s Year Under the Southern Cross, written by bilingual children’s librarian, avid environmentalist and mother-of-two Anne Morddel.
KWS Publishers, Inc. is a publisher of scholarly, reference and fiction works based in Chicago with an office in London. Founders George Walsh and James Hart are experienced in the information and scholarly publishing markets, having previously founded St. James Press and Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Those two companies won more industry accolades and awards for their work than any other publisher in the U.S. or U.K.