HALLMARK PUBLISHING TAPS SIMON & SCHUSTER
AS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION PARTNER

New York, NY, July 29, 2020 – Hallmark Publishing has tapped Simon & Schuster as its exclusive distribution partner, effective beginning October 1, 2020. Simon & Schuster, a leading force in the consumer publishing industry, will distribute Hallmark Publishing’s heartwarming romances and cozy mysteries in eBook and print, further supporting Hallmark Publishing’s mission to bring readers stories that are entertaining, positive, and uplifting.

“Hallmark Publishing has expanded swiftly from a digital publisher to a multi-faceted publishing house with books in major retail channels,” said Stacey Donovan, Director, Hallmark Publishing. “We are delighted to partner with such an experienced and well-known publishing distributor as Simon & Schuster as we continue to grow our business.”

“We are delighted to welcome Hallmark Publishing to our family of distribution clients,” said Michael Perlman, Vice President, General Manager of Simon & Schuster Publisher Services. “One of the best known brands in the media business, they have made great progress with their publishing program in just a few short years. We look forward to working together to take their business to new levels.”

Hallmark Publishing first launched as a digital publisher in 2017 and has since expanded into paperback offerings available at major book retailers nationwide. Two of its original novels, Wrapped Up in Christmas by Janice Lynn and Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen, have hit the USA Today bestseller list. Additionally, one Hallmark Publishing title, The Secret Ingredient by Nancy Naigle, was adapted into a Hallmark Channel original movie and others are in development.

Coming in 2020, the publisher has three all-new Christmas novels slated for release; Christmas Charms by Teri Wilson, Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn, and Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy by Nancy Naigle.

To learn more about Hallmark Publishing, click here.

Contacts: Megan Van Tine, MeganVanTine@CrownMedia.com | 212-445-6694             
                Rebecca Suss, Rebecca.suss@simonandschuster.com, 212-698-7033

ABOUT HALLMARK PUBLISHING
Launched in 2017, Crown Media Family Networks’ publishing division, Hallmark Publishing, recreates the rich storytelling from Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ beloved movies as eBooks, audiobooks, and paperbacks. From sparkling romances to intriguing mysteries, including original titles by USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors, Hallmark Publishing offers a whole new way for viewers to engage with Crown Media’s stories and characters. In addition, Hallmark Publishing will adapt existing books into new original movies. Hallmark Publishing’s books can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Rakuten Kobo, and at retail and online stores.

               To visit the website, please visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publishing
               For more information, please visit www.crownmediapress.com
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ABOUT SIMON & SCHUSTER
Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS Company, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

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