Baker & Taylor has a long and varied history in the American book world that began back in 1828. We have left our own paw prints in both the library and bookselling world for almost two centuries now! We started out as a binder and publisher of books and pivoted to book distribution later in the 20th century; the rest has been history. Today, we are the premier public library services provider and a worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products. Gatekeepers have come to rely on us as trusted partners in the very special business of connecting literature and learning with their communities.
Now, we’re returning to our roots as a publisher. Paw Prints Publishing will bring original content to market for young readers in both physical and eBook formats. Our mission is to share stories that inspire and enlighten children from all walks of life, and we have a particular goal of publishing work featuring underserved or underrepresented communities. Books that focus on pillars of social emotional learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Books that are fun and informative and vital to today’s kids. Books that will inspire readers to leave their own beautiful and unique paw prints on this world.
*Please note that Paw Prints Prebind Editions will continue to be a reinforced library format program owned and managed by the CATS team at Baker & Taylor. In addition to creating Paw Prints Prebinds of other publishers’ material, Paw Prints Prebinds will be created of Paw Prints Publishing originals, delivered with the same Lifetime Guaranteed Binding public libraries have come to rely on.
For comments or considerations, please email our editorial and marketing team at: [email protected]