Express Publishing Enters Into Agreement With Bookmasters

ASHLAND, OH—March 15, 2012—Bookmasters has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with industry leader Express Publishing to distribute their wide range of English Language Learning (ELL) materials in the United States and Canada. The Express catalog, including books, AV materials, and whiteboard applications, will be sold under a Sole Source agreement by Sussman Sales Company and its business division, LightSwitch Learning, which are Bookmasters’ exclusive sales representatives to the K-12 educational market.

“Teaming Bookmasters for distribution and logistics with Sussman for sales to our core K-12 market is the ideal combination for us to make an aggressive push into the U.S. market, the most demanding market in the world,” said Anastasios Vlachos, CEO of Express Publishing.

“We are proud to be representing Express Publishing, a worldwide leader in the field of English Language Learning (ELL) and one of the most innovative, quality conscious companies we have come across in the educational publishing space,” said Steve Sussman, President of Sussman Sales Company.

Express Publishing, with offices in London and Athens, Greece, is an independent publishing house dedicated to producing high quality English Language Learning materials. Founded in 1988, the company has experienced steady growth and currently has a list of over 2,000 titles, with sales in over 80 countries. In addition to its publishing activities, the company also operates private schools with over 2,400 students, a fertile testing ground for the company’s products.

Sussman Sales Company, based in New York City, New York, was founded in 1971, and is a sales agency and leading wholesaler of books, software, and professional development materials, servicing public, private, and religious K-12 institutions. LightSwitch Learning is Sussman Sales’ national division based in the Midwest.

Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest integrated providers of editorial and design, eBook conversion, printing, printed book and eBook distribution, and marketing services for publishers and authors. The organization has remained a publishing industry leader for more than 40 years.

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