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IPG and Meredith Corporation Announce Exclusive Book Distribution Agreement

December 16, 2019

CHICAGO, ILIndependent Publishers Group (IPG, and Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP, are pleased to announce the formation of a new exclusive book distribution partnership. IPG will provide sales representation and distribution services for Meredith’s book publishing division, TI Inc. Books (formerly known as Time Inc. Books), for their complete backlist catalog effective January 1, 2020.

Best known for brands like PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Southern Living and REAL SIMPLE, TI Inc. Books has been publishing popular lifestyle, cooking, biography, history and entertainment books since 1998. Bestselling authors like Valerie Bertinelli, Martina McBride and Matt Moore have all published books under various TI Inc. Brands and will be a part of IPG’s new distribution agreement.

“I’m thrilled with the distribution relationship with TI Inc. Books,” said Richard T. Williams, VP of publisher development for IPG. “These gorgeous books by household names continue to be very popular throughout the U.S. and Canada, and because IPG concentrates on sales into special markets as much as into the book trade throughout North America, we are a unique and appropriate partner for TI Inc. Books and Meredith.” 

Some of TI Inc. Book’s recent bestsellers include What Can I Bring?: Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up by Elizabeth Heiskell, The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less by Brandi Doming, Minimalist Kitchen by design and lifestyle blogger Melissa Coleman and PEOPLE Celebrity Puzzler Superstars: Word Searches, Crosswords, Second Looks, and More by the Editors of PEOPLE.

“We’re looking forward to collaborating with IPG to expand our reach of these bestselling books,” said Doug Olson, President, Meredith Magazines.

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About Independent Publishers Group
Founded in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. Today, IPG’s wide reach into the book market includes distribution of both print and ebooks from a wide array of publishers, digital printing and traditional publishing. With consistent growth year over year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its publishing partners in the United States and worldwide. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987, and this acquisition formed the parent company Chicago Review Press, Inc., which now owns Chicago-based indie publishers Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books.

About Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years.  Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith's National Media Group reaches 185 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 90 percent of U.S. Millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas such as entertainment, food, lifestyle, parenting and home. Meredith is the No. 1 magazine operator in the U.S., and owner of the largest premium content digital network for American consumers. Meredith's leading national brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, REAL SIMPLE, SHAPE, Southern Living and Martha Stewart Living. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. and at Meredith's National Media Group also includes leading affinity marketer Synapse, and The Foundry, the company's state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio.