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Promotions and departmental restructuring at IPG, Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books

February 23, 2018

CHICAGO, IL – Independent Publishers Group (IPG), the country’s second-largest distributor of independently published books and e-books in North America, announced today that its inhouse publishers, Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books, will implement a strategic integration of shared production, marketing, and publicity services.

Both publishers are enthusiastic about this new joint venture. Cynthia Sherry, Publisher of Chicago Review Press, says, “we’re thrilled to be joining forces with another strong, independent Chicago publisher.”

Subsequent promotions have been given at both Triumph and Chicago Review Press to support this move to shared publisher services. Andrea Baird has been promoted to Director of Marketing for Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books. She was previously the Marketing Manager at Triumph Books. Allison Felus has been promoted to Director of Production, Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books. She had previously served as the Production Manager at Chicago Review Press.

At IPG, Caitlin Eck has been promoted to Director of Publicity, overseeing publicity for Chicago Review Press and Trafalgar Square Publishing, as well as corporate communications for IPG. She was previously the Publicity Manager at Chicago Review Press. Lauren Klouda has been promoted to Director of Marketing, IPG and Trafalgar Square Publishing. Previously, she was the Marketing Manager of print and digital books at IPG.

Cynthia Sherry remains the Publisher of Chicago Review Press. Noah Amstadter, the Acquisitions Director of Triumph Books, has been promoted to Associate Publisher of Triumph. Mitch Rogatz, Publisher at Triumph Books, has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

About the company restructuring Noah Amstadter said, “In coming together, we’re excited to grow both CRP and Triumph into even stronger, nimbler independent publishers. We look forward to learning from one another.”

About Independent Publishers Group (www.ipgbook.com)
Established in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth year-over-year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishersin the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market through its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987, and Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of both IPG and Chicago Review Press, was born. In the fall of 2006, Chicago Review Press, Inc. bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading US distributor of UK and Australian publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing distributes for clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Penguin Random House Australia, Pan Macmillan UK, Pavilion, Collins UK, and Head of Zeus. IPG acquired INscribe Digital in July 2016. INscribe Digital offers flexible and scalable solutions for e-book production, conversion, marketing and distribution.

About Chicago Review Press (www.chicagoreviewpress.com)
Founded in Chicago in 1973, Chicago Review Press has grown into a dynamic midsize publisher with more than 900 titles in print. CRP publishes a wide range of subjects including history, biography, memoir, music, popular science, film and travel, among others, as well as award winninglines of children’s nonfiction books and young adult biographies. The press currently publishes about sixty new titles annually under six imprints: Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, Academy Chicago Publishers and Parenting Press. All Chicago Review Press titles are distributed to the book trade by Independent Publishers Group.

About Triumph Books (www.triumphbooks.com)
Triumph Books is the nation’s leading sports book publisher. Founded in 1989, the Chicago-based independent publisher is committed to building relationships at all levels, consistently raising the bar for its customers and partners. Triumph’s catalog includes a wide range of titles, from biographies, memoirs and reference books to “instant” collectible keepsakes that celebrate Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup and other national championships. Its “instant” program also features a mix of timely video game and entertainment titles. Triumph works with the most respected and celebrated players, coaches, broadcasters and writers in college and professional sports, as well as prominent and respected media groups such as The New York Times, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. Triumph’s titles are distributed by Independent Publishers Group to a variety of channels, including trade book retailers, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, grocery stores, pharmacies, sporting goods stores and specialty stores.

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